Contact Us Find Us


Bank Forward to close Hackensack branch in May 2016

Bank Forward has announced plans to close its Hackensack branch on May 27, 2016.  Bank Forward operates full-service banks in Walker and Bemidji, providing access for Hackensack customers. 


Simple Steps to Save Successfully During America Saves Week 2016

America Saves Week (February 22 – 27, 2016) is an annual opportunity for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. The theme for this year’s America Saves Week is simple: Save Automatically.


Banking Tips for Small Businesses: A Checklist for Entrepreneurs


Getting or keeping a business up and running can be rewarding, but it also can be risky and time-consuming. Here are some simple strategies that may help entrepreneurs and other small business owners get the most from their banking relationships and avoid frauds or scams.


Evan Wilcox earns CIC designation

Insure Forward President Mark Brown is pleased to announce that Evan Wilcox has earned a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation.


Lunski, Dybing and Johnson win Bill Brown awards

Bank Forward President Tom Watson has announced that Alicia Lunski, Paul Dybing and Scott Johnson are recipients of 2015 annual Bill Brown Awards, Bank Forward’s highest honor for outstanding service.


Insure Forward names 2015 top producers

Insure Forward president Mark Brown is proud to announce top producers for 2015, as measured by new business.


Bank Forward is pleased to announce Nov-Dec 2015 new hires and promotions

Bank Forward is pleased to announce the following new hires and promotions.


Bank and Insure Forward employees honored for length of service

Bank Forward is pleased to honor several employees for their length of service.  “Congratulations to our team of professionals who have hit milestone anniversaries for years of service with our organization.  We sincerely value their allegiance to our firm, and look forward to providing them with challenging opportunities in the future,” notes Tom Watson, president of Bank Forward.


Bank Forward Contribution Supports New Rockford Housing Project

Bank Forward contributed $50,000 to the state’s Housing Incentive Fund (HIF) in November to support the development of ten townhomes on the site of the former hospital in New Rockford, ND.


Bank Forward announces support for Forward Foundation's 2015 Online & Silent Fundraising Auctions

A cause supported by Bank Forward is Forward Foundation. Forward Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2012. It is a separate entity from Bank Forward. The mission of Forward Foundation is to support children in our communities who are experiencing a life threatening health crisis by providing financial assistance to eliminate financial obstacles in order to radically transform the financial future of the children and their families.


V-W Motors, Inc. celebrates 55 years

Brad McCullough, Bank Forward market president and Forward Foundation director, presented Don Vigesaa, V-W Motors, Inc. with a Bison Nation sign in recognition of V-W Motors, Inc.’s fifty-five years in business and also for their support of Forward Foundation.



IRS Urges Public to Stay Alert for Scam Phone Calls

The IRS continues to warn consumers to guard against scam phone calls from thieves intent on stealing their money or their identity. Criminals pose as the IRS to trick victims out of their money or personal information. Here are several tips to help you avoid being a victim of these scams: 


ICBA and Bank Forward Encourage Consumers to Protect their Data during Cyber Security Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2015)—Americans live in a mobile society, relying on smartphones, tablets and computers to gather news, make purchases, interact with friends and family, and connect with financial institutions. Increasingly, cybercriminals compromise the networks that support these devices. This often results in identity theft, which can also yield financial losses and safety for consumers. In fact, a recent report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) found that computer hackers have stolen the personal information of approximately 40 million U.S. residents.


Our Annual Customer Appreciation Event, Sept. 2-15, 2015

Join us for our annual customer appreciation event!


Bank Forward Employee News, August 2015

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming members of the Bank Forward team!


2015 Bill Brown Award winners named

Bank Forward Chief Executive Officer Mark Brown has announced that Paul Dybing, Monika Neumann, Scott Johnson, Kara Wiebe, Beth Wynn and Cory King have been honored with semiannual Bill Brown Awards for service.


Bank Forward Employee News, July 2015

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Bank Forward team!


A meal that makes a difference: Priceless

Life is busy. Enjoying a meal out with your family, friends or co-workers is one of those little indulgences we all appreciate from time to time. So, whether you’re grabbing a quick breakfast on the way to work, sitting down with some colleagues for lunch or dining out with the ones you love – you can help in the fight against cancer when you pay with your Bank Forward MasterCard®.


Tory Hart, Josh Kasowski promoted at Bank Forward

Valley City --Tom Watson, Bank Forward President, is proud to announce two promotions in Valley City effective July 1, 2015. 


Bank Forward reaches Diamond level of giving to the Valley City State University Foundation.

Bank Forward is pleased to reach to Diamond level of giving to the Valley City State University Foundation. The Diamond level recognizes lifetime donations of $100,000 to $249,999 to VCSU Foundation.


Move your business forward
Financial Solutions for your unique business needs


Farm Forward
With over 85 years of experience, we know ag.


Work Forward
Interested in joining our team?

Save Time With Free, Green and Easy E-Statements