Join Us for the 10 Days of Giving

In its first 26 years, the “10 Days of Giving” food drive has collected 2,608,182 pounds of food through monetary donations and the donations of non-perishable food items. We need your help this year to meet our goal: To collect enough food to ensure that nobody in the counties we serve will go hungry during the winter.

Please join us in the following Merchants Bank communities for events to support the 10 Days of Giving (click on a specific location for more information). Also, keep in mind that typically the best way to support your local food shelf is through cash donations because of local food shelves’ buying power. Thank you for your generosity!

Cannon FallsCottage GroveHastingsRed WingSt. CharlesWinona

Cannon Falls
December 1-10: Change Collection – Merchants Bank staff will be collecting your loose change in their lobby with the donations going to Cannon Falls Food Shelf.

Cottage Grove

  • December 1-10 – Cottage Grove will be holding its “10 Days of Giving” to benefit the Friends in Need Food Shelf. You can bring cash donations or toiletry items to Merchants Bank in Cottage Grove or any participating school or business.
  • December 10, Holiday Train
    Date/Time – Thursday, December 10 at 5:45 p.m.
    Location – South of the Sieben Bridge, in front of the Youth Service Bureau.
    Don’t miss performances by Doc Walter and Kira Isabella. Santa Claus will stop by and there will be entertainment, snacks and refreshments for everyone.

Hastings

  • December 1-10 – Hastings will be holding its “10 Days of Giving” to benefit Hastings Family Service. Bring cash or food donations to Merchants Bank in Hastings or any participating school or business.
  • December 9Holiday Train
    Date/Time – Wednesday, December 9 at 8:30 p.m.
    Location – Canadian Pacific Depot, 500 E. Second Street.
    Don’t miss performances by Doc Walter and Kira Isabella. Santa Claus will stop by and there will be entertainment, snacks and refreshments for everyone.

Red Wing
December 1-10: Change Collection – Merchants Bank staff will be collecting your loose change in their lobby with the donations going to Red Wing Area Food Shelf.

St. Charles
December 1-10: St. Charles will be holding its “10 Days of Giving” to benefit Southeastern Minnesota Resource Center. Bring cash or food donations to Merchants Bank in St. Charles or any participating school or business.

Winona

  • December 1-10 – To give a gift of food:
    • Drop off items at Merchants Bank in Winona, Goodview or Lakeside or any participating school or business.
    • Mail a donation to Merchants Bank, 102 East Third Street, Winona, MN 55987, attn: “10 Days of Giving.”
    • Donate online by going directly to the Winona Volunteer Services website. Indicate “10 Days of Giving” after entering your name.
  • December 4, Fish Fry and Bake Sale
    Time/Date – Friday, December 4 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
    Location – Winona Elks Lodge
    For only $10, get your choice of batter-fried or broiled cod, choice of baked potato or fries, coleslaw, dinner roll and refreshments. Tickets available for purchase at Merchants Bank.
  • December 5, Classic Holiday Movie Morning
    Time/Date – Saturday, December 5 at 9:45 a.m.
    Location: Winona 7 Theatre
    See the “Polar Express” or “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”on the big screen. Tickets available at Merchants Bank: $4/person, $20/family, 5 and under free. Concessions also available for purchase.
  • December 5, Holiday Lighted Parade
    Date/Time – Saturday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m.
    Location – 6th Street in downtown Goodview.
    Come watch the Holiday Lighted Parade and bring monetary gifts or non-perishable food items to place in barrels along the parade route. Enjoy Christmas cookies and hot chocolate will be at Merchants Bank on Sixth Street. After the parade, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Elk’s Lodge..
  • December 6, Holiday Concert for the Hungry
    Date/Time – Sunday, December 6 at 2:00 p.m.
    Location – Winona State University Performing Arts Center
    The Winona State University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Donald Lovejoy, and the Winona State University Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Paul Vance, will perform their annual Holiday Concert. Admission  is free with the gift of food or monetary contribution.
  • December 7, Rocco’s Pizza Night
    Time/Date – Monday, December 7 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
    Location – Rocco’s Pizza in Goodview
    Rocco’s Pizza in Goodview will be donating 10% of all sales from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • December 8, Culver’s Night
    Date/Time – Tuesday, December 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
    Location – Culver’s of Winona
    Culver’s will be donating 10% of all sales from 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • December 9, Holiday Train
    Date/Time – Wednesday, December 9 at 4:00 p.m.
    Location – Winona Amtrak Station.
    Canadian Pacific Railway’s “Holiday Train” will make a stop in Winona. Entertainment, cookies and refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to make a non-perishable food or monetary donation.
  • December 9, A&W Restaurant Day
    Date/Time – Wednesday, December 9, All Day
    Location – A&W Restaurant in Winona
    A&W will be donating 10% of all sales on December 9.
  • December 10, Jefferson’s day
    Date/Time – Thursday, December 10, All Day
    Location – Jefferson’s Restaurant in Winona
    Jefferson’s will be donating 10% of all sales on December 10.
  • December 10, Santa Paws
    Date/Time – Thursday, December 10 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
    Location – Merchants Bank-Downtown Winona
    Pet lovers, get your pet’s photo taken with Santa for a $10.00 donation and a non-perishable food item.

