- Posted: 12/20/2019
The apparel is festive and spirits are high! Merry Christmas to you and yours from the staff at Marion County Bank.
The apparel is festive and spirits are high! Merry Christmas to you and yours from the staff at Marion County Bank.
Make checkout fast and easy by using Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay® and Google Pay®. By linking your Marion County Bank debit card or credit card to one of these digital payment options, you can make purchases at participating retailers from the convenience of your mobile device.
To add your Marion County Bank debit card or credit card to your device's Mobile Wallet, simply locate the appropriate app on your phone and follow the instructions for adding the card to the app.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff at Marion County Bank! As Christmas and 2020 approach, please take note of our hours and cut off times for your banking needs. As always, our ATMs and priviledged status network is always available for cash and our convenient mobile banking app and internet banking are available to assist with your banking even when our lobby is closed!
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Hours:
Christmas Eve, Tuesday, December 24 - All Marion County Bank offices will close at 12:00 pm.
Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25 - Closed
New Years Eve and New Years Day Hours:
New Years Eve, Tuesday, December 31 - All Marion County Bank offices will close at 2:00 pm. Digital Banking and Telebank activity performed before 6:00pm on Tuesday, December 31 will still be processed on 2019 business.
New Years Day, Wednesday, January 1 - Closed
It's the season of giving! At Marion County Bank, we love to support local and are excited to announce our 12 Days of Local Giveaways are back!! Visit our Facebook page or Instagram page each weekday starting December 5 to see what we're giving away and how to enter.
Over the weekend of Saturday, November 9, 2019, Iowa State Savings Bank will officially become part of Marion County Bank. I am excited to be serving as President and CEO of our new combined organization. We are pleased that your banking relationship is included in this merger. Although we are now a larger institution and able to offer you enhanced banking solutions, the same great team you have come to know is still here to serve you.
We are pleased to celebrate 25 years of service for Kevin Bolt. Our staff described Kevin as humble, kind, a great listener and a valuable member of our team. Congratulations, Kevin!
We are privileged to offer you surcharge-free ATM access through the SHAZAM network. Just use any one of the over 3,000 ATMs across the country which carries the Privileged Status logo and access your money surcharge-free.
You can locate and get directions to Privileged Status ATMs by clicking on the Privileged Status ATM locator HERE.
With Privileged Status, not only will your transactions be FREE, but you'll have access to FREE ATMs across the country. Now, that's a privilege!
Since 1935, Marion County Bank has been a trusted source of financial solutions, a passionate supporter of our communities and a rewarding place to work.
This fall, a new chapter begins in our story as we expand our footprint to span Marion County by uniting with Iowa State Savings Bank in Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas. Our new logo represents just that – the iconic mile-long bridge over Lake Red Rock, the historic courthouse of Marion County, and a nod to our roots in Pella’s Dutch heritage.
We’re proud to call Marion County home and as we look to the future, we promise to stay grounded in what has always mattered most – Serving You & Building Community.
We are excited to announce the addiiton of Nicole Boulais to our financial advisory division, Main Street Advisory Group.
We congratulate Marilyn Van Zee on her retirement after 42 years of service to Marion County Bank. Marilyn began and ended her career at MCB and during that time worked as a teller, in the proof room and finally in imaging and operations. We appreciate her accuracy, efficiency and commitment to excellence. Her smile and servant attitude will definitely be missed but we wish her the best in this new chapter of life. Congratulations, Marilyn!
Beat the heat this summer with a free movie matinee! We are delighted to provide a free showing of the movie "Smallfoot" at the Pella Cinema on Wednesday, July 24. Showtime starts at 1:00pm. "Smallfoot" is rated PG. No ticket neccesary; simply show up and enjoy the show!
A total of 3,722 Marion County Bank debit cards have earned a $193,891.57 donation from Marion County Bank to local schools over the last 12 years of the Report Card program. The Report Card empowers debit card customers to support one of 13 local schools.
May 7, 2019 Update:
Pella Financial Group, Inc., the holding company of Marion County Bank of Pella, Iowa, has completed the purchase of Iowa State Savings Bank of Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas from Duclarkee, Inc.
A sincere thank you to the teachers, staff and administrators for your guidance and leadership of Pella’s future generations. We are honored to acknowledge those who guide young hearts and minds by delivering Jaarsma Bakery cake in celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day.
Pella is holding its 84th annual Tulip Festival this weekend. Marion County Bank is proud to share our strong Dutch heritage and participate in the festivities by working in our Dutch costumes during Tulip Time.
Congratulations to Reid Evans on passing the CFP® Certification Examination and earning the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation!
April is Community Banking Month. Our staff members are dedicated to supporting local organizations through service on boards and committees that strengthen our communities. This month, we are featuring our staff members and their dedication to service.
Home$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.
Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink and Iowa State Savings Bank's Stu Job sat down with Dr. Bob Leonard from KNIA KRLS radio this week to discuss the acquisition announcement and how this impacts our customers and communities. Listen to the full interview here.
As you make plans to travel over spreak break, don't forget to consider your financial security while you're away. No one wants to be caught off guard while they're traveling. Check out our financial security travel tips as you plan your spring break getaway.
Thinking of buying a home? Join our home loan experts, Diane Roose and Ryan Vos, for a FREE homebuying workshop. Whether you are buying your first home, downsizing, or currently renting, our homebuying workshop will discuss topics to help you in your homebuying process.
Thank you for your confidence, trust and for voting us the Best Bank, 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 February 14.
Marion County Bank’s halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earned the schools a $8,100 donation from Marion County Bank.
Students from both schools and four Pella police officers worked together in the event by shooting layups, free throws, three pointers and half court shots to earn a donation from Marion County Bank.
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!
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:
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!
It's the season of giving! At Marion County Bank, we love to support local and are excited to announce our 12 Days of Local Giveaways are back!! Visit our Facebook page or Instagram page each weekday starting December 3 to see what we're giving away and how to enter.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 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!
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.
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!
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.
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:
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 race...run 🏃, walk 🚶, bike 🚴 or bark 🐕 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 10.
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.
Looking forward to another great year of supporting our local schools and encouraging our students to be their best!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Through our membership with the Community Bankers of Iowa, Marion County Bank is proud to support the Money Smart Poster Contest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
Spirits are high and the sweaters are ugly. It's Christmastime at Marion County Bank! Merry Christmas to you and yours.
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!
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.
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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.