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Citizens Alliance Agency

Citizens Alliance Agency to Acquire Saue Insurance Agency

As of August 21, 2020, Citizens Alliance Agency has entered into a Letter of Intent Agreement to acquire and merge with the Saue Insurance Agency of Montevideo, Minnesota. Saue Insurance Agency has been a long-time, successful and highly respected full line, independent insurance agency based in Montevideo. Saue Insurance Agency and its employees will be merged into Citizens Alliance Agency and thereby become part of the Citizens Alliance Bank franchise. Upon successful completion of due diligence and negotiation of final terms and conditions of the acquisition, the closing on the Saue Insurance Agency is anticipated to occur on or around October 1, 2020.

Citizens Alliance Agency offers property and casualty, life and health, as well as crop insurance coverage. Citizens Alliance Agency will be leveraging the footprint of Citizens Alliance Bank’s existing 12 branch offices located in West-Central Minnesota and Western Montana, thereby bringing the proven sales team of Citizens Alliance Agency into the market areas of the Bank.

President Kyle Goeman commented that “Citizens Alliance Agency is excited to have Agent, Tom Saue join our team with his knowledge and expertise in the insurance industry. All companies and carriers offered through Saue Insurance agency will merge into and become offerings with the Citizens Alliance Agency.”


Citizens Alliance Agency, Inc. Merges with Goeman Insurance Agency, LLC

Citizens Alliance Agency, Inc. (wholly owned subsidiary of Citizens Alliance Bank) is pleased to announce that they have completed the acquisition and legal merger with Goeman Insurance Agency, LLC, with locations in Clara City and Montevideo, Minnesota. The legal merger was completed effective with the end of business on Friday, July 31, 2020.

Goeman Insurance Agency, LLC is a successful and highly respected full line, independent insurance agency that has been under three generations of Goeman Family ownership beginning with William Goeman Sr. in 1953. Kyle Goeman will become President of Citizens Alliance Agency and be responsible for the day to day operations of the Agency including agent recruitment and training, sales and customer development and customer service support in addition to leading Citizens Alliance Agency’s future strategic acquisitions. Citizens Alliance Agency’s operations will largely be out of the previous Goeman Insurance Agency buildings in Clara City and Montevideo.

John Gill, President/COO of Citizens Alliance Bank commented that “The key drivers underlying the transaction and bringing these companies together were the cultural and corporate value similarities between the two organizations. The entities are multi-generational, family owned businesses rooted in small communities with deep owner and staff commitment to earning and preserving customer respect and loyalty, providing impeccable customer service and reinvesting in our communities.”

Citizens Alliance Agency will continue to offer property and casualty, life and health, as well as crop insurance coverage. Citizens Alliance Agency will be leveraging the footprint of Citizens Alliance Bank’s existing 12 branch offices located in West-Central Minnesota and Western Montana, thereby bringing the proven sales team of Citizens Alliance Agency into the market areas of the Bank.

Kyle Goeman was quoted as saying, “This acquisition allows us a great opportunity to expand our existing footprint and customer reach within communities that we know very well. The employees, office location and commitment to the Clara City and Montevideo customers and surrounding community will not change. Customers will continue to experience the benefits of working with a local independent agent, with local decision-making authority and deeply committed to the success and future of their customers and businesses. We want to welcome the former Goeman Agency customers and employees to Citizens Alliance Agency and we look forward to continuing to provide exemplary customer service and a much broader product and service offering which includes leading-edge digital technologies that customers need and desire!”

Citizens Alliance Agency will retain the tagline of Goeman Insurance Agency, “Where Every Policy Comes With An Agent!”.

Citizens Alliance Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Forstrom Bancorporation Inc. which in turn is owned by the Forstrom Brothers. Forstrom Bancorporation has consolidated assets of approximately $925 million. Together Citizens Alliance Bank and Citizens Alliance Agency will employ approximately 175 people in 13 communities throughout West-Central Minnesota and Western Montana.

New Facilities & Upgrades

East Annex Building – Clara City, MN

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South Elevation – New Building
Citizens Alliance Bank, Clara City, MN

The Clara City, Minnesota branch has expanded its footprint with an additional administrative building. The East Annex Building is a two story, 12,000 square foot building that will house 30 administrative employees. Construction was completed in July 2020 and the landscaping is scheduled to conclude by Fall 2020.


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.


Lincoln, MT

Lincoln South Elevation

South Elevation – New Addition
Citizens Alliance Bank, Lincoln, MT

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Northwest Elevation
Citizens Alliance Bank, Lincoln, MT

The Lincoln, Montana branch is expanding its footprint by approximately 2,100 square feet to accommodate four additional offices, storage, mechanical and other amenities to help support our growing business. Completion of the Lincoln addition including landscaping is set for Fall 2020.

What's New

Debit Card Management at Your Fingertips

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Banking with Citizens Alliance Bank just got easier as you now have the ability to manage your Visa® Debit Card right in Digital Banking. These new features include disputing transactions, requesting temporary limit increases, reporting a lost or stolen card, changing your Personal Identification Number (PIN), turning your card on and off, applying traveling notifications and managing card alerts.


Introducing Samantha Sweat

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Samantha Sweat recently joined Citizens Alliance Bank in our Howard Lake, Minnesota location as an Operations Lead. Sweat brings over 15 years of financial experience with a primary focus in operations. Sweat is originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, and is married to a United States Army non-commissioned officer. Sweat and her family have moved several times around the United States, because of this, Sweat has held a variety of positions in different bank environments.

Sweat’s husband is retiring from the Army next year and their family plans on planting their roots after purchasing a home in Delano. Sweat and her family spend their summers at a resort on Limestone Lake camping where they love to fish, boating and enjoying the sunshine.

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.


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