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A tradition of community support

Giving our resources 

At Starion Bank, we’re proud to say we’re a supercommunity bank. That means more than just being a local bank: It means having a strong commitment to community support and taking responsibility for its success.

Starion is fortunate to be able to give back monetarily to our communities. We’ve donated millions of dollars to charities and local organizations in North Dakota and Wisconsin. Last year, major donations were given to local groups ranging from arts organizations to chambers of commerce, scholarship programs to hunger relief. We’ve also supported many large community development projects, including the recent Starion Sports Complex in Mandan, N.D.

“Giving back to the community is a core value of Starion Bank,” said Craig Larson, Starion Bank CEO and Chairman of the Board. “These organizations 18 19 help make the community strong and vibrant. Starion is proud to support so many groups that share our mission to build a better community.”

Sharing our time

Another big way we give back is through our staff’s interest in giving their time to local organizations. During work time or off time, we are very supportive of our employees’ efforts to make a difference in their community. Whether volunteering for Starion community events, holding office on a city council, getting involved in local organizations or coordinating fundraisers, many of our employees are passionate about donating their time and do so in many ways.

“As a community bank, we believe it’s important to support our employees and their volunteer efforts,” said Larson. “It’s an honor to work with individuals who care so much about making the


Serving up support

We had the honor of planning, preparing and serving spaghetti dinner for 70 members at Gilda&rsqu... Read more

United in giving

Starion Bank has been happy to be involved in fundraising efforts for the United Way. In Bismarck... Read more

Starion scores big

Starion Bank is proud to have the naming rights of Mandan’s new Starion Sports Complex for ... Read more

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Starion News

Starion promotes Wickham

Starion Bank has promoted Mike Wickham to business banking officer, vice president, at the bank's Urban Plains location on South 45th Street in Fargo. Joining Starion in 2008 as a retail branch manager, Wickham became part of the business banking team in 2014. With the recent promotion, he has additional responsibilities for maintaining customer relationships and loan portfolios, and will continue developing new customer relationships. Wickham has 15 years of experience in the banking industry. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Dakota State University and an MBA from the University of Mary. In the community, Wickham is a board member for Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest and volunteers for the United Way of Cass-Clay.

Thu. May 17 9:05 PM

Starion purchases naming rights to softball field

Starion Bank has purchased the 15-year naming rights to a softball field at the Sanford Sports Complex, a Bismarck Public School District (BPS) athletic complex. Representatives from Starion Bank presented the $175,000 check to BPS at a Legacy High School vs Century High School girls softball game. “From the very beginning, Starion Bank has been community focused. We believe in giving back to the community and being a good team member,” said Starion president, Arnie Strebe. “Part of building a strong community is supporting our youth and helping them understand the importance of giving back to our community.” The Starion Bank Softball Field and Sanford Sport Complex are located in northeast Bismarck, west of Legacy High School. The athletic complex features football fields, a soccer field, baseball diamonds, a track, tennis courts and softball diamonds.

Wed. May 09 8:05 PM

Starion Bank awards FFA scholarship

Elliott Hayen, a senior at Sargent Central High School, was awarded the Starion Bank FFA scholarship at the FFA banquet on April 15. Anthony Bruhn, Starion business banking officer in Oakes, presented the award. Hayen, the son of Michael and LaJuana Hayen of Cogswell, plans to attend Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown, S.D., studying agriculture production. His long-term goal is to return to the Cogswell area and continue expanding his farming and ranching operation. During Hayen’s high school career, he took classes at the Southeast Region Career and Technology Center and has been active in a variety of school organizations including Environthon, FFA and National Honor Society. He serves as senior class president and is on student council. In addition, Hayen is a volunteer firefighter.

Fri. Apr 20 9:04 PM

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