Jul 2, 2020

Bell Bank Opens New Branch in Forest Lake, Minn.

At a time when many banks around the country are closing branches and slowing growth, we are excited to announce the opening of our new Bell Bank branch in Forest Lake, Minn., on Monday, July 6.

Our Forest Lake team is gearing up for Grand Opening Week, July 13-17. Customers and community members are invited to stop by that week to see the bank at 19810 Headwaters Boulevard North, meet the team and register for a chance to win a Grand Prize, neighborhood gift baskets, and other prizes. (For more details, visit bell.bank/forest-lake-branch).

An open house all day Thursday, July 16, will include a 2 p.m. ribbon-cutting with officials from the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream truck on site from 1 to 3 p.m.

Located in a completely remodeled building that formerly housed another bank, the full-service branch features approximately 6,000 square feet of office space for personal and business banking and lending, mortgage lending, and the range of other financial services Bell offers.

Chad Lindgren, president of Bell’s north central market, is responsible for guiding Bell’s commercial banking team and growth in the north metro market. In Forest Lake, Chad and Bell’s Twin Cities retail banking manager, Mike Yanisch, have established a team including Lisa Wasson, branch manager; Ward Greeley, commercial banker; Kimberly Allen, Brady Allen, Niki Gysbers and Curt Smith, mortgage lenders; and Diane Dietsch, personal banker.

“Bell Bank is a family- and employee-owned company with a shared purpose of taking care of our customers and our community,” Chad says. “We offer advanced technology and expansive financial services catered to what you need, combined with a community bank feel where we get to know you by name. We are excited to introduce Bell Bank to individuals, families and businesses in the Forest Lake area.”

“Bell Bank is first and foremost a people-focused company,” adds Lisa. “I think the community will know what’s different about banking at Bell the minute they walk through the door. Whatever you need, whether it’s bank accounts and loans, business loans and services, or a mortgage – you’ll be treated with the personalized service that’s absolutely our hallmark.”