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Friends and Family

Minneapolis-Area and Arizona Employees Spend ‘Friends and Family’ Time, Money

Each year, every Bell Bank employee receives time off and a gift card through the Friends and Family program to spend time doing something fun with loved ones. Here are just a few of the 2016 Friends and Family stories from our Minneapolis, Minn.-area and Phoenix, Ariz., teams.

“I was really amazed when we got the extra money, and I thought, ‘This company is so very generous.’” – Chris Christensen
Elisha Shaughnessy 

Elisha Shaughnessy, a mortgage review analyst in Bell’s Colonnade location, took her family to Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria, Minn.

Mark Hengel 

Mark Hengel, a credit officer in Bell’s Colonnade branch, took his wife to the Green Bay Packers playoff game in Arizona. They had second-row tickets in the end zone.

Chris Christensen 

Chris Christensen, a senior vice president and private banking officer in Bell’s Colonnade location, celebrated her son’s 30th birthday with him in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Jenna Meyers 

Jenna Meyers, a loan officer assistant in Bell’s Phoenix, Ariz., office, went on a snowboarding trip with her husband to Telluride, Colo.

Jay Strong 

Jay Strong, an underwriting supervisor in Bell’s Colonnade branch, took his mom and two daughters to Denver, Colo., to participate in a brain tumor awareness 5K walk and visit his cousin, who had a brain tumor a year ago. He also donated some of his Pay It Forward funds to his cousin’s fundraising team.

Kathleen Strombeck 

Kathleen Strombeck, vice president and private banking officer in Bell’s Woodbury, Minn., branch, went to her father’s 90th birthday celebration in Chicago and treated her family to lunch at a historic hotel.

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