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March Hometown Happenings


Friday, March 2

GRA Nicholas David Concert



Saturday, March 3

The Winter Wonderland Figure Skaing Club

2pm & 7pm / LF Exchange Arena

More info


Sunday, March 3

The Winter Wonderland Figure Skaing Club

2pm / LF Exchange Arena

More info


Monday, March 4

SRRHS Choir Concert  



Saturday, March 10

Royalton Football Bean Bag Tournament

Registation at 2pm / Royalton Legion

More info here or Contact Nick at 320.420.6640


Saturday, March 10

SRRHS Rock the Sauk Drumline show


Monday, March 12

LFHS Band Concert



Friday, March 16

Pine Grove Zoo's "Coming out of Hibernation"

7-8pm / Falls Ballroom


Monday, March 19

Royalton Preschool Information Night

6:30pm / Cafetorium


Saturday, March 24

Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace

10am-3pm / 609 13th Ave NE, Little Falls

More info


Saturday, March 24

Hope Rocks — Hands of Hope Fundraiser Concert

6:30pm doors, 7:30pm show / Falls Ballroom

More info


Tuesday, March 27

Kinship Soup & Chilli Cookoff

Falls Ballroom




This is Pine Country / Meet Chad Van Beck

Get to know us!

Meet Chad Van Beck, a senior business lender at our Rice branch, who came on board in 2017.

Hometown: Greenwald

Current town: Grey Eagle, Big Birch Lake

What do you do for Pine Country Bank? I help customers with their commercial and agricultural lending needs.

What's your favorite part of the job? Working with customers and being a part of their success. After working at a previous financial institution for 24 years, I made the move to PCB last April and I love my job.

What's special about Pine Country Bank? The hometown, friendly atmosphere. We truly want to meet people’s needs and help them achieve their financial goals.

Community involvement: Stearns County Dairy Advisory Committee, Millwood Township Board, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church

Do you have a favorite sports team? The Minnesota Vikings, even though we were let down again this year.

What do you do with your free time? I like to hunt, attend sporting events and spend time on the lake in the summer with my wife and kids.

What’s your favorite local restaurant: La Casita, St. Cloud

What show are you watching on TV/Netflix now: Friends

Student Banking Powered by Pine Country Bank

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*Subject to successful qualification and opening of account, see a banker for details. Off er available to students aged 16-24, new checking account customers only.

Not valid with any other promotion or offer. Normal account restrictions and fees apply. Limit one promotion per customer. Available while supplies last.

Scams Can Happen - Learn to Spot Them

5 Simple Ways to Spot an Email Scam

1. The domain does not match up - Check who the email is from - the email domain (which is in bold below) is a dead giveaway if it is a scam, for example if you were to receive an email from Pine Country Bank it would be from an email like;

2. Your full name is not used - When you open an email if it begins with "Dear user, Dear customer, etc." you should be a little suspicious. Most legitimate emails will be personally addressed to you using your full name.

3. A request for personal information to be sent via email - If a legitimate business needs you to update any kind of personal information this is almost always done on the business's website. A potential scam is if the email you receive asks you to respond to the email with any kind of personal information.

4. Poor grammar and spelling - This is one of the easiest to spot, if you open an email and it is very poorly written (spelling mistakes, grammatical errors, etc.) this is a a strong indicator that it is not from a legitimate source.

5. Requires immediate action - If you receive an email urging you to take immediate action, be wary. Call the business at their direct business line to confirm if the email was a scam or not.

There are a number of other ways you can protect yourself from email scams, but these are a few that will help you spot a scam much quicker!

Chris Schulte to Serve on the Board of Directors

As a small business owner, I understand the importance of having a bank you can rely on and look forward to bringing my knowledge of the local community to Pine Country Bank. I believe in businesses that support the local economy so I am proud to serve on the board of an organization that is so community-focused.

Saving Money During Summer Vacation

Summer is the time for vacations, but how do you go about saving money during this time of year?

Here are some simple tips and tricks for saving money even when you are planning a vacation:

1. Get a credit card with rewards - the more you use it responsibly the more you get back

2. Have money automatically transferred to your savings account regularly - Example: every pay day take "x" percentage and put it into savings

3. Plan ahead, if you need cash for your vacation, stop by your local bank first to avoid ATM fees

4. Take advantage of coupons - many local newspapers and inserts include gas coupons to help you save on that upcoming road trip

5. Find free activities - during the summer months there are tons of free things to do such as planning a beach day at the local lake or taking a bike ride with the family

Making our Communities a Better Place - One Donation at a Time

A Donation to our Friends at Employment Enterprises Inc.


5 Simple Tips to Save Money While in College

5 Simple Tips to Save Money While in College

1. Set up automatic transfers - Meaning, every pay day set up for "x" amount of dollars to be transferred into your savings account

2. Budget your money by using a tool like this easy to use Student Budget Calculator

3. Choose the right credit card and use it responsibly - We can help you find the right credit card, just stop in to chat with us!

4. Be mindful about taking out students loans - Meaning, take the time and choose the right loan

5. Understand wants versus needs - Ask yourself important questions before spending money, such as, "Do I really need to go out to eat every night?"


Donation to St. Francis Music Center

Giving Back to our Local Communities

We are always looking for ways to help our local communities and recently we had the pleasure of making a donation to our local St. Francis Music Center!


Giving Back to Our Communities

Giving Back to Our Communities - Donation to the boys & Girls Clubs of America