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Recent Bank Scams in the Minnesota News

During the past week, there were two stories regarding incidents related to banking scams in Minnesota in the evening news.

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30 years with Renee Christ

In recognition of her contribution and continued service, we are pleased to honor Renee Christ who, this past year, reached a significant milestone in her career: 30 years of service with Bank Forward!

 

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Employees awarded for length of service

Loyal and committed employees form the basis of every successful business and we feel we have the very best! In recognition of their contribution and continued service, we are pleased to honor the following employees who, this past year, reached a significant milestone in their years of service.

 

Please allow us to express our personal gratitude for the hard work and dedication these employees have given this organization. We congratulate them on this milestone!

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On Thin Ice: The Truth About Fish Houses

It’s that time of year again where the outdoorsmen (and women) in our area put away the boats and golf clubs and take out the skis and ice fishing gear. As you prepare for your first winter fishing trip, you will want to make sure you are able to answer the question “am I covered?” Many people believe their homeowners insurance will provide protection while ice fishing but that is not always the case. The answer to the question “am I covered” may be more involved than you think.

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Reed Ystaas earns CPA license

Reed Ystaas has earned a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) license from the North Dakota State Board of Public Accounting. Ystaas is employed as a tax accountant at Tax Forward, located at Bank Forward, 484 Main St., Carrington ND.

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Sundquist & Associates joins Invest Forward

Sundquist & Associates was acquired by Invest Forward, a division of Bank Forward, October 2, 2013. All employees of Sundquist & Associates will join Invest Forward and will continue to serve clients at 104 Main Ave. N., Bagley.

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Tips for a Safe, Secure Online Shopping Experience

With the holidays quickly approaching, the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) and Bank Forward offer consumers the following tips to consider if they are planning to make any of their holiday purchases online.

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Bank Forward Salutes its Vets

Bank Forward is honored to share the stories of two employee-veterans for Veterans Day. We are grateful for their service to our country and that of all veterans.

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Bank Forward Salutes its Vets

Bank Forward is honored to share the stories of two employee-veterans for Veterans Day. We are grateful for their service to our country and that of all veterans.

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Smoke Detector Safety and Holiday Fire Prevention

Loss prevention tips for all your home matters provided by Alicia Driscoll, MBA. Alicia is a personal lines insurance agent at Insure Forward, Grand Forks.

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Insure Forward Named ACUITY Infocus Agency of the Month

ACUITY named Insure Forward Agency of the Month in the October, 2013 edition of the publication Infocus. Insure Forward was selected not only because it is an outstanding agency but because it is also an outstanding employer. Below is the original article published in Infocus. 

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First Ever Forward Foundation Online Auction: Nov.12 - Dec.10

Forward Foundation is pleased to announce their very first online auction!  Online bidding begins Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 8 a.m. and closes Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 5 p.m.

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Jon Erickson named to IIAND Board of Directors

Jon Erickson, Certified Insurance Counselor, has been named for a three year term to the Board of Directors for North Dakota Big “I,” also known as Independent Insurance Agents of North Dakota. Erickson is an insurance sales agent at Insure Forward, 1202 28th St. S., Fargo ND.

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The Redesigned $100 Bill

On Tuesday, October 8th, the Federal Reserve began supplying financial institutions with a redesigned $100 note that incorporates new security features to deter counterfeiters and help businesses and consumers tell whether a note is genuine.

 

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Consumer Tips on Cyber Security

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month, and we want make sure our customers are informed on how to be safe online. Together with Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), we’ve put together some tips to help you learn how to prevent your financial information from being stolen and misused. 

 

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Bank Forward sponsored 2nd Annual Trinity Growers Project Meal

Bank Forward employees in Cooperstown and Hannaford sponsored a meal for roughly 120 people for our 2nd Annual Trinity Growers Project.

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Built 4 Sale: Preparing Your Business for Sale

In recent years our country has experienced a great deal of change including a rapid decline in the economy. As we continue to slowly recover and adapt to new markets, we are faced with many challenges and opportunities. To add to this ever changing landscape, 2011 marked the beginning of the baby boom generation, turning sixty five.

 

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Cooperstown Municipal Board donates $5000 to Forward Foundation

The Cooperstown Municipal Board has made a $5000 donation from charitable gaming to Forward Foundation.

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Business Users of Online Services

Recently, small to medium sized businesses have been primary targets as cyber criminals have recognized that the security controls they have in place are not as robust as that of larger businesses. 

 

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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.

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