MidCountry Bank News 2012

News from 2012

MidCountry Bank Sponsored Top Women in Finance on November 1st

Over 100 boys and girls attended the Lynx Clinic in Apple Valley

Over 90 boys and girls attended the Lynx Clinic in Hutchinson

Over 60 girls attended the Lynx Clinic in Minnetonka

15+ MidCountry Bank volunteers gathered on April 28 for community give-back

Congratulations to Eric Schulz

MidCountry Bank sponsors inaugural Progress Minnesota Awards banquet

MidCountry Bank partners with Minnesota Swarm to host lacrosse clinic and Money Matters financial education session for Native American Youth

MidCountry Bank sponsors the 2011 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards

FDIC Announces a Quick Guide for Consumers on Credit, Debit and Prepaid Cards. Other Services Also Highlighted for National Consumer Protection Week

Minnesota Lynx Held Two Clinics Featuring Lindsay Whalen

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MidCountry Bank Sponsored Top Women in Finance on November 1, 2012

MidCountry Bank's Maureen O'Brien-Wieser was an honoree at the Top Women in Finance event on November 1, 2012. Pictured is MidCountry Bank's President and CEO, Steve Meads with the COO, Maureen O'Brien Wieser.

Top Women in Finance

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Over 100 Boys and Girls Attended the Lynx Clinic in Apple Valley

MidCountry Bank sponsored a Minnesota Lynx boys and girls basketball clinic at the VAA Field House on Friday, June 29. The kids, ages 7 to 14 polished their skills in dribbling, passing and shooting and had the opportunity for Q & A with 2011 WMBA Champion and 2012 Olympian, Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx. At the end of the clinic the girls competed in the Bank Shot contest, where one winner from each grade won the coveted “I made the Bank Shot” black t-shirt. All other clinic participants left with an “I saw the Bank Shot” t-shirt, courtesy of MidCountry Bank. Pictured below are the Bank Shot winners.

100 Boys and Girls at Lynx Clinic

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Over 90 Boys and Girls Attended the Lynx Clinic in Hutchinson

MidCountry Bank sponsored a Minnesota Lynx boys and girls basketball clinic at the McLeod County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, June 19. The kids, ages 7 to 14 polished their skills in dribbling, passing and shooting and had the opportunity for Q & A with 2011 WMBA Champion and 2012 Olympian, Lindsay Whalen of the Minnesota Lynx. At the end of the clinic the girls competed in the Bank Shot contest, where one winner from each grade won the coveted “I made the Bank Shot” black t-shirt. All other clinic participants left with an “I saw the Bank Shot” t-shirt, courtesy of MidCountry Bank. Pictured below are the Bank Shot winners.

90 Boys Lynx Clinic

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Over 60 Girls Attended the Lynx Clinic in Minnetonka

MidCountry Bank sponsored a Minnesota Lynx girls basketball clinic at Minnetonka High School on Monday, June 11. The girls honed their skills in dribbling, passing and shooting and had the opportunity for Q & A with WNBA MVP & 2011 Champion, Seimone Augustus & Lynx teammate, Erin Thorn. At the end of the clinic the girls competed in the Bank Shot contest, where one winner from each grade won the coveted “I made the Bank Shot” black t-shirt. All other clinic participants left with an “I saw the Bank Shot” t-shirt, courtesy of MidCountry Bank. Pictured below are the Bank Shot winners.

60 Girls Lynx Clinic

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15+ MidCountry Bank Volunteers Gathered on April 28 for Community Give-back

A team of over 15 MidCountry Bank volunteers gathered on Saturday, April 28 in North Minneapolis to help repair a home that needed a little TLC. The homeowner has health issues and has done the best she can to maintain her home with limited resources and abilities. Projects for the day included repairing and painting walls and cabinets, completed bathroom remodel (including repairing hole in floor); replacing inadequate bearing wall in basement; removing carpet and refinishing floor; repairing kitchen cabinets. Thank you to everyone who lent a hand to help the homeowner be safe, warm and independent.

Bank Volunteers

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Congratulations to Eric Schulz

Congratulations to Eric Schulz of AAA Auto Salvage in Rosemount who won $1,000 for his favorite charity, The Multiple Myeloma Foundation, on behalf of his mother, Barb Schulz . Eric was randomly chosen after completing an awareness survey for MidCountry Bank.

Eric Schulz

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MidCountry Bank Sponsors Inaugural Progress Minnesota Awards Banquet

Congratulations to the companies and individuals recognized at the Progress Minnesota Awards banquet on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, proclaimed by Governor Mark Dayton as Progress Minnesota Day. The event recognized over 25 honorees, people and companies from across the state who, by their investment of time, energy and ideas, have a significant impact on job creation, business development, and the overall economic health of the Twin Cities and the entire state. Congratulations to the 2012 Progress Minnesota honorees. Click here to see the list of honorees. MidCountry Bank was the Platinum sponsor of the Progress Minnesota awards banquet.

