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Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

First National Bank of Moose Lake honored for community involvement

 

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Staff at the main branch of First National Bank posed with their recent award from the Minnesota Bankers Association.

First National Bank of Moose Lake is one of 40 Minnesota banks recently recognized by the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.

First National Bank of Moose Lake is one of the forty Community Champions that worked with hundreds of organizations in their communities, providing funding, volunteers, materials, supplies, or food for their neighbors. Recipients of the recognition range in size from small community banks to large banks with multiple branches.

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Branch staff pose with their award from the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recognizing their community involvement.

In total, these banks donated over $3.1 million to their communities and worked with an average of 45 organizations each in the past year. These organizations included the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, United Way, Salvation Army, American Cancer Society, Girl Scouts, Junior Achievement, Feed My Starving Children, local schools, churches, and non-profits. 2,183 employees from these banks dedicated over 92,500 hours at a variety of volunteer events or programs in 2019.

MBA President/CEO Joe Witt congratulated the recipients. "As this recognition highlights, Minnesota banks continue to demonstrate an extraordinary level of commitment to the communities they serve," said Witt. "In addition to providing the capital that helps families and local businesses thrive, the banking industry's record of supporting local programs is second to none. The MBA is pleased to recognize these 40 banks for their commitment to making a real difference in their local communities."  

First National Bank of Moose Lake did many community projects in celebration of their 100 years in the community in 2019, and will continue to give back for years to come.

 

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