Message from the President

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This past year was filled with many blessings!  We were named a Top 150 Workplace by Minneapolis’ Star Tribune and we were ranked the #6 Lender in the nation by Independent Banker Magazine; both very high honors that are earned through hard work and dedication.  Though 2015 kept us very busy, we’re looking forward to what 2016 has to bring for Glenwood State Bank.
After eight new-hires and hosting a retirement party for our good friend, Gordy Stock of 23 years, we are yet again able to boast that we have the best employees in the world!!!  Our staff never ceases to amaze me with their generosity, determination, and thoughtfulness.  They gave their time and talents to the American Cancer Society, Waterama, the Starbuck Dragonboat Festival, United Way Chili Cook-off, Winterama, Magic Mile, American Red Cross, several health benefits, the Heritage Days Parade, Love INC of Alexandria, the Strike Out Illiteracy Bowling Tournament, Pope County Fright Nights, and Magical Christmas in Glenwood (to name a few).  While doing all of that, they were able to plan and execute a fun Golf Classic and yet another successful series of Customer Appreciation Picnics.

Beyond our amazing staff, we have 7,600 customers that we couldn't live without!  We love serving you and building relationships, as a neighbor and as a friend, because that’s what Community Banking is all about; we're here because we want to know and serve you in the best ways we can.
For 2016, we’re making big plans.  One project that will begin taking shape is a remodel and expansion for our Glenwood branch, which will allow us to better accommodate our customers and our growing staff, which is a great thing!  We also are looking forward to updating our website to newer technology, expanding our product line, and adding talented team members to expand our vast portfolio.



Peter J. Nelson