TWO WIN $500 BY SUPPORTING LOCAL RETAIL COMMUNITY The power of the debit card. December 20, 2017 – Decorah & Cresco – It pays to shop and dine locally. Congratulations to Matt McIntyre of Decorah and Richard Burgess of Cresco who each won $500 for shopping locally with their Bank debit card. Thank you to all of you who made a concerted effort to support local business during our “You have the power. Shop local.” promotion. We’ve received positive feedback from business owners, managers, customers, and friends. Here’s how it worked: Customers that used their Bank debit card at area businesses in Howard and Winneshiek County were automatically entered to win $500 in November and December. Every business weekday, we would randomly select (via a super-smart computerized program) one person’s name as a qualifying contestant. It was fun calling the qualifiers and listening to their stories of why they enjoy supporting local businesses. There was even a way for people that don’t have our debit card to participate. See qualifiers and details here. You are the heart of the community. Thank you for supporting your local shops, restaurants, and businesses of all sorts. Thank you for supporting our family and employee-owned business. We feel the love and we’re grateful for you. Let us know your thoughts. Should we offer a shop local promotion similar to this again in the future? We’d love to know what’s on your mind.