Bremer Bank Combines Lisbon Bank Locations, New Bank to Open December 17
Lisbon, N.D. - December 3, 2007 - Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, will combine all three Lisbon bank and insurance agency locations into one new building scheduled to open December 17. The new location will be at 622 Main Street. A grand opening celebration and official open house is scheduled for the week of Jan. 21-25, 2008.
The new Lisbon bank will cover 7,702 square feet and will include two drive-up lanes, a drive-up ATM and safe deposit boxes. Approximately 14 employees will relocate to the new building. Bremer will continue to offer a full suite of offerings at the new location, including: retail and business banking, investment, insurance and trust products and services.
"Combining all of our locations and services into one bank building is all about convenience and will allow us to best meet the needs of our clients," said Wes Well, market manager for Bremer in Lisbon. "Bremer has been committed to serving clients and the community in Lisbon for more than 75 years. This new building is a long-term investment in this community and we are thrilled to open this new location for our clients and employees."
Bremer is committed to giving back to the Lisbon community and surrounding areas. In the past 10 years, Bremer has donated more than $225,000 in charitable grants to the Lisbon area through the Otto Bremer Foundation and bank donations. Additionally, employees volunteer hundreds of hours on an annual basis to organizations throughout the Lisbon community.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.0 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation. This unique ownership structure is the only one of its kind in the nation. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to more than 100 locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Company profits are distributed in the form of charitable grants by the Otto Bremer Foundation to communities served by Bremer. In 2006, more than $30 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated nearly 76,000 volunteer hours to their communities.