LPGA MEMBER KIM KAUFMAN HEADS TO KIA CLASSIC WITH CHOICE BANK AS NEW LEAD SPONSOR

Choice Bank, a division of Choice Financial Group, announced today that it is adding another people first partnership with the sponsorship of LPGA Tour Member, Kim Kaufman. She joins Minnesota wide receiver, Adam Thielen, as a Choice Bank partner in community engagement.

Kaufman, who started playing golf at the age of four, was a four-time high school state champion in South Dakota and a two-time All-American at Texas Tech. She joined the LPGA Tour in 2014, and has had eleven career top-ten’s. “I am proud to represent Choice Bank at the Women’s PGA championship this June,” said Kaufman. “I have a great respect for Choice Bank and their People First approach.”

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American Bank Center Announces Ribbon Cutting for New Northwest Bismarck Location

American Bank Center is proud to announce the celebration Jan. 14-17 for the grand opening of its newest location, in northwest Bismarck. The official ribbon cutting took place at 3 p.m. on Jan. 17. The new building is located at 1615 Burnt Boat Dr. next to the Eckroth Plaza.

American encouraged the community to explore the new building and register for prizes during the event. All were welcome and had a chance to win more than $2,000 worth of prizes. Packages included airline tickets, a Larks gift basket including game tickets and a tailgating basket.

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CHOICE BANK RECOGNIZED AS A TOP SBA LENDER IN NORTH DAKOTA WITH DIRECTOR’S AWARD

Choice Bank was recently awarded the Director’s Award by the U.S. Small Business Administration for being a top SBA lender in North Dakota throughout 2018 (SBA Fiscal Year October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018). The Director’s Award is given each year to recognize institutions that help small businesses succeed through SBA financing. This year Choice was responsible for 15 of the 169 7(a) SBA loans that were guaranteed in North Dakota, totaling $3.4 million.

Throughout 2018, Choice has been making great efforts to help small businesses takeoff and expand their operations. A big enhancement in their efforts came in September, when they secured Preferred Lender Status with the SBA. To earn Preferred Lender Status, Choice had to demonstrate a thorough understanding of SBA lending policies as well as a successful track record of servicing SBA guaranteed loans.

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CHOICE BANK EXPANDS INSURANCE EXPERTISE AT BISMARCK LOCATIONS

Choice Bank, through the Choice Insurance division, proudly announces the expansion of its insurance team and services at its banking location located at 207 E Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND.

Dan Werner joins Choice as an insurance advisor with 25 years of experience in commercial insurance. Werner’s expertise covers a number of industry groups including oil and gas, construction, transportation, technology and more.

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Starion Bank Offers Loan Payment Deferment for Federal Employees

As a community bank, Starion Bank is committed to helping its neighbors in times of trouble and one way the bank can do that is by deferring consumer loan payments for federal employees.

Recognizing that the partial government shutdown may be impacting people’s ability to make loan payments, Starion Bank is allowing payments on existing consumer loans to be deferred for the first quarter of 2019.

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