Amy Olson

Fargo, N.D.

A professional golfer on the LPGA tour, Amy Olson started golfing at just two years old.

“As soon as I could walk, I had a putter in my hand. We have pictures of me with a pacifier in my mouth and a putter in my hand. I played my first tournament at 8, and that competitive part of golf is really what got me hooked.”

Amy loves that Bell Bank has supported her on her journey as a professional golfer from the very beginning.

“It is so much fun to represent a company that I’ve banked with since I was 6 years old! It means a lot. They were the first to back me from day one, and so just having their support over six years has meant a lot.”

The importance of Bell’s sponsorship:

Initially when I turned pro, I was fresh out of college. This was my first job, so Bell’s sponsorship helped me pay some of those travel expenses, pay for Q-school (a 3-stage, highly competitive qualifying school for the PGA and LPGA tours) to get my status on the LPGA. As my career has progressed, I’ve had to make significant coaching investments, and Bell’s sponsorship has allowed me to take that next step that I’ve always needed in my professional career.

How I chose Bell:

I opened my first savings account at 6 years old. My parents were just trying to teach me the importance of saving.

What it feels like when I go into the bank:

It’s great. It’s really like working with family. When I walk in the bank, it just seems like everybody knows your name, and it’s ‘Hey, Amy, good to see you. Good to have you back in Fargo.’

My favorite branch:

Fargo headquarters

My favorite bankers:

Keely Schlichting helped me with my mortgage. I grew up with Paul Benson (private banking director). There are always people I’ve known for a long time, and I always make more friends, too. They are so easy to work with. They’re extremely available. Any time I have a question, they are so happy to help, and everything is really prompt.

My Bell products and services:

Checking accountsavings accountmortgage

My favorite Bell features:

The online banking and mobile check deposit extremely important for me, because I’m on the go so much, so that has been extremely helpful.

What it means to you to bank with a company that gives back to the community:

Bell Bank’s focus on community involvement has been extremely important to me. It’s something that I value, and it’s been really neat to see the impact they’ve had. I’ve been able to be part of the Pay It Forward program and help some people who were in need in our community, and that’s been so special.

It’s just so cool to see the investment that Bell has made in the community and how important and what a priority that is.


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