Andrew and Michelle Atchison

Moorhead, Minn.

When Andrew was launching his dental career and Michelle was just getting started as an ophthalmologist, they were able to get the loans they needed from Bell Bank for a new house and the business they own together, Northland Dental.

“That really helped us. Bell put faith in us and took a chance on us when it would have been easy not to, and we’re grateful for that.”

How we chose Bell:

Bell Bank had a good reputation, and some colleagues recommended the bank.

How long we've been customers:

Since 2011

Our favorite banker:

We have a really strong relationship with Paul Benson (private banking manager). He has been incredible at getting us everything we could need and then some.

Our favorite Bell Bank cookies:

All of them!

Our Bell products and services:

Personal checking, personal savings, business accounts, business loans, home mortgage

Our favorite Bell technology:

The mobile banking app is wonderful. You can do everything from the app and keep your finger on the pulse of your financial picture.

What it means to work with a locally-owned community bank:

You can see the investment Bell makes in the community, and you feel like you’re part of something here. When you cross the finish line at the iconic events in town, like the Fargo Marathon, there’s Bell Bank to give you your medal and a cookie and a bottle of water.

It feels good to be a part of the Pay It Forward program and how much Bell gives back. When Bell makes a commitment to happy employees and happy customers, to give people good jobs with good benefits – that’s something we feel proud to support.

What we tell others about Bell:

The biggest reason we like Bell is it really does have everything you could want in one bank. The rates are the same as the mega-banks, but with the personal service from people you know and a commitment to the community that’s genuine. It’s just a wonderful place to do your banking business.

There are a lot of banks out there, but when a small-town, local bank can have the same rates or better and have such a commitment and investment in the community, I don’t know why you wouldn’t bank here.

Are you ready for a bank you’ll love?

Switch to Bell. We want to build your trust and earn your business.

Here’s what you’ll love:

Committed to Giving Back

Bell’s Pay It Forward program has empowered more than $17 million in giving. Our employees choose how to help individuals, families and organizations in need.

Together, we can change the world one good deed at a time.


Award-Winning Service and Culture

Others have noticed and recognized Bell:

  • One of the country’s Best Banks to Work For (American Banker Magazine)
  • Community Impact Award (Minnesota Business magazine) 
  • Best bank, best service and best large workplace (Fargo Forum “Best of the Valley”)


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