Ray & JoLyn Johnson
Ray Johnson didn’t feel confident at his former bank. The Minnesota grain farmer says he would spend three months working with the bank on an operating loan. Since switching to Bell, he says the process is now much faster.
“It was a huge relief. I asked myself why I didn’t switch sooner. It’s been a great relationship. They help me manage my balance sheet. With anything I want to accomplish, they’re there to advise, but they don’t micromanage.”
How we chose Bell:
It was the personnel. We do business at the Moorhead and Dilworth branches, and both branches are more than helpful. They’re very friendly, neighborly. They make you feel like family. They talk to you when you walk in, and just make you feel good.
How long we’ve been a customer:
My favorite banker:
For personal banking, we use Chris Astrup, and on the agricultural end, we use Jerry Arneson. They bend over backwards to get what we need. If they see us in the bank, they stop and talk to us. It’s more than a professional relationship – they’re interested in what’s happening with us as people.
Favorite Bell technology:
Online banking is very handy – it saves a lot of time. We can get our questions answered, and it helps us on the business side with account transfers, payroll and so much more.
Our Bell products and services:
What I tell others about Bell:
We just can’t say enough about the personnel. The personnel are just top shelf.
Country music singer and sports radio host Chris Hawkey started banking with Bell because of our Pay It Forward program. That connection now helps him live out a childhood dream.