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Tips for the Fayette County Fair

Posted on July 26th, 2016 in General by vgmforbin |

Iowa Fair

We at Northeast Security Bank are excited for another amazing county fair! This summer be sure to pack your sunscreen and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities. With everything from 4-H & FFA Shows, to Grandstand Concerts, West Union will be the place to be this July! Be sure you stick to these key fair tricks to get the most out of your Fayette County Fair experience.

 

  1. Check the weather. Ensure you’re dressed properly for the day and bring sunscreen, umbrellas, or sunglasses when necessary.
  2. Stay hydrated. Nothing ruins a great day like a heat related illness. Avoid this issue and drink water throughout the day.
  3. Plan ahead. Check out the fair schedule to see which events peak your family’s interests. You can join in on fun competitions, shows, and exhibitions each and every day of the fair if you like!
  4. Wear comfortable shoes. With countless activities, and plenty of excitement, you’ll want to explore everything the Fayette County Fair has to offer. Be sure your feet can keep up by steering clear of flip flops or heels and stick to walking-friendly shoes!
  5. Soak it all in. The county fair happens only once a year, so savor the moments! Between the kids’ contests, fair food, and incredible shows, you’ll want to remember these days for years to come. Keep your phone and camera on hand to ensure you don’t miss a beat.

 

Whether this your first Fayette County Fair or your 50th, Northeast Security Bank is excited to help you experience it! Plan out your family’s finances before you go, with our convenient Online Banking! Ask us how to get started today.

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday, July 22

1:00 PM                                4-H & FFA Pet Show – Near Dance Pavilion

1:30  PM                               4-H & FFA Dog Show – Near Log Cabin

 

Tuesday, July 26

9:00 AM                               4-H & FFA Horse & Pony Show

10:00 AM                             Open Class Baked & Canned goods

                               Open Class Textile Judging – 4-H Building

                               Open Class Photography Judging – Floral Hall

                               Open Class Arts & Crafts Judging – Floral Hall

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM         4-H Building Open

10:30 AM                             Commercial Building Open

12:30 PM                             4-H & FFA Meat Goat Show

1:30 PM                               Open Class Flower & Plant Judging – Floral Hall

Open Class Grain, Fruits & Vegetable

2:00 PM                                Daily Story Hour at Schoolhouse

3:00 PM                                4-H & FFA Breeding & Market Sheep Show

5:00 PM                                Bake Sale of all Entries

6:00 PM                                Open Hog Show

                                                Beer Garden Opens

7:00 PM                                Watermelon Feed

                                                Queen Contest & Pie Auction – Grandstand

9:00 PM                                Karaoke by Ultimate Entertainment

 

Wednesday, July 27

8:00 AM                               4-H & FFA Swine Show

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM        4-H Building Open

10:30 AM                             Commercial Building Open

12:30 PM                             4-H & FFA Poultry Show – Round Barn

1:00 PM                                Antique Shaving Program followed by Cookie and Lemonade at Log Cabin

2:00 PM                                Daily Story Hour at Schoolhouse

3:00 PM                                4-H & FFA Rabbit Show – Round Barn

6:00 PM                                Bill Riley Talent Show – Dance Pavilion

7:00 PM                                Calf & Chicken Scrambles, Mutton’ Bustin and 1,000 Free Burgers in Horse Arena – Freewill Donation

 

Thursday, July 28

9:00 AM                               4-H & FFA Beef Show

9:30 AM                               4-H Hosts Day Camp – Preregistration required, call 563-425-3331

10:00 AM – 9:00 PM        4-H Building Open

10:30 AM                             Commercial Building Open

11:00 AM-7:00 PM           Face Painting

12:30 PM                             Spelling Bee @ Schoolhouse

1:00 PM                                Nick’s Kids Show

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Mr. Nick & Balloon Show

2:00 PM                                Daily Story Hour at Schoolhouse

4:00 PM                                Health Fair & Bike Blender

4:00 PM – 7:00 PM           Beer, Wine, and Cheese Tasting & Salsa Contest – Floral Hall

5:30 PM                                Fayette County Hot Day 5K Registration

6:00 PM                                Open Beef

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM           NAPA Show & Shine Car Show

6:30 PM                                Hot Day 5K Race Starts

7:00 PM                                Christian Concert – Freewill Offering

8:00 PM                                Beer Garden – Video DJ Tommy Friend

Shows All Day Dexter Braun – Log Carver

 

