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Pioneer Bank Attends Extraordinary Banking™ Awards And Awarded The Extraordinary Bank of the Year Finalist Award

Pioneer Bank was recently named among the top five extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™. This is Pioneer Bank’s third consecutive year for receiving this award for exemplary performance in five areas of banking—philanthropy, customer service, thought leadership, workplace culture and financial literacy education. 


Pioneer Bank Receives Extraordinary Bank of the Year Finalist Award for Three Consecutive Years

North Mankato, MN (October 5, 2018) – Pioneer Bank was recently named among the top five extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™. This is Pioneer Bank’s third consecutive year for receiving this award for exemplary performance in five areas of banking—philanthropy, customer service, thought leadership, workplace culture and financial literacy education.  Watch Video  /  Read Full Release


Pioneer Bank to host Free Shred Event, August 11

North Mankato, MN (August 1, 2018) – Pioneer Bank will host a Free Shred Event on August 11 at their North Mankato location at 1735 Commerce Drive. Pioneer Bank is encouraging people to clean out personal files and dispose of confidential information safely to protect their identity and prevent identity theft. This event is open to the public. Learn More / Read Full Release


Minnesota Financial Services Advisor, Kevin Sanger, Working with Pioneer Bank

North Mankato, MN (July 18, 2018) – Pioneer Bank is pleased to announce that Financial Advisor, Kevin Sanger of Minnesota Financial Services will begin working in the North Mankato location on Commerce Drive. Sanger brings more than 20 years of expertise to Minnesota Financial and Pioneer Bank and will work with individuals, families and businesses to create strategies for financial success. Read Full Release


Star Tribune names Pioneer Bank a 2018 Top 150 Workplace

North Mankato, MN (June 25, 2018) – Pioneer Bank has been named one of the Top 150 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. Pioneer Bank was ranked seventh out of the 70 companies included in the small employers list, 59 – 149 employees. Read Full Release


David Krause Elected Vice Chair/Treasurer of the Minnesota Bankers Association

North Mankato, MN (June 19, 2018) – The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently elected David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank, as the 2018-19 MBA Vice Chair/Treasurer. Krause formerly served a four-year term on the MBA Board of Directors representing District 2. 

“We are extremely pleased to welcome David as our vice chair/treasurer and look forward to his contributions in the coming years,” said Joe Witt, President/CEO of the Minnesota Bankers Association. Read Full Release 


Hometown Business Connection: Pioneer Bank

North Mankato, MN (June 6, 2018) –One local bank continues to pride itself on forming and maintaining relationships in the community. In a partnership with Connect Business Magazine. Some say money makes happiness, but for Pioneer Bank deposits and withdrawals aren't the only focus they value. With origins dating back to 1903, the local company now serves customers in seven locations across southern Minnesota. With multiple communities to aid, creating a bond and connecting with customers remains a top priority. Watch Full Story


Barrett, Jeppson and Neubauer join Pioneer Bank

North Mankato, MN (May 23, 2018) – Pioneer Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jeff Barrett, Lance Jeppson and Tim Neubauer to their Mankato and St. James locations.
 
“Jeff, Lance and Tim are great additions to our growing organization,” said David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank. “They understand our markets and provide expertise in their respective areas and are committed to their communities.” Read Full Release

Pioneer Bank Promotes Newhouse, Brekke, Beck, Eischen, Gullixson, Mathistad and Roloff

North Mankato, MN (May 15, 2018) – Pioneer Bank has promoted seven employees at their Mankato, North Mankato, St. James and Madelia locations.

“We are extremely fortunate to have such a driven and dedicated staff that continue to grow with our organization,” said David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank. “We very much appreciate their talents and expertise they provide in their respective areas and their commitment to customers and our communities.”  Read Full Release 


Pioneer Bank Announces Rebrand With a Fresh, Bright Approach

North Mankato, MN (May 1, 2018) – Pioneer Bank has revealed a fresh new look including their logo to modernize and evolve the company’s image to match the drive and dedication to their customer’s financial success and well-being.

“We are not changing our approach or the product and services we provide to our customers,” said David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank. “We made the decision to rebrand to match our innovative, responsive nature. For over 100 years, we have put our commitment to our customers and the vitality of our communities first. This is still the foundation of our company and its future. We are excited to transition into our new look over the coming months.” Read Full Release 


Pioneer Bank to host Gold Medalist, John Landsteiner, April 2-4

Mapleton, MN (March 27, 2018) – Pioneer Bank will host 2018 Gold Medalist, John Landsteiner, who played lead for the U.S. Men’s Team Curling Event at the 2018 Olympics, held in South Korea this past February. There will be an open house and meet and greet on Tuesday, April 3 at Pioneer Bank in Mapleton from 10 am – 2 pm. This event is open to the public and free to attend.  Read Full Release


Pioneer Bank Promotes Winkelman, Paul, Mathistad

Mankato, MN (November 6, 2017)—David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank, recently announced the promotion of three employees. “We are very fortunate to have access to the caliber of talent that these employees provide,” said Krause. “The gifts and experience they provide in their respective areas and their connection to the community are very important to us”.  Read Full Release


Community Icon, Pioneer Bank, Named Among Top 4 Extraordinary Banks in U.S.A.

Mankato, MN (September 19, 2017)—Pioneer Bank, a local southern Minnesota icon, was just named one of the top four extraordinary banks in the United States by The Institute for Extraordinary Banking™. Pioneer Bank was recognized with the Institute’s Overall Excellence Banky™ Award for exemplary performance in five areas of banking - philanthropy, customer service, thought leadership, workplace culture and financial literacy education. Pioneer Bank was also named a finalist for the 2017 Extraordinary Banking™ Award—the top banking honor in the nation.  Read Full Release


Newhouse, Bottin join Pioneer Bank, Gullixson named Business Banker

Mankato, MN (June 1, 2017)—Pioneer Bank, Extraordinary Bank of the Year national finalist for 2016, announced the addition of two key bankers to their team. “I’m proud to announce that Nate Newhouse has joined us in Mankato as a Business banker, Heather Bottin has joined us in St. James as a Mortgage and Personal Banker and David Gullixson has been named a Business Banker,” said bank CEO David Krause. Read Full Release


Beck joins Pioneer Bank in Madelia

North Mankato, MN (February 10, 2017)—One of southern Minnesota's strongest community banks announced the addition of an ag and business banker in their Madelia branch. "I'm proud to announce that David Beck has joined us in Madelia as an ag and business banker," said Steve Cooling, President of the bank's central market. Read Full Release


Pioneer Bank Honored for Community Involvement

Eden Prairie, MN (February 1, 2017)—The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized twenty-four Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play an important and vital role in their communities, and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program.  Read Full Release  


Cooling Named President at Pioneer Bank

North Mankato, MN (December 15, 2016)—One of southern Minnesota’s strongest community banks announced changes to leadership roles in their Central Market branches of Madelia and Lewisville. David Krause, CEO of Pioneer Bank introduced the new roles this week. “I’m proud to announce that Steve Cooling has been named President of our Central Market that includes our Madelia and Lewisville branches,” said Krause.  Read Full Release  

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