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.
Starion Bank pledges to Metigoshe Ministries
Starion Bank has committed to donating $25,000 over five years to Metigoshe Ministries as part of the Ensure the Adventure Campaign.
Tue. Mar 20 9:03 PM
Starion Bank hires Bruhn in Oakes
Starion Bank has hired Anthony Bruhn as a business banking officer in Oakes. In this position, he helps business and agriculture customers find proper financing, leasing and other banking products to fit their needs. Bruhn earned a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in accounting and criminal justice. He has more than five years banking experience including as a risk analyst and in underwriting, as well as almost two years at an accounting firm as a compliance associate for financial institutions.
Wed. Feb 28 5:02 PM
Starion Bank promotes in Bismarck-Mandan
Starion Bank has promoted Lee Weisbeck, Dave Rogstad and Todd Neurohr. Weisbeck has been promoted to market president for Bismarck-Mandan. He works from both the downtown Bismarck and Mandan branches, and will continue to serve as a member of the bank’s management and leadership committees. Weisbeck began his career with Starion in 2007 as a business banking officer. He was promoted to assistant vice president of business banking in 2009, vice president of business banking in 2011 and named Mandan market president in 2015. Weisbeck holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mary, and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado and the Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Bismarck-Mandan program.
Fri. Feb 23 3:02 PM
Starion installs historic map plates
Starion Bank recently installed three map engraving plates from the late 1800s.
Thu. Feb 22 3:02 PM
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