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Congrats to Patti on 5 years at MCB!

 
Patti 5 years
 
Today we are celebrating with a breakfast in honor of Patti Van Zante. Patti has worked at Marion County Bank for 5 years and has a phenomenal banking career total of 42 years! Yes, she started when she was 8 ;)
Patti is a teller at our windmill bank. We are thankful for her service, for her commitment to our customers and are impressed by her name recognition skills!
Please help us congratulate Patti on 5 years of service to Marion County Bank.

A limited time home buyers assistance program is available!

Looking to buy a home? The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines' Home$tart assistance program offers a $7,500 grant for down payment and closing costs to qualifying home buyers and is available at Marion County Bank.  Here is Diane Roose, Vice President and Mortgage Loan Officer to tell you about it:

 

Contact Diane for more information at:

641-628-2191

droose@marioncountybank.com

800 Main Street, Pella

Congrats to Gina on 5 Years of Service!

Gina 5 years

Congratulations to Gina Sietstra on 5 years of service to Marion County Bank. We appreciate her kind spirit and dedication and look forward to many more milestone anniversaries!

Why update your mobile device’s operating system?

Simply put, 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. Phones, tablets and the software they house require regular updates to ensure they continue to run safely and efficiently.

In addition, the Marion County Bank app requires that your phone be running on newer operating systems to work properly.  Starting June 25, 2017, users of the Marion County Bank app may receive a connection error message if their device’s operating system is out of date. 

If you receive the connection error message, simply update your device’s operating system using the steps below.

 

Updating an Android Phone or Tablet's Operating System:

To get the best performance and features from your Android smartphone or tablet you should make sure you're always running the very latest software available for it, not just in terms of apps but also the Android operating system. Here's how to update Android on your smartphone or tablet.

  1. Navigate to the Setting menu
  2. Scroll down the Settings menu and click on About Phone About Tablet. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the general section.
  3. The menu can vary from device to device but click the Software Update Software Info.
  4. Your phone or tablet will now search for an available update. If you are taken to another menu, select the Software Update check button or similar.
  5. If an update is available your device then you will be asked whether you wish to install it. If you select yes then the system will download and install the new software and reboot.

Note: You device may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We also recommend downloading the software over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.

 

Updating an Apple Phone or Tablet's Operating System:

To get the best performance and features from your Apple smartphone or tablet you should make sure you're always running the very latest software available for it, not just in terms of apps but also the Apple operating system. Here's how to update your Apple Operating System on your smartphone or tablet.

  1. Navigate to the Setting menu
  2. Scroll down the Settings menu and click on General.
  3. Tap Software Update. It will be listed here if a software update is available.
  4. Tap Download and Install.  If a message asks to temporarily remove apps because your device needs more space for the update, tap Continue or Cancel.  Later, the apps will be reinstalled if they were previously removed.
  5. To update now, tap Install.  Or you can tap Later and select Install Tonight or Remind me Later.
  6. If asked, enter your passcode.

Note: You device may require a Wi-Fi connection to search for an update. We also recommend downloading the software over Wi-Fi because the file size can be large.

Protecting the Elderly from Financial Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness June 15

You, or someone you know, could become the victim of a growing crime in America — financial abuse of older Americans.  Seniors are increasingly becoming targets for financial abuse.  As people over 50 years old control over 70 percent of the nation's wealth, fraudsters are using new tactics to take advantage of retiring baby boomers and the growing number of older Americans. Senior financial abuse is estimated to have cost victims at least $2.9 billion last year alone.

What Is Elder Financial Abuse?

It’s a crime that deprives older adults of their resources and ultimately their independence. Anyone who sees signs of theft, fraud, misuse of a person’s assets or credit, or use of undue influence to gain control of an older person’s money or property should be on the alert. Those are signs of possible exploitation.  Older Americans that may have disabilities or rely on others for help can be susceptible to scams and other fraud.   Advances in technology can also make it difficult for seniors to know who to trust and what's safe.

Despite these threats, taking simple steps to safeguard personal information and being aware of warning signs can protect aging men and women from financial abuse.

Tips for Seniors:

What should you do to protect yourself?

  • Plan ahead to protect your assets and to ensure your wishes are followed.  Talk to someone at your financial institution, an attorney, or financial advisor about the best options for you.
  • Shred receipts, bank statements and unused credit card offers before throwing them away.
  • Carefully choose a trustworthy person to act as your agent in all estate-planning matters.
  • Never give personal information, including Social Security Number, account number or other financial information to anyone over the phone unless you initiated the call and the other party is trusted.
  • Never pay a fee or taxes to collect sweepstakes or lottery “winnings.”
  • Never rush into a financial decision.  Ask for details in writing and get a second opinion.  
  • Consult with a financial advisor or attorney before signing any document you don’t understand.
  • Get to know your banker and build a relationship with the people who handle your finances. They can look out for any suspicious activity related to your account.
  • Pay with checks and credit cards instead of cash to keep a paper trail.
  • Feel free to say “no.” After all, it’s your money.
  • You have the right not to be threatened or intimidated. If you think someone close to you is trying to take control of your finances, call your local Adult Protective Services or tell someone at your bank.
  • Trust your instincts. Exploiters and abusers often are very skilled. They can be charming and forceful in their effort to convince you to give up control of your finances. Don’t be fooled—if something doesn’t feel right, it may not be right. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

What should you do if you are a victim of financial abuse?

  • Talk to a trusted family member who has your best interests at heart.
  • Talk to your attorney or an officer at your bank.
  • Contact your local police for help.

Information provided by the American Bankers Association.

Please help us welcome Marla Kettler!

Website Welcome Marla Kettler

Marla, better known has Mrs. Kettler to her hundreds of students, taught second grade at Lincoln Elementary in Pella for 34 years. Retirement called but the life-long learning continued when she started in banking at Marion County Bank. You can find Marla working on the teller line at our main bank.

Marla and her husband Kurt reside in Pella and have two married children and seven beautiful grandchildren.

Please help us welcome Marla to the MCB team!

Welcome Danielle Benge to Marion County Bank!

Welcome Danielle

Please help us welcome Danielle Benge to the Marion County Bank team!

Danielle will be working with Shirley Mathes, Kathy Arkema and Gina Sietstra in our Loan Processing Department. Danielle and the loan processing team work diligently to keep the loan process running smoothly while juggling compliance, required document gathering and deadlines.

Danielle and her husband Jesse live in Pella with their two little boys – Bently and Ledger.

Welcome Danielle, we are excited to have you on board!

Congrats to Mary and Diane!

Double Years of Service Mary and Diane

Today we are celebrating with Mary Van Haaften and Diane Roose on milestone achievements at Marion County Bank. Both ladies have done a beautiful job blooming where they have been planted, and have also been planted in jobs that they can bloom. Thank you for your 10 and 20 years of dedicated service!

Closed Memorial Day


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In observance of Memorial Day, Marion County Bank will be closed on Monday, May 29.  Thank you to all the men and women who have served our nation!

Financial Fraud Scam tips from Pella Police

Financial fraud scams are all too common. The Pella Police Department receives 5-6 reports a week of scams occurring in the area. Unfortunately some of these scams are successful each month and victims send money to the scammers. Education is the first line of prevention. Please read and share these tips provided by our local law enforcement.

Pella Police Dept Fraud Tips Page 1

Pella Police Dept Fraud Tips Page 2

2017 MCB Scholarship Winners Announced

For 40 years, 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.  Marion County Bank awards 10 scholarships total to students from each of our local high schools who plan to attend a 4 year college. Preference is given to the applicants whose parent or legal guardian has an account relationship with Marion County Bank.  This year's 2017 scholarship winners are:

Pella Christian High 2017 Scholarships

Pella High 2017 Scholarships

Local schools earn over $145,000 through MCB's debit card program

A total of 3372 Marion County Bank debit cards have earned a $145,729.16 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.  With every debit card purchase, Marion County Bank makes a donation to the school of your choice.  The more you swipe, the more your school earns!  Enrollment in Marion County Bank’s Report Card is free and there’s no limit to the money a school can earn!  Read more details and sign up here.

Pella Report Card Donation 2017 web

Picture Caption: 1923 Marion County Bank debit cards are signed up to support Pella Community Schools. This year's donation from Marion County Bank was $11,757.93 and brings the eight year total to $82,370.23! Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink, Sam Vande Weerd and Ron Zantingh presented Pella Community School's check to Superintendent Greg Ebeling and Business Manager Mary Bogaard.

