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Our Communities and Village Volunteers

Village Bank believes strongly in giving and serving in our communities. We service customers in Anoka County and beyond and believe in giving back to the people of Anoka County. Through our strong commitment to the community, Village Volunteers was developed. Village Volunteers encourages staff to get involved in our communities and help out where there is a need.

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July Highlight

Blaine Brothers

Serving the transportation industry since 1979 & partnering with Village Bank since 2003

Dean Dally is the owner of Blaine Brothers, Inc. which, in 1979, began a successful business by providing quality, dependable
services to the trucking industry. As a Village Bank customer since 2003, Dean knows first hand how the loan process works & is
excited to begin his role as a Board Member.

Dean said, “ I attribute Blaine Brothers continued success to Mr. Don Kveton and Village Bank as they were the ones that
arranged a substantial business loan that was used to purchase my father’s remaining interest in the company. Village Bank was
also there when the decision was made to purchase the assets of a local competitor, North American Trailer, in 2008. As we
all know, that was a difficult time in the market but Don and Village Bank believed in what we were trying to accomplish
and today North American Trailer is a thriving operation with facilities in Inver Grove Heights, Eagan and Scanlon MN, as
well as in Stanley North Dakota. In late 2013 we called on Village Bank again when we had the opportunity to purchase 2
other business’s, TruckAline and Hydraulic Specialty. Again, our continued success hinges on the support that we have with our
banking relationship and for that we are very grateful.”Blaine Brothers provides quality and dependable services to the
trucking industry. Offering 24-hour service, 365 days a year, Blaine Brothers will take care of heavy duty towing, and semi
truck and trailer repair. Their strength is in their exceptional fleet maintenance.

Whether you’re in Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta, or right here in Minnesota, you can trust Blaine Brothers to deliver the best parts,
truck and trailer service, maintenance, towing, and skill in the trucking industry.

www.blainebrothers.com

June Highlight

RiverWest Renovation

RiverWest Renovation is building relationships as well as homes.

Building relationships as well as homes, RiverWest Renovation considers the work they do to be an investment into their communities.

RiverWest Renovation is a family-owned residential and light commercial construction and remodeling company serving the Twin Cities and surrounding areas for over 10 years.

RiverWest Renovation and its employees operate with integrity and a focus on customer service. Their values drive their business goal of providing quality, custom work at a fair price.

Company owner, Jason McCarty, said “We became personal banking customers in 2004 at Village Bank, after being fed up with unfair tactics at a large bank. As a result of the fair treatment and friendly staff we brought our business banking to Village Bank as well.”

“No Fee ATM at many locations beyond Village Bank, cashiers checks, and regular banking, are just a few of the services we find most valuable,” added Jason.

Jason understands that “home” is typically his residential clients’ biggest investment, where they spend a considerable amount of time, and where they raise their families.

As a business owner himself, Jason also understands his commercial clients’ need to balance value with quality and return on investment, but recognizes that relationships are just as critical in this type of work.

www.riverwestrenovation.com

May Highlight

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P&C Tree Service & Plow World, Inc.

Village Bank is always willing to help where possible.

In 1999 we started banking with Jim Smith at the St. Francis Village Bank location for our P&C Tree Service business & then for Plow World, Inc. in 2004.

We started going to Village Bank because that’s where my parents bank. We quickly learned first hand the big heart behind Jim, and understand why people choose to bank at Village Bank. We have never had a stronger advocate for our business than Village Bank. They are always willing to help where possible.

Village bank has been there as things evolved in our business and we took on more and more product lines.

  • Snow Plows
  • Jonsered Outdoor Power Equipment Chainsaws, blowers, and line trimmers
  • Simplicity Lawn Equipment Zero Turns, Tractor Style Mowers and Snow Blowers.
  • Traeger Wood Pellet Grills/Smoker.

We are excited for any up coming changes in store for us with Village Bank. They are a local bank right in our backyard, which is quite possibly the best asset ever. They also have a partnership with Wells Fargo to be able to use their ATM’s for free, which is pretty sweet as well!

http://www.plowworld.com

April Highlight

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Aker Doors

has been in the business of selling, installing and servicing garage doors and garage door openers since 1977. They service and install for the entire metro area and offer delivery to our wholesale customers throughout MN and the surrounding states. Customers are welcome to visit their showroom or have a representative visit them onsite to view their full line of Residential and Commercial products. www.akerdoorsmn.com

“Village Bank has been our banking business partner for over 10 years, supporting our new facility when we needed to grow, providing us with wonderful customer service and easy to use online banking. The people of Village Bank understand our business and make us feel like part of the family.” said Kay George of Aker Doors.

http://www.akerdoorsmn.com

March Highlight

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Ham Lake Lanes of Ham Lake, Minnesota

has been known for family fun for 30 years.