Friday, July 29

8:30 AM                               4-H & FFA Bucket/Bottle Calf Show followed by Dairy Goats

9:30 AM                               4-H Hosts Day Camp – Preregistration required, call 563-425-3331

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM        4-H Building Open

10:00 AM                             4-H & FFA Dairy Show

10:30 AM                             Commercial Building Open

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM        Face Painting

12:30 PM                             Spelling Bee at Schoolhouse

1:00 PM                                Nick’s Kid’s Show

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Mr. Nick & Balloon Show

2:00 PM                                Daily Story Hour at Schoolhouse

3:30 PM                                Kiddie Tractor Pull

7:00 PM                                GRANDSTAND – Corn Belt Clash Series

8:30 PM – 12:30 AM        Forgotten Highway – Beer Tent

Shows All Day Dexter Braun – Log Carver

 

Saturday, July 30

9:00 AM                               Blue Ribbon Dairy Show

Open Horse Show – games only

10:00 AM – 6:00 PM        4-H Building Open

10:00 AM                             4-H Style Show and Awards – Dance Pavilion

10:30 AM                             Commercial Building Open

12:00 PM                             Kiddie Calf Show

1:00 PM                                Clover Kids Graduation

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Band in Bandstand

3:00 PM                                4-H & FFA Achievement Auction & Log Carving Auction

6:00 PM                                Gates Open for GRANDSTAND Concert

7:00 PM                                GRANDSTAND – Easton Corbin with Special Guests Forgotten Highway

Following Concert – Forgotten Highway in the Beer Tent

 

Sunday, July 31

8:00 AM                               All Exhibitors Released

9:00 AM                               Tractorcade

1:00 PM                                GRANDSTAND – DEMO DERBY

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM           Post Fair Clean Up

Your Guide to the Bremer County Fair

Posted on July 19th, 2016 in General by vgmforbin |

Iowa Fair

Each year the Bremer County fair offers fun family-friendly entertainment and education. Northeast Security Bank is excited to celebrate this exciting event in Waverly, Iowa once again! Before you start planning your week’s events, take these must-try activities into consideration!

 

  • Combine Demolition Derby: Nothing says summer smashing combines. Running for its 12th consecutive year this is always a fair favorite. Be sure to check out this ground pounding event Wednesday night, and see the competition get crunched!
  • Scrambles: This timeless event pits eager children against speedy chickens, pigs, and calves. Facing off in a heats, the goal behind this game is to get your hands on an animal, and if your child catches one it’s theirs to keep!
  • The Fine Arts Exhibit: Filled with delicious baked goods, stunning photography, and meticulous crafts this area will inspire you towards your future projects!
  • 1000 Pork Burger Giveaway: Who doesn’t love juicy porky goodness? Mouthwatering good, these tasty bites are available Tuesday night on a first come first serve basis – so come early!
  • Mobile Laser Tag: Run across the grass dodging beams from your friends and family. This interactive game will get your heart pumping while you hone in your aim.

 

No matter what your favorite fair activity, Northeast Security Bank wants to help you make it happen! Make your fair plan with the schedule below, and share your favorite fair photos with us on our Facebook page.

 

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Schedule

Sunday, July 17

7:00 PM Coronation of the 2016 Bremer County Fair Queen

Sunday, July 24 – Day Sponsored by Chad Heim Excavating & Trucking

10:00 AM 4-H & FFA Non-Livestock Judging

10:00 AM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

10:30 AM Farm Truck and Tractor Pull

5:00 PM Fine Arts Entry

6:30 PM Crossed Christian Band Service

9:30 PM Family Movie Night

Monday July 25 – Day Sponsored by Bob Tiedt Drainage, INC.

7:00 AM ISU Extension & Outreach & Youth Committee – Breakfast in the 4-H Tent

8:00 AM 4-H & FFA Dog Show

9:00 AM Open Poultry Show

10:00 AM Friendship Quilters of Waverly – Mini Quilt Display

10:30 AM Open Dairy Show

1:00 PM BMX Stunt Show

3:00 PM 4-H Exhibit Building Hours & Commercial Exhibits Open

3:00 PM BMX Stunt Show

3:00 PM Russ’ Kiddie Train

3:30 PM 4-H & FFA Horticulture Judging

5:00 PM BMX Stunt Show

5:00 PM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

7:00 PM BMX Stunt Show

7:00 PM Tough Truck Madness

8:30 PM Street Dance featuring Church of Cash

 

