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Happy 85th Birthday!

Today, September 21, 2020, marks 85 years for Marion County Bank! Stop in and join the celebration today at any of our locations or drive ups and receive a sweet treat as our way of saying thank you for being our customers, we couldn't do it without you!

Coin Circulations Slowdown

Due to COVID-19, there has been less coin coming into banks from businesses and less coin being made by the US Mint. As a result, banks are experiencing a coin circulations slowdown. To help us manage this slowdown, we are offering a free treat to anyone who brings in $25 or more in unrolled coin to be exchanged for bills or deposited into an account.

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Summer Club Benefit Details

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

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Regulation D Updates

Effective April 24, 2020, Regulation D was amended by the Federal Reserve Bank to remove the limitation of six transactions per month in Savings accounts or Money Market accounts.  With this change, Marion County Bank customers are now enabled to make an unlimited number of transfers and withdrawals from Statement Savings accounts and Money Market accounts per monthly

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EIP Debit Card Information

Recently, a third round of payments went out to those who have yet to receive a stimulus payment as a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These payments were mailed out in the form of Economic Impact Payment debit cards (EIP Card) with the recipent's name on the card. The card will arrive in a plain envelope from "Money Network Cardholder Services".

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ATM Location Updates

As of May 19, 2020, Casey’s General Stores in Pella will be replacing their current ATM machines. At that time, the new machines will no longer be part of the Marion County Bank network.

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Join Our Team!

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 employyes) and Best Business

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A Letter From Our President

To our communities and our customers,

We are all in this together. There is not a single person who has not been affected by what has happened in the world over the past few months and especially the last few weeks.

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COVID-19 Communication Update

COVID-19 Communication Update  – 3/19/2020

Marion County Bank values the health and wellness of our customers and employees very highly. We are committed to providing our customers with reliable service throughout the outbreak of the current coronavirus, COVID-19, while remaining conscious of everyone’s health and safety.

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COVID-19 Communication

 COVID-19 Communication – 3/17/2020

Here at Marion County Bank we value the health and wellness of our customers and employees very highly. We are committed to providing our customers with reliable service throughout the outbreak of the current coronavirus, COVID-19, while remaining conscious of everyone’s health and safety.

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Traveling with a debit card?

Are you traveling over Spring Break? Do you have a Marion County Bank debit card? Don't forget to let us know so we can help keep your debit card safe from fraudulent activity. Simply complete the Debit Card Travel Form and get ready to enjoy your trip!

If you have a Marion County Bank credit card, please call the number on the back of the card to notify us of your travel plans.

Join Our Team!

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 employyes) and Best Business Supporter of the Community (under 50 employees). We are currently looking to hire individuals to be a part of our winning team!

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Halftime Shoot Out a Slam Dunk

 Marion County Bank’s halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earns the schools a $6,275 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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Merry Christmas!

The apparel is festive and spirits are high!  Merry Christmas to you and yours from the staff at Marion County Bank.

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2019 Holiday Hours

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

 

Congratulations, Marilyn Van Zee!

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!

Free Movie Matinee

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!

Summer Club Benefit Details

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

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Interview with Dr. Bob Leonard

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. 

MCB awarded "Best of Red Rock"

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.

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!

 

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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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 race...run 🏃, walk 🚶, bike 🚴 or bark 🐕 for a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 10.

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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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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!

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 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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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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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!

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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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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