Progress Minnesota 1

Al Franken: U.S. Senator Franken spoke about the importance of businesses and entrepreneurs in our economy and congratulated the evenings honorees on their hard work and commitment to growth and economic development.

Progress Minnesota 2

A drawing was held at the conclusion of the awards banquet for a new Apple iPad3. Congratulations to the winner, Melissa Mckinnon.

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MidCountry Bank Partners with Minnesota Swarm and Money Matters

Minnesota Swarm

Kevin Zenk with volunteers demonstrating the value of an education and budgeting.

MidCountry Bank and the Minnesota Swarm teamed up to host a youth lacrosse clinic followed by a Money Matters financial education session on Friday, March 30 at Xcel Energy Center. Over 70 kids participated in the hour-long lacrosse clinic coming from areas such as: Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwa, St. Paul American Indian Magnet School (Ho-Chunk Nation) as well as kids from other Minnesota tribal communities. The clinics are part of the Swarm’s Native American initiative, which is an effort to help restore the tradition and heritage of lacrosse to Minnesota’s tribal communities.

“The Money Matters financial education session was about teaching kids the importance of budgeting and the value of money and to get them thinking about saving for their education and planning ahead. We are very excited about this partnership with the Swarm,” said Robin Roberts, Senior Vice President for MidCountry Bank. “MidCountry team members are proud to teach, build, and assist the kids in the community. The Swarm’s Native American event is a perfect fit for us and the characteristics for which our company was built: local community spirit, and our core values of integrity, honesty, fairness, compassion and excellence.”

The clinic featured coaching from Swarm forward Corbyn Tao, assistant coach Aime Caines, as well as the Swarm’s Native American Lacrosse Coordinator Brian Kimmell and Youth Lacrosse Coordinator Mo Gaitan. The Money Matters financial education session was conducted by Kevin Zenk, Area Sales Manager at MidCountry Bank.

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MidCountry Bank Sponsors 2011 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards

Congratulations to the 2011 Minnesota Lawyer Attorneys of the Year! Click here for the list of winners. The awards banquet attracted over 500 attendees and was held Thursday, February 23, 2012. Nearly 50 honorees were recognized for their leadership in the profession, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services and public service. MidCountry Bank was the Platinum event sponsor.

2011 Minnesota Lawyer Awards

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Services Highlighted for National Consumer Protection Week

In observance of National Consumer Protection Week 2012 (NCPW), the FDIC has issued a guide to help consumers understand the differences between debit, credit, and prepaid cards. The guide is intended to help consumers, who routinely use cards to pay for goods and services but who don't always understand the differences in how these cards work. It also explains the applicable consumer protections.

"The FDIC is committed to consumer education so that households can make informed financial decisions," said Acting Chairman Martin J. Gruenberg. "FDIC.gov is a great place to learn about matters of interest to consumers, and we are pleased now to offer this guide that consumers can refer to when choosing or using a payment card."

Also in connection with NCPW 2012, which is March 4-10, the special web page features other FDIC resources for consumers on a variety of topics:

  • "EDIE," the FDIC's Electronic Deposit Insurance Estimator: An online calculator that assists consumers and businesses in determining their deposit insurance coverage for each FDIC-insured bank where they have deposit accounts. EDIE also provides a printable report showing whether those deposits are fully protected or if some exceed the federal limits.
  • Bank Find: The FDIC's online directory that consumers can use to locate an FDIC-insured institution, learn what happened to a bank that changed names or no longer exists, and more.
  • Customer Assistance Form: An easy-to-use form to submit a question to the FDIC or a complaint regarding a financial institution. Consumers with questions or concerns can also call the FDIC toll-free at 1-877-ASK-FDIC, which is 1-877-275-3342.
  • Small Business Web Page: Useful information for small business owners, especially regarding access to loans, plus an online form to ask the FDIC a question or register a concern.
  • Money Smart: A financial education curriculum concentrating on the development of consumers' financial skills and positive banking relationships.
  • Foreclosure Prevention Toolkit: A Web page that provides easy access to helpful information for homeowners on avoiding foreclosure and foreclosure "rescue" scams.
  • FDIC Consumer News: The FDIC's quarterly publication for consumers offers information and tips on credit cards, bank accounts, loans, scams, money management, and much more. Consumers can also listen to articles anywhere, anytime online or by downloading them to an MP3 player.
  • Consumer Alerts: Warnings about financial frauds and scams.
  • Your Guide to Preventing and Managing Overdraft Fees: An FDIC brochure providing information and advice on overdraft fees.
  • E-mail updates: Sign up to receive e-mail notices of each new issue of FDIC Consumer News, Consumer Alerts, and other announcements and publications from the FDIC.

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Minnesota Lynx Clinics Featuring Lindsay Whalen

The WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx conducted two basketball clinics last week for girls in Edina and Blaine. With over 70 players in attendance at each clinic they refined their skills in dribbling, shooting and footwork and also had the opportunity to meet and ask questions with WNBA all-star and Minnesota native Lindsay Whalen.

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