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Attend our Holiday Open Houses in December!

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

11/30-12/10 Swipe Out Hunger
Vote for your local food shelf on our Facebook page to help them win a top donation of $5,000.
12/1-12/10 10 Days of Giving Food Drive
See how you can support local food shelves through the “10 Days of Giving” at participating Merchants Bank locations.
12/4 Caledonia Holiday Open House
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Caledonia
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby.
12/4 Caledonia Winter Wonderland Parade
7:00 p.m.
Main Street in Downtown Caledonia
12/4 Spring Grove Holiday Open House
12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Spring Grove
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby. Pictures with Santa will be held from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
 12/23 Cottage Grove Holiday Open House
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Cottage Grove
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby.
12/5 Goodview Holiday Lighted Parade
5:30 p.m.
6th Street in Goodview
12/7/12/11 Eau Claire Holiday Open House
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Eau Claire
Please join us for homemade cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby. On December 9, we’ll be holding an Ugly Sweater Contest.
12/8 Hastings Holiday Open House
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Hastings
Please join us for a light lunch and refreshments in our bank lobby. We will also be collecting donations for the 10 Days of Giving.
12/11 Lanesboro Holiday Open House
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Lanesboro
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in the bank lobby. We will also be collecting donations for the 10 Days of Giving.
12/11 Rushford Holiday Open House
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Rushford
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in the bank lobby.
12/12 Rushford Holiday Parade of Lights
7:00 p.m.
Downtown in Rushford
12/14-12/18 Rosemount Holiday Open House
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Rosemount
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby.
12/14-12/18 Winona Holiday Open House
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Winona-Downtown
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby. Live music will be performed throughout the day by area schools.
12/17-12/18 La Crescent Holiday Open House
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in La Crescent
Please join us for cookies, coffee and holiday spirit in our bank lobby.
12/18 Cannon Falls Holiday Open House
8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Cannon Falls
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby. Live music will be performed throughout the day by area schools.
12/18 Gift Wrapping at the Mall
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Apache Mall in Rochester, MN
Stop by and have a member from the Merchants Bank Rochester team wrap your holiday gifts. Proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity.
12/18 Hampton Holiday Open House
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Hampton
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby. Piano music will be performed 2:00-4:00 p.m. by Elizabeth Schriever.
12/18 St. Charles holiday Open House
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in St. Charles
Please join us for refreshments in our bank lobby.
12/21 Red Wing Holiday Open House
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Red Wing
Please join us for live music, cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby.11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. – Becky Clark & Shelly Schroeder
3:00-4:00 p.m. – Bells of the Bluffs – BoBLiTe bell choir
12/21-12/23 Rochester-Green Meadows Holiday Open House
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Rochester – Green Meadows
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby.
12/21-12/23 Rochester-Northwest Plaza Holiday Open House
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
At Merchants Bank in Rochester – Northwest Plaza
Please join us for cookies and refreshments in our bank lobby.
12/12 La Crescent Holiday Parade
7:00 p.m.
Downtown in La Crescent

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November Events

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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.

11/17 Apple Valley Open House and Ribbon Cutting
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with Ribbon Cutting at 10:30 a.m.
At Merchants Bank in Apple Valley

Help us celebrate the opening of our new Apple Valley location on Glazier Avenue. Light refreshments will be served.

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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

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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.

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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