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Press Releases from Americana Community Bank (27 total)

More Than $2500 Donated to Help Hurricane Victims

Chanhassen, MN — Americana Community Bank (ACB) has a strong history of supporting the communities in which they’re located, both financially and with employee volunteers. With the Hurricane Sandy disaster on the east coast of the US, their generosity, along with that of their customers and employees, expanded its borders. On Nov 28, ACB President, Adam Dittrich, and ACB Sleepy Eye Senior Vice President, Brad Mathiowetz, presented Sandy Radloff, of

Americana Community Bank Offers Tips to Small Businesses for Combating Fraud

SLEEPY EYE, MN – Cybercriminals are increasingly targeting small businesses to transfer funds from accounts and steal private information, a fraud referred to as “corporate account takeover.” Criminals use spoofed emails, malicious software and online social networks to obtain login credentials to businesses’ accounts, which they then use to make illicit transactions. “Small businesses are a growing target for account takeover,” said Adam Dittrich, President/CEO. “Yet, a strong partnership with Americana

Americana Community Bank Offers Tips During Low-Interest-Rate Periods

Chanhassen – With interest rates at record lows, consumers face a number of choices for managing their money. Whether they want to save, spend or invest, consumers are encouraged to consider their options and choose the strategies that best suit their particular financial circumstances. Americana Community Bank (ACB) offers the following tips for low-interest-rate periods: 1. Take advantage of the low rates. With interest rates at historic lows, it

Minnetonka Fire Department Offers Automated External Defibrillator Training at A …

Minnetonka – Americana Community Bank will host the public at a demonstration given by firefighters from the Minnetonka Fire Department. The “What-if” training session will demonstrate the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Awareness training, simple chest compression skills and hands-on training in the use of the AED will be shown. Bank customers, community members and the general public are invited to the bank lobby on Wednesday, June 20

Americana Community Bank Announces Innovative Tech Changes

Chanhassen, MN, Oct 1, 2011 – Americana Community Bank (ACB) will unveil their newest technological innovation, the Fidelity Information Systems (FIS) Online Banking System (eBank) on October 10, 2011. eBank, the newest version of online banking for FIS, has been described as “state of the art” and simple to use. “We’re looking forward to offering our customers the latest version of this highly convenient product,” said Adam Dittrich, Americana Community


(EDEN PRAIRIE, February 8, 2010) – The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) will welcome banking professionals from around the state to St. Paul on Tuesday, February 16, for the MBA Bank Day at the Capitol. The MBA holds the event annually to provide bankers an opportunity to hear legislative leaders speak about current industry and state issues, and meet with their elected officials. Natasha Schroeder, Executive Vice President, Compliance, Security and

Carol Hengel Celebrates 42 years at Americana Community Bank, Sleepy Eye

January 18, 2010 –– Americana Community Bank of Sleepy Eye is proud to announce that Carol Hengel of Sleepy Eye celebrated 42 years of service with the bank on January 15, 2010. At the time Hengel was hired, the bank was known as the State Bank of Sleepy Eye. The bank name was changed and the existing bank building was completed in 1985. Attached is a photo of ACB, Sleepy

Americana Community Bank Promotes Quast

(Medford, Minn., January 21, 2010)—Americana Community Bank (ACB) has promoted Brent Quast to Vice President-Business Banking Manager. Quast, with seven years banking experience, manages the ACB Medford branch. Specializing in business development, customer service, employee development and branch leadership, he most recently served as commercial lender for ACB Medford. “Brent is an outstanding addition to Americana Community Bank,” said Adam Dittrich, Americana Community Bank President and CEO. “His knowledge and


Americana Community Bank (ACB) acquired its second branch, in Medford, MN, from Norwest Bank in 1989. In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of that event, the bank invites all area residents to attend a barbecue on Wednesday, July 15 from 4pm until 7pm. Refreshments will be served and everyone will receive a gift. Attendees will include Bob Dittrich, bank owner and Chairman of the Board of Directors,

Americana Community Bank Announces Dittrch New President, CEO

Chanhassen, MN, May 1, 2009—Americana Community Bank (ACB) has announced the promotion of Adam Dittrich to the position of President/CEO. Dittrich, a native of New Ulm, MN and currently a Victoria, MN resident, will oversee all functions for the five branch community bank and serve on their Board of Directors. “We are glad that Adam has accepted the President/CEO position,” said Robert Dittrich, Americana Community Bank Chairman of the Board.

