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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!


Ashley Stinar has been promoted to Loan Technician at Bank Forward Grand Forks

We are pleased to announce that Ashley Stinar, Personal Banker at Bank Forward in Grand Forks, has been promoted to Loan Technician I.


Bank Forward Welcomes New Hires, Mirissa Kronebusch & Char Perleberg!

We are pleased to announce Bank Forward's new hires for June!


8 Things Students Working Summer Jobs Should Know about Taxes

Many students take a job in the summer after school lets out. If it’s your first job it gives you a chance to learn about the working world. That includes taxes we pay to support the place where we live, our state and our nation. Here are eight things that students who take a summer job should know about taxes:


ICBA Offers Tips For Financial Preparedness in a Natural Disaster

As hurricane and tornado seasons approach, the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) is offering tips to help individuals put their financial documents in order before a disaster strikes.


Online Banking Security Update!

We have good news – we’re making it easier for you to access your account online in Personal Online Banking, while continuing to protect you and your money with our powerful, multilayered security system.


Bemidji Insure Forward: New Location, Same Great Service

On June 3, 2014, Insure Forward, Bemidji, is moving to 700 Paul Bunyan Dr., NW, Bemidji. The new office shares space with Bank Forward and is on the second floor.


Auto-Owners Insurance announces Insure Forward as one of the Top 10 Growth Agencies for 2013

Auto-Owners Insurance is pleased to announce Insure Forward of Fargo and Insure Forward of Grand Forks have each been named one of the Top 10 growth agencies for the Company in the Fargo Region for 2013.


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