Missed the Southeast Minnesota Economic Forum?

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More than 400 local business leaders gathered on Tuesday, September 29 to engage in a conversation about the future economic outlook for the city of Rochester. As a banking leader in the region with two locations in Rochester and a company with a vested interested in the economic growth of Southeast Minnesota, Merchants Bank was proud to be the pinnacle sponsor of this event.

The Southeast Minnesota Economic Forum featured two keynote speakers, Tim Penny and Steve Loehr, and two panels – including a panel featuring our Chief Financial Officer, Sue Savat – covering topics from business growth opportunities, ag industry insights, workforce challenges, government decisions and regulations, the impact of the Destination Medical Center plan and more.

For specific coverage and takeaways from the Forum, visit the KTTC website.

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October Events: Please Join Us!

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Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

10/9 Bomber Spirit Night
5:00-6:30 p.m.
At John Burch Park in Cannon Falls

The Cannon Falls Education Foundation invites you to Bomber Spirit Night. Enjoy a spirit night event prior to the football game vs. the La Crescent Lancers. Food, games, and more!

10/20 Eau Claire Business Expo
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
At the
Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Stop by and visit our friendly staff at our booth. Admission to the Expo is $5 per person.

10/20 Red Wing Business Expo
4:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
At the
St. James Hotel

Stop by and visit our friendly staff at our booth.

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Mark Muck Joins Merchants Bank in Rochester as a Mortgage Lender

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Mark Muck, Mortgage Lender

Mark Muck has joined Merchants Bank as a mortgage lender, according to Merchants Bank in Rochester President John Doyle. Muck is transferring from the Merchants Bank location in Rosemount to fill the position at the Merchants Bank Green Meadows location.

“We’re excited to have Mark join our team. He has a complete understanding of the mortgage process and how to meet the needs of our customers,” Doyle said. “Mark’s experience with the Merchants organization is a bonus for our customers in that he’ll be able to share the full range and benefits of our products from day one.”

Muck has been with the Merchants organization since 2012 and has nearly 25 years in the mortgage industry, including 15 years owning his own company. He said he is especially excited about the products Merchants has to address the upcoming expansion and residential construction in the Rochester market.

“I believe our construction loan product is the best you’ll find. As Rochester continues to grow, I look forward to sharing it and our other mortgage loan solutions with members of the community,” Muck said.

Join Us for These September Events

Merchants Bank, Community Events

Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

9/11 Caledonia and Spring Grove Windshield Washing Fundraiser
2:00-5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank locations in Caledonia and Spring Grove
Join Merchants Bank for a Window Washing Fundraiser to support the Caledonia and Spring Grove Fire Departments! Merchants will donate $5 for every car window washed from 2-5 p.m. Visit the Merchants drive-thru in Caledonia and Spring Grove for your FREE window washing and help support a great cause!
9/17-9/18 Applefest Open House
During regular business hours
At Merchants Bank in La Crescent
Merchants Bank staff will be serving locally-grown apples and apple cider in the bank lobby during regular lobby hours. Stop by and say “hi!”
9/18 Lakeville North vs. South Football Game
7:00 p.m.
At Lakeville North High School
Join our staff for the city’s high school rivalry football game. Stop by our tailgate party where we’ll be serving food with all the proceeds going to local high school athletics.
9/18 Battle for the Apple Football Game
7:00 p.m.
At Eastview High School
9/20 Triquest
7:00 a.m.
In Holmen, WI
9/20 Applefest Parade
1:00 p.m.
At Elm & Main Streets in La Crescent, MN
Merchant Bank staff will be collecting food and cash donations during the parade. Please consider supporting the La Crescent Food Share Program with a donation.
9/26 New Leash on Life 5K Dog Run/3K fun Walk
8:30 a.m.
Silver Lake Pool in Rochester, MN
9/29 Rochester Southeast Minnesota Economic Forum
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At the Rochester International Event Center
As a banking leader in the region, we are proud to partner with the Chamber as the pinnacle sponsor of this event. You’re invited to join us as regional leaders examine SE Minnesota expectations for 2016. This event will feature two keynote speakers, in addition to two panels of economic experts and industry executives who will weigh in from their unique economic perspectives. More information can be found on the Rochester Chamber of Commerce website.

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You’re Invited – Southeast Minnesota Economic Forum

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Are you interested in learning more about the economic development initiatives in Southeast Minnesota and the potential impact of these projects? Merchants Bank invites you to the Southeast Minnesota Economic Forum on Tuesday, September 29 as economic experts and industry executives share their economic expectations for 2016.