Minnetonka Community Bank Hosts Celebrate Generosity Open House

Americana Community Bank is inviting its current customers and area residents to its annual Celebrate Generosity Holiday Open House on Friday, November 21. In light of celebrating generosity, from November 14 to December 31, 2008, Americana Community Bank customers may recognize the good works of their favorite nonprofit organizations, which will then be prominently displayed in each bank lobby. Also to go along with the holiday theme of “Celebrate Generosity,”

Maple Grove Bank Hosts Annual Holiday Open House

Americana Community Bank,, is inviting its current customers and Maple Grove residents to its annual Celebrate Generosity Holiday Open House on Friday, November 14 from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Maple Grove branch, 9495 Black Oaks Lane North, Maple Grove, Minn. 55311. As part of Celebrate Generosity, from November 14 to December 31, 2008, Americana Community Bank customers may recognize the good works of their favorite nonprofit organizations,


Identity theft can be a nightmare. That’s why this Halloween, Americana Community Bank is encouraging consumers to follow some simple steps in order to avoid an identity theft nightmare. Identity theft, the fastest growing type of fraud, involves more than the misuse of a Social Security number; it can also include credit card and mail fraud. Fraudsters are continually developing innovative ways to steal consumer’s personal information. “The greater the

Community Bank in Minnetonka Invites Area Families to Attend Grand Opening

Americana Community Bank invites area families to its Grand Opening Treasure Hunt to celebrate the opening of the newly remodeled Minnetonka branch. The Grand Opening Treasure Hunt will take place on Saturday, October 25, 2008 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Americana Community Bank, 3330 County Road 101, Minnetonka, Minn. 55391. Grand Opening attendees will receive a key that could open a treasure chest with hundreds of prizes, including cash

Americana Community Bank Hires New Credit Analyst

Americana Community Bank,, has hired Gary Benik as its new Credit Analyst. Benik currently works out of the Maple Grove branch, supporting the loan officers in all five Americana Community Bank branches. Benik has more than 25 years of banking experience and most recently held a senior credit analyst position at a large bank with branches in northern and central Minnesota. “Gary is a great addition

Americana Community Bank Launches New Website

Americana Community Bank (ACB) has created a new design for their website,, to make it easier to navigate, more user friendly, and to include additional product and service information. Americana Community Bank’s new website allows customers to login to their personal or business online banking accounts; try a free online banking demo; and read about the bank’s history, privacy policies and services offered, including checking and savings accounts, health

Americana Community Bank Officer Earns Diploma from the Graduate School of Banki …

James Swiontek, Senior Lending Officer for Americana Community Bank, and a resident of Jordan, Minn., was recently awarded a diploma during the Graduate School of Banking’s (GSB) 64th annual commencement exercises. Established in 1945, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides advanced bank management education to more than 550 financial service professionals each year. Incorporating topics related to banking, economics and leadership, the curriculum emphasizes managing the

Americana Community Bank Supports the Sleepy Eye Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing

Upholding Americana Community Bank’s (ACB) mission of serving others and actively participating in the communities it serves, ACB’s Sleepy Eye branch is supporting the Sleepy Eye Area Chapter of Let’s Go Fishing, “The Chief’s Pride,” by sponsoring the program brochures. Let’s Go Fishing (LGF) was created to enrich the lives of people age 55 and older through free fishing and boating excursions that strengthen communities, build relationships and create memories.