Tuesday July 26 – Day Sponsored by Bremer County Farm Bureau

7:00 AM Breakfast by Flint Hills Resources Shell Rock & Fairbank

8:00 AM 4-H & FFA Horse Show & Goat Show

8:00 AM Exhibit Building Hours

9:00 AM 4-H & FFA Sheep Show

10:00 AM Friendship Quilters of Waverly – Mini Quilt Show

10:00 AM Noah’s Way Exotic Zoo & Pony Rides

1:00 PM Ag in the Classroom – presented by Bremer County Farm Bureau

2:00 PM Kent Family Circus

3:00 PM Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking Demonstration – Youth Workshop

3:00 PM Commercial Exhibits Open

3:00 PM Caricatures by Kira, Artist Kira Layi

5:00 PM 1000 Pork Burger Giveaway

5:00 PM Darrel the Balloon Man

5:00 PM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

5:00 PM Kent Family Circus

5:00 PM Meeting and Pictures for Non-Livestock Fair Winners

5:30 PM Plum Creek Tumblers

6:00 PM 4-H Carnival & Wristband Special

6:00 PM Kiddie Tractor Pull

6:00 PM Open Heifer and Steer Show and Feeder Calf Classic

6:00 PM Street Dance featuring Whiskey Breakdown

6:00 PM Superior Equipment Carnival

7:00 PM First Aid Awareness by the Bremer Co Farm Bureau

8:00 PM Free Watermelon Feed

8:00 PM Kent Family Circus

8:00 PM The 4-H Splish Splash Bash

 

Wednesday July 27 – Day Sponsored by Midwest Buildings/Ulrich Sales, Monsanto Brands Dekalb – Asgrow Brand Seeds, and UniTube/Universal Industries.

7:30 AM Bremer County & Soybean Association Exhibitor Breakfast

8:00 AM 4-H Exhibit Building Hours

8:30 AM Rooster Crowing Contest

9:00 AM 4-H & FFA Poultry Show

10:00 AM Bremer Co. Historical So. & Genealogy So. & Poor Farm Foundation Displays.

10:00 AM Noah’s Way Exotic Zoo & Pony Rides

2:00 PM 4-H & FFA Pet Show

2:00 PM Hour of the Horse

3:00 PM Creepy Crawlies Hand On Demonstration by the Grout Museum

3:00 PM Commercial Exhibits Open

3:00 PM Iowa Corn Growers Assoc. Biofuels Mobile Learning Center

3:30 PM 4-H & FFA Crop Show/Judging

4:30 PM 1000 Grilled 1/4lb. Hamburgers Give-Away

5:00 PM Super Cold Demonstration & Treat by the Grout Museum

5:00 PM Chrome Cruisers Car Club Show & Shine

5:00 PM Darrel the Balloon Man

5:00 PM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

5:00 PM Superior Equipment Carnival

6:30 PM Karate Demonstration

7:00 PM Combine Demolition Derby

8:30 PM Street Dancing featuring Anthony Koester & Skunk River Band

 

Thursday July 28 – Day Sponsored by P&K Midwest

7:00 AM Grilled Breakfast Burritos by Taco John’s

8:00 AM 4-H Exhibit Building Hours

8:30 AM 4-H & FFA Beef Show

10:00 AM Noah’s Way Exotic Zoo & Pony Rides

10:00 AM Waverly Area Creativity Co-op Activity

12:00 AM Eric Michaels Magic & Illusion

2:00 PM 4-H & FFA Rabbit Show

3:00 PM Adrenaline X Mobile Laser Tag

3:00 PM Commercial Exhibits Open

3:00 PM Caricatures by Kira, Artist Kira Layi

3:00 PM Photography Display of Donna Busch & Kip Ladage

4:00 PM Bottle/Bucket Calf Judging

5:00 PM Darrel the Balloon Man

5:00 PM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

5:00 PM Superior Equipment Carnival

5:30 PM Champions Ridge Presentation Q&A

6:00 PM Cedar Valley Bluegrass

6:30 PM Grand Champion Market Beef Selection

7:30 Scrambles & Pie Auction

9:00 PM Street Dance featuring the Dixie DJ’s

 

Friday July, 29 – Day Sponsored by 105.7 KOKZ, 97.7 KCRR, and Dow AgroSciences & Mycogen Seeds

