Bell Bank, headquartered in Fargo, N.D., has been named one of the Fortune® 100 Best Companies to Work For®.
This list recognizes workplaces where, in the words of Fortune, “employees trust the people they work for, have pride in what they do and enjoy the people they work with.”
“What makes this recognition even sweeter is that it has at its base surveys of our employees and what they say about working here,” says Michael Solberg, Bell Bank president and CEO. “We also share this honor with our customers. Our growth and success is all due to our wonderful employees, as well as our loyal customers and friends in the community.”
Michael credits our employees with embracing Bell’s simple “bottom line” mission – “happy employees. happy customers.®” – and putting it into action. He notes that to his knowledge, Bell Bank is the only North Dakota company besides the former Great Plains Software (now part of Microsoft) to achieve a place on this Fortune list.
“We have always believed that if we create a place where our team members can enjoy what they do and take pride in where they work, they’ll go the extra mile in taking care of each other and our customers,” Michael explains. “We’ve found when you do that, the numbers take care of themselves.”
As part of this recognition, Michael had the opportunity for a one-on-one conversation with Alan Murray, CEO of Fortune.