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.
Standing up against hunger
From North Dakota to Wisconsin, we have been doing our part to put an end to hunger during Hunger Action Month. In Bismarck-Mandan, Starion employees gathered together to feed 467 individuals a meal at Trinity Lutheran Church’s event, The Banquet. It’s an opportunity to provide a meal, conversation and a sense of community for many.
Fri. Sep 22 3:09 PM
Starion Bank hires in Oakes
Starion Bank has hired Melissa Johnson, Lyneé English and Laura Gamon in Oakes.
Thu. Sep 07 9:09 PM
Starion Bank promotes four
Starion Bank has promoted four individuals in Bismarck. Nagoshia Gangl has been promoted to human resources generalist, focusing on talent acquisition, supervisor support and employee relations. She joined Starion in August 2009 as a teller and was promoted twice, first to customer service representative and then to teller supervisor. Gangl joined the human resources team in September 2014 after earning a bachelor’s degree in human resources management from Dickinson State University.
Thu. Aug 31 8:08 PM
Starion Bank participates in Day of Caring
More than 1,000 individuals joined together to participate in the Missouri Slope Areawide United Way’s Day of Caring this August. This year, Starion team members came together to support the Great Plains Food Bank – an organization Starion supports – by packing 11,887 meals for senior citizens. All of the positions to participate filled up so quickly that some Starion employees volunteered with other organizations, such as the Bismarck Cancer Center and the Missouri Valley Family YMCA.
Wed. Aug 30 2:08 PM
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