7:00 PM Breakfast Sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America

8:00 AM 4-H Exhibit Hours

9:00 AM 4-H & FFA Dairy Goat Show

10:00 AM 4-H & FFA Dairy Show

10:00 AM Noah’s Way Exotic Zoo & Pony Rides

10:00 AM Waverly Area Creativity Co-op Activity

11:00 AM Palm Readings with Linda Dietz

1:00 PM Let’s Color Kids Activity

1:00 PM Paint on Canvas by Jodie Victoria

2:00 PM COOK THIS! Culinary Challenge

3:00 PM Commercial Exhibits Open

3:30 PM Double JJ Wranglers – Jim Gates & Jim Meyer

4:00 PM Bovine Obstacle Course

5:00 PM Carnival 2 for 1 Buddy Night

5:00 PM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

5:00 PM Superior Equipment Carnival

5:30 Linda Dietz Hypnosis Show – Mindworks Inc.

6:00 PM Gates Open for Concert

7:00 PM Tributes Extravaganza

9:00 PM Street Dance featuring Back Home Boys

 

Saturday July 30 – Day Sponsored by Harrison Truck Centers and Pioneer Seeds, a Dupont Company

8:00 AM 4-H Exhibit Hours

8:30 AM 4-H& FFA Swine Show

9:00 AM Music Fest

10:00 AM Commercial Exhibits Open

10:00 AM Cute Baby Contest

10:00 AM Noah’s Way Exotic Zoo & Pony Rides

10:00 AM Spinners & Weavers

12:00 PM Entertainment Pavilion Hours

1:00 PM Let’s Color Kids Activity

2:00 PM Champions Ridge Presentation Q&A

3:00 PM Rockford and Ewen – Acoustic Duo

6:00 PM Carnival Wristband Special

6:00 PM Linda Dietz Hypnosis Show – Mindworks Inc.

6:30 PM NTPA Sanctioned Truck & Tractor Pull

8:30 PM Street Dance featuring Urban Legend

 

 

 

Small Business Feature: Costello Diesel Service Inc.

Posted on June 29th, 2016 in Small Business Feature by vgmforbin |

Small Business

Situated on the North side of town, Costellos Diesel Service Inc. provides the community of Fairbank with experienced and reliable service for all their automotive needs. Run by Jim & Mary Costello, this pinnacle business has grown in Fairbank for the past 40 years.

Throughout their decades of service the Costellos have witnessed many kind acts and appreciative gestures by the town citizens.

“We were never more grateful to be located in Fairbank than in January 1998 when we had a fire at our business. The support and encouragement we received from the community, employees, friends, and neighbors was wonderful,” said Mary.

There are many reasons the Costellos love calling Fairbank home. Between the light commute, Island Days,  and one-on-one relationships, there are endless reasons why Jim & Mary enjoy working in the town of Fairbank.

“Since moving to Fairbank almost 40 years ago we’ve seen many changes which have kept the town alive and growing. It’s a community working together can accomplish,” Mary commented.

If you run into truck troubles, and need a fix, be sure to call Jim & Mary at Costellos Diesel Service Inc. for great results and great people.

Northeast Security Bank loves working with small business owners just like Jim & Mary! With custom commercial financing, credit and debit cards, convenient online services, and business checking we have everything you need to turn your next business idea into reality.

“I like the friendly one-on-one relationship we experience there,” shared Mary.

Northeast Security Bank is proud to feature local small businesses in our monthly blog. If you or a business you know would like to be featured please contact Marcy Bergman at MBergman@northeastsecuritybank.com.

Featured Small Business: Fairbank Floor Covering Inc.

Posted on June 15th, 2016 in Small Business Feature by vgmforbin |

Small Business

Directly off of Main St. you’ll find Jerry & Lynn Plaster surveying new floor samples, and consulting with contractors on the various new materials. Owners of Fairbank Floor Covering Inc, both Jerry & Lynn enjoy helping their customers find the ideal flooring solution for their home or business.

Fairbank is becoming a catalyst for growing small businesses. As Lynn said, “Support your local businesses because they support the community!”

What an wonderful community Fairbank is! Filled with exciting festivities such as Fairbank Fundays, there are always community events to be a part of.

“People always come together to support one another in happiness and tragedy,” commented Lynn. For every local cause Fairbank is team, joining together to help make the community stronger each and every year.

The Plasters work with home owners and contractors throughout the local area to help match homes with their perfect products. With goods ranging from flooring, window treatments, installations and more, Fairbank Floor Covering Inc. has everything you’re looking for in your next home renovation.

