Banking Blog

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Banking Blog

Welcome to the Banking Blog, a collection of news and articles from North American Banking Company. Below you'll find articles about our employees' community involvement, news from our branches in the Twin Cities, and posts from our expert team of business bankers.


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Community Impact

Our employees packed 12,546 meals in one day for those in need as part of the Minnesota Bankers Association's Community Impact Week.

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Thanks for Helping us Grow

In 2018, we're celebrating 20 years of providing a better banking experience.

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Most Innovative Banks

North American Banking Company was named as one of the most innovative community banks in the August 2018 issue of Independent Banker magazine.

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Meet Rich Gove and Matt Adams

North American Banking Company is pleased to announce the recent hiring of two veteran business bankers to join our commercial lending team.

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Camp Knutson

North American Banking Company employees and their families prepared the camp for children and families with special needs for the 16th consecutive year.

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Michael Ostergren

With a banker mother and an accountant father perhaps Michael was destined to become a banker. He is certainly grateful to have landed at North American Banking Company.

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Island Lake 5K Sponsors

North American Banking Company sponsored the Island Lake Elementary Run with the Wolves 5K in Shoreview, helping to raise funds for their school library.

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Introducing Super ID

Super ID is the best way to protect you, your family, and your business from identity fraud. And it's free!

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A Future of Faster Payments

CEO Michael Bilski writes about the work he and others of the Governance Framework Formation Team have done to work towards a faster payment system in the US.

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Luke Ferden

While many bankers spend their days at their desks crunching numbers, Business Banking Vice President Luke Ferden spends his advising business owners on the best way to leverage debt.

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Roseville OVALumination

VP/Business Banking Luke Ferden and his family, along with other business leaders and Roseville mayor Dan Roe, flipped a giant "switch" on in the tree lighting ceremony at the Guidant John Rose MN Oval.

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Joe Arends

"The road well-traveled" is a phrase that takes on special meaning when it comes to Joe Arends. It was a literal road--U.S. Route 212--that led him to his career in banking.

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Ben Loesel

What do you get when you combine a desire to help others with great math skills and a love of money? You get North American Banking Company Business Banker Ben Loesel.

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Brad Benesh

Helpful. Honest. Enthusiastic. These are just a few of the words business owners use to describe Brad Benesh, senior vice president of Business Banking. Get to know Brad!

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Hastings Gobble Gait 2017

North American Banking Company was a sponsor for the Thanksgiving event, helping to raise money for Hastings Family Service. 2017 marked the 20th annual Gobble Gait.

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CEO Named to Fed Team

North American Banking Company CEO Michael Bilski was recently named to the 27 member Federal Reserve Governance Framework Formation Team for faster payments in the U.S.

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Minneapolis Police K-9 Event

North American Banking Company was a platinum sponsor of the 10th annual Minneapolis Police K-9 Foundation charity golf event at Midland Hills Country Club.

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SBA Award

North American Banking Company was named the Third Party Lender of Year by the Small Business Administration (SBA) of Minnesota for the best overall support of the 504 loan program.