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See What's Happening In Your Community In December

As Your Hometown Bank, we want to keep you informed of all that's happening in our great communities!

Dec 1-4:Minnesota Fishing Museum Christmas Tree Lane Fundraiser, 1pm-6pm (Free event)

Dec 1-4:Holiday Tours of the Rosenmeier Home, 1pm-7pm daily

Dec 1-4: Lindbergh Historic Site Christmas on the Home Front, 1-8pm

Dec. 1-4: Christmas at the Mansions Friends of Linden Hill Fundraiser

Dec 1: Great River Arts Open Mic Night, 7-9pm

Dec 1: Holiday Tree of Angles by Pine Country Bank

Dec 2: SRRH- No School

Dec 2: Great River Arts 14 Friday's Series - George Maurer Trio Holiday Show

Dec 3: Great Rivier Arts Picasso Clay: Coil Christmas Trees

Dec 3: Carousel Of Crafts, 9am-3pm

Dec 3: Heartland Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert "Remembrance"

Dec 3: Royalton Christmas on the Platte in memorial park 4:30-7pm, Lighting of the Christmas tree at 6pm

Dec 3: Royalton Elementary Breakfast with Santa 8:30am-11:30am, free with food shelf donation or monetary donation to be donated to food shelf

Dec 3: Royalton Community Craft fair, 10am-1pm

Dec 3: Royalton Bake sale and quilt raffle

Dec 3-4: St. Francis Community Chorale Christmas Concert

Dec 4: Madrigal Dinner 5:30-8:30pm at Falls Ballroom

Dec 5: LF HS conferences

Dec 6: Annual Lutefisk & Swedish Meatball Holiday Supper at Bethel Lutheran Church

Dec 6: Jordie's Trailside Café : 7th Annual Authentic Norwegian Holiday Supper

Dec 7-15: Toys for Tots drop off at Royalton, Bowlus and Rice locations

Dec 9: Great River Arts: Is it too late to be Good?

Dec 10: Growers & Makers Markets - Sprout Marketplace

Dec 10: Great River Arts: Free Art 2nd Saturday

Dec 10-11: Rice: Annual Christmas Cookie, Candy & Gift sale at Immaculate Conception Church

Dec 10-11: Bridge Community Church presents: Christmas on an Elevator by Myron Carter

Dec 12: LF MS Conferences

Dec 14: Jordie's Trailside Café : 7th Annual Authentic Norwegian Holiday Supper

Dec 15: LF - Choir Concert, 7-8:30pm

Dec 15: Family Movie Night at Carnegie Library, 4:30-6:30pm

Dec 18: Breakfast with Santa hosted by Bowlus Lions Club From 9am-12pm at the Bowlus Community Center

Dec 19: Holiday Concert, 7:30-9:30pm

Dec 21: Rice Chamber Meeting, 12pm

Dec 21: Jordie's Trailside Café : 7th Annual Authentic Norwegian Holiday Supper

Dec 23-31: SRRH- No School

Dec 23-31: LF - No School

Dec 25: Christmas Blessing Dinner at Jordie's Trailside Café

Dec 27-30: Holiday Board Game Bash at Carnegie Library, 2-4pm

Dec 30: 24 Hour Vigil of Prayer

Dec 31: Candle Light Snowshoe and Hike

If you would like an event included, please email us at social@pinecountrybank.com



PCB Now Accepting Submissions for Lights, Camera, Save! Video Contest

Lights, Camera, Save Video Contest

Pine Country Bank is requesting submissions for its Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. The contest, organized by the American Bankers Association Foundation, is a national, bank-driven competition that encourages teens to use video to communicate the value of saving and inspire others to become lifelong savers.

"Lights, Camera, Save! is an opportunity for teens to harness their creativity, learn about using money wisely and communicate those lessons with their peers," said Rob Ronning, President of Pine Country Bank. "We understand the importance of financial education and are thrilled to participate in a contest that helps build a generation of smart money managers."

To participate, students (ages 13-18) must create a 90-second video on saving and using money wisely and submit a link to the video along with a completed entry form to the bank by Dec. 1.

Pine Country Bank will host the first round of judging and will select a winner to represent it on the national level for a prize up to $5,000, plus a scholarship for a teacher at their school to attend the 2017 Jump$tart National Educator Conference. The bank will also award the winner $100 from Pine Country Bank.

Videos will be judged on their quality, message, content and the criteria set forth by the contest's official rules.

This year's contest is generously sponsored by Discover Debit. To learn more about Lights, Camera, Save!, visit lightscamerasave.com



November Hometown Happenings

As Your Hometown Bank, we want to keep you informed of all that's happening in our great communities!

We are super excited to announce that we will be accepting toy donations at all PCB branches for Toys For Tots! More details to come.

