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2021 Customer Appreciation Dates

BranchDateMeal LocationMeal TimeOpen House Time

Branch


Howard Lake

Date


12/3/21

Meal Location


Bank Lobby

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 4:00pm

Branch


Lake Lillian

Date


12/3/21

Meal Location


Lake Lillian Community Center

Meal Time


11:30am - 1:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

Branch


Sacred Heart

Date


12/3/21

Meal Location


Sacred Heart Community Center

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


8:30am - 3:30pm

Branch


Watertown

Date


12/3/21

Meal Location


Bank Lobby

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 5:00pm

Branch


Seeley Lake

Date


12/9/21

Meal Location


Bank Lobby

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


9:30am - 3:00pm

Branch


Granite Falls

Date


12/10/21

Meal Location


The Rock

Meal Time


11:00am - 1:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

Branch


Lincoln

Date


12/10/21

Meal Location


Bank Lobby

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

Branch


Murdock

Date


12/10/21

Meal Location


Bank Lobby

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 4:00pm

Branch


Echo

Date


12/14/21

Meal Location


Echo Community Center

Meal Time


11:00am - 1:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

Branch


Great Falls

Date


12/16/21

Meal Location


Bank Lobby

Meal Time


11:00am - 2:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

Branch


Maynard

Date


12/16/21

Meal Location


Maynard Event Center

Meal Time


11:00am - 1:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

Branch


Clara City

Date


12/17/21

Meal Location


Bethany Reformed Church

Meal Time


11:00am - 1:00pm

Open House Time


9:00am - 3:00pm

2021 Holiday Closures

*Closing at Noon

Facilities and Upgrades

New Home of the Great Falls, Montana, Location Now Open

Great Falls Updated

Citizens Alliance Bank is thrilled to announce the opening of the newest branch location right here in Great Falls, located at 409 – 3rd Street NW. Led by Senior Vice President/MT Market Manager & Loan Officer and Great Falls native Ryan Fritz, we are a true community bank with local decision makers and employees. With an asset size in excess of $1 billion, we have resources available to take on large and sophisticated customers and projects, but are efficient enough to not sacrifice service and the individual customer relationship.

“Since opening a Loan Production Office in 2015, we have been proud to serve the Great Falls community. The positive response from our customers since opening resulted in a commitment to plant even deeper roots by investing in additional infrastructure and talented people. These investments will allow us to enhance our existing services while also providing opportunities to grow with our customer base and network. We are thrilled to bring our service focused culture to this great community our staff has called home for so long. We have so much gratitude for the many folks who contributed to and supported the project and look forward to showing our appreciation by providing great customer experiences and supporting our community for many years to come.” said Ryan Fritz, Senior Vice President/MT Market Manager & Loan Officer.

Chartered in 1902, Citizens Alliance Bank has proudly served its Minnesota customers in ten communities while expanding its footprint to Montana in 1998 after acquiring First Valley Bank in Seeley Lake. The Bank subsequently acquired First Bank of Lincoln in 2013 and then opened its first Loan Production Office in Great Falls in 2017, which was converted into a full-service branch in 2018.

The newest full-service branch facility in Great Falls, located on the West Bank Landing, along the Missouri River, is a three-story 18,000-square-foot building. It will also offer a 24/7 depository ATM and an electric car charging station. The Bank will occupy the first and second floors, leaving lease space available on the third story.

“Our commitment to Montana and our customers has really been a success-story for Citizens Alliance Bank. We believe our relationship-style of banking has resonated perfectly with what our customers want from their bank, which is why we have been able to develop so many wonderful relationships in the communities we serve. We strive to be honest, straight-forward and provide financial products and services designed to match what our customer needs.” said Bank President, Chad Forkrud.

Citizens Alliance Bank is a trusted, secure, and independent bank that is always customer driven and community focused. By opening a new full-service location, it is our pleasure to provide banking services that meet the growing needs of our customers. We are committed to making Great Falls a great place. These are not just words to us; they are a guiding philosophy because we are dedicated to serving our communities.