PCGS Report Card Donation 2017 web

Picture Caption: 463 Marion County Bank debit cards are in support of Pella Christian Grade School. This year's donation to PCGS was $2,830.95 taking the total to $19,510.10. Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink, Sam Vande Weerd and Ron Zantingh presented Pella Christian Grade School's Head of School David Te Grootenhuis with the big check.

PCHS Report Card Donation 2017 web

Picture Caption: 625 Marion County Bank debit cards are signed up to support Pella Christian High School. This year's donation was $3,821.48 taking the total PCHS donation to $29,879.44! Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink, Sam Vande Weerd and Ron Zantingh presented the check to Pella Christian High's Principal Dan Van Kooten.

 

Welcome Carol Jochems to the MCB team!

Welcome Carol J to MCB!

Please help us welcome Carol Jochems to the MCB team!

Carol joins our Main Bank and Windmill Drive Up teller departments in assisting customers with their banking transactions.  Carol has 24 years of banking experience and is excited to work at a community bank because of the personalized service they give by knowing their customers.

Carol and her husband Gary live in Sully.  They have three grown children, have welcomed two in laws to the family and are grandparents to three.

2017 Money Smart Week Poster Contest

Kids in 2nd through 6th grades - join in the fun and a chance to win $$$!  As a member of the Community Bankers of Iowa, you are invited to design a poster with the 2017 theme "Why is it important to know about money?"Attached the Poster Entry Label here (or get one at the bank).  

Money Smart Poster Contest

Previous poster winners:

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Poster 1

Poster 3

Touch ID available for iPhone users

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The latest update to our mobile bank app introduces Touch ID login for iPhone users.  Accessing your finances has never been faster or easier – now all you need is your fingerprint.

To enable Touch ID login, simply go to the “More” tab and select “Touch ID Settings.”

Don’t have the Marion County Bank app?  Download the latest versions here:

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Disaster Recovery Plan of high importance at MCB

Last night’s storm was a reminder to us of the importance of our Bank Disaster Recovery plan. This plan includes details for restoring all banking components and even includes an alternative physical site if our downtown locations were not accessible. We test this plan annually to make sure that in the event of a disaster we will be up and running quickly to serve our customers and our community. We sure hope we never have to enact this plan, but it’s tested and ready if the unthinkable occurs.

 

Disaster RecoveryOur IT Committee recently tested our Bank Disaster Recovery plan and successfully had all banking components restored and working within hours of the simulated disaster.

We're honored to receive the PACE Hall of Fame Award

Last Friday, Marion County Bank was awarded the Pella Area Community & Economic Alliance Hall of Fame Excellence Award. We are honored and humbled to receive this award which recognizes our 82 years of commitment and service to the Pella Area.

On behalf of the entire staff and directors, current and past, we thank you, our friends and supporters, for your loyalty and trust in us. Without you, we would not be who we are today!

Full Group Thank you

Thank you from the staff of Marion County Bank!

Hall of Fame Award

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Marion County Bank President and CEO Steve Kraayenbrink and Executive Vice President Ron Zantingh accepted the award from PACE board members Tim Te Grootenhuis and Mindi VandenBosch on Friday, February 24.

Retirement blessings to Darlene and Faye!

Darlene Faye Retirement

 

Our best wishes to Darlene Van Hal and Faye Verschuure as they step into retirement today. They will be missed for their years of service to Marion County Bank, but even more they will be missed for their loyalty, commitment, friendship and smiles. 

Rush Delivery is available within Bill Pay

Did you forget to pay a bill?  Marion County Bank’s Bill Pay service now allows Rush Delivery.  When in Bill Pay, the option for rush delivery will appear under the ‘Deliver By’ calendar date.

Rush delivery is done via same-day bill payment or overnight check payment.

Same-Day Bill Payment – Today’s date will be available when scheduling payments to participating billers.  Your payment will be submitted electronically to your biller.

  • Available on hundreds of participating billers.
  • $9.95 per payment.
  • Cutoff times vary by participating biller.  If same-day credit is not available for a specific biller, today’s date will not be an available option when scheduling payments.

Rush Bill Payments with Overnight Checks – If your biller is not participating in Same-Day Bill Payment, you can still rush payment with the Overnight Check Bill Payment feature.  Overnight Check Bill Payment is simple and does not require that your payee participate in acceptance of electronic payments. 

  • $14.95 per overnight bill payment.

Closed President's Day

Marion County Bank will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President's Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, February 21 for regular business hours.

Closed Presidents Day

Valentine's Giveaway 2017

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We’ve got a sweet giveaway for you!  Head over to our Facebook page to play our “sweet, sweet, sweetheart” game for your chance to win a $50 gift card to Thistles and a $50 gift card to Van Veen Chocolates.

 

Marion County Bank's Facebook Page

 

Here’s how to play:  Simply comment below with the word sweet as often as you would like throughout the weekend.  At a predetermined time, Marion County Bank will chime in with “heart”.  Whoever commented “sweet” immediately before us will win!

Official rules: Winner will conclude by noon on Monday, February 13.  Must be 18 years or older.  Multiply entries are allowed per person.  Chances of winning depend on the timing of entry.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank’s main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella, IA 50219 by Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook.  Employees and spouses are not eligible to win but may participate.

Thank you for voting us Best Bank, Best Community Supporter

Best Of 2 Blog

We are both humbled and honored to be awarded "Best Bank" and "Best Community Supporter" of the Red Rock Area in a contest organizaed by the Marion County Development Commission.  We sincerely appreciate your confidence and trust in Marion County Bank.

New Year, New Career!

Job Opportunity RE

Full-Time Real Estate Loan Processor position at Marion County Bank

  • Position would be part of a team that is responsible for processing and closing in-house and secondary market loans
  • Excellent computer skills required
  • Effective organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task 
  • Ability to manage workflow in a high volume environment
  • Post-secondary degree preferred
  • Previous banking experience preferred but not required
  • Position offers competitive pay and bonus program

 

Qualified candidates can send or email a cover letter and resume to:

Diane Roose
Marion County Bank
800 Main Street
Pella, IA 50219

droose@marioncountybank.com
641-628-2191

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Halftime Shootout a Slam Dunk for Schools!

Shoot Out Donation Dec 2016

Shoot Out Donation Jan 2017

Marion County Bank's halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball games earns the schools a $9500 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.

A shoot out donation of $5725 was won at the December 9 game and a $3775 donation was won at the January 24 game.  These winnings will be split eveningly between the schools.  Marion County Bank thanks the 16 students for participating in the halftime events.

Since 2007, $89,850 has been given to Pella Community High and Pella Christian High from Marion County Bank during the halftime events.

 

Discounted Chamber Dollars expire Saturday!

Did you buy our Discounted Pella Chamber of Commerce Dollars on November 21, 2016? Or maybe you received them as a gift for Christmas? This is your reminder that these dollars expire Saturday!
 
Thank you for helping us keep Christmas shopping in Pella and growing our local economy by $100,000. Bank, shop, dine....local!
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New Years Hours

Closed New Years

As you plan your year end financials, please remember that Marion County Bank's Main Bank will close on 4:30pm and our Windmill Drive Up will close at 5:30pm on Friday, December 30.  We will remain closed on Saturday, December 31 and will reopen for 2017 business on Monday, January 2.

Congratulations to Kathy Arkema!

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Today we are celebrating with Kathy Arkema on her 30 years of service to Marion County Bank. Kathy started on December 8, 1986 as a teller at the drive up and has filled a variety of roles throughout the years. Today she works in the loan processing department and is a rock of consistency and dedication for the staff she works with. Thank you, Kathy, on your 30 years of service to Marion County Bank!

Holiday Hours at Marion County Bank

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the staff at Marion County Bank!

Marion County Bank locations will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, December 24 and 25 in observance of Christmas.  In observance of New Years, locations will be closed on Saturday, December 31 and Sunday, January 1.

We will resume regular hours on the Mondays following Christmas and New Years.

Conveniently bank after hours with:

  • TeleBank - 641-628-2192
  • Five ATM locations in Pella or get cash back at the store
  • Marion County Bank app on your phone or tablet.  Download "Marion County Bank" from your app store.

12 Days of Local Giveaways 2016

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Marion County Bank is excited to feature 12 local businesses for our 12 Days of Local Giveaways!  Watch our Facebook page from December 1 to 16 for your chance to win 12 fabulous prizes!

