Tax Forward office moves to Bank Forward September 26

Tax Forward (formerly Harildstad Tax and Bookkeeping Services) is moving to new offices at Bank Forward, 484 Main Street, Carrington, on September 26.


Protect Yourself by Controlling Online Risks

New supervisory guidance recently issued by the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) is designed to help make online transactions more secure. The new guidance is in response to an ever more dangerous online threat environment. Scams and hacking techniques are more sophisticated, new threats are continually being developed and organized crime groups both in the United States and internationally have become a major force in expanding online fraud and theft.  



Keeping Your Money Safe Online

As scams and hacking techniques become more and more sophisticated, new online threats are continually being developed, both in the United States and internationally. Organized cyber crime groups have become a major force in expanding online fraud and theft. In response to ever evolving threats to your financial security, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has recently issued new supervisory guidance designed to help make online transactions more secure.   



9 Proven Ways to Get Better Sleep

Many factors can interrupt and prevent a good night’s sleep, such as work pressures, family responsibilities, relationship issues or illnesses. You can’t control everything, but here are a few pillow-proven steps to get rest that refreshes and restores you. 


The Most Dangerous Recreational Sports

What are the most dangerous recreational sports? Maybe not what you would expect.



Renters Insurance 101

Did you know that the average person has over $20,000 worth of personal belongings? When you consider the cost of electronic equipment, clothes, jewelry, tools, kitchen gadgets and other personal items, you probably have far more invested in your personal property than you realize.



Counting Down to College? Be Sure Insurance Still Adds Up

As sure as the swallows return to Capistrano, all over America the latest migration of students prepares to descend on college campuses. Depending on whether your student is facing year one or is farther along the higher education highway, their individual stress levels may range from sheer terror to borderline boredom. For you, concerns may be running the gamut from empty nest issues to “How are we going to pay for this?”



Where would you go with an unlimited Travel Card?

We asked our staff in Cooperstown, Bemidji and Grand Forks "If you had an unlimited travel card this summer, where would you go and why?" Curious about what they said? Read on!



BHS Swim Team & Forward Foundation’s “Swim for a Cause” Event: A swimmer shares his story

When Forward Foundation teamed up with the Bemidji High School Swim Team for this year’s “Swim for a Cause” fundraiser, we had no idea the that we’d hit so close to home. It was in an email sent by a swim team member’s grandmother that we learned one of the swimmers helping to raise money for the event was also a survivor of childhood cancer.



Wills and Estate Planning – Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Have you thought about what will happen to your assets when you’re gone? Most Americans, in fact, have not. But it doesn’t have to be so daunting.


Coverages to Consider for Your Boat

You are finally ready to buy that boat you have been dreaming about for years! But before the loan can be finalized, they need proof of insurance. 



Summer Fun, Insured - Part 2

It's vacation season! But before you hit the road this summer, check with your insurance agent to make sure you’re properly protected. Here are some tips to review your coverage to make sure you and your family are insured for the increased risks that come with summer travel. 



Summer Fun, Insured

Summer’s in full swing…and the weather just keeps getting better. Before you put the boat on the lake or get the ATV out of storage, check with your insurance agent to make sure you’re properly protected. 



Mark Sylstad on Leadership: Kelly Nelson and the Wounded Warriors

Recently, Bank Forward hosted a leadership event at Camp Fish in Walker, Minnesota. Kelly Nelson, of the Walker American Legion, was one of our guest speakers. Nelson, along with Hiawatha Beach Resort owner Larry Jacobson, worked with the Wounded Warriors Project and area businesses, like Bank Forward, to raise money and organize the largest event the WWP has hosted yet.  Mark Sylstad, Bank Forward Walker Market President, shares with us a little about Nelson’s story. 



Kari Belanger receives CISR designation

Kari Belanger, Customer Service Agent at Insure Forward, Bemidji, has completed the requirements for the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) designation.


We Appreciate our Employees!

This summer, several Bank and Insure Forward locations hosted employee appreciation lunches to say thank you for all of the hard work and commitment our staff has shown to the success of our customers and our organization. Here are a a few comments from some of those who attended.


Congratulations to our new Employee Owners!

Our employee ownership is one the many things that separates us from other organizations. 



Bank Forward Walker House Demolition

It's the end of an era at Bank Forward. Thursday, June 13th, the house behind the Walker bank was torn down, making room for what's next at our Walker location! 


Bemidji Swim for a Cause Fundraiser

Friday August 9, 2013, starting at 7 a.m.* the Bemidji High School Swim Team will swim Lake Bemidji. The swimmers will start at the Bemidji Town & Country Club and end at Green Mill.


Dress For Success: How What You Wear Affects Your Career

Bank Forward training coordinator, Cheryl Vigesaa, shares her insights on how dressing the part is an important step as you move forward in your career. 


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