Featured keynote speakers for this event include:

  • Tim Penny, a former U.S Representative and now President and CEO of the Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation
  • Steve Loehr, Vice President of Operations for Kwik Trip

In addition to the two keynotes, the Forum will host two panels to provide economic perspectives from industry experts.

“With the economic initiatives taking place in Rochester, the growth opportunities for our region are exciting and Merchants looks forward to being a part of it,” said John Doyle, President for Merchants Bank in Rochester. “Bringing area business leaders together for an event like this is something to take advantage of.”

As a banking leader in the region, Merchants is proud to partner with the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce as the pinnacle sponsor of the Southeast Minnesota Economic Forum. “Merchants is excited to continue to help businesses grow and thrive as a result of future economic developments,” said Dan Massett, Central Region President for Merchants Bank.

Reserve your spot at the forum by calling the Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce at (507) 288-1122 or visiting their website.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 29 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Rochester International Event Center, 7333 Airport View Dr. SW
Price: $30 for Chamber members, $40 for Non-members, $270 for a table of six

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August Events

Merchants Bank, Community Events

Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

8/5 Winona Community Picnic
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Jaycees Pavilion, Winona Lake Park in Winona, MN

Bring your friends and family for a picnic and games. Tickets are $4 per person and can be purchased at any Merchants Bank-Winona location. The Municipal Band will be performing in the Bandshell at 8:00 p.m. Fireworks will conclude the concert to celebrate the Band’s Centennial anniversary.

8/5 Lanesboro and Rushford Community Appreciation Picnic
5:00-7:00 p.m.
At Creekside Park in Rushford, MN
Our Lanesboro and Rushford staff will be serving Fillmore County Cattlemen hamburgers and refreshments. Please bring a friend.
8/12 Caledonia Corn and Brat Blast
4:30-7:30 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Caledonia
You’re invited! All proceeds support the Lions Club scholarship program and other various community projects. $6.00 includes bratwurst or hot dog, two ears of corn, potato chips and pop.
8/13 Red Wing Customer Appreciation Picnic
4:00-6:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Red Wing
Merchants Bank staff will be serving grilled hot dogs served with all the fixings and refreshments in the Bank parking lot.
8/21 Goodview Days Kiddie Parade
10:00 a.m.
5th Street in Goodview, MN
8/21 Goodview Community Appreciation Picnic
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Goodview
As a part of the Goodview Days celebration, we will be serving brats, ice treats and refreshments in our parking lot.
8/23 Goodview Days Grande Parade
1:00 p.m.
6th Street between 38th and 51st Avenue in Goodview, MN
8/30 Gladiolus Days Parade
1:00 p.m.
7th Street near Fire Department in St. Charles, MN

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Join Us for These July Events

Merchants Bank, Community Events

Our staff invites you to join them at these great events throughout July. Be sure to follow us on our Facebook page for information on these events or pictures from other events you may have missed.

7/4 Family Fun Fest Parade
12:00 p.m.
In Eitzen, MN
7/4 Cannon Valley Parade
11:30 a.m.
At East Side Park in Cannon Falls, MN
7/8-7/12 Winona County Fair
In St. Charles, MN
Merchants Bank staff will be providing free golf cart rides around the fair grounds.
7/11 Pan-O-Prog Parade
5:30 p.m.
Located on Holyoke Avenue in Lakeville, MN
7/16 Hampton Community Appreciation Picnic
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Across the Street from Merchants Bank in Hampton, MN
Merchants Bank staff will be serving grilled hot dogs with all the fixings!
7/17 Rosemount Community Appreciation Picnic
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Rosemount, MN
As a part of Rosemount’s Leprechaun Days celebration, the Merchants Bank staff will be grilling hot dogs and serving refreshments in the Bank parking lot.
7/18 Leprechaun Days Parade
11:00 a.m.
Rosemount High School in Rosemount, MN
7/18 Rushford Days Parade
7:00 p.m.
Parade begins on Home Street in Rushford, MN
7/19 Rivertown Days Parade
12:00 p.m.
In Hastings, MN
7/24 Cottage Grove Community Appreciation Picnic
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Cottage Grove, MN
Merchants Bank staff will be grilling hot dogs, and serving pulled turkey sandwiches, ice cream treats and refreshments in the Bank parking lot.
7/24 Winona Downtown Drive-Up Community Appreciation Picnic
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank Drive-Up Winona Downtown
Merchants Bank staff will be serving grilled brats and refreshments at our Downtown Winona Drive-Up location.
8/2 Buffalo Bill Days Parade
1:30 p.m.
Located on Parkway Avenue and Beacon Street in Lanesboro, MN

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