Marion County Bank's Facebook Page

Official contest rules:

Day 1 – Entries accepted until midnight on December 1, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 2, 2016.  

Day 2 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 2, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 3, 2016.  

Day 3 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 5, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 6, 2016.  

Day 4 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 6, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 7, 2016.  

Day 5 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 7, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 8, 2016.  

Day 6 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 8, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 9, 2016.  

Day 7 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 9, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 10, 2016.  

Day 8 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 12, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 13, 2016.  

Day 9 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 13, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 14, 2016.  

Day 10 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 14, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 15, 2016.  

Day 11 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 15, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 16, 2016.  

Day 12 - Entries accepted until midnight on December 16, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 17, 2016.  

Must be 18 years or older to play.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of responses received.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  No purchase necessary.  Bank employees and their immediate families may plan along, but are ineligible to win.  Prizes must be picked up from Marion County Bank’s main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by January 14, 2017.  This contest is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook.

MCB's Rob Judkins presents Ryan Van Wyk with IBA award

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Ryan Van Wyk, a senior at Pella Community High School, was recently honored as the 2016 recipient of the Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Award during the Iowa high school state football championships Nov. 17-18 in Cedar Falls. This award recognizes a graduating senior student athlete for their academic performance, athletic participation, leadership skills and community involvement.

Rob Judkins, vice president of Marion County Bank in Pella, presented Van Wyk with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice. 

“On behalf of the Iowa Bankers Association, I’m pleased to present Ryan with this much-deserved award. He is to be commended for his athletic, academic and community accomplishments,” said Judkins.

For more than two decades, the Iowa Bankers Association has sponsored the Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Awards, which includes awards to student athletes in football, basketball and wrestling. The Iowa Bankers Association has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships since the program began. 

Shop Pella with a 10% discount!

For the sixth year in a row, Marion County Bank is helping you keep your Christmas shopping in Pella!  Why?  Marion County Bank understands the importance of local businesses in a community. In fact, it’s at the core of who we are - a locally-owned, community bank. Because community matters, we are once again offering a 10% discount on Pella Chamber Dollars to encourage local Christmas shopping.

On Monday, November 21, from 5:00-7:00pm (during Pella’s Tour of Stores) Pella Chamber Dollars will be sold at a 10% discount at Marion County Bank’s Main Office - 800 Main Street in Pella. Discount is available until $100,000 in Chamber Dollars are sold or 7pm, so hurry in!

Example of Savings:

 Pella Chamber 
Dollar Value

Marion County Bank's
Discount 
Your Cost 
 $20.00$2.00 $18.00 
 $100.00$10.00 $90.00 
 $240.00$24.00 $216.00 
$500.00$50.00$450.00

Why shop Pella?

  • Signficantly more money re-circulates in Pella
  • Our one-of-a-kind businesses strengthen Pella's character
  • Local business owners invest in our community
  • Non-profits receive greater support

Details on the Discounted Chamber Dollar Promotion:

-Available in $20 denominations.
-Maximum of $500 per household. Individual must be present to purchase.
-Not available to businesses.
-Make checks payable to “Pella Script.”
-Discounted Chamber Dollars expire Saturday, January 14.
-The purpose of the discount is to promote additional Christmas spending in Pella.

Read more about Pella's Tour of Stores

Together, we can grow Pella!

Friday Night Football

Concessions 2016

 Every football season, Marion County Bank staff supports Pella Community High School and Pella Christian High School by providing over two dozen volunteers to run the concession stands and give booster parents a break. We were at the Pella High concession stand on Friday, October 14 and at the Pella Christian concession stand on Friday, October 21.

An evening with Simon Estes

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Internationally renown opera star Simon Estes is coming to Pella and as a Marion County Bank customer, you have first chance at a free ticket!

Join us for a great time of music, fellowship and refreshments.  Also hear inspiring stories of how God is at work in India, presented by Mission India.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016  
Doors open at 6:00pm.  
Program starts at 7:00pm.  

Pella High School
212 E University St., Pella, IA 50219

This is a free event and is not a fundraiser.  However, tickets will be required for admission.

Tickets are available to Marion County Bank customers prior to the general public.

To get your free ticket:
Phone: (877) 644-6342
Web:www.missionindia.org/simon

Tickets will not be available at Marion County Bank.

EMV Chip Cards and your MCB Debit Card

You may have noticed some changes in the way debit cards and credit cards look these days. That small metallic “chip” that appears on many new cards isn’t for decoration; it’s a powerful new security feature protecting you from fraud and theft. This new technology is called EMV and has been used in many other countries for years with great success. The U.S. has recently begun to make the transition to EMV, which means that you will see more and more of these chip cards in the coming months and years. In fact, you may have an EMV credit card in your wallet already. At Marion County Bank, we have been working diligently to make the transition for our debit card customers smooth and seamless. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that this transition affects more than just financial institutions and their customers – it is a big transition for merchants as well. You may encounter merchants who are not yet prepared to accept EMV cards or who require that you enter your debit card PIN number rather than use it as signature-based. If the merchant does not yet have an EMV-enabled terminal, don’t worry – you can still swipe your EMV card just like a traditional mag-stripe card. In fact, you may prefer to use the swipe method first and wait for the merchant’s card terminal to prompt you to insert your card for EMV. You will begin to see inserting your card rather than swiping becoming more and more of the norm, though.

Look for your new EMV debit card from Marion County Bank in the mail around the time your current card is set to expire. Marion County Bank remains committed to providing excellent service and support for our customers. So, to make this transition easier, we have prepared some FAQs below for your reference. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, our Card Operations team will be happy to help you. Please feel free to call us at 641-628-2191 or stop in.

Learn more about chip cards by visiting our YouTube channel.

Chip Card Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chip card?
A chip card uses an embedded microchip rather than a magnetic stripe to authenticate payments, providing strong transaction security features and other application capabilities not possible with traditional magnetic-stripe cards. Chip cards also are known as EMV cards.

What does EMV stand for?
It is an abbreviation of Europay, MasterCard and Visa, which have worked closely with Discover and others in the payments industry to spearhead the payments standard.

Why are we replacing our current debit cards with chip cards?
Chip cards increase security and reduce fraud resulting from counterfeit, lost and stolen cards.

Are there other benefits to chip cards?
Convenience while consumers travel is one additional benefit. Many other countries already have adopted the EMV standard, so cardholders can use their new chip card when they travel and it will work seamlessly with the global payments infrastructure.

Is our current debit card risky to use?
We have a lot of security precautions in place to protect against fraud. The chip card offers a higher level of security for chip-enabled point-of-sale transactions, but current cards will continue to be secure – especially if cardholders keep their PIN a secret, regularly monitor card activity and immediately report lost or stolen cards.

When will we issue chip debit cards?
The new cards will be mailed to cardholders when their current card is set to expire. The expiration month and year can be found on the cardholder’s current debit card.

Can cardholders request a chip card before their current card expires?
Yes. If cardholders would like a chip card before their current debit card expires, they can request a new card at any time.

Will chip cards work in older terminals and ATMs?
Yes. For the foreseeable future, chip cards will continue to feature a magnetic stripe so they work on older payment terminals and ATMs.

Is there a difference in how cardholders use chip cards?
Yes, cardholders will insert the chip card into the reader. The card stays in the terminal during the transaction, similar to the way some ATMs work today. If cardholders swipe a chip card’s magnetic stripe on a terminal turned on to read chip cards, the terminal may require them to insert their card into the chip reader. Cardholders will also need to remember to pocket their card when done. Online purchases are conducted in the same way as magnetic stripe cards today.

Are there additional fees associated with the chip debit card?
No additional cardholder fees apply to the new chip card versus our current magnetic stripe cards.

Celebrating Donna Van Weelden's 40 years

Donna 40 years

Today we are celebratinDonna VanWeelden's 40 years at Marion County Bank. Donna is a Customer Service Representative and shows up each day with a smile and a laugh that can be heard throughout the bank. Congratulations to Donna on the impressive milestone.

Congratulations to Judy De Vries on 50 years at MCB!

Facebook Judy 50 years

Congratulations to Judy De Vries! Judy was recently inducted into the Iowa Bankers Association's 50 year banker group and has worked all 50 years as a Iowa banker at Marion County Bank.  

Judy and SR

Marion County Bank President Steve Kraayenbrink and Executive Vice President Ron Zantingh attended the event with Judy.  Judy has worked with all six Marion County Bank presidents throughout her 50 years at the bank.

