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.
Zinke graduates from banking school
Doug Zinke, business banking officer-vice president, at Starion Bank in Bismarck recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). Zinke graduated with honors, a special designation for students in the top 10 percent of their class.
Wed. Aug 16 6:08 PM
Starion promotes Petersen
Starion Bank has promoted SaraLi Petersen in Ellendale. Petersen has been promoted to universal banker. In this role, she helps customers with new accounts, provides customer service on deposit transactions and continues working in the teller line. Petersen, who graduated from Trinity Bible College and has several years of customer service experience, joined Starion in May 2016 as a teller.
Tue. Jul 25 9:07 PM
Starion Bank named Top 10 Young Professional Workplace
Starion Bank was presented with a Top 10 Young Professional Workplaces award by the Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network.
Wed. Jun 28 2:06 PM
Starion Bank cuts ribbon on new branch
On Tuesday, June 20, Starion Bank and the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors officially cut the ribbon on the bank’s newest branch located at 350 South Grand Avenue.
Tue. Jun 27 4:06 PM
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