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Citizens Alliance Agency

Citizens Alliance Agency is Moving

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Citizens Alliance Agency Building

Kyle Goeman, President of Citizens Alliance Agency recently announced that the agency will be moving to the North Annex building of Citizens Alliance Bank located at 140 – 1st Avenue NW, Suite 1, Clara City, Minnesota, effective Monday, April 12, 2021. The need for the move is the result of severe roof damage that was caused by the blizzard and windstorm that occurred on December 23, 2020. Goeman stated, “The spring thaw has revealed very significant damage to the roof of the east Citizens Alliance Agency building. The damage from the storm was so significant that there was no other option to repair it other than to completely replace the roof. Unfortunately, the cost to replace the roof just is not justifiable given the age of the building, its design, and other repairs that will need to occur in the not-so-distant future. The original plan was to have the agency continue to occupy its current location for the foreseeable future and if they eventually outgrew their space, the agency would assess its options at that time. Unfortunately, mother nature had other plans.”

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North Annex Building

The North Annex is located just North of the Bank and is connected to CCM Health – Clara City. Customers will be able to access the agency by entering through the west doors that will be open during normal business hours. Citizens Alliance Bank, Interim President, Chad Forkrud stated, “Although you do not wish for this kind of events, we were fortunate in that the recent addition of our East Annex Administrative building provided us with enough combined unused space to make room for our Agency Team Members by relocating some bank personnel.” It is expected that Citizens Alliance Agency will be located at the North Annex for a minimum of 18-24 months. After the move by Citizens Alliance Agency to the North Annex has been completed, the process of tearing down both of the current Citizens Alliance Agency buildings will begin.

Facilities & Upgrades

Great Falls, MT

Great Falls Elevation 1 - South West

Southwest Elevation – New Building
Citizens Alliance Bank, Great Falls, MT

Great Falls Elevation 2 - East

East Elevation – New Building
Citizens Alliance Bank, Great Falls, MT

Citizens Alliance Bank is excited to announce the groundbreaking for the construction of our newest full-service branch facility located in the West Bank Landing Development in Great Falls, Montana. The three-story, 18,000 square foot office facility was designed by LPW Architecture and the general contractor leading the project is Sletten Construction, Inc. The plan is for Citizens Alliance Bank to occupy the first floor and a portion of the second floor, with the remaining space on the second floor and the entire third floor available for tenant lease availability. This building site represents prime office space with beautiful views of the Missouri River. Please contact Ryan Fritz, Montana Market Manager, at (406)403-7462 regarding any interest in tenant lease availability. Construction and landscaping are scheduled to conclude by October 31, 2021.

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Chad Forkrud Named President

Chad Forkrud Press Release

Philip R. Forstrom, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Citizens Alliance Bank has announced that Chad Forkrud has been installed as the Bank’s next president. The Board of Directors accepted Chad’s application at a meeting held on March 25, 2021. Chad has been acting as interim president after the unfortunate passing of the Bank’s previous President, John T. Gill.

The Board of Directors places its confidence in Chad because he understands the culture of the Bank, displays great interpersonal skills, understands credit risk, and knows the independent community banking customer service model.

Chad began his career at Citizens Alliance Bank on November 1, 1995. Chad’s most recent permanent position at the Bank was Chief Lending Officer, where he was responsible for managing the lending departments of both our Montana and Minnesota credit markets.

Chad is a 1991 graduate of Holy Angels High School in Richfield, Minnesota, a 1995 Graduate of St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota, and a member of the 2016 class of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Chad lives north of Clara City, Minnesota with his wife Carol. He enjoys hunting, fishing, time at the lake and traveling to new places. Chad is the son of Dorothy Forkrud of Clara City and the late Gerald Forkrud.


Welcome Samantha Beckman

Samantha Beckman Press Release

Samantha Beckman recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Clara City, Minnesota location as a Human Resource Manager. In this role, she will be responsible for helping with the full suite of HR activities: hiring, onboarding, payroll, benefits administration, and maintenance/creation of policies and procedures.

Beckman graduated from Carlson School of Business (part of the University of MN – Twin Cities) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, minoring in International Business with an emphasis in Management. She brings over ten years of Human Resource experience from previous employment, most recently for the City of Willmar as their Human Resources Director. Beckman brings extensive knowledge to Citizens Alliance Bank as she has worked in private, public and the non-profit sector.

Beckman now resides just outside of Willmar, Minnesota, with her husband Brant, 4-year-old daughter, Maclynn, cat, Norm and dog, Indiana Jones. Beckman and her husband are also expecting a son or daughter in September. With her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling (the farther away the better), hiking and playing volleyball. Beckman also enjoys spending time with her family, playing games, baking and having movie nights together!

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 programs.


Welcome Austin Hoehne

Austin Hoehne Press Release

Austin Hoehne recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in the Clara City, Minnesota location as a Commercial Ag Loan Officer. In this role, he will be responsible for managing agricultural and commercial customer relationships as well as prospecting and developing new business relationships in Clara City and the surrounding communities.

Hoehne graduated from South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Economics, minoring in Ag Business and Accounting. Hoehne brings over five years of banking experience from previously working at Minnwest Bank in Montevideo where he began as an analyst and eventually worked his way into a lending role. He brings extensive knowledge to Citizens Alliance Bank in terms of utilization of Small Business Administration, Farmer Mac, ServCo Management (secondary market servicing company) and Farm Service Agency.

Hoehne was raised in Montevideo, Minnesota and after completion of college, moved back to Montevideo to begin his career in banking. He and his significant other, Heather, reside in Montevideo along with Heather’s three kids, Soren, Maren and Gillian. With their free time they enjoy the outdoors, traveling, snowmobiling, and doing CrossFit.

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 programs.


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.