Sorensen and Judy

Judy was honored at a luncheon in Des Moines and presented with her award by IBA President John Sorensen.

Judy and Ladies

Friends and coworkers - Peggy Ashman, Bonnie Boot and Marilyn Van Zee also attended to support Judy in this prestigious event.

Marion County Bank turns 81!

Then and Now Anniversary Post

Marion County Bank opened it's doors in Pella on Saturday, September 21, 1935.  Today we turn 81 years old.  In that time we've built relationships with people and businesses passionate about making Pella a better place to live, and we will always put our customers and community first.  Thank you to our loyal customers for putting your trust in us, your locally-owned, community bank.

Congrats to Holly Fairchild!

Holly 5 years

We are celebrating Holly Fairchild's 5 years of service at Marion County Bank today. Holly works at our windmill bank drive in and is known for her great smile and southern accent. Y'all be sure to wish her a happy five years!

Check your balance at a glance with Instant Balance!

Check Balance Newsletter AdView your account balances right from the login screen!
 
No password, no waiting.
 
Want to take a quick peek at your account balance? Our new Instant Balance feature lets you view up to six accounts right from the login screen of our mobile app-no password necessary.
 
Just tap the new Instant Balance button in the top right corner of the login screen to begin the setup process. It's that easy!

 

Don't have our Marion County Bank app yet? Pay bills, make deposits, check balances, transfer funds, set up alerts and more! 

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First Day of School Photo Contest

First Day of School Photo Contest 2016

It's back to school time in the Pella area!  Share your first day of school photo with us on our facebook page for your chance to win $50 cash! 

Visit Marion County Bank's Facebook Page

 

Official Contest Rules: Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on August 26, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on August 29, 2016.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on number of entries.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Friday, September 30, 2016.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Facebook.  Employees and spouses are not eligible to win by are able to participate.

This contest has now ended.  Congratulations to our winner, Sara Westerkamp!

First School Picture Winner Announcement

Refinance with a No Closing Cost Loan

Simplify the Refi

Considering a refinance but hesitate because of the closing costs involved?  Consider Marion County Bank's No Closing Cost Mortgage Refinance!  Our mortgage specialists can help you find potential ways to:

  • Lower your monthly mortgage payment
  • Shorten the term of your loan
  • Switch to a fixed-rate mortgage
  • Consolidate other debt
  • Get cash out of your home

Refinancing that's right for you:

Our no closing cost refinance loan is the popular choice for refinancing without paying closing costs.  Contact Diane Roose or Ryan Vos about a no closing cost refinance today!

Email Us ButtonClick here to email Diane and Ryan to begin a conversation about a no closing cost refinance.

Apply NowComplete our online loan application to get your refinance started.

Refi Rate WatchFill out this form to be added to our refinance rate watch list. When rates hit your target, we'll contact you!

 

Diane Roose & Ryan Vos
Mortgage Loan Officers at Marion County Bank
NMLS #508137 and #1004107

 

Join us for Ag in the City in Pella!

Ag in the City FB 2016

Join us for Ag in the City on Thursday evening, July 28 in downtown Pella! Look for us under our tent from 6-8pm!

Thanks to Mary and all those on the Ag in the City planning committee for the work they put into this event! We appreciate it!

4H/FFA Appreciation Dinner at the Fair!

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Make plans to visit the Marion County Fair on Wednesday, July 20 in Knoxville for a delicious meal sponsored by the Marion County Bankers Association. Each summer, all nine banks in Marion County collaborate together to sponsor a meal in appreciation for the 4H and FFA members. 4H and FFA members and leaders eat for free! Congrats and a job well done to all the 4H and FFA members!

Congrats to Sandy Stoner and Teresa Ulferts!

10 YOS Congrats

Today we are celebrationg 10 years of service for Sandy Stoner (right) and Teresa Ulferts (left).  Sandy works at both our windmill bank drive up and our main bank as a teller.  Teresa is the face behind the marketing and public relations.  Thank you both and congratulations on your 10 year milestones at Marion County Bank!

Welcome Allison Van Wyngarden to MCB!

Welcome Allison web

 

Please help us welcome Allison Van Wyngarden to the MCB team!

Allison joins our Customer Service department in assisting customers with solutions to make banking convenient and successful. Prior to joining MCB, Allison worked in the college environment as an academic advisor and financial aid specialist. She has a passion for helping others and we are delighted that she has chosen to join our team!

Allison and her husband, Will, live in Pella. They have three young children, Kaden, Kirby and Kynlee. Allison can often be found in the stands cheering for her kids in soccer, basketball and dance.

Welcome, Allison!

Closed Memorial Day

memorial day remember

Marion County Bank will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016.  We will open for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 31.

Conveniently bank after hours:

  • TeleBank: 641-628-2192
  • Five ATM locations in Pella or get cash back at the store
  • Online or App Banking
         www.marioncountybank.com
         Search for "Marion County Bank" in your app store.

Lincoln 2nd graders tour MCB

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Second graders from Lincoln school toured Marion County Bank this morning.  Tour highlights included holding $25,000, checking for counterfeit bills and asking President Steve questions about his job.  Thanks for visiting!

2016 scholarship winners announced

2016 Scholarships

2016 PC scholarships

Since 1977, Marion County Bank has presented scholarships to local graduating seniors.  We continued that tradition again this year by presenting $500 scholarships to ten seniors from Pella Christian High School and Pella High School.  Congratulations to:

  • Jacob Baier
  • Maria Bandstra
  • Kaitlin Bennett
  • Makenna Bogaard
  • Anna Burg
  • Andrea Horstman
  • Tristan Lutgen
  • Candace Mitchel
  • Ryan Starkey
  • Jeremy Van Beek

Congratulations to all area seniors and best wishes in your future endeavors!

Over $125,000 donated through The Report Card!

A total of 3215 Marion County Bank debit cards have earned a $125,111.51 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.  With every debit card purchase, Marion County Bank makes a donation to the school of your choice.  The more you swipe, the more your school earns!  Enrollment in Marion County Bank’s Report Card is free and there’s no limit to the money a school can earn!  Read more details and sign up here.

 

Pella Report Card Donation 2016 web

Pella Community Schools recieved a $12,049.92 donation from Marion County Bank bringing the eight year total to $70,612.30.  A total of 1829  debit cards are signed up to support Pella Community Schools. Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink, Sam Vande Weerd and Ron Zantingh presented Pella Community School's check to Superintendent Greg Ebeling and Business Manager Mary Bogaard.

PCGS Report Card Donation 2016 web

435 Marion County Bank debit cards are in support of Pella Christian Grade School. This year's donation to PCGS was $2,872.72 taking the total to $16,679.15. Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink, Sam Vande Weerd and Ron Zantingh presented Pella Christian Grade School's Principal David Te Grootenhuis with the big check.

PCHS Report Card Donation 2016 web

This year's donation to Pella Christian High School was $4,079.13 taking the total donation to $26,057.96!  619 Marion County Bank debit cards are signed up to support Pella Christian High School.  Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink, Sam Vande Weerd and Ron Zantingh presented the check to Pella Christian High's Principal-elect Dan Van Kooten.

 

Tulip Time in Pella!

 

Tulip Time staff 2016

We are proud to reflect our Dutch heritage and community support by sporting our Dutch costumes at work.

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MCB is a gold sponsor of the Klompen Classic. In addition to the sponsorship, many employees and their families run in the event.

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Marion County Bank employees are pleased to support Pella's Tulip Time festival by volunteering and participating in the many organizations and activities during the festival.

Proud to support Pella Sports Park!

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MCB's Rob Judkins threw out first pitch on the Marion County Bank ball field at the new Pella Sports Park during the opening ceremonies on Tuesday, May 3. This 14 year dream came to fruition tonight and Marion County Bank is proud to support the project. We look forward to seeing thousands of children play, laugh and learn throughout the coming years on the Marion County Bank ballfield!

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MCB treats Royalty to special day, including scholarships!

Marion County Bank is proud to reflect our strong Dutch heritage and community support by sponsoring the Tulip Queen and court. Since 2001, Marion County Bank has provided a scholarship to help alleviate the costs involved with being on the court. In addition, Marion County Bank covers the expenses of their trip to KCCI and KCWI in Des Moines, provides lunch for the court and their mothers at the Embassy Club and sponsors the tulip queen and court’s horse-drawn carriages during the parades. Here's what a day with Royalty looks like!

