In 1927, A.C. Brown opened a bank in Hannaford ND. The words “take care of people” were his mission statement, his instructions to his employees and his promise to the neighbors that became his first customers.
I am Jeff Bowen and work with business development at Bank Forward in Grand Forks. I am delighted and proud to be part of a great group of people that support and believe in the Brown philosophy.
Prior to coming to the Bank Forward team, I was employed for many years at UND as an assistant hockey coach and at the UND Foundation as a development officer. My experiences and professional beliefs focus on paying attention to detail and truly listening to the needs of the customer.
The continuing success of Bank Forward is a direct result of the trust and confidence placed by our valued customers. We understand that there are a number of financial institutions with which they can do business and we are sincerely appreciative when they choose us. We believe in the commitment to seek out and provide financial solutions for tomorrow- not just for today. In doing so, we help our customers, employees and our community “fast forward” to the goals they strive to achieve in life.
We are committed to growing and moving forward in our ability to serve the financial needs of families and businesses now and for generations to come. Our promise to you is to bring our customers, families and communities every possible advantage, but remain true to the values we grew up with: integrity, honesty, local ownership and superior customer service.