Returning to our roots
Being a good member of the community includes being cognizant of the effects we are having on the planet. The integration of sustainability principles is part of the Starion Bank corporate philosophy. We are working toward a more sustainable, eco-friendly future with a number of initiatives to save energy, water and money. We're accomplishing this mission in several ways.
Native grasses project
We’ve been changing from regular lawns to landscaping that includes native prairie grasses and flowers adapted to our climate and soil. This approach requires less irrigation and resources to maintain, while providing increased plant and animal habitat. It also adds beauty to the area around the offices, a major amenity for building occupants. And besides helping us be a greener company, it reminds us of our heritage.
Saving paper and reducing energy costs
In addition to the native prairie grasses, all Starion branches have a focus on energy conservation. We use automatic lights that conserve energy by shutting off when employees aren’t present, and we install geothermal heating and cooling systems in our new construction.
Starion’s Fargo Urban Plains office has one of the first living roofs in the Fargo-Moorhead region. This 3,000-square-foot roof uses soil and vegetation to insulate and reduce energy usage up to 20%, and:
- Reduces the amount of storm water discharged into storm sewers, lowering flood risks
- Absorbs pollutants, including greenhouse gases
- Reduces the “heat island” effect, where concrete and other heat-absorbing materials can increase temperatures
How can you get involved?
At Starion Bank, we have introduced many products and services that are more convenient for you and are more eco-friendly.
- Our free eStatements are a secure option that allows customers to receive electronic account statements rather than paper statements.
- You can further reduce paper waste by choosing to pay bills through Mobile and Online Banking with Bill Pay, or sending and receiving money through Popmoney.
- Additionally, we offer online mortgage applications, allowing customers to get prequalified in the comfort of their own home.
Strebe completes executive training
Starion Bank President Arnie Strebe has graduated from the Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI), a rigorous 19-month leadership development program for up-and-coming executive officers of community banks. It is a program of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC).
Tue. Nov 20 8:11 PM
Starion donates turkeys
Starion Insurance donated 22 turkeys to the Bismarck Emergency Food Pantry, just in time for Thanksgiving.
Tue. Nov 20 3:11 PM
Starion Bank promotes Mothershead
Starion Bank has promoted Barbara Mothershead to business banking officer at the bank’s Rolla location. In this position, she partners with business and agriculture customers to find proper financing, leasing and other banking products to fit their needs. Mothershead maintains customer relationships and loan portfolios as well as develops new customer relationships.
Tue. Nov 13 4:11 PM
Local banks collect items for emergency food pantry
October 16 is World Food Day which was perfect timing for delivering items from the fifth annual “Banking for the Food Bank.” A total of 62,057 items were collected, exceeding last year’s collection by nearly 17,000 items.
Wed. Oct 17 2:10 PM
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