How much will college cost?

Estimate your total college cost for a four-year undergraduate degree and find ways to reduce your potential student debt at our upcoming College Financial Aid Award Letter Night.

Marion County Bank is hosting this event to help you understand how your freshman college financial aid package can help you financially prepare for a four-year degree. A representative will use a new tool provided by Iowa Student Loan to calculate your estimated total college costs so you can make an educated decision about college financing.

Bring your award letters and any questions you have to:

Marion County Bank, 800 Main St., Pella
Monday, April 4
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Walk-ins are welcome, or call (844) 268-2203 for an appointment.

 

Best wishes to Peggy Moriarity!

Facebook Employee Best Wishes

Today is Peggy Moriarity's last day at Marion County Bank. She is retiring following seven years of service in our teller department. 

Thank you, Peggy, for your outstanding customer service and willingness to help out whenever we call. We will miss your laughter and wish you the best in retirement!

We're Pella Proud!

Go Teams

Congratulations to our area teams - Pella Lady Dutch, Pella Dutch, Pella Christian Eagles and Central Dutch - on making to post season tournaments! 

MCB welcomes Heerema and Kniff-McCulla to Board of Directors.

Welcome Heerema and Kniff

 

Steve Kraayenbrink, President and CEO of Marion County Bank, announces the addition of Tim Heerema  and Barb Kniff-McCulla to the Marion County Bank Board of Directors.

Tim Heerema is co-CEO of Heritage Lace.  Barb Kniff-McCulla is CEO of KLK Construction.

“Tim and Barb will be great additions to our Board of Directors,” says Kraayenbrink, “they bring a fresh banking perspective and knowledge that will be an asset to the work of the Board.”

The end of 2015 marked the retirement of Bruce Heerema from the Marion County Bank board of directors.

“We extend our sincere thanks to Bruce for his years of service on the board.  His contributions will be missed,” added Kraayenbrink.  

Tim Heerema and Barb Kniff-McCulla join current board members Bryce Dahm, Dan De Cook, Ralph De Haan, Steve Kraayenbrink, Judd Vande Voort, Jeff Van Maanen, Pete Verhey and Ron Zantingh.

Brent Gaulke promoted!

VP Brent Gaulke

Steve Kraayenbrink, President and CEO of Marion County Bank, recently announced the promotion of Brent Gaulke.

Gaulke has been promoted to Vice President, IT & Operations Officer. He joined the bank in 2009. Gaulke is a graduate of Central College and Iowa Bankers Association's Iowa School of Banking in 2013.

Congratulations, Brent!

Rates are low! Should you refinance?

Refinance FB Ad
 
Considering a refinance?  Make an informed decision with Marion County Bank.  Our mortgage specialists can help you find potential ways to:
  • Lower your monthly mortgage payment
  • Shorten the term of your loan
  • Switch to a fixed-rate mortgage
  • Consolidate other debt
  • Get cash out of your home
We have the knowledge and experience to walk through the process and help you find the refinance option that can help you reach your goals.
 
Should you refinance your mortgage?  Call Diane Roose or Ryan Vos at 641-628-2191 or complete our 12 question refinance rate check to see if refinancing makes sense.

Welcome Kathy Turner to the MCB team!

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Please help us welcome our newest employee, Kathy Turner!

Kathy will be working at our main bank office in both the teller department and operations department.  She has been in the banking industry for over 12 years.  Her joy for serving others is contagious and evident in all she does.

Kathy and her husband, Steve, have three children Zachary, Landon and Payton. 

Welcome to the MCB team, Kathy!

Come work with us! We're looking to hire a part time teller.

Job Opportunity webMarion 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) in 2015. We are currently looking to hire another individual to be part of our winning team:

Part Time Teller position at Marion County Bank  

  • Position requires excellent customer service skills, organizational skills and attention to detail.  
  • Previous banking experience is preferred but not required. 
  • Position would include Saturday hours every other week.
  • Position offers competitive pay and bonus program.

Qualified candidates can send or email a cover letter and resume to:

Lisa Walters
Marion County Bank
800 Main St
Pella, IA 50219
lwalters@marioncountybank.com

(No phone calls please)

Valentine's Giveaways 2016

We Love Our Customers Feb 2016

 

Marion County Bank is sharing the love this valentine’s week by giving away prizes from local businesses that we love!

Join us Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, February 10, 11 and 12 on our social media sites to play.

Marion County Bank's Valentine’s Giveaways 2016 - Official Contest Rules

48 Count Box of Assorted Van Veen Chocolates:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday, February 10, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on February 11.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries received.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Monday, February  29, 2016.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

1 Dozen Roses from Thistles:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Thursday, February 11, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on February 12.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries received.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Monday, February  29, 2016.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

1 night stay at Cheesemaker’s Inn:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.  Winner will be announced by noon on February 13.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries received.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Monday, February  29, 2016.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

Students raise a $4,025 donation from MCB for schools!

Shoot Out Donation Jan 29 2016

Marion County Bank’s halftime entertainment at the Pella vs. Pella Christian basketball game on Friday, January 29 resulted in a $4,025 shootout donation!

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.  

A shootout donation of $4,025 was raised and will be split evenly between the schools.  Marion County Bank thanks Taylor Bolt, Sam Brouwer, Lizzy Jansen, Kiki Pingle, Mark Steimling, Carter Terpstra, Abbie Vander Molen and Isaac Vermeer for participating in the halftime event. Special shout out to Carter Terpstra for the impressive half court basket!

During the last 10 years over $86,000 has been given to Pella Community High and Pella Christian High from Marion County Bank during the halftime events.

Protect your data with these tips:

Today is National Data Privacy Day.  Play an active role in protecting your data with these tips from Marion County Bank's Assistant Vice President and Operations Manager, Brent Gaulke.

In recognition of National Data Privacy Day on Jan. 28, Marion County Bank is urging customers to take an active role in protecting their data.

“Marion County Bank’s first priority is to protect our customers’ money and information,” said operations manager Brent Gaulke, “We use a combination of safeguards to protect our customers’ information, and we encourage our customers to partner with us in that effort.”


To help ensure the safety of personal information, Marion County Bank suggests following these four tips:

  • Create c0mplic@t3d passwords. Avoid birthdays, pet names and simple passwords like 12345. It is also important to change passwords at least three times a year. Because friendly theft – theft by someone the victim knows – is the most common type of identity theft or fraud, don’t share your passwords with family members and be mindful of who has access to your personal information.
  • Keep tabs on your accounts. Check account activity and online statements often, instead of waiting for the monthly statement. You are the first line of defense because you know right away if a transaction is fraudulent. If you notice unusual or unauthorized activity, notify your bank right away. For consumer accounts, when a customer reports an unauthorized transaction in a timely manner, the bank will cover the loss and take measures to protect the account.
  • Stay alert online. Be sure computers and mobile devices are equipped with up-to-date anti-virus and malware protection. Never give out your personal financial information in response to an unsolicited email, no matter how official it may seem. Your bank will never contact you by email asking for your password, PIN, or account information. Only open links and attachments from trusted sources. When submitting financial information on a website, look for the padlock or key icon at the top or bottom of your browser, and make sure the Internet address begins with “https.” This signals that your information is secure during transmission.
  • Mobilize your defenses. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make it more difficult for thieves to access your information if your device is lost or stolen. Before you donate, sell or trade your mobile device, be sure to wipe it using specialized software or using the manufacturer’s recommended technique. Some software allows you to wipe your device remotely if it is lost or stolen. Use caution when downloading apps, as they may contain malware and avoid opening links and attachments – especially from senders you don’t know.

Tips for Victims:
If you are a victim of fraud and suspect your personal information has been compromised, you should take the following steps:

  • Call your bank and credit card issuers immediately so they can take necessary steps to protect your account.
  • File a police report and call the fraud unit of the three credit-reporting companies. You only need to contact one of the credit reporting agencies. The one you contact is required to notify the other two.
  • Place a fraud alert on your credit report as soon as possible by contacting one of the three credit reporting agencies.
  • Keep a log of all the contacts you make with authorities regarding the matter. Write down names, titles, and phone numbers in case you need to re-contact them or refer to them in future correspondence.

Contact the FTC’s ID Theft Consumer Response Center at 1-877-ID THEFT (1-877-438-4338) or www.ftc.gov/idtheft

Data Privacy Day commemorates the 1981 signing of the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. It is led by the National Cyber Security Alliance, a non-profit, public private partnership focused on cyber security education for all online citizens.

