Cornerstone Bank Grand Opening in Dickinson
Cornerstone Bank opened a full service bank in Dickinson earlier this spring and will hold a grand opening event on Wednesday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be bank tours, refreshments, and prize drawings. Cornerstone Bank is located at 3095 15th Street West in Dickinson. The Bank is north of exit 59, in front of the west Family Fare store.
“It’s been an exciting time for us,” said Vaune Johnson, Cornerstone Bank Dickinson Market President. “Not only is it exciting for Cornerstone to now offer full service banking in Dickinson, it’s exciting for our team to help customers make important decisions about their money.”
Cornerstone Bank opened a Loan Production Office in Dickinson in October, 2014. They broke ground on the full service bank location in June, 2015 and have been preparing team members ever since. Team members include Vaune Johnson, Market President; Scott Tschetter, Vice President of Business Banking; Michelle Richard, Customer Service Rep/Personal Banker; Kendall Kuntz, Personal Banker; Andreya Blanks, Customer Service Rep/Teller; JoLin Peck, Customer Service Rep/Teller; Pamela Montee, Home Mortgage Consultant; Nancy Klatt, Home Mortgage Assistant.
Johnson adds, “Our Dickinson banking team is a talented group of experts empowered with the confidence and authority to make decisions.”
With bank locations in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Makoti, New Town, Parshall, Plaza, and Watford City and additional mortgage offices in Grand Forks and Minot, Cornerstone Bank is a community bank that has been growing since 1952. Now one of North Dakota’s ten largest financial institutions, Cornerstone Bank Holding Company is currently an $800 million financial institution. Cornerstone Bank provides an expansive product offering while staying true to their mission of providing access to financial experts who give straight answers and the best possible financial options. Cornerstone’s offerings include business and consumer loans, deposits and cash management services, online and mobile banking along with mortgage and investment services.
Cornerstone Bank to Purchase Mortgage Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Cornerstone Bank Holding Company has announced plans to purchase the First Interstate Bank Mortgage Office in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. A definitive purchase agreement was signed May 11 with the sale to be closed immediately following regulatory approval.
Ten team members from First Interstate’s Sioux Falls location will join the Cornerstone Bank Team and will remain in their current location at 4930 South Western Avenue. Cornerstone Bank will begin serving First Interstate’s customers as of the date the sale is finalized.
Cornerstone Bank Chairman Gary Petersen says, “We are excited about this opportunity to welcome more clients to the Cornerstone Family and to welcome more experts to the Cornerstone Team.”
Cornerstone Bank Holding Company, based in North Dakota, is the parent company of Cornerstone Bank. With bank locations in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Makoti, New Town, Parshall, Plaza, and Watford City and additional mortgage offices in Grand Forks and Minot, Cornerstone Bank is a community bank that has been growing since 1952. Now one of North Dakota’s ten largest financial institutions, Cornerstone Bank Holding Company is an $800 million financial institution. Cornerstone Bank provides an expansive product offering while staying true to their mission of providing access to financial experts who give straight answers and the best possible financial options. Cornerstone’s offerings include business and consumer loans, deposits and cash management services, online and mobile banking along with mortgage and investment services.
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial services holding company, headquartered in Billings, Montana, with $8.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2016. It is the parent company of First Interstate Bank, a community bank operating banking offices, including online and mobile banking services, throughout Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. As a recognized leader in community banking services with 28 consecutive years of profitability, First Interstate is driven by strong family and corporate values, as well as a commitment to long-term organic growth, exemplary customer service, exceeding customer expectations through its products and services and supporting, with leadership and resources, the communities it serves.
Cornerstone Bank to Break Ground on New Location in Watford City
Cornerstone Bank will break ground on a new location in Watford City on Tuesday, May 3 at 11:00 a.m. at the building site located on Highway 85, just east of Heggen Equipment. The bank is scheduled to open to customers in the summer of 2017 and will offer conveniences like a drive up ATM and better parking in addition to the same great services offered at the current location. Cornerstone is working on this project with the Architecture Firm Wild CRG.
Cornerstone Bank has named Brian Thompson Training Manager and Stacey Tronson Compliance Officer.
Tronson has over 20 years of legal, compliance, and financial experience combined. She is an Attorney, Certified Management Accountant and a Certified Risk and Compliance Management Professional. Originally from Lakota, North Dakota, Tronson earned her Bachelor of Accountancy with a minor in Political Science at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks and her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska. Tronson enjoys serving the community in a variety of ways exemplifying Cornerstone Bank’s core value that states, “We value our role as neighbors and contributors.”
Cornerstone Bank is proud to welcome George B. Sinner to the Team as a Senior Vice President of Business and Agricultural Banking in Fargo where he will be helping people make important decisions about their money. He brings over 30 years of experience in the banking industry and a multitude of public service experience.
Sinner has been a successful Ag and Business Banker in Fargo for the past 17 years. Prior to that, he was an Agricultural Banker in Cavalier and Michigan, North Dakota. He has received numerous accolades throughout his banking career due to his high level of performance.
Sinner earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of North Dakota. He served as a Public Administration Intern for the North Dakota 46th Legislative Assembly in 1979 and was elected to the North Dakota State Senate in 2012, where he continues to represent District 46. In 2014 Sinner was a candidate for the United States House of Representatives. In addition to his governmental public service, Sinner has volunteered his time on various industry and community boards exemplifying Cornerstone Bank’s core value that states, “We value our role as neighbors and contributors.”
Cornerstone Bank honored by United Way
Cornerstone Bank takes great pride in the roles we play in our communities as neighbors, contributors, and friends. We are honored to be recognized at #42 on the United Way’s Top 50 Most Generous Workplaces in the Fargo/Moorhead community! Our team believes in the mission of the United Way of Cass-Clay and enjoys not only our campaign, but we also have many team members who volunteer for the campaign. Live United!
Cornerstone Bank is proud to support United Way with our annual team member campaign across all of our locations!
We kicked off the campaign with a challenge to see who could raise the most dollars resulting in the “winners” having to wear the opposing team’s logo ware today! Our “winners” were Gary Petersen, our CEO; Dale Patten, Market President from Watford City; and Vaune Cripe, Market President from Dickinson. In addition, two of our Fargo team members, Jim Hambrick, SVP Business Banking and Tom Jacobson, Cornerstone Investments Group, had a challenge for their teammates. All together, $6,249 was raised for United Way from this special event!
Gary Petersen wearing the Bison!
Dale Patten supporting UND
Vaune Johnson supporting UND!
Thanks everyone for supporting United Way!
Lost or Stolen Checks or Debit Card?
Fargo, Bismarck and Dickinson Customers:
If your checks or Debit Card are lost or stolen, please report it immediately to Cornerstone Bank at 701-364-9630 or 1-888-297-2100. To report a lost or stolen debit card after hours, please call MasterCard at 1-800-472-3272. To activate or change your PIN, please call 1-800-992-3808.
New Town, Parshall, Watford City, Plaza and Makoti Customers:
If your checks or Debit Card are lost or stolen, please report it immediately to Cornerstone Bank at New Town 701- 627-4717, Watford City 701-444-6411, or Parshall 701-862-3131. To report a lost or stolen debit card after hours, please call First Data at 1-800-535-8440 and then report it to your local Cornerstone bank as well.