Celebrating Work Anniversaries 2014

Loyal and committed staff forms the basis of every successful business, and we feel we have the very best!  Our continued success is the direct result of individual efforts and spirit of teamwork of our employees. 


Holiday Spending: How Not to Blow Your Budget

Almost everything you see this holiday season will encourage you to spend money. You may feel pressured to buy the “best” gifts or top gift giving from previous years. In fact, according to the Consumer Federation of America, 1/3 of us planned on spending more during the holidays in 2013 than we did in 2012.



Fred Sundquist, Brad McCullough named to Forward Foundation Board of Directors

Fred Sundquist and Brad McCullough have been named to the board of directors for Forward Foundation.


7 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. According to a Norton Cybercrime Report, 378 million adults worldwide were victims of cybercrime in 2013. Follow these tips to keep yourself safe online:



Bank Forward Welcomes New Hires, October 2014

Please join us in welcoming the newest members of our team!


Jeff Bowen named Forward Foundation President

Jeff Bowen, Grand Forks, has been named President of Forward Foundation. Bowen has been a director of Forward Foundation since 2012. He is employed as a business development officer at Bank Forward, Grand Forks.



Deb Schaubert celebrates 30 years in banking

Deb Schaubert will be honored this fall by NDBA for 30 years in banking.


Banktoberfest, Sept. 3 - 12, 2014



Join us for Banktoberfest, our annual customer appreciation event!


Lunches will be served 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Carrington Wed., Sept. 3, 2014 at Bank Forward, 484 Main St.

Valley City Thurs., Sept. 4, 2014 at Bank Forward, 430 W. Main St.

Cooperstown Fri., Sept. 5, 2014 at Bank Forward, 802 Burrel Ave. S.W.

Jamestown Mon., Sept. 8, 2014 at Bank Forward, 400 2nd Ave. S.W.

Walker Fri., Sept. 12, 2014 at Bank Forward, 106 6th St. S.


And sign up for a chance to win a Visa® Gift Card!

No purchase necessary. Need not be present to win.


Renee Christ celebrates 30 years in banking

Congratulations to Renee Christ on 30 years in banking! NDBA will give her an award this fall.


Kara Wiebe, Bank Forward Valley City, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President

Kara Wiebe, Loan Technician Training Coordinator at Bank Forward, Valley City, has been promoted to Assistant Vice President. 


Congratulations to our semi-annual Bill Brown Award winners Roxanne Olson, Larry Werlinger and Stacy Johnson!

These employees demonstrate the highest level of dedication to customer service or service support, teamwork and their community.  They truly exemplify the Bill Brown brand!


Bank Forward promotes Jessica Johnson, Mallory Hooey and Sara Sundvall

Please join us in congratulating Jessica, Mallory and Sara on their new positions!


Bank Forward Welcomes New Hires, July 2014

Please join us in welcoming the newest additions to our team!


Insure Forward Welcomes New Hire, Sheri Anderson

Sheri Anderson has been hired as a Customer Service Agent at Insure Forward in Grand Forks, ND. Sheri is a Grand Forks native and has 11 years of experience in the insurance industry. Please welcome Sheri to the Insure Forward team as she begins employment on July 7th!


Dana Wolff Graduates from Banking School

Dana Wolff, Branch Administration Manager with Bank Forward, Bemidji, recently graduated from the Dakota School of Banking sponsored by the North Dakota Bankers Association (NDBA) and endorsed by the South Dakota Bankers Association (SDBA).


Chad Rieth Named Chief Financial Officer for Bank Forward

Fargo, ND − Chad Rieth has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer for Bank Forward. Rieth joined Bank Forward as Vice President of Finance in 2007 and has more than 20 years experience in the financial industry. He is a graduate of Moorhead State University (now Minnesota State University Moorhead).


Andy Haskell Named Market President for Bank Forward, Bemidji

Bemidji, MN Andy Haskell, CFP®, has been promoted to Market President of the Bemidji Bank Forward branch. Haskell is a Certified Financial Planner™ professional and holds a joint appointment with Invest Forward as a financial advisor.


3rd Annual Bemidji Swim for a Cause Fundraiser

Friday July 25, 2014, starting at 7 a.m.* the Bemidji High School Swim Team will swim Lake Bemidji. The swimmers will start at Ruttgers Resort and end at Green Mill.


Insure Forward Welcomes New Hire, Michele Parkin!

Michele Parkin has been hired as a Customer Service Agent at Insure Forward in Grand Forks, ND. Michelle has three years of customer service experience. Please welcome Michele to the Insure Forward team as she begins employment on July 1st!


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