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.
Heydt graduates from GSBC
Steve Heydt, retail banking, vice president, at Starion Bank
Mon. Aug 06 9:08 PM
Starion hires Musland
Starion Bank has hired Cody Musland as business banking officer, vice president, at the bank’s Ellendale branch. In this position, he partners with business and agriculture customers find proper financing, leasing and other banking products to fit their needs. Musland maintains customer relationships and loan portfolios as well as develops new customer relationships.
Fri. Jul 27 8:07 PM
Starion Bank awards scholarships
Starion Bank has awarded scholarships to Taylor Helgeson, Shelby Musland and Makenzie Wertz. The scholarship competition was open to children of Starion employees who will be attending a college, university, community college or technical school for the 2018-2019 school year.
Thu. Jul 26 8:07 PM
Starion Bank hires Stoneman
Starion Bank has hired Denyse Stoneman as a mortgage banking officer in Sun Prairie. As a mortgage banker, Stoneman works with customers to finance new home purchases, refinancing, new construction and other home loans. She works with customers to identify the appropriate mortgages to fit individual needs, guiding customers from the qualifying process through closing. Stoneman has been in the mortgage industry for 17 years. She studied business management at University of Wisconsin–Stout and is involved in a variety of professional organizations including the Business and Professional Women, Madison Area Builders Association and other mortgage-related groups.
Mon. Jun 25 6:06 PM
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