Main Street Matters Blog

  • Paying it Forward

    Apr 11, 2016
    Every now and then it’s nice to be reminded that a good deed can impact far more lives than the intended recipient.
  • Community Pride Award Showcases Civic Contributions

    Apr 08, 2016
    Pipestone, Minn.-based First State Bank Southwest awarded their 42nd annual “Community Pride Award” this week as part of its Community Banking Month celebration.
  • Bank Uses Celebrity to Promote Local Lending

    Apr 07, 2016
    Minnesota Lakes Bank created two video spots—one featuring its president John Poling and another Minnesota Vikings Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn.
  • Video Puts Face to Bank Employees

    Apr 06, 2016
    Throughout the month of April, ICBA is showcasing submitted videos from community banks highlighting their Community Banking Month activities.
  • Video Showcases Bank as Community Lender

    Apr 05, 2016
    A series of videos produced by The Community Bank speaks to the role of community banks as a funding source for America’s small businesses.
  • The Community Bank Story

    Apr 04, 2016
    Minnesota Vikings Cornerback Captain Munnerlyn banks with a locally owned and operated financial institution. So does NFL Hall of Famer and former Washington Redskins player Darrell Green, who sits on the board for MainStreet Bank in Fairfax, Va.
  • Still time to Go Local for the Holidays!

    Dec 22, 2015
    ​Still have a few items left on your holiday shopping list? Don’t panic – you can still find last minute gifts for the pickiest people on your list at a locally owned and operated small business.
  • Go Local Wednesday

    Dec 16, 2015
    Need to find the perfect ugly sweater or want treat the kids to dinner out? Plan to shop or dine local TODAY to celebrate Go Local Wednesday!