Latest News & Events

INTRODUCING KELSEY BAKEBERG

Kelsey Bakeberg recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Howard Lake, Minnesota location as the Controller. In her role, she will assist the Chief Accounting Officer in executing all functions of the Finance and Accounting Department. Prior to joining Citizens Alliance Bank, Bakeberg held positions as a Senior Auditor at Abdo, Eick & Meyers, LLP, a public accounting firm located in Edina and as an Accountant at Wright-Hennepin Cooperative Electric Association located in Rockford.

 

Bakeberg received her Bachelors Degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with a major in Accounting and a minor in Business Administration. As an actively licensed Certified Public Accountant, Bakeberg stays current with important developments and changes that impact the accounting and banking environment.

 

Bakeberg was born and raised in Cologne, Minnesota and enjoys spending her spare time with her family. She has lived in Howard Lake since 2010 and enjoys remodeling her current home with her husband.

 

Citizens Alliance Bank is a family-owned community bank providing financial and related banking services within local communities in Minnesota and Montana. The Bank provides integrated products and banking services that customers seek, including local empowered decision making and personalized customer service delivered with a small town personal touch. The Bank and its shareholders remain committed to strengthening and improving the communities that its customers and employees work and live through financial literacy and economic and community development.

 


INTRODUCING AMY MURPHY

AmAmy Murphy Picturey Murphy recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Clara City, Minnesota location as the Senior Operations Manager and a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Bank. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing and managing the day to day activities in Item and Data Processing, Deposit Operations, Retail Service Banking, Electronic Banking and Cash Management functions of the Bank.

 

Murphy brings 27+ years of experience in the financial industry including Operations, Digital Banking, Auditing, Bank Security, BSA/AML and Compliance. Over the years, Murphy has earned the following certifications: Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM), Accredited ACH Profession (AAP), Certified BSA/AML Professional (CBAP), Certified Community Bank Compliance Officer (CCBCO) and Certified Community Bank Security Officer (CCBSO).

 

Murphy is an active member of the Federal Reserve Bank Retail Payments Advisory Group and also is the Treasurer of Delano Lions Club. Currently, Murphy lives in Montrose, Minnesota where she enjoys golfing, hiking, reading and spending time with her adult children, Bridget and Noah.

 

Citizens Alliance Bank is a family-owned community bank providing financial and related banking services within local communities in Minnesota and Montana. The Bank provides integrated products and banking services that customers seek, including local empowered decision making and personalized customer service delivered with a small town personal touch. The Bank and its shareholders remain committed to strengthening and improving the communities that its customers and employees work and live through financial literacy and economic and community development.

 


2018 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENTS

Citizens Alliance Bank invites you to attend the 2018 Customer Appreciation Events. Listed below is the event information for each branch. All branches will have coffee, cider and cookies provided throughout the day!

 

Branch Date Meal Location Meal Time Open House Location Open House Time
Murdock 12/05/2018 Murdock City Hall 4:00pm – 7:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm
Granite Falls 12/06/2018 The Rock 11:00am – 1:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm
Howard Lake 12/07/2018 Bank Lobby 11:00am – 2:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 4:00pm
Lake Lillian 12/07/2018 Lake Lillian Community Center 11:30am – 1:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm
Watertown 12/07/2018 Bank Lobby 11:00am – 2:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 5:00pm
Echo 12/11/2018 Echo Community Center 11:00am – 1:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm
Maynard 12/13/2018 Maynard Event Center 11:00am – 1:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm
Seeley Lake 12/13/2018 Bank Lobby 11:00am – 1:30pm Bank Lobby 9:30am – 3:00pm
Clara City 12/14/2018 Bethany Reformed Church 11:00am – 1:00pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm
Lincoln 12/14/2018 Bank Lobby 10:30am – 2:30pm Bank Lobby 9:00am – 3:00pm

Please bring a non-perishable item and/or monetary donation to help support the local food shelves!

 


INTRODUCING KEITH TESMER

Keith Tesmer PictureKeith Tesmer recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Howard Lake, Minnesota location as a Mortgage Loan Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for the oversight of mortgage lending and mortgage/retail loan functions. He will also work closely with secondary market programs such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, VA and many others.

 

Tesmer brings over 19 years of financial experience with a primary focus on Residential Mortgage Solutions at Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase.

 

Tesmer was born and raised in the Twin Cities Area where he went on to earn his Finance and Business degree from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. After college, he worked in a number of financial service positions prior to his mortgage career. Tesmer has lived in Howard Lake since 2013 with his fiancée Doreen. In his free time, he enjoys boating on Howard Lake, traveling, and spending time with friends and adult children Hayley and Danny.

 

Citizens Alliance Bank is a family-owned community bank providing financial and related banking services within local communities in Minnesota and Montana. The Bank provides integrated products and banking services that customers seek, including local empowered decision making and personalized customer service delivered with a small town personal touch. The Bank and its shareholders remain committed to strengthening and improving the communities that its customers and employees work and live through financial literacy and economic and community development.

 


LOCAL INVESTMENT

John Gill, President and Chief Operating Officer of Citizens Alliance is pleased to announce the continued commitment and support to the City of Clara City. Recently, a Series 2018A general obligation bond was purchased to support certain well-needed infrastructure improvements within Clara City. This bond is for the benefit of residents of Clara City and the surrounding communities. Click here to learn more!

 


DEBIT CARD & CREDIT CARD TRAVEL REMINDER

If you plan on traveling domestically or outside of the United States, call your local Citizens Alliance Bank location prior to leaving to help avoid interruptions with your bank issued debit card and/or credit card.

 


MONEYPASS SURCHARGE-FREE ATM NETWORK

Citizens Alliance Bank is proud to announce that you now have access to more surcharge-free ATMs than ever. In addition to the Shazam Privileged Status Network, we recently became part of the MoneyPass® surcharge-free ATM network, and that translates into significant benefits for you. MoneyPass already has over 32,000 ATMs coast to coast and the network continues to grow. And since each and every MoneyPass ATM is surcharge-free, you don’t have to worry about paying a fee to access your money.

 

In other words, regardless of where you live, work or travel, you’re sure to find a MoneyPass ATM nearby. Just look for the MoneyPass logo and use your existing Citizens Alliance Bank Visa Debit Card. It’s that easy. And it’s all part of our commitment to providing you with superb products and services.

 

For more information on MoneyPass, including the MoneyPass locations nearest you, visit www.moneypass.com. For even greater convenience, you can access the ATM Locator using the free, easy-to-use apps from Android and iPhone. Also, if you have any questions that we might address, don’t hesitate to contact your local Citizens Alliance Bank today.