Our Corporate Partners

Banding Together for Good

At Bell Bank, our core values – being a family, treating our customers well and making our community a better place – were built upon the belief that people matter. And it’s these very values that not only guide our day-to-day business decisions, but the companies we choose to partner with along the way.

Like Bell, these organizations let values guide their actions, help them determine what’s important and influence their interactions in the world. We’re proud to share beliefs with these incredible partners. Together, we’re banding together for a purpose – to make a lasting impact in the communities where we work and live … for good.

Minnesota United Football Club

Built to hold 20,000 screaming fans, Allianz Field became the new home to the Minnesota United Football Club in 2018. Bell Bank quickly jumped on board, signing a long-term sponsorship – and even securing Bell Bank Gate (our preferred entrance to the stadium!).

Through our partnership, we proudly sponsor the Bell Bank Man of the Match. In the 80th minute of each home game, Loons fans vote on Twitter for the best performing Minnesota United player of the game. Then, Bell makes a $1,000 Pay It Forward donation to the winning player’s charity of choice. Bell also recognizes and honors the resilient, inclusive and driven people who make our community great, naming L’Etoiles du Nord (Star of the North) – a.k.a. the “stars” of community service – at each home match.

As the Official Bank of Minnesota United, Bell gives Loons fans the opportunity to carry their pride in their wallets. When they open a checking account with Bell, fans can choose the free, personalized Loons debit card. Plus, for every card ordered, Bell donates $5 to support the Midway United Fund to help rebuild the community that surrounds Allianz Field.

Play It Forward Golf Event

Teeing off in May 2020, the Play It Forward charity golf event was born through a partnership between Bell Bank, InForum, WDAY-TV and Dakota Medical Foundation. The televised event featured 4 Bell Bank Champions, including LPGA golfer Amy Olson, pro golfer Tom Hoge, Emmy award-nominated actor Josh Duhamel and 3-time Stanley Cup winner Matt Cullen. (While not yet a Bell Bank Champion during the first event, Josh Duhamel experienced Bell culture firsthand and joined the roster in July 2020.)

Paired up, the golfers played for their chosen charities – organizations providing COVID-19 relief – while Bell and other local companies matched community donations up to $100,000. The result? The inaugural tournament raised $267,000 for numerous charities … in just 19 days.

While Team Cullen and Hoge may have won the first tournament, we know the real winners are the charities that will continue to serve our community and invest in its people for years to come.

Trollwood Performing Arts School Mainstage Musical

Each summer, as the sun sets under the prairie sky, passion-fueled high school performers take the stage for Trollwood Performing Art School’s Mainstage Musical. Year after year, families attend the show, recalling favorites of years past and looking forward to the performance from the amazingly talented cast, crew and full orchestra in the intimate outdoor venue along the Red River.

“I can’t believe those are high school kids” is a common comment following any performance of the Mainstage Musical, put on by students of Fargo-Moorhead’s Trollwood Performing Arts Center. Bell Bank has proudly supported Trollwood for decades – both as the presenting sponsor and in the form of sweat equity with Bell team members often volunteering to help build sets. Better yet, each year Bell treats employees and their families to a picnic and a show – the night before the cast makes their public debut – and proud parents cheer on their cast-member kids.

We look forward to 2021’s production of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

3M Open

Part of the PGA Tour – and the stop that swings by one of Bell’s major markets – the 3M Open is hosted at TPC Twin Cities in Blaine, Minn. As one of the region’s premiere summer events, the tournament draws thousands of spectators each year.

Through its 3M Open Foundation, 3M teams up with the PGA Tour for “Golf That Matters” fundraising that benefits local non-profits and programs and impacts lives for the better. (That kind of paying it forward is exactly what we look for in our partnerships with organizations!)

The 2021 3M Open (July 19-25) will be Bell Bank’s first year sponsoring the Bell Bank Champion’s Club, a VIP experience for spectators.

Bentleyville “Tour of Lights”

To celebrate its first full-service bank in downtown Duluth’s Temple Opera Building in January 2021, Bell Bank has partnered with one of area’s most anticipated holiday attractions to become the Official Bank of Bentleyville – and further plant our roots in the Twin Ports community.

As America’s largest free walk-through lights display, Bentleyville attracts more than 250,000 attendees of all ages during the holiday season each year. Located in Bayfront Festival Park – along the shores of Lake Superior – the display glows with 5 million lights, sparkling across 20 acres.

Partnering with the Salvation Army, Bentleyville – a non-profit charitable organization – is an official collection site for food and toy donations, empowering families in need throughout 7 communities in northern Minnesota and Wisconsin.

For Bell Bank’s inaugural sponsorship in 2020, Bentley will have its first drive-thru “Tour of Lights” to adhere to social distancing.

In addition to partnering with organizations that share our values, we’ve also teamed up with our Bell Bank Champions – individuals with pay-it-forward hearts who help make our communities a better place. Let us introduce you to them here!