Welcome Kayla Pothoven to MCB!

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Marion County Bank is pleased to welcome Kayla Pothoven to the team!  Kayla joins the teller staff at our main bank location.  She has 10 years of retail experience and has a passion for serving others.  Welcome, Kayla!

Windmill Bank Construction

Windmill Drive Up ConstructionOur windmill bank has recieved updates to better serve our customers! The drive up ATM was moved to a new permanent location just west of the windmill bank.  To access the ATM, use the main street entrance to enter the new ATM lane.

The drive up lanes have been expanded to better accomodate larger vehicles and trailers.  Both lanes are available to assist you with your banking.

Melanie Negen retires after 34 years of service!

Melanie NegenMelanie Negen is retiring after 34 years of dedicated service to Marion County Bank. Beginning her career in banking in 1981, Melanie has witnessed many changes in banking, but throughout the years her customer service has not waivered - starting with her smile when you walk in the door. Melanie's last day at Marion County Bank is Tuesday, December 15.

Melanie plans to spend her retirement days volunteering along side her husband, Leon, at Hope Ministries in Des Moines. Leon has served as President and CEO of Hope Ministries for 20 years and following Melanie's retirement, they will be able to serve together to continue to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are homeless or in need of hope.

She will also take time for her grandchildren as they anxiously await grandbaby #2.

The staff of Marion County Bank sincerely thanks Melanie for her years of service. Blessings to you in your retirement, Mel!

 

12 Days of Local Giveaways

12 days announcement 12 daysMarion County Bank's 12 Days of Local Giveaways is a contest to highlight local area businesses and to have fun during the Christmas season.  Join us each week day from December 1 to December 16 on our social media sites to play.

 

Marion County Bank's 12 Days of Local Giveaways 2015 - Official Contest Rules

December 1 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 2, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 3.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 2 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 3, 2015. Winner will be announced by noon on December 4. Must be 18 years or older to enter. One entry per person. Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved. Need not be a bank customer to win. Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015. Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter. Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 3 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 4, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 5.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 4 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 6, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 7.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 7 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 8, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 9.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 8 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 9, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 10.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 9 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 10, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 11.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 10 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 11, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 12.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 11 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 13, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 14.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 14 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 15, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 16.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 15 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 16, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 17.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

December 16 Contest Rules:

Entries will be accepted until 11:59pm on December 17, 2015.  Winner will be announced by noon on December 18.  Must be 18 years or older to enter.  One entry per person.  Chances of winning are dependent on the number of entries recieved.  Need not be a bank customer to win.  Prize must be picked up from Marion County Bank's main bank office at 800 Main Street, Pella by Tuesday, December 22, 2015.  Giveaways are in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered, or associated with Facebook or Twitter.  Employees and spouses of Marion County Bank are not eligible to win but may participate.

The holidays are here, so shop with care!

Criminals and online thieves are especially active during the holiday season.

Here are tips on how to shop safer.

The holidays often bring friends and family together for celebrations and good cheer. For many, this means spending more time shopping online and at the mall for that perfect gift. Unfortunately, thieves are also busy at this time of year, looking for unsuspecting victims. Share these tips with your customers to help them have a safer holiday shopping experience.

When shopping online:

• Use a secure, unique password for your email account. Online retailers often require an email address to register at their website. If a website is compromised, criminals can leverage your email account to hack your other e-commerce accounts.

• Use a single card for all online purchases to minimize your risks to one account. Monitor your payment account regularly for unauthorized purchases or other charges. Consider using a prepaid card, such as a SHAZAM gift card that’s loaded with only enough balance to cover your planned purchases.

• Beware of phishing ads or pop-ups for “amazing” deals. Hackers often set these up to install malware on your computer when you click. The thieves could also be trolling for information, payment account credentials or other personally identifiable information (PII) used to steal your identity.

• Don’t shop online using public computers or networks. Libraries, food courts and coffee shops are dangerous places to do online business. Bad guys may have installed key loggers, sniffers or other malware designed to steal your information.

• Keep your computer and browser up to date with the latest patches and software.

• Shop at reputable sites and be sure the sites you visit are legitimate. Cybercriminals can create website URLs that look very similar to real websites to fool shoppers. For example: A scam site could be called hxxp://www.amaxon.com and be set up to look exactly like Amazon.com. The scam site can then steal any information you enter at the site, such as your Amazon.com login credentials or your payment card number. Pay close attention to the browser’s address bar before entering any sensitive information, and move your mouse pointer over any link that directs you to a shopping site to make sure the link takes you to a legitimate website. 

When at the shopping center:

• Avoid driving alone or at night. If you must shop at night, park in a well-lit area, park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.

• Don’t leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.

• When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings. Don’t approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area. Check the back seat before getting in. Consider asking mall or store security for an escort before leaving your shopping location.

• Use ATMs only in well-lit, public places. Be aware of anything that doesn’t look right — ATM skimmer devices may have been installed by thieves to steal card numbers and PINs. If there are people loitering in the area, find another terminal.

• Dress casually and comfortably. Avoid wearing expensive jewelry, carrying expensive handbags or flashing large amounts of cash.

• Keep records at home of your credit and debit card numbers and customer service numbers. If your cards are lost or stolen, put a block on your cards using an app such as SHAZAM® BOLT$™ or immediately report it to your financial institution to block your cards.

• If possible, leave children at home with a trusted babysitter. If you must shop with your kids, teach them to stay close to you at all times. Never allow them to make unaccompanied trips to the restroom or to the car. Instruct them to ask a store clerk or uniformed security guard for assistance if they become separated from you.

• When at home, don’t leave large displays of holiday gifts in plain view from outside your home. Common sense and awareness can go a long way toward helping you and your family stay safer this holiday season. If you’re unsure of your surroundings or situation, either in person or online, get away and report the suspicious behavior or scam.

For more information:

To learn more about your rights as a consumer or to make complaints about online consumer issues, go to https://consumercomplaints.fcc.gov.

Brent Gaulke

 

By: Brent Gaulke
Operations Manager/Card Services

Posted November 24, 2015

MCB's Rob Judkins presents Payson Vande Lune with IBA Award

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Payson Vande Lune, a senior at Pella Community High School, was recently honored as the 2015 recipient of the Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Award during the Iowa high school state football championships Nov. 19-20 in Cedar Falls. This award recognizes a graduating senior student athlete for their academic performance, athletic participation, leadership skills and community involvement.

Rob Judkins, Vice President of Marion County Bank in Pella, presented Payson with a $1,000 scholarship to the college of his choice. 

“On behalf of the Iowa Bankers Association, I’m pleased to present Payson with this much-deserved award. He is to be commended for his athletic, academic and community accomplishments,” said Judkins.

For more than two decades, the Iowa Bankers Association has sponsored the Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Awards, which includes awards to student athletes in football, basketball and wrestling. The Iowa Bankers Association has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships since the program began. 

Changes are Coming to Internet Bank!

Exciting updates are being made to Internet Banking! On Monday, October 19, 2015, Marion County Bank will be rolling out an entirely new Internet Banking experience.  Existing Internet Banking users will need to complete the following steps when logging into Internet Bank the first time.

Please note: If you use our mobile banking products, you will need to first log in to Internet Banking using the steps outlined above to reset your access ID, password and accept terms and conditions before accessing your Marion County Bank app.
 
For users of Quicken and QuickBooks, please click here for instructions on connecting our new Internet Banking to your software.

 

After the conversion on October 19, 2015 at 8:30am:  

Internet Banking services are scheduled to go live at approximately 8:30am CST on October 19, 2015.  Please follow these instructions to log in to our new Internet Banking system:

  1. Logging in to Internet Banking will still be done at www.marioncountybank.com.  In the new Account Access box on our homepage, select “Internet Banking” as the Account Type from the drop down menu.  Other services that can be accessed here include your MCB Credit Card and ACH Cash Management.
  2. **IMPORTANT** Your existing username will be used for the initial login to the new system but will be converted in all lower case. Click on Access ID and enter your existing username in all lower case then click “Login.
  3. **IMPORTANT** Your password will not be converted to the new system. Please type in “MCB” and the last four digits of the social security number associated with your Internet Bank login as your password (MCBXXXX) and click “Submit.”
  4. You will then be prompted to create a new Access ID and password.  Your password must contain a minimum of 8 letters with at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter and at least one number.  Once completed click “Submit.”
  5. You will be prompted to select and answer challenge questions that are used to authenticate your access from a non-registered computer.  Please enter this information and then click “Submit.”
  6. Our Online Banking Access Disclosures and Terms of Use need to be accepted prior to continuing on.  Please read and agree to these terms by clicking “Accept.”

