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2020: An Unexpected Year in Review

2020 was perceived to be a hallmark for the future and technology. However, it unfolded differently than anyone could have ever imagined. While we may like to leave behind any remembrance of the year, there are things to celebrate, remember, and learn from our perseverance. The Drake Team In March, the financial services sector was ...

2022-06-21T10:57:17-05:00January 4th, 2021|Bank Updates|

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal: Letter to the Editor

To the editor: Regarding your article in the Dec. 11 edition of the Business Journal titled, “For PPP, these banks outpunch their big rivals” (published online here), I thought I would take the time to offer a little more perspective. You make it clear the list you published is focused on the “state’s largest banks ...

2020-12-29T08:31:53-05:00December 16th, 2020|In the News|

Community Banks Played Outsized Role in PPP

As Jelena McWilliams, FDIC Chairperson, stated in a recent FDIC Podcast, "Supporting small businesses is one of the key roles that community banks play in our financial system. The overwhelming majority of community banks focus their commercial and industrial lending on small businesses…These attributes, as well as strong ties to their communities and borrowers, likely ...

2022-06-21T10:57:25-05:00December 15th, 2020|Blog, Community Banking|

ICBM: Drake Bank Honors Staff for Community Commitment

The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word “hero” as “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities” and “one who shows great courage.” Community bankers are known for making a local difference in the community, and the people of Drake Bank are representative of this commitment. As such, the bank has honored each of them ...

2020-12-29T08:29:28-05:00December 3rd, 2020|In the News|

Drake Bank Honors Team Members as 2020 Heroes

St. Paul, Minn. | December 1, 2020 – Drake Bank has honored each team member as a 2020 Hero for their commitment to our community and company mission and vision. The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines the word ‘hero’ as “a person admired for achievements and noble qualities” and “one who shows great courage.” Community bankers ...

2022-06-21T10:57:42-05:00December 1st, 2020|Bank Updates, Press Releases|

Minnesota Bankers Association: Announcements

Social Assurance announced Drake Bank as a winner of the 2020 Community Spark Award. The award recognizes banks and credit unions making an outstanding difference in their local communities through unique support, volunteerism, philanthropy, and development initiatives. Read More

2020-12-29T08:48:48-05:00November 20th, 2020|In the News|

Drake Bank is an Eligible Lender for the Federal Reserve Main Street Lending Program

St. Paul, Minn. | November 16, 2020 – The Federal Reserve is temporarily offering the Main Street Lending Program to support lending to small and medium-sized for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations that were in sound financial condition before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Main Street Lending Program aims to keep credit flowing to ...

2022-06-21T13:36:42-05:00November 16th, 2020|Bank Updates, Press Releases|

Drake Bank Welcomes Janet Alland as Vice President, Consumer Financial Services and Retail Banking

St. Paul, Minn. | October 27, 2020 – Drake Bank welcomes Janet Alland as vice president, consumer financial services, and retail banking. Alland’s expertise and leadership from over 30 years of consumer banking experience align with Drake Bank’s vision of expanding consumer products and growing the consumer client-base. Additionally, Alland’s focus on client service has ...

2022-06-21T13:36:55-05:00October 27th, 2020|Press Releases|

Drake Bank Welcomes Brianna Harstad as Human Resources and Talent Development Manager

St. Paul, Minn. | October 13, 2020 – Drake Bank welcomes Brianna Harstad as human resources and talent development manager. In this role, Harstad will oversee the Bank’s talent acquisition, training and development, benefits, compensation, and employee relations. Additionally, Harstad will serve as executive assistant to the senior management team and board of directors. Harstad started ...

2022-06-21T13:37:09-05:00October 13th, 2020|Press Releases|

Star Tribune: How the Customers Gave Chey Car a Lift

When an underinsured driver took Chey Eisenman off the road, her customers were there to give her a lift. It had been a rough 2020 for Chey Car, the beloved Twin Cities car service Eisenman founded during one recession and kept running through a pandemic, recession and the rise of ride-shares. Read More

2020-12-29T08:36:42-05:00October 9th, 2020|In the News|
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