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2018 Senior Scholarships

Since 1977, Marion County Bank has awarded college scholarships to local graduating seniors.  When the Dollars for Scholars program originated, we were glad to merge our program into theirs and become part of their program.  Marion County Bank awards ten $500 scholarships to students of our local high schools. This year’s recipients are:

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Congrats to Vickie Heerema!

A new word was invented at our morning staff meeting. Positism = the unique combination of optimism and positivity found in Vickie Heerema. We are so blessed to have her in our bank family and are thankful for her 10 years of service at Marion County Bank. Congrats Vickie!

Welcome Greg McCulla!

We are pleased to welcome Greg McCulla to the team at Main Street Advisory Group.  Greg has owned McCulla Financial for 17 years and is excited to join a team of advisors and have the enhanced online tools and resources available through Raymond James Financial Services.

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Come work with us!

Marion County Bank believes that the key to success is great people. We strive for the highest of customer service and it's noticed! Marion County Bank received the awards Best Bank in the Red Rock Area, Best Place to Work in the Red Rock Area (under 50 employees) and Best Business Supporter of Community Projects in the Red Rock Area (under 50 employees).

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Over $168,000 donated!

A total of 3,464 Marion County Bank debit cards have earned a $168,607.77 donation to local schools through the life of the Report Card program.  The Report Card empowers debit card customers to support one of 13 local schools. 

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Serving You, Building Community

As Pella’s original community bank, we are proud to celebrate Community Banking Month all April long. Serving you, building community...it's what Marion County Bank is all about.

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Congrats to Jen Van Gorp!

Congratulations to Jen Van Gorp on her 5 Years of Service at Marion County Bank. Jen works in our customer service department and has a vast product knowledge to answer your banking questions. Thank you, Jen, for the friendly smile and upbeat attitude you bring to your work and all those you interact with.
 
Please help us congratulate Jen on the five year milestone!

Congrats to Sam Vande Weerd!

Congratulations to Sam Vande Weerd on his 5 years of Service at Marion County Bank. Sam is a Financial Advisor with our investment team. Sam’s passion is helping clients reach their financial goals and his commitment to our community is evident through the Pella Sports Park, Pella Booster Club, Central College President’s Associates, and PACE Board. Thank you, Sam, for your 5 years of service.

A Free Workshop for Business Owners

Business owners, we invite you to join us at our free business seminar "Built to Sell, 8 Things that Drive the Value of Your Company."

You may not be ready to sell your business. You may not have even thought about selling your business. It doesn't matter. What matters is that you are creating a business that's valuable (in other words, Sellable).

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Congrats to Dawn Kleis!

Congratulations to Dawn Kleis on her 5 Years of Service to Marion County Bank.  Dawn is a Registered Client Associate with our investment team.  Thank you, Dawn, for your 5 years of dedicated service and commitment to our clients and team members.

 

Congrats to Julia!

Today we are celebrating with Julia Caldwell on her 30 year anniversary at Marion County Bank and Main Street Advisory Group.

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"Free" offers and what to look for

You’ve heard it said, “The best things in life are free.”  But the “free” offers on the internet, television and phone are rarely that.  These “free” offers often require you to give your debit or credit card information to pay for shipping, future products, or service costs.  Many times the fees are charged after an initial trial period that requires you to end the service.

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Operating Systems Updates

Simply put, computer operating system updates whether big or small are important. Much like changing the oil in your car, brushing your teeth daily or going to a doctor for annual checkups, updates are necessary. Computers, phones, tablets and the software they house require regular updates to ensure they continue to run safely, efficiently and securely.

In addition, the Marion County Bank Internet Banking site requires that your computer be enabled with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 functionality to allow our Internet Banking site to work properly in a safe, secure environment.   Starting April 9, 2018, users of Marion County Bank Internet Banking may receive a disruption of logging in to Internet Banking if their computer's operating system is out of date or website browser does not have TLS 1.2 enabled. 

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Valentines Giveaway 2018

Join in the fun of our Valentines Giveaway 2018 featuring three local business - Kaldera, The Old Blue Chair and Van Veen Chocolates.  We're giving away a prize package of these three businesses on our facebook page.  

Check it out here.

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Home$tart - $5000 grant program

Home$tart is a down payment and closing cost assistance program offered by the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) Des Moines to qualifying home buyers through Marion County Bank.

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MCB awarded "Best of Red Rock"

 Thank you for your confidence, trust and for voting us the Best Business Supporter of Community Projects and Best Place to Work. We are humbled and honored to have received these awards from the Marion County Development Commission at the award ceremony on January 25.

Halftime Shootout a Slam Dunk!

 Marion County Bank’s halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earns the schools a $9,225 donation from Marion County Bank.

Students from both schools worked together in the event by shooting layups, free throws, three pointers and half court shots to earn a donation for the schools from Marion County Bank. 

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Congratulations to Bonnie Boot!

Today we celebrate Bonnie Boot and her 40 Years of Service at Marion County Bank. Bonnie has worked in a variety of capacities at the bank over her 40 years and has seen a lot of changes in the industry. She currently is our loan receptionist, working with our loan clients and loan officers and is the voice you hear when you call 628-2191.

We are grateful to have Bonnie as part of the Marion County Bank family. Please help us congratulate her on her 40 year milestone!

Congratulations to Tricia De Haan!

Congratulations to Tricia De Haan on her 5 Years of Service at Marion County Bank. Tricia works in our customer service department and has a vast product knowledge to answer your banking questions. Thank you, Tricia, for the friendly smile and upbeat attitude you bring to your work and all those you interact with. We are thankful you are a member of the MCB team!

Congrats to Carolyn Harthoorn!