The owner, Dan Dahlin, said “I appreciate how Village Bank is business oriented. I don’t think I’d be around without them. They know who I am when I come into the Blaine location and I like that.”

Keep Ham Lake Lanes in mind for the following family fun:

  • St. Patrick’s Day Volleyball Tournament
  • Birthday Parties
  • Co-ed Softball League
  • Glow Bowling
  • Open & League Bowling
  • Bean Bags
  • Billiards
  • Full Menu Restaurant

Stay up to date by visiting their facebook page or website,

Thank you Ham Lake Lanes for being a valued customer of Village Bank.

February Highlight

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Scentsy

Scentsy is a flameless, wickless candle company that offers a safer solution to burning candles. The wax that is used is
designed to melt a low temperature so that it never gets hot to burn to the touch. The warmers use a light bulb that is based
off the size of the warmer (plug-in warmers, mid size warmers and premium and deluxe warmers).

Valerie Tucker, Independent Scentsy Consultant, said, “I have tried other banks and I have never really been satisfied with
the customer service that I was receiving or the knowledge that they had of there own policies. I had a really bad experience and the bank manager had no interest in helping me try to resolve the problem at all. Then I heard of Village Bank and I looked into it, I was amazed and very happy with how they answered every question that I had and never gave me the “I’m not sure” answer.”

Valerie also added, “Everybody at the Blaine and East Bethel branches are wonderful and I recommend Village Bank to everybody that I know for there amazing customer service. I have been at Village Bank for 3 years and I would never change banks for anything.”

Learn more about Scentsy products via Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/valerietuckerscentsy

January Highlight

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Used Boat World

Used Boat World Sells Boats, Pontoons, Outboard Motors and Trailers. Boat World also can repair your boat. We have trained mechanics on staff to service both outboard and inboard boat motors and drives. If your boat or pontoon has been damaged, boat world offers free repair estimates for painting, carpet replacement, fiberglass repair, aluminum repair, decals and more. Used Boat World lists all boats for sale with prices on www.usedboatworld.net.

Used Boat World was founded in 1978 and has had Village Bank as a business banking partner for over 10 years. General Manager, Randy Crumpler said, “Village Bank has polite staff that remembers your name and delivers quick service. Their convenient location is across the street, which makes it easy to stop in for business. As a busy business, we find the loan services, wire transfer, business checking and free coffee to be the most valuable services.”

December Highlight

D&D Service

D&D Service

D & D Service is an underground telecommunications/ utility construction company. The company’s principals have nearly 100 years of combined telecommunications/utility experience. They’ve been in business for 25 years and under the management of Kevin Griffin for the last 10 years. The company is 55 employees strong, has a business office in Spring Lake Park, Minnesota and two shops in Medina, Minnesota that are the central hub for executing all the work as well as the warehouse location for all the equipment.

Owner, Kevin Griffin said, “It’s not an easy move to switch banks, but we made the change about 2 years ago due to Village Bank’s competitive offers and a business banking relationship.” He also said, “We stay because of many factors like the website being easy to navigate, online banking, and auto pay. We are very satisfied with Village Bank.”

The company performs a variety of work predominantly in the Twin Cities Metro Area, such as the following;

  • Directional drilling
  • Direct bury plowing
  • Trenching
  • Boring (Pneumagopher)
  • Service drop burial
  • Walkout
  • Aerial construction
  • Splicing
  • Internal wiring

November Highlight

Mickman Brothers

Mickman Brothers


Founded in 1975 by John S. and Chris Mickman, Mickman Brothers is an industry leading provider of green goods and services via five service groups:

• Landscape Design/Construction
• Irrigation, Sprinkler Installation, and Sprinkler Repair
• Garden Center
• Landscape Care Services
• Christmas Wreath Fundraising Business

The Mickman’s take great pride in the work their company has performed in the community and are very active in many civic activities and nonprofit foundations in the Twin Cities. They, and their dedicated staff members, look forward to working with their clients and customers to enhance their outdoor living spaces to accommodate the life styles of their families.

“One of our partners is Village Bank, who has been really supportive to our growth over the years. We look forward to many years of close association with Village Bank and all the great personnel over there” said John Mickman.

www.mickmanbrothers.com

October Highlight

Achieve Services, Inc

Achieve Services, Inc.

Helping adults with disabilities build skills, careers and independence for nearly 50 years. Village Bank has been proud to help Achieve Services, since 2004. When you stop by any of our Village Bank locations, you can help support Achieve Services individuals with their “Bus for a Buck ” fundraising program.Carol, the Program Director at Achieve Services, Inc, said, “I like Village Banks philosophy in what they do to support the community. That is one of the reasons why we chose to work with them. They also know who we are and call us by name in the bank and in the community.”  Carol also said, “Village Bank has helped in many financial areas, from establishing checking accounts, payroll, establishing a line of credit, and helping with fundraising efforts.”