Following successful login, you may see a message for eStatements and Mobile Banking enrollment if you do not already take advantage of these products.

eStatements – Save paper and eliminate the wait to receive your mailed paper statements with eStatements!  eStatements provide you with an electronic version of your account statement to view, save, or print through Internet Bank.  eStatements will now include images of your checks with your statement.  

Mobile Banking – Mobile Banking is the ultimate on-demand service.  You can access your bank accounts from any mobile phone with text banking, mobile web banking, and our Marion County Bank app.  Our app allows you to make transfers, access Bill Pay, and make a mobile check deposit.  Download our app by searching for “Marion County Bank” in your smartphone or tablet’s app store.

Following the steps listed above, you will successfully be enrolled in our new Internet Banking service.  The new Internet Banking service provides:

  • Premium user experience: Our new, integrated landing page brings immediate access to the features you use most often.
  • Financial management:  Internet Banking now provides you with an intuitive Spending Report feature to help you manage and track your finances.
  • Continued online security: Internet Banking protects your financial information by account number masking and multifactor authentication. 

If you have questions, please contact our Customer Service Department at 641-628-2191.

Quicken and QuickBooks Conversion Instructions

Marion County Bank's Internet Banking system will be updating on 10/19/2015.  To continue using Quicken and/or QuickBooks, users will need to complete an account deactivation and reactivation process.  Below are documents detailing how to complete this process and also a link to our FAQs, if needed.

Please note that Express Web Connect/Aggregation Quicken Desktop and QuickBooks Online are typically not available for 3 to 5 business days following our internet banking update.

 

Web Connect Products: (web connect is when you log in to Internet Bank and send the data to Quicken/QuickBooks)

 Quicken for Windows 2013-2015       orange template 
 Quicken for Mac 2015 orange template
 Quicken for Mac 2006/2007 orange template
 QuickBooks Windows 2013-2015 orange template
QuickBooks for Mac 2013-2015 orange template

 

Express Web Connect Products: (express web connect is when your Quicken/QuickBooks account pulls in the data from Internet Bank)

Quicken for Windows 2013-2015        orange template 
Quicken for Mac 2015 orange template

 

Online Edition:

QuickBooks Online Edition (QBO V78) orange template 

Retirement Celebration for Pat Moriarity!

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Pat Moriarity, Financial Advisor at Main Street Advisory Group, the investment division of Marion County Bank, has announced his retirement after nearly 20 years of service.  A celebration open house will be held in Pat’s honor on Thursday, October 29 from 9:00am to 12:00noon at Marion County Bank.

Pat founded Main Street Investments, now known as Main Street Advisory Group, in 1996 as its sole representative.  Under Pat’s guidance the investment division grew into a team of six that now includes Financial Advisors Reid Evans, Jason Rozenboom and Sam Vande Weerd, Registered Client Associate Dawn Kleis, and Financial Assistant Julia Caldwell.  Pat has advised hundreds of clients during his career and is pleased to know that this strong team is in place to continue helping clients reach their financial planning goals.

Pat’s sense of humor and his optimistic attitude has been a joy to his coworkers.

In addition to his career at Marion County Bank, Pat has served on countless local boards, committees, and civic groups in Pella including Union Street Players, Friends of Central Arts, Pella Rotary Club, and the Pella Opera House.

Many Hands for Haiti 5k --- A Blast!!

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How fun was the Many Hands for Haiti 5k last Saturday??  A BLAST!

Our MCB crew manned the orange blasting station and several of our staff members and children ran the race.  We were head to toe orange for Haiti!

Check out pictures on our facebook page by clicking the blue Facebook icon on the left side of our website.

Herfst Feest (Harvest Fest) in Pella - Sept 25 and 26

Herfst Feest

 

Herfst Feest starts tonight in Pella!  Kick the weekend off with Bacon Fest, a wine walk and shopping while listening to the sounds of Tropical Steel, from 6-8 pm in downtown Pella. Bacon Fest tickets will be available at the Windmill in Central Park.

Marion County Bank is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Many Hands for Haiti ColorBlast 5K on Saturday morning.

Herfst Feest concludes tomorrow night with live music on the Molengracht featuring Dueling Guitars from Aceto and The Beast (admission is free, over 21 please).  

 

Check out the full Herfst Feest Schedule

 

Join us at our upcoming seminar!

Marion County Bank and Main Street Advisory Group* invite you to a Social Security workshop featuring Elaine Simmons, Social Security expert and key note speaker.  Elaine is known for her witty and entertaining presentations and she breaks down the complex Social Security laws in a manner that is easily understood by all.

Elaine became a specialist the old fashioned way; she earned it, spending almost 34 years working at all technical levels in the Social Security Administration.  She draws on real life stories to help illustrate the important details.

Topics covered in Elaine’s presentation will include:

  • When to start your retirement benefits
  • How to maximize your benefits
  • Understanding the insured status provision for disability benefits
  • Medicare

Register today to reserve your spot for this educational (and entertaining) Social Security seminar!  

Tuesday, September 1
5:30pm - Appetizers
6:00pm - Seminar
Central College Graham Annex, located at 812 University, Pella 

Register here

 

On behalf of the staff at Marion County Bank and Main Street Advisory Group, we look forward to seeing you there, 

Lisa Walters                       Sam Vande Weerd
VP & Retail Manager           Senior Financial Advisor
Marion County Bank            Main Street Advisory Group
                                            

 

Marion County Bank & Main Street Advisory Group, 800 Main St., Pella, Iowa 50219

Marion County Bank - Member FDIC


*Securities offered through IBA securities, a division of Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp. (BDFSC), Member FINRA & SIPC.  Advisory services offered through Investment Advisors Corp.  Main Street Advisory Group and BDFSC are not affiliated companies.  Securities are not FDIC insured, not a bank deposit or product, may lose value and are subject to investment risk including possible loss of principal.

 

Enhanced Mobile Banking is Here!

App Tablet Mobile Deposit webAt Marion County Bank, we continually strive to make our products and services more useful, relevant and timely.  We are excited to announce that we have upgraded our mobile banking products!  This free upgrade includes the following features:

  • New Look - our mobile app has an updated look and feel.  View account balances, review recent transaction history, transfer funds, pay bills and deposit checks.  To download the app, visit your app store and search for "Marion County Bank."
  • Tablet Capabilities - you will now be able to download the Marion County Bank mobile app onto your tablet from the Apple or Android app store.  Just one more way for you to be able to access your accounts when and where it's most convenient.
  • Mobile Deposit -  Deposit a check using your smart phone or tablet camera and the Marion County Bank mobile app.  Snap a picture of the front and back of the check, choose the account and amount and electronically and securely deposit it into your account.  To request this service when it becomes available complete the Mobile Deposit Request Form.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to stop in and visit with our Customer Service representatives at the Main bank location or call us at 641-628-2191.  

Join us for Ag in the City!

Ag in the City

Join us for Ag in the City on Thursday, July 30 in downtown Pella. Stop by our table for free popsicles, tattoos, stickers and take a picture in our farm animal photo booth! 

There will also be live entertainment on the back of the Tulip Toren:

6:15PM - FFA Activities and Contests
6:45PM - Thursdays in Pella Committee
7:00PM - Boot Scooters
7:30PM - Announcements and Prize Drawings
8:00PM - 4 Mile Creek Bluegrass

We hope to see you there!

Congratulations to Lisa Walters!

Lisa Walters

Congrats to vice president and retail manager Lisa Walters on her 5 years of service at Marion County Bank. Congratulations and thank you, Lisa!

Congrats to Shirley Mathes!

Today we are celebrating Shirley Mathes' 15 years at Marion County Bank. Shirley is the face behind our home mortgages. When she's not in the office she's with her grandkids or riding cross country on a motorcycle. Thank you, Shirley, and congrats on your milestone!Shirley Mathes

Local schools earn over $100,000 through our Report Card Program

A total of 2706 Marion County Bank debit cards earn a $103,409.61 eight year total donation for local schools through the life of the Report Card program.  The Report Card empowers debit card customers to support one of 13 local schools of their choice with every debit card purchase.  Enrollment in Marion County Bank’s Report Card is free and there’s no limit to the money a school can earn!  Click here for more details.Pella Report Card Donation 2015

1530 Marion County Bank debit cards are signed up to support Pella Community Schools. This year's donation was $11,228.90 and makes the seven year total $58,262.42 to Pella Community! Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink and Sam Vande Weerd presented Pella Community School's check to school staff.