11/4: LF - Fall Play, 7-8:30PM

11/4: Royalton PTO Family Bingo Night at the Royalton Elementary Gym, 6:30-8PM

11/5: LF - Fall Play, 7-8:30PM

11/7: Little Falls No School - Trade Day

11/10-12: Patty's Sewing Retreat, 3-4PM 

11/11: LF - Veteran's Day Program, 9-10:30AM

11/11: Royalton Elementary - Veteran's Day Program, 2-3PM

11/14: LF - Band Concert, 7-8:30PM

11/16: Rice Chamber Meeting, 12PM

11/21-22: LF - Indoor Marching Band Concert, 7-9:30PM

11/24-25: SRRH- No School

11/24-25: Little Falls No School - Thanksgiving

11/24: Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Free for all guests! Little Falls Community High School Commons, 11am-2PM

If you would like an event included, please email us at social@pinecountrybank.com



PCB branches compete for the best Fall/Halloween Display

If you have been inside (or out front) of Pine Country Bank in the past week or so you would have seen all the fun festive Fall/Halloween decor we have up! The cool thing is that it was all done by PCB employees. We have been running a little competition amongst each other to see who could create the coolest and most creative display!

Now we are announcing the WINNERS!

The three top displays are below with the overall winner being Rice's spooky lobby display!

 

 

See all the submissions on our Facebook page! Make sure to "Like" us to see updates, promos & fun contests we run at PCB! 



Business Insights Security Update 2016 Recap

In case you missed it, here are some of the key takeaways from this years Business Insights Lunch & Learn Security Update event:

  • Upgrade operating system (windows etc.) and patch regularly
  • Monitor security news -Twitter works well for this
  • Prioritize you security areas based on risk
  • Limit access to superuser/administrator rights
  • Treat security as a business risk

 

Thank you to all of those who made the event and we hope you enjoyed it. If you missed it we hope this recap helps you stay on top of your business's cyber security. Look out for the next Lunch & Learn in 2017. www.littlefallsbusinessinsights.com

 

 



Business Insights Free Lunch & Learn: Security Update 2016

Name: Business Insights Lunch & Learn: 2016 Security Update: Why You're At Risk & What To Do About It
Date: October 19, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT

Register Now

 
Event Description:

Wednesday, October 19
Business Insights Lunch & Learn:  2016 Security Update:  Why You're At Risk & What To Do About It
Free lunch served starting at 11:30 am; program from noon - 1:00 pm
Initiative Foundation, 405 1 St SE, Little Falls

Did you know that 43% of 2015 cyber attacks where on small businesses?  Small business cyber security is more important than ever.  In this session we will discuss:

  • Wire transfer fraud
  • How criminals trick your employees into transferring funds to the wrong account
  • Ransomware
  • Your employees are responding to phishing emails which encrypt all your data
  • Non Profits and Small Businesses are Targets
  • Steps all size organizations can take to reduce your risks

Our presenter Ken Boie will teach us how to be aware of all these loop holes and how to better protect ourselves.

Ken owns his own cyber security services company.  During his 15 years of corporate information security and technology experiences, he developed a particular enthusiasm for small business security and brings deep expertise in both business and technical management to Aperture IT.  Ken Boie earned his CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certification from ISACA in 2008.  He actively applied this certification and knowledge to build an effective and well-managed information security practice for his former company.

 
To register for this free Lunch & Learn, co-sponsored by the Little Falls Chamber of Commerce and Pine Country Bank, click here to register online, or call the Chamber (320) 632-5155 or email dboelz@littlefallsmnchamber.com



Hometown Hunt Trivia Winner Picks Up Gift Card

If you haven't heard yet, Pine Country Bank recently kicked off a community-wide social trivia called Hometown Hunt on our Facebook page! There are monthly questions posted that feature local businesses and we open it up to anyone on Facebook to guess. We do a drawing from the all the correct answers and the winner receives a $25 Visa gift card. Easy enough, right?

 

September's winner was Mary Dickmann (pictured above picking up her gift card from Jon Vetter, Vice President of PCB at the Little Falls branch) and she was one of the contestants that answered correctly to the question, "What family-owned Little Falls facility was once a popular honeymoon hotel destination?". The answer was Nouis Homecare, which was once Pine Edge Inn. 

 

We are excited about the Hometown Hunt Trivia because it puts a spotlight on local organizations and provides some fun and interesting facts to the community. Our goal is to bring the community together with something enjoyable that everyone can participate in, and of course help promote and support the local businesses that we know and love.

Review the official rules here: http://ow.ly/SEYI302XRvE

Fill out this questionnaire if you would like your organization to be featured in a future trivia question: http://ow.ly/G32T302Y7SC



Our New Statement Look Is Here!



GO GREEN!

We encourage our customers to "Go Green" and save paper. The eStatement option allows you to receive free account statements electronically. To enroll, simply log into your online banking account and click on the "Option" tab located under the Pine Country Bank logo. Thanks!

 



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