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Dreaming of Recreational or Hunting Property?

Have you dreamed of owning recreational or hunting property?

Many people buy recreational land to enjoy hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, or ATV-riding on the privacy of their own property. Owning recreational land can give you a unique opportunity to escape the pace of daily living and provide you with a chance to enjoy the many benefits of being out in nature. 

Others buy recreational land as an investment. Unlike other investments, land offers the additional benefit of using and enjoying it while you own it. Can you camp on a stock certificate or roast marshmallows on your mutual fund? We don’t think so!

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Two Questions to Ask When Considering a Business Expansion Loan

Expanding your small business can help ensure you stay competitive and in business. Recent research found that 82 percent of small businesses fail due to lack of capital (cash flow), and 55 percent of small business owners cite cash flow as the number one challenge to growing their businesses.

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3 Terrific Last-Minute Family Vacation Ideas On a Budget

Summer is almost here and many people are ready to get out and enjoy a relaxing summer vacation this year. If you haven’t planned a trip yet, we’ve got some last-minute family vacation ideas that can fit many budgets.

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Convenient Business Services for Every Business Owner

At First Independent Bank, we focus on providing the very best tools and resources to our members. Whether you're exploring options or expanding your business operations, our suite of business loans, financial services, and professional expertise can help your small business reach its goals. 

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Three Fun Things You Can Do with a Recreational Loan

If you’re ready to plan your next adventure, we’d like to help! At First Independent Bank, we have helped countless people enjoy their leisure time by providing recreational loans. Our recreational loans are designed to help you and your family get the most of your time off without “breaking the bank.”

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Does Your Child Need a Savings Account?

Opening a savings account for your child is one of the best ways to introduce them to the concept of saving at an early age. It’s a skill they will use throughout their life, so teaching them about money and financial literacy at an early age has many benefits.

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Have You “Herd” About Our Livestock Lending Program?

Livestock is an integral part of the Minnesota agricultural economy. Hogs are Minnesota’s top-producing livestock commodity, we are second in the nation for the number of bison producers, and we lead the nation in turkey production. (Source)

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Three Powerful Benefits of Working with a Local Bank

At First Independent Bank, you may know our tagline, “Big Enough to Know Business. Small Enough to Know You.” But what do we mean by that, exactly? To us, it speaks to the many benefits of working with a local community bank. Here’s how those benefits translate for our customers.

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Budgeting Ideas for the New Year

We’re still fresh into the new year, and if you’re like many people, you have some financial goals. One financial goal that many people start with in the new year is to create and stick to a budget. Budgeting can help you achieve the goals you’re working toward. It’s getting out of debt, saving for retirement, or just trying to keep your grocery bill from getting out of hand. Budgets can help you reign in your spending and gain control of your financial life.

Here are a few tips for budgeting if you’re just getting started this year:

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First Independent Bank Elects New President

After 38 years, on January 27th, 2021 the Board of First Independent Bank elected as President someone other than Duke Pogatchnik.

Bruce Pogatchnik was named as the new Bank President. Bruce Pogatchnik joined the First Independent Bank Board in 1990 and has currently been serving as Vice-President / Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. Bruce Pogatchnik served as President/CEO of Northview Bank from 1987-2017.  Duke Pogatchnik prepared for the stability of the Bank in the event of his untimely passing with succession plans and replacement candidates identified.  

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