Northeast Security Bank loves working with small business owners just like Jerry& Lynn! With custom commercial financing, credit and debit cards, convenient online services, and business checking we have everything you need to turn your next business idea into reality.

“They are the friendliest group – always willing to lend a friendly ear & give support,” Lynn shared.

Northeast Security Bank is proud to feature local small businesses in our monthly blog. If you or a business you know would like to be featured please contact Marcy Bergman at MBergman@northeastsecuritybank.com.

Fredericksburg’s 92nd Dairy Days & the Dos and Don’ts of Parades

Posted on June 1st, 2016 in Communities, General by vgmforbin |

Parade

Dairy Days will be here soon! With everything from baseball tournaments, cattle shows, fireworks, and more, Fredericksburg’s 92nd celebration is sure to be the highlight of your summer! Try these tips from Northeast Security Bank to make the most out of your Dairy Days parade experience this June! Whether you’re tossing candy to the crowd, or admiring the endless entries from the curb, this will be an event you won’t want to forget.

 

WATCHING THE PARADE

Park wisely. The parking challenge is inevitable, but you can help make it a little easier for others. DON’T: take up two parking spaces, park in driveways without receiving permission, park within 10 feet of curb corners, or park in front of water hydrants to be a good neighbor and avoid tickets!

Come prepared. You know to bring sunscreen and a blanket, but you can amp up your spectator arsenal further with these key items! DO: be sure to add small games for the kids (bubbles, cards, etc.), a route mapped to the nearest bathroom, a portable battery to charge your phone as you snap photos, ear plugs for sensitive ears, and wet wipes for sticky faces afterwards.

Bring the right food. Whether spectating or cheering, the ultimate parade day requires a lot of walking. To help keep your energy up pack a small bag with foods that keep well at any temperature, like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars. DON’T: bring coffee and sodas that can dehydrate you. DO: opt for water, fruit juice, or sports drinks in resealable containers to hydrate well and avoid spills.

 

WALKING IN THE PARADE

Fuel up ahead of time. Members of marching bands, dance crews, and other street performers need stamina to last long routes. DO: start drinking water the night before to keep hydrated, and drink a few extra glasses alongside a solid breakfast with plenty of carbs for energy.

Overshoot your throw. If you’re tossing out candy, your aim is crucial to prevent little ones from dodging into the street to pick up pieces that didn’t quite make it to the curb. DO: shoot to throw over the heads of participants rather than right at their feet. By the end of the parade, your arms will be so tired that the treats will end up curbside anyway.

Be careful with what you’re tossing. DO: go for chewy or hard candies that will withstand summer sun better than melty chocolate. DON’T: use candy containing nuts in consideration of parade goers with food allergies. Other soft giveaways like koozies and stress balls won’t hurt if they land on distracted attendees, but rethink items that might cause a little more damage, like pens or keychains.

With these tips, and some great summer sun, you’re sure to have a great time at the famous Dairy Days parade! But the parade isn’t the only fun you’ll experience, join in on the excitement during all the Dairy Days events June 7th and 8th.

 

 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

1:00-6:00 Merriam’s Midway Attractions Reduced Priced Rides downtown Fredericksburg

11:00-6:00 Baseball Tournament

2:00pm Fredericksburg Fire Department Kids Waterball

4:30-6:30 F’burg Fire Dept. Pedal Tractor Pull at Football Field

6:00pm Car Cruz starting on South Jefferson near Kerry Foods

7:00pm Street Sports for Kids 13 and Under at Football Field

8:30pm Milking Contest at Softball Field

9:00pm Old Timer’s Softball Game

10:00pm Fireworks (Rain date Wednesday, June 8th)

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

7:00am Moo Run Walk – 5K/Run Walk (Country School House)

10:30am Parade featuring various attractions on Main Street

11:30am Methodist Church Chicken and Beef Noodle Dinner

12:00pm Buck Hollow Band Performance (Downtown Stage)

12:00pm Registration for Dairy Cattle Show (Fire Station)

12:00-3:00 Craft Vendor Fair Sponsored by Friends of the Library (Fredericksburg Community Center)

12:00-4:00 Free Caricature drawings by Blue Ribbon Caricatures

1:00-5:00 Free Face Painting by Amy Sharar

1:00-5:00 Zimmerman Mobile Zoo

1:00pm Marc Frana Band Performance (Downtown Stage)

1:00pm Dairy Cattle Show at Fire Station(registration at noon)

1:30pm Registration