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Protect Your Business

When it comes to fraud, businesses are just as much a target as consumers.  Many companies have sensitive personal information in their files (e.g. names, Social Security numbers, credit card, or other account data) identifying customers or employees.  This information is often used to fill orders, meet payroll, or perform other business functions.  If this data is stolen, it can lead to fraud, identity theft, or other concerns.
Security breach costs can go beyond the financial, and may include losing customer trust which undermines your businesses reputation, or even defending yourself against lawsuits.  Keeping private information safe is good business.  In this section, we provide suggestions to help you protect your business from fraud.

Business Security

The National Cyber Security Alliance has 5 steps to Better Business Cybersecurity Guide:

1. Identify

Take inventory of key technologies you use and know what information you need to rebuild your infrastructure from scratch.  Inventory is the key data you use and store and keep track of likely threats.

  • Document assets

  • Determine location

  • Locate all key data

2. Protect

3. Detect

4. Respond

5. Recover

This 5-step approach follows guidance from the "Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity."  For additional resources please visit:;;

Fraud Tips

• Office Security

  • Protect all accounting documents by locking away check stock, signature equipment, invoices and critical account information.

  • Monitor your employees.  Screen new hires carefully and train them accordingly.  Separate accounting responsibilities, making payables and receivables processing different work positions.

  • Monitor the movement of employees, vendors and contractors in and out of your offices.

• Account Security

• Card Security

• Losses

If you have any questions or concerns about the possibility of fraud, please contact your banker or customer service. Disclaimer of Legal, Tax, and/or Financial Advice

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Starion News

Starion promotes Steidl

Starion Bank has promoted Fargo banker Ashley Steidl. She now serves in the position of universal banker III, building new and maintaining existing customer relationships, opening personal and business accounts, processing personal loans and preparing related documents. In addition, she supervises the retail team at the South University Drive branch.

Fri. Jun 22 3:06 PM

Sustainability in action

The power generation from this array of panels is expected to be about 50% of the power for the building over a 12-month period, reducing the building’s carbon footprint by 40%. The panels are optimized so that if one goes out the others will continue to function. In addition, on days the bank is closed, depending on the weather, it may produce some electricity that will go back into the grid.

Wed. Jun 20 2:06 PM

Starion Bank awards scholarships

Starion Bank awarded the Starion Community All-Star Scholarships to area high school seniors Hailey Casavant, Amaya Grant and Max Henry.

Mon. Jun 18 9:06 PM

Starion Bank awards scholarships to Kelly, Roney

Starion Bank awarded scholarships to Oakes High School seniors Jordyn Kelly and Taylor Roney. Each will receive $500 to help in her pursuit of higher education. Applications were evaluated on a variety of areas including leadership, community involvement, and future career goals and plans.

Fri. Jun 01 7:06 PM

Starion Bank presents Kindness Cash to Habitat for Humanity

Starion Bank presented Habitat for Humanity of Dane County with a $250 Kindness Cash donation. In celebration of National Community Banking Month, Starion Bank accepted nominations of charities at its branches in Middleton, Monona and Sun Prairie. Starion market president Brian Fisher and mortgage banker Denyse Stoneman presented a check to Habitat for Humanity representatives. “One of Starion’s core values is giving back to our communities and Kindness Cash is a fun way we can involve others in doing that,” says Fisher. “It is important that people have safe homes and Habitat for Humanity of Dane County helps people who are struggling to make necessary repairs and improvements. Starion is proud to help support their efforts.”

Thu. May 31 8:05 PM

Starion Bank promotes in Bismarck-Mandan

Starion Bank has promoted four employees in Bismarck-Mandan. Jennifer Dehnert has been promoted to compliance auditor I. She joined Starion in 2004 as a teller, was promoted to call center lead in 2005, bonds administrator in 2006 and compliance and audit analyst in 2010. In her new role, Dehnert ensures bank compliance with laws, regulations and bank policies and procedures, and ensures effective internal controls and reporting. Dehnert earned a bachelor’s degree in English and French education from North Dakota State University. Landon Feil has been promoted to business banking officer, vice president. Feil joined Starion in 2012 as a credit analyst. In 2014 he was promoted to business banking officer and to assistant vice president the next year. With the recent promotion, Feil has additional responsibilities for maintaining customer relationships and loan portfolios, and will continue developing new customer relationships. A Mandan native, Feil has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of North Dakota and is a graduate of the Leadership Bismarck-Mandan program. Heidi Wahl-McDonald has been promoted to mortgage operations manager, vice president. She joined Starion in 1999 as a loan operations specialist and was promoted to mortgage operations manager, assistant vice president, in 2010. In her new role, Wahl-McDonald supervises mortgage operations services and is responsible for maintaining effective mortgage operations and underwriting policies and procedures. Wahl-McDonald earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minnesota State University – Moorhead. Robin Thorstenson has been promoted to talent and organizational development consultant II, assistant vice president. She joined Starion in 2013 as a training coordinator and was promoted to talent and organizational development consultant II in 2017. Thorstenson creates and executes strategies that facilitate team productivity and performance, and supports and delivers talent development through onboarding plans and training. Thorstenson earned an MBA from the University of St. Thomas and is a graduate of the Dakota School of Banking and Bismarck-Mandan Leadership program. Dehnert, Feil and Wahl-McDonald are at the Mandan branch and Thorstenson is at the Bismarck branch on S. Washington Street.

Tue. May 29 8:05 PM

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