Melissa Casper

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Melissa Casper

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Associate Banker

Bank: 218.843.3656
Direct: 218.843.3656
Toll Free: 877.884.3656
Fax: 218.843.3658
NMLS#: 1218995
Email: [email protected]

No Place Like Home for Conducting Business

Innovative thinking and problem-solving skills go a long way in navigating the path to a successful financial future. Associate Banker Melissa Casper uses skills developed in a variety of sectors to help clients determine the best options to reach long-term financial goals.

A native of Kennedy, Minnesota, Melissa uses her knowledge of the region and knowledge of banking to assist clients with financial solutions that make a difference. Melissa’s commitment to customer service help her clients reach a variety of financial milestones.

Area of Expertise

  • Convenience banking
  • Mortgage lending
  • Business health savings accounts (HSAs)
  • Individual retirement accounts (IRAs)

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Education – University of North Dakota

The Rest of the Story

Previously working in education, in sales and as the owner of a small business, Melissa’s skills include the ability to help others learn and progress. Moving to Boston during her initial teaching career, served as a valuable professional experience, as well as reinforcement of the adage that there’s no place like home. Melissa says since she moved back to Minnesota, it would be very hard to leave again.

Melissa appreciates being back in the community in which she grew up and having an opportunity to help people in the region learn ways to meet their long-term financial goals.

Bank
Hallock

Location
157 2nd St S
Hallock, Minnesota 56728
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Hours
8:30 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8:30 am – 5 pm, M-F

Night Depository & ATM

Paul Craigmile

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Paul Craigmile

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Ag/Business Banker
Market President, Hallock
Senior Vice President
Director

Bank: 218.843.3656
Cell: 218.988.0024
Toll Free: 877.884.3656
Fax: 218.843.3658
Email: [email protected]

A Numbers Guy Whose Roots Run Deep

With nearly 30 years of banking and farming experience in the Red River Valley, Paul’s extensive background helps ag and business clients achieve their goals.

Born and raised on a farm, as well as being a farm owner, means Paul understands ag from the ground up and from the ground down. He’s lived it.

That same commitment applies to his expertise in understanding your ag or agri- business operation and in developing financial plans to help clients achieve success.

Area of Expertise

Paul uses his depth of experience and expertise to help clients:

  • Understand their financial position, identify goals and offer solutions to reach those goals
  • Develop and implement financial plans for their operations
  • Expand their farm or business and transition management and ownership to the next generation
  • Locate direct access to resources developed through years of experience
  • Operating lines and cash management

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Associate Science / Business/Accounting – University of Minnesota Crookston
  • Bachelor’s of Science / Finance – North Dakota State University

The Rest of the Story

“The best thing about living and working in the Hallock, MN area is that I have the opportunity to do business with people I have known most of my life.”

Paul is also an avid fan of hockey, especially a certain maroon and gold team.

So what do hockey and banking have in common? Hockey great Wayne Gretzky said, “I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been.”

Paul Craigmile will help your business get to where you want to go.

Bank
Hallock

Location
157 2nd St S
Hallock, Minnesota 56728
Get Directions

Hours
8:30 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8:30 am – 5 pm, M-F

Night Depository & ATM

Jay Friedt

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Jay Friedt

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Ag/Business Banker

Bank: 218.843.3656
Direct: 218-843-3656
Toll Free: 877.884.3656
Fax: 218.843.3658
Email: [email protected]

By the Numbers

Whether planning for your financial future or managing an agricultural or commercial business, you want an advisor with deep knowledge to help balance your interests, allocate assets and help secure resources to keep you anchored on sound financial footing.

With a background in accounting, taxes, estate planning and commercial banking, Jay Friedt brings a wealth of experience to help you plan for your financial future.

If you operate in a business, commercial or agricultural setting, Jay provides extensive banking expertise to help you develop a comprehensive plan for successful results.

Areas of Expertise

  • Comprehensive financial planning
  • Agricultural land and commercial real estate
  • Cash management
  • Financing solutions

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s degree / Accountancy / University of North Dakota

The Rest of the Story

As a skilled accountant with expertise in looking at the big picture while paying attention to details, Jay uses that knowledge to help you compile a financial plan that helps you reach your goals.

He believes the best thing about living and working in the Hallock area is the energetic and enthusiastic community. Jay also serves on the Board of the Valley Community Health Centers in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The group provides dental and mental health care to patients, regardless of insurance or income.  In addition, he is a Board member of the Lake Agassiz Development group, which facilitates lending programs through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

In his spare time, you might find Jay engaged in a variety of sports. He likes a challenge such as climbing to the top of Mt. Saint Helens in the state of Washington. Jay takes his knowledge, active engagement and attention to the bottom line to help clients reach the peak of their financial goals.

Bank
Hallock

Location
157 2nd St S
Hallock, Minnesota 56728
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Hours
8:30 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8:30 am – 5 pm, M-F

Night Depository & ATM

R. Jon Swenson

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R. Jon Swenson

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Ag/Business Banker
Vice President

Bank: 218.843.3656
Cell: 701.330.0822
Toll Free: 877.884.3656
Fax: 218.843.3658
Email: [email protected]

Hometown Service with Northern Red River Valley Roots

Sometimes there’s no place like home — both to do business and to live. R. Jon Swenson pairs his extensive knowledge of the northern Red River Valley with more than 25 years of banking experience, which results in knowledgeable service and trusted advice for his clients.

With a depth of ag, business and banking expertise and roots planted in the Red River Valley, Jon builds trusted relationships. He helps banking customers develop plans to reach their short- and long-term ag and business goals.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ag production and real estate lending
  • Ag and business acquisition and expansion
  • Ownership/management succession and transition planning
  • Operating lines and cash management
  • USDA guaranteed loans

Education and Professional Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree / Agricultural Economics – North Dakota State University

The Rest of the Story

Imagine someone with a well of extensive knowledge and a keen awareness of your business needs. Jon’s first-hand experience in farming and agribusiness in the Valley means he brings a depth of perspective to help you meet your goals.

Jon’s extensive experience includes a career as a credit analyst, loan officer, branch manager and other positions with major agricultural lenders.

Nearly 20 years ago, he and his family moved back to the farm he grew up on in northwestern Minnesota. Jon has spent a lifetime working in production agriculture. He says there is one thing that is the highlight of working in the Kittson County area: it is the opportunity to serve clients who are his friends and neighbors.

In his spare time, Jon coaches youth in sports, serves as a township supervisor and finds time for home improvement projects because, after all, there’s no place like home.

Bank
Hallock

Location
157 2nd St S
Hallock, Minnesota 56728
Get Directions

Hours
8:30 am – 4 pm, M-F

Drive-Up
8:30 am – 5 pm, M-F

Night Depository & ATM