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Saved by the Check
The Grand Reopening
Spreading the Love
Get to know Paul Bakkum, Chief Risk Officer
Erv Inniger Encourages Area Students to be Leaders
Sending Soldiers a Piece of Home
You’ve Got a Friend in Me
Carson Wentz’s Biggest Fan
An Investment in Our Kids and Our Community
A Parting Gift
Operation Deal of the Day
Art’s Thanksgiving Feast
Get to Know Greg Goodman, CCO
Get to Know Jeff Kram, CFO
Signed, Stamped and Delivered
Lost and Found
Do the Right Thing
Birthday Wishes—Mounds of Almond Joy
The Secret Door
Thanks a Minion
Heart and Soul
A Father’s Sacrifice
When some companies go on corporate retreats, they go to lavish resorts in tropical locations. When Choice Financial went on a leadership retreat this summer, we went to Detroit Lakes and spent a morning participating in a team building exercise focusing on bettering our communities and putting #PeopleFirst. Teams of Choice leaders competed in a scavenger hunt that concluded in building bikes for children who have never had the joy of having a bike of their own.
Last week, we were able to distribute bikes to a dozen smiling kids in Bismarck. Kids from United Tribes Technical College Boys and Girls Club were fitted with helmets and given bikes that were hand assembled by Choice Financial leadership, all the way from our CEO to location presidents to department leaders!
Thank you to Safe Kids Grand Forks for helping us find these great kids.
The Gift of Giving
Inspired to Give Back
Everyone Deserves to Eat
Sometimes it’s the Small Things
A Thanksgiving to Cherish
Check out these beautiful smiles! Choice recently donated $7K to the Legacy Children’s Foundation in Fargo. LCF provides a safe and respectful place for teens at risk of dropping out of school a place to go for a warm meal and help with homework. Founded by a teacher five years ago, LCF recently received a donation of a new home from a neighboring church. Choice’s donation has funded the purchase of new windows for the center. Board member Tom Campbell and Fargo Market President Gerry Brossart joined college academic coach Emily and these amazing kids for a tour and check presentation. #PeopleFirst
I Get a Backpack!
Helping for Hugs
Walkin’ in Someone Else’s Shoes
A Personal Mission
Three Little Boys get a Birthday Surprise
Stop and talk to the preschoolers
Look for the little things: Tips from a professional tattletale
Cherry Pie & Grass Clippings
Congratulations to our very own Joyce Duerr for being named as the Langdon Area Chamber of Commerce Employee of the Year! “She is always willing to help, and so tenacious that you will rarely leave her without your problem solved,” said Langdon President Todd Borchardt.
Do the Right Thing for Your Community
Lunch Can Wait
@AmerBanker named Choice as one of the Top 50 Banks to Work For in the US two years in a row!
Thanks to everyone who came out for our inaugural People First Appreciation Lunch in Steele yesterday! We couldn’t have asked for better weather and it was great seeing all of your smiling faces.
Secret (Customer) Service
A Silver Lining
A few soaked team members later and we raised $1,321 through another successful Dunk Day for United Way of Cass-Clay! Thanks to everyone who came out, took your best shot and donated to this great cause.
Lifesavers for Life Savers
Choice Delivers – Literally!
Thank you to everyone who joined us in Walhalla for our Summer Slam Community Appreciation! Mother Nature may have moved us indoors, but we still had a blast listening to local musicians and visiting with all of you!