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Congratulations, Ron Zantingh!

Today we are celebrating Ron Zantingh's 30 years of service at Marion County Bank. We are thankful for his leadership, wisdom and continual commitment to our clients and staff. Congratulations, Ron!

Organize Your Finances

Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get more organized? A great place to start is on your personal finances. By getting your bills and statements in order, you’ll be less likely to miss payment deadlines, accrue late fees and feel overwhelmed by financial tasks.

If you’re ready to get your financial life organized, try these simple tips:

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Welcome Brian Hauser

We are pleased to announce that Brian Hauser has joined the lending team at Marion County Bank! Brian comes to us with over 20 years of financial lending experience and will be serving clients with their commercial and ag lending needs.

Brian and his wife Charmin and their two boys live in Pella. When they aren't running their boys to sporting events, they enjoy attending sprint car races and following UNI sports. Welcome, Brian!


Peggy Ashman Retires

After 41 years of service to Marion County Bank, Peggy Ashman will retire on Friday, November 30. Peggy has been a part of the MCB family for 41 years starting as a personal secretary to then President Harry Vermeer, moving to bookkeeping, proof room, teller and now as a Customer Service Representative. Peggy had this to say about her time here: "Marion County Bank was my first full time job. Forty-one years later it is still my only full time job. From counter checks to phone apps, the banking industry has been through an amazing transformation in the past 41 years. It has been my sincere pleasure to serve this great community through Marion County Bank!" We will miss her dearly, but wish her and Collin the best as they enjoy retirement in Arizona!

Budgeting Tips for the Holidays

Shopping for the holidays can be a stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Planning ahead can help make sure that you don’t overextend yourself when shopping for loved ones. Marion County Bank recommends following these seven steps.

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Congrats to Amy Juffer!

Congratulations to Amy Juffer as she joins the Customer Service Representative Team. Amy has been serving as Head Teller at our main bank location for the last 4 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve customers and helping them find ways to make their banking easy and efficient. Congrats, Amy!

35 Bags & $730 Donated!

Business members of the Pella Historic Downtown Retail group joined together to raise money and donations for Pella’s Food Shelf through a variety of promotions. Over 35 bags of groceries and $730 in donations were collected and presented to the Pella Community Food Shelf on Monday, October 29.

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Welcome Amanda Panknen

We're happy to welcome Amanda Panknen to Marion County Bank! Amanda joins our teller team and will be serving customers at both the main bank and drive-up locations. Amanda and her husband Sean live in Pella with their two boys, Jonathan and Landon. When they aren't working or volunteering at their church they like to spend time outdoors and travel. 

Tricia joins our Investment team

Tricia De Haan has moved from Marion County Bank's first floor to the third floor of Main Street Advisory Group.  Tricia joins the team with six years of investment experience and six years of experience as a Customer Service Representative at Marion County Bank.  We are excited for her in her new role as Branch Associated for our investment department.  Congrats Tricia!

Social Security Seminar

Navigating social security can be challenging! The financial advisors at Main Street Advisory Group want to help you as you near this transition and will be hosting an informational seminar on how to get the most from social security.

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Congrats to Denise Van Wyk!

We are pleased to celebrate Denise Van Wyk's 10 years of service to Marion County Bank. Her smile is well-known at our drive-up location and we greatly appreciate her positive attitude and commitment to serving our customers. Congratulations, Denise!

Receive fraud alerts via text

Keeping your account safe and secure is a high priority! We've now added Text Fraud Alerts as part of our debit card protection program.

You'll now receive text alerts when suspicious activity is detected on your Marion County Bank debit card.

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Free Credit Freezes

Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting September 21st, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know courtesy of the Federal Trade Commission:

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Enter to win free MH4H race entry!

Your blast. Your way. For free! We are giving away 5 free race entries to the MH4H ColorBlast 5K on September 22. Comment below on how you plan to participate in the 🏃, walk 🚶, bike 🚴 or bark 🐕 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 10.

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First Day of School Photo Contest

It's back to school week for many area schools.  To celebrate these new beginnings we are holding a photo contest on our Facebook and Instagram social media pages.  Visit your favorite social to enter for your chance to win.  Good luck and we wish you all the best this school year!

Congratulations to Dawn Wood for winning our First Day Photo Contest.

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Iowa's Tax Free Shopping Weekend

Iowa’s tax free shopping weekend is August 3 & 4. Use your Marion County Bank Debit Card and support your favorite local school while doing your back-to-school shopping. To date, we have donated $168,607.77 through our Report Card program!

Learn more about Report Card program and let us support your favorite school each time you swipe your MCB Debit Card.

Tech Support Scams

There has been an uptick in tech support scams reported to us in the Pella area.  Know how to spot the signs of this scam with help from this article by the Federal Trade Commission.

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Welcome Shannon Long!

Join us in welcoming Shannon Long to the MCB team!

Shannon joins our Customer Service Department in assisting customers with solutions to make their banking simple and convenient.  Prior to joining MCB, Shannon worked in the Customer Service Department at Pella Corporation.  She has a passion for helping others and we are delighted to have her join our team.

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We're hiring!

Marion County Bank, a market leading, growing, locally owned, community bank located in and serving the Pella, Iowa area is seeking to hire a team-oriented Commercial Lending Officer to fill a newly created position.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of commercial lending experience plus a sound knowledge of overall banking practices. 

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Open House welcoming Greg

Join us for an open house welcoming financial advisor Greg McCulla to the Main Street Advisory Group team on Friday, June 22 from 9:00 – 11:00am. Enjoy coffee time and meet the team on Marion County Bank’s 3rd floor at 800 Main Street, Pella.

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Free Movie Matinee

Beat the heat this summer with a free movie matinee.  We are delighted to provide a free showing of the movie "Ferdinand" at the Pella Cinema on Wednesday, July 25.  Showtime starts at 12:30pm.  "Ferdinand" is rated PG.  No ticket neccesary simply show up and enjoy!

Homebuying Myths vs Facts

If you’re in the market to buy a home, you may have a few questions – and a few misconceptions – about how financing a home works.  Here are five common myths about buying and financing a home that we have debunked to help educate you on your homebuying journey.

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Financial Summer Travel Tips

While preparing to travel this summer, there are a lot of things to consider. One of which is your financial security while you are away. Scams often happen when and where you least expect it. Check out our financial security travel tips as you plan your summer vacation.

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Summer Club Benefit Details

Golden Harvest and Bank Club members - your summer fun awaits!  Visit our main bank or windmill bank locations to pick up your travel benefit packets including: Explore Iowa coupons and travel, theme park and movie discounts.

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Congrats to Deb Linn!

Today we are celebrating with Deb Linn on her 5 years of service to Marion County Bank. Deb fills many different roles providing flexibility and cheer to the various departments she works with. We thank her for her upbeat attitude and contagious smile in all that she does. Please help us thank Deb!

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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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'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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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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