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2021 Holiday Closures

*Closing at Noon

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

Women in Construction – Great Falls, Montana

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Janet pointing to wall

Exciting things are happening at the construction site of Citizens Alliance Bank’s new building in Great Falls, Montana!

Recently, a group of ladies from the Montana Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) were given a tour of our upcoming facility by Janet Forstrom and David Smith (Sletten Construction).

This 17,500 square foot, 3 story building project on the banks of the beautiful and historic (Lewis and Clark Expedition) Missouri River was very intriguing to the group for several reasons. Due to the specific soil conditions, a mat slab foundation was used and has concrete that is 2 feet thick on the entire main floor of the building. The building has a geothermal heating and cooling system that consists of 14 wells that are each dug 405 feet into the ground. The wells will draw out the earth’s constant temperature to heat and cool the building. The bank’s building in Clara City and Howard Lake, Minnesota, also use geothermal. The main sidewalks to the building are heated, and the exterior of the building has a variety of different textures including stone, brick, flat metals and metal siding. Truly a unique building in design and construction.

For the past 25+ years, Janet Forstrom has been designing and overseeing construction of all Citizens Alliance Bank’s new buildings and renovations.

Sletten Construction is based in Great Falls and is the general contractor for this project. Anticipated completion is late summer 2021.

Great Falls, Montana

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

Great Falls Elevation 2 - East

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

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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What's New

East Annex Open House

East Annex Open House Invite

Join us for our East Annex Open House, Friday, July 9 in Clara City, Minnesota!

Tours of the building will be given from 8:00am-5:00pm, along with a complimentary BBQ being served from 11:00am-2:00pm.

The Prairie Fest Ambassadors and Candidates will also be serving root beer floats from 11:00am-2:00pm!

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.