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Photo at the Banky AwardsSeptember 27, 2019 – Minneapolis, MN – Decorah Bank & Trust Company and Cresco Bank & Trust Company, a division of Decorah Bank & Trust, was just named among the top three extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary BankingTM.

The Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Overall Excellence BankyTM Award for exemplary performance in five areas of banking: philanthropy, customer service, thought leadership, workplace culture, and financial literacy education.

“We’re honored to receive this award for the third year in a row! It really belongs to our 100 employee-owners. We provide a healthy atmosphere and continuous learning opportunities. When combined with people who care about our customers and community, good things happen,” says Ben Grimstad, President & CEO.

The Extraordinary BankingTM Awards highlight the vital, yet often overlooked, role that local community banks play in our economy. Without a vibrant local banking industry, our small businesses and families often lack the have-your-back support of a true community bank that makes communities really thrive.

The Extraordinary BankingTM Awards recognize the best of what community banks offer to our cities, towns, and nation: a true commitment to the success of the small businesses and local community they serve.

Roxanne Emmerich, Chair and Founder of The Institute for Extraordinary BankingTM, proclaimed during the awards ceremony: “Community banks are the backbone of America: small businesses often struggle to stay, and jobs leave. Every robust community has a strong community bank that understands how to help that community thrive and grow.”



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