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20 Feb
Steph Warren may be more comfortable working outdoors than sitting behind a desk in the Financial Services Building at Grand Rapids State Bank, but she doesn’t let it show.  Steph is an administrative assistant for bank operations and a card...
15 Feb
NerdWallet.com is a personal finance and credit card comparison website launched in March 2010. The site's aim is to deliver recommendations on credit cards, personal finance options, discounts and gas prices. It also reports on credit card...
12 Feb
How does a Cohasset native become a St. Louis Cardinals fan? Ask Mike Loidolt, GRSB teller since September 2010. “I recall watching Game 5 of the World Series between the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals in 1987, and the Cards won 4-2...
08 Jan
With the recent election and New Year’s Day behind us, there are several things to watch for in the community banking industry in 2013. The Minnesota election aligned both chambers of the legislature, the Governor’s office and Attorney General’s...
11 Jul
Grand Rapids State Bank is a locally owned community bank. But, we’re also a small business, just like so many small businesses that we serve.  Community banks, like ours understand the economic interdependence of local businesses and their impact...
24 May
  While the banking system and the economic rebound remain fragile in northern Minnesota and across the nation, policymakers do have a tool they can use to further the progress we’ve made so far. Continuing to provide full deposit-insurance coverage...
21 May
Even well intentioned ideas sometimes outlive their useful life.  I am talking about the model of financial services delivery via a credit union.  When these entities were chartered they were designed to serve "individuals of modest means that...
16 Apr
Washington, D.C. - On April, 9, 2012 the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Noah Wilcox, President and CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank, was re-elected to the ICBA board of directors.  ICBA is the nation’s voice for...

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