What sets community banks apart and how it matters to you April 4, 2018 – Decorah & Cresco – It’s all part of a symbiotic relationship that community banks have with their communities. Funds taken in by community members are put to productive use by lending that money back into the Decorah, Cresco, northeast Iowa, and southeast Minnesota’s economic ecosystem—to local small businesses and residents just like you. When you deposit money at Decorah Bank and/or Cresco Bank, those funds are used to support local businesses, homebuyers, and everyday consumers. The proceeds from those businesses employ local residents, fund municipalities, support 98 local non-profit organizations, and continue the cycle of locally based economic growth. As we recognize April as Community Banking Month we want to thank our customers for banking with us and urge those who we hope to count as future customers to consider what it means to bank locally and help sustain our communities today, tomorrow and for generations to come. Stop by to discuss your financial situation and learn how a community bank can help you realize your financial dreams—and contribute to a more vibrant and sustainable economy in your community. Remember—we’re all in this together. Community banks are only successful if our customers and communities are too. That’s why the community bank and its relationship business model have thrived for more than 150 years. We know what it takes to create successful local economies—join us in helping to build a more sustainable, vibrant economy here at home!