Today we are celebrating with Carolyn Harthoorn on her 20 years of service to Marion County Bank. 

After staying home with her kids for 10 years, Carolyn received a call from Marion County Bank offering a parttime teller position back in 1998.  She accepted and since that time, she has proven to be a jack-of-all-trades working on the teller line, proof area, loan reception and currently the operations department.  Her favorite part of the job is solving problems for clients and staff -- and we can assure you that she is great at it!  

Thank you, Carolyn, for your dedication to your job, the precision in your work, and the care that you show to clients and staff.  

Save for your First Home

A First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account (FTHSA) is a new type of savings account passed by the Iowa legislature to make purchasing a first home easier.  The law allows Iowans to make tax-deductible contributions into a First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account to be used for the purchase of a home.  Those who already own a home can open and contribute to an account for a designated first-time homebuyer and receive a tax deduction on Iowa state taxes too.

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Merry Christmas!

 Spirits are high and the sweaters are ugly.  It's Christmastime at Marion County Bank!  Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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Best wishes to Shirley Mathes

There's bittersweet celebration at Marion County Bank today as we celebrate the retirement of Shirley Mathes. Shirley was instrumental in starting our mortgage department 17 years ago and has been a solid rock for her team.

We will miss her dearly, but wish her and Gary the best as they enjoy retirement!

Internet Banking Update is Here!

Our Internet Banking Update is Here: A new version of Internet Banking was launched on Wednesday, December 13.  We want to take a moment to highlight some of the changes you will notice when logging in:

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Halftime Shootout a Slam Dunk!

Marion County Bank's halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earns the schools a $4,650 donation from Marion County Bank.

Students from both schools collaborated together in the event to shoot layups, free throws, three pointers and half court shots to earn a donation for the schools from Marion County Bank.

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Free Movie Matinee - 12/9/17

We are delighted to provide a FREE showing of the movie "Home Alone" at the Pella Cinema on Saturday, December 9.  Showtime starts at 10am.  "Home Alone" is rated PG.  Simply swing by Marion County Bank for your free ticket.  Merry Christmas from the staff at Marion County Bank.

Shop Local & Grow Pella!

Shop Small Business Saturday in Pella. Today is a great day to use the discounted Pella Bucks from the sale on Monday evening. Shop Pella this Christmas and support our friends and neighbors!

Congratulations to Ryan Vos!

Congratulations to Ryan Vos on his 5 Years of Service at Marion County Bank.  Ryan first started here as a college intern over 10 years ago.  A few years later a position opened up in our loan department and we knew who to call.  Ryan's focus is in the consumer and real estate lending department but he's also one to take on special projects throughout the bank.  Thank you, Ryan, for your dedication to Marion County Bank.  We hope this will be your work home for many years to come!

Congratulations to Barb Wilson!

 

It is such a joy to recognize our staff members who reach milestone anniversaries! Today we are celebrating with Barb Wilson. Barb started at Marion County Bank as a teller at the Windmill Bank, transitioned to what was called the "proof" desk, and has worked in Operations since.

We are honored to have her as park of our bank family. Please help us in congratulating Barb on 25 years of service!

MasterCards' Auto Billing Updater

As a service to you, MasterCard will require all financial institutions to participate in an Account Updater Service, known by MasterCard as Automatic Billing Updater (ABU).  ABU will provide updates to your selected merchants who maintain your Marion County Bank debit card information on file, to process your preauthorized payments. 

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Shop Local and Save!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marion County Bank understands the importance of local businesses in a community.  In fact, it’s the core of who we are – a locally-owned, community bank.  Because community matters, we are once again offering a 10% discount on Pella Bucks to encourage local Christmas shopping.

Purchase Pella Bucks at a 10% discount from Marion County Bank on Monday, November 20 (during Pella’s Tour of Stores) starting at 5:00pm.  Discount is available until $100,000 in Pella Bucks is sold, so hurry in!

 Pella Buck Dollar Value Marion County Bank's Discount  Your Cost 
Examples of the savings:   $20.00 $2.00 $18.00
  $100.00 $10.00 $90.00
  $240.00 $24.00 $216.00
  $500.00 $50.00 $450.00

Pella Bucks are available in $20 denominations.  Limit of $500 per household.  Available to individuals only.  Offer good until $100,000 is sold.  Chamber Dollars expire January 13 and are accepted at PACE Member Businesses.

$415 Donated to Food Shelf

Great things are possible when we work together!

Business members of the Pella Historic Downtown Retail Group joined together to raise money and donations for the Pella Community Food Shelf. In addition to all the groceries, $415 was raised through our eStatement promotion. Thank you to all those who signed up!

Equifax Data Breach: What to Do

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Recently, Equifax, one of the three national consumer credit reporting agencies, announced a major data breach. This breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. This is what we know according to Equifax: the data breach occurred May – July 2017, and the information stolen includes consumers’ personally identifiable information, including names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers.

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Free Shred Event & ID Theft Seminar

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Marion County Bank and Main Street Advisory Group are hosting a free shred day on Friday, September 29 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at 800 Main Street in Pella.  The community is invited to stop by with personal documents they wish to have destroyed.  On-Site Information Destruction, member of the National Association for Information Destruction, will be on location to securely shred your items.

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Same-day processing of ACH Debits

What’s new? Beginning September 15, 2017, the Federal Reserve will start processing same-day ACH (Automated Clearing House) debits.  This means that debit transactions between accounts will move faster for all consumer and business accounts.

What does this mean?  Today, credit transactions are posted multiple times throughout the day giving customers access to those funds sooner.  Now with Same Day ACH processing, the same will be true for ACH debits.  The ACH debits will post multiple times throughout the day also.

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