Newsletters

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What's New

Congratulations Kari Wensauer

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Kari Wensauer joined Citizens Alliance Bank in October of 2014 in the Clara City, Minnesota, location as a Compliance Assistant and then later transitioned into the Compliance Lead role. In that role, she reviewed various reports for transaction monitoring according to applicable regulations and also assisted the Compliance Department wherever there was a need. As she transitions into this new role as Compliance Manager, she will be overseeing the Compliance Department to continue with implementing regulation and procedure updates according to Federal and State banking laws and regulations. She is looking forward to collaborating with each department in her new role.

Wensauer grew up on her family’s farm near Vesta, Minnesota, where her family still actively farms. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from South Dakota State University back in 2011.

Wensauer resides near Sacred Heart, Minnesota, with her husband, Brandon, and their son, Lucas. In her free time, she enjoys all things outside, especially ranger rides to the river bottom, spending time with family and friends, and trying new recipes whether grilling or baking.

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.


Congratulations Angie Kasella

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Angie Kasella joined Citizens Alliance Bank in July of 2015 in the Clara City, Minnesota, location as the Compliance Supervisor and then later transitioned into the Vice President/Compliance Manager role. In her role, she oversaw the Compliance Department to ensure Citizens Alliance Bank complied with Federal and State banking laws and regulations. As she transitions into this new role as Senior Vice President/Senior Operations Manager, she will be responsible for the leadership and management of Operations Support across all branch locations.

Kasella has been in banking for over 11 years where she had prior experience as a Store Manager, Service Manager, Personal Banker, and Teller. Kasella graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in money, banking, and investments.

Kasella resides in Clara City with her husband, Mark, and their two children, Addison and Ellery. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, playing sports, making puzzles, and spending time with her friends and family.

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.


Congratulations Karissa Fettig

Congratulations Karissa Fettig

Karissa Fettig joined Citizens Alliance Bank in December of 2020 in the Granite Falls, Minnesota, location as a Loan Officer. In that role, she managed customer relationships, prospecting, and developing new business relationships in Granite Falls and the surrounding communities. As she transitions into her new role as Market Manager & Loan Officer, she will be responsible for continuing to develop new business relationships and promote bank services as well as provide support for the branch employees.

Fettig graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minnesota, with a degree in Agricultural Business. She brings over ten years of banking experience with a primary focus on ag lending from her prior work experience at Bremer Bank and Farm Credit Services. Fettig brings her experience in working with young beginning farmers, utilization of Farm Service Agency products, and rural home financing to Citizens Alliance Bank.

Fettig grew up near Cosmos, Minnesota. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Nate, and their children, Nolan and Nora.

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.


Congratulations Blake Hagen

Congratulations Blake Hagen

Blake Hagen joined Citizens Alliance Bank in April of 2019 in the Lake Lillian, Minnesota, location as a Credit Analyst. In that role, he reviewed and underwrote agricultural and commercial finance packages while working closely with lenders to maintain and develop business relationships. As he transitions into his new role as Loan Officer, he will be responsible for managing and cultivating consumer, agricultural, and commercial relationships. He is looking forward to continuing to serve Lake Lillian and the surrounding communities in a new capacity.

Hagen came to Citizens Alliance Bank after graduating from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics. He was raised near Sunburg, Minnesota, where his family farmed and still does to this day.

Hagen resides in the Sunburg area with his wife Tracy whom he married back in 2019. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, farming with his family and hanging out with his friends.

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.


Open a New Deposit Account

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It has never been easier to bank with us! Open an account today so your money can be one click away.

OPEN A NEW DEPOSIT ACCOUNT

Online account opening only applies to Consumer Checking and Consumer Savings products.


24/7 Depository ATM Now Available

24/7 Depository ATM

Citizens Alliance Bank is excited to announce that the 24/7 depository ATM is now available in Montevideo, Minnesota. The ATM is located within the Two Rivers Cabinet & Furniture building at 403 S 1st Street, Suite 100.

For a full tutorial on how to access and use the ATM, click here.


New Visa® Credit Card Features

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We are excited to announce that our Visa® Credit Card has new features, which include the following:

  • Mobile App
  • Tokenization (ApplePay, SamsungPay, GooglePay)
  • Contactless Card (Tap to Pay)
  • Consumer Cash Back (Reward Option)

If you currently do not have our Visa® Credit Card, you can apply online: CLICK HERE

Please call (320)847-1504 or email visacredit@citizensalliancebank.com with any questions that you may have.