Bremer Bank Ranked the Top SBA Lender in North Dakota
Grand Forks, N.D. - November 18, 2008 -Bremer Bank, a regional financial services company jointly-owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation, has been recognized as the leading SBA lender in North Dakota in terms of loan originations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008. This is the second consecutive year Bremer has finished on top.
"SBA lending is one of our core business bank offerings at Bremer and we are proud of this recognition," said Tammy Peterson, regional SBA manager for Bremer Bank. "Our vision at Bremer is to build healthy communities through partnerships, and SBA programs and lending is a prime example of a partnership that allows our business clients and communities to grow and prosper."
Eric Giltner, SBA Business Development Manager for the Northeast Region, and Mike Gallagher, SBA Deputy District Director, recently visited Bremer in Grand Forks to congratulate the business team on its accomplishment.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.6 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). 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. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer bank communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.