31st Annual Toys for Tots Drive
The 31st Anual Toys for Tots drive was a huge success thanks to the generosity of so many! The amount of toys and cash received was more than was ever collected before. The toys and cash received stayed right here in Meeker County! Distribution of toys and cash was done through United Community Action Partnership.
Winter Gear Drive ~ A Huge Success
THANK YOU to all who contributed to our first "Winter Gear Drive". Over 80 coats and 16 pairs of snowpants plus numerous hats, mittens, scarves, boots and long underwear were donated durng the drive. The first day United Community Action Partnership had the items they were handing some out. Your help in keeping our local kids warm over the winter months is appreciated.
Center Bank Helps Over 150 Businesses With Paycheck Protection Program Loans!
Since the Paycheck Protection Program's (PPP) launch in early April, Center Bank approved $21,752,000 in desperately needed liquidity for over 150 local businesses disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many of its PPP loans went to new customers who could not otherwise access PPP funding through their large bank or credit union relationships. The bank's PPP loans to current and new customers preserved thousands of jobs for local workers. Small businesses are benefiting from Minnesota's strong community banking sector that has helped shore up their local economies.
Jim Lahl Joins Center National Bank
Jim Lahl has been appointed as Market President of the Bank's Plymouth office as well as Vice President of the Southwest Market.
In the banking industry since 2002, Lahl has years of experience in community banking. His focus has always been the western suburbs of Minneapolis and he's held roles in mortgage, commercial lending, management and was most recently Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending for Old National Bank (formerly Klein Bank).
"I chose to work at Center National Bank because they're very true to their community bank values. They have all the offerings of the big banks but still have that small-bank personal touch--you can still pick up the phone and talk directly with your banker. As a local community bank, Center National Bank can really target what customers want and build relationships with them. That's how I like to do banking."