Community Bank in Minnetonka, Minn. Hires New Vice President

Americana Community Bank (ACB) has hired Jon Cira as Vice President-Business Banking Manager. Cira manages the ACB Minnetonka branch, bringing 20 years of experience in the banking industry. He specializes in business development; training, mentoring, and staff development; and branch leadership. Cira most recently served as Manager at a branch of M&I Bank. Cira has been recognized with numerous industry honors, including Circle of Excellence, Territory Sales Manager of the

Americana Community Bank Executive Appointed to Graduate School of Banking Banke …

Katherine Jaeger, Chief Marketing Officer and Training Director for Americana Community Bank, was appointed to the Graduate School of Banking (GSB) Banker Advisory Board on August 1, 2008. Established in 1945, the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides advanced bank management education to more than 19,000 financial services professionals nationwide. The GSB Banker Advisory Board is comprised of senior banking professionals who have a desire to

Americana Community Bank Hires New Compliance, BSA and Security Officer

Americana Community Bank (ACB) has hired Natasha Schroeder as its new Compliance, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Security Officer. Schroeder, a Waconia resident, oversees the compliance and security operations for all five Americana Community Bank branches. With more than 12 years of experience in the industry, Schroeder specializes in banking operations, compliance and regulatory reporting. She most recently served as Compliance Officer for an independent Twin Cities bank. A detail-oriented

Americana Community Bank Hires New Maple Grove Business Banking Manager

Americana Community Bank (ACB) today announced it has hired David Wagner, Jr. as Business Banking Manager for its Maple Grove branch. With more than 25 years of progressive banking experience, Wagner specializes in commercial business development and is dedicated to assisting his clients in achieving their financial goals. Wagner most recently held several senior management positions for a large bank in their St. Cloud and Minnetonka branches.

Americana Community Bank Awards Rotary Club Scholarship to Chanhassen Senior

Americana Community Bank (ACB) recently donated $500 to the Chanhassen Rotary Scholarship Fund. Allen Obernolte, ACB President and CEO, presented the Americana Community Bank scholarship to Kristen Hart, a Chaska High School senior and Chanhassen resident. The Chanhassen Rotary Club Annual Scholarship Breakfast was held at the Oak Ridge Conference Center in Chaska, on May 21, 2008. Seventeen high school seniors from five area high schools were awarded scholarships ranging from

Americana Community Bank Introduces Name Your Own Account

Americana Community Bank (ACB) has introduced Name Your Own Account, a special account designed to help customers save money for a specific purchase goal. Name Your Own Account encourages individuals to decide what they wish to save for, such as a new boat, a vacation or holiday gifts, and set aside money each month in this special account until enough money has been saved to make the desired purchase.

Americana Community Bank Honors I-35W Bridge Collapse Victim

Americana Community Bank (ACB) announced today it has established a memorial fund to honor Peter Hausmann, a victim of the I-35W bridge collapse. Hausmann, a computer consultant with Assurity River Group, had worked with his client, ACB, during the past three years, performing technology security audits in each of the bank branches and serving as a technological consultant. To honor Hausmann’s memory and provide financial assistance to his family, ACB

Americana Community Bank Introduces Deposit Advantage

Americana Community Bank today introduced Deposit Advantage, a remote check deposit service that is changing the way many businesses bank. A deposit service that allows businesses to deposit checks electronically, Deposit Advantage can reduce the number of routine trips you and your staff make to the bank, freeing your time and speeding up transactions. Increasingly used by businessmen and women, this new, high-tech route to the bank creates greater efficiency

Americana Community Bank Announces Executive Changes

Minneapolis, Minn., May 22, 2007 –– Americana Community Bank (ACB) has announced executive changes at its Chanhassen branch. ACB promoted Vanessa Schmidt to Bank Senior Operations Officer. In addition, ACB hired two new executives – Vicki Franzen, Vice President, Retail Banking Manager; and Kim Jordahl, Vice President, Business Banking Manager. With 12 years of experience in the banking industry, Vanessa Schmidt is a six-year veteran of Americana Community Bank,

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