PCHS Report Card Donation 2015

547 Marion County Bank debit cards are signed up to support Pella Christian High School. This year's donation was $3,990.99 taking the total PCHS donation to $21,879.05! Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink and Sam Vande Weerd presented the check to Pella Christian High's Darryl De Ruiter.

PCGS Report Card Donation 2015

348 Marion County Bank debit cards are in support of Pella Christian Grade School. This year's donation to PCGS was $2,490.98 taking the total to $13,746.99. Marion County Bank's Steve Kraayenbrink and Sam Vande Weerd presented Pella Christian Grade School's David De Jong with the big check.

 

 

 

Under construction - Marion County Bank is expanding north!

Under constructionIn January, Marion County Bank was given the opportunity to purchase the building directly north of the bank that housed the former Century 21 Real Estate.  Plans were created to utilize this space to better serve our customers.  The seamless flow from the current building into the new space will allow for additional customer service offices, a conference room and an updated teller area.  The exterior of the building will receive a new Dutch front to keep with the unique character of downtown Pella.

Construction began following Tulip Time and completion is expected in the fall of 2015.  Throughout the construction process, we will provide uninterrupted service to our customers.  We thank you for your continued loyalty to Marion County Bank and look forward to our completed remodel this fall.

"Belinda Guy" Book Signing at Marion County Bank

Marion County resident and author, Fred Bankus, will hold a book signing for his new book, Belinda Guy on Thursday, May 21 from 10:00am to 12:00 noon at the Marion County Bank in Pella.  The book, printed by the Town Crier in Pella, is a collection of short stories chronicling the author’s life from youth to adulthood. Many of the essays have a sports theme, as Bankus has been an athletic participant and observer most of his life.

Bankus was born on a farm between Pella and Knoxville. His professional career has included that of a college administrator, a banker, and a retail sporting goods store owner. Belinda Guy is his second book. He writes with a sense of humor and occasional self-deprecation, allowing readers to think back to their own personal life experiences as they follow the author in his.

This book of short stories depicts a life well lived, and presented with joy and enthusiasm for that life.

MCB treats Royalty to special day, including scholarships!

Marion County Bank is proud to reflect our strong Dutch heritage and community support by sponsoring the Tulip Queen and court.  Since 2001, Marion County Bank has provided a scholarship to help alleviate the costs involved with being on the court.  In addition, Marion County Bank covers the expenses of their trip to Channel 8 television and KCWI 23 in Des Moines, provides lunch for the court and their mothers at the Embassy Club and sponsors the tulip queen and court’s horse-drawn carriages during the parades.  

This year, MCB's Teresa Ulferts travelled with the 2015 Pella Royalty to Des Moines for media day. 

Click to watch a video of the day's events

 

MCB welcomes PCGS 2nd graders

PCGS Tour 2015

Second graders from Pella Christian Grade School visited our main bank and windmill drive up bank on April 22. Tour highlights included holding $25,000 cash, dancing for the security camera and asking President Steve questions about his job. Once again, it was a joy to have the children visit us and their enthusiasm is contagious!

Money Smart Week Workshop for Kids

YourLibrary A 20151Join MCB's Rob Judkins and Teresa Ulferts during Money Smart Week at the Pella Public Library​ for a crash course in starting a small business. Using the books "Entrepreneur Extraodinaire: Grandpa Helps Emily Build a Business" and "Isabel's Car Wash," students will be introduced to the five steps of starting a small business. We'll share small business examples, allow for brainstorming and work through the steps together before presenting a business plan to commercial loan officer Rob Judkins for feedback.

This workshop is planned for students in grades 3rd to 7th, Participants will receive a book and a MCB swag bag.

The workshop will be Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00pm at the Pella Public Libary Meeting Room located at 603 Main Street.  Call Katie Dreyer to register at 628-4268.

 

Congratulations to FFA senior Todd Van Dyke!

Congratulations to Pella FFA senior Todd Van Dyke. Todd was presented with a $250 scholarship from Marion County Bank by Ag Loan Officers Ron Zantingh and David Greving at the FFA banquet on Tuesday, March 31.

Money Smart Week Poster Contest

As a member of the Community Bankers of Iowa, we are proud to support the Money Smart Kid poster contest. Encourage your student grades 2 through 6 to enter for a chance to win the grand prize of a $500 certificate of deposit.

This year's theme: Why is it important to know about money?

Click here for contest rules

2014 Money Smart Kid poster winners:

 

 

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Poster 1

Poster 3

Happy retirement, Vicki Rewerts!

Vickis Retirement

We are celebrating the retirement of Vicki Rewerts today! Vicki has been a delight to work with and is always up for a good laugh. Vicki and her husband Alan plan to spend their retirement camping, so naturally, we had a camping themed retirement party for her. Happy trails, Vicki!

Welcome Reid Evans to Main Street Advisory Group

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Steve Kraayenbrink, President and CEO of Marion County Bank, announces the addition of Reid Evans to Main Street Advisory Group.  

Evans is a graduate of Central College with a master’s degree from UNI.  He has spent the last 11 years working at Central College, primarily as an assistant football coach.  Evans lives in Pella with his wife, Liz, and their three children, McKenna, Parker and Graham.

Evans joins Patrick Moriarity, Jason Rozenboom and Sam Vande Weerd as a Financial Advisor for Main Street Advisory Group.   Main Street Advisory Group is the investment advisory department of Marion County Bank and is located on the 3rd floor of the main bank office in Pella.

 

Securities offered through IBA Securities, a division of Broker Dealer Financial Services Corp. (BDFSC), Member FINRA & SIPC. Advisory services offered through Investment Advisors Corp.  Main Street Advisory Group and BDFSC are not affiliated companies. Securities are not FDIC insured, not a bank deposit or product, may lose value and are subject to investment risk including loss of principal.

De Cook and Van Maanen join Marion County Bank Board

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 Steve Kraayenbrink, President and CEO of Marion County Bank, announces the addition of Dan De Cook (left) and Jeff Van Maanen (right) to the Marion County Bank Board of Directors.

Dan De Cook is co-CEO of Heritage Lace.  Jeff Van Maanen is a certified public accountant and general manager of Van Maanen, Sietstra, Meyer and Nikkel, PC.

“Dan and Jeff will be great additions to our Board of Directors,” says Kraayenbrink, “they bring a fresh banking perspective and knowledge that will be an asset to the work of the Board.”

De Cook and Van Maanen will fill the open seats left by the retirements at the year end of Mark De Cook and Paul Hietbrink after 13 years of dedicated service.

“We extend our sincere thanks to Mark and Paul for their years of service on the board.  Their contributions will be missed,” added Kraayenbrink.  

De Cook and Van Maanen join current board members Bryce Dahm, Ralph De Haan, Bruce Heerema, Steve Kraayenbrink, Judd Vande Voort, Pete Verhey and Ron Zantingh.

Marion County Bank is a locally owned and managed community bank in Pella, Iowa.  In its 80 years of service, Marion County Bank has grown to become the largest bank chartered in Marion County with assets over $280 million.  

Congratulations to David Greving!

David Greving

We're celebrating with David Greving on his 15 years of service to Marion County Bank this month. David is our senior loan officer, has a voluminous vocabulary and is the unofficial president of the bank's Iowa Hawkeye fan club. Thank you for your 15 years of dedicated service to our customers and the bank!

Money Smart Week Essay Contest

Money Smart Week

 

As a member of the Iowa Bankers Association, we are proud to support the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest. Encourage your 7th-11th grade student to enter this under 300 word essay contest for a chance to win $1,000!

  • One student will be named this year's Money Smart Kid and receive a $1,000 award.
  • The winner and finalists may be invited to read their essays at one or more Money Smart Week events.
  • Students in grades 7-11 may enter the contest by answering the question below, using no more than 300 words.
  • See guidelines on the application for additional requirements.

The 2015 Question is:
What is the biggest obstacle to saving your money? What technological and/or banking solutions might help you and your friends begin to save?

 

 

The deadline to submit an essay is March 27, 2015.  A winner will be announced by April 10, 2015.

 

 

 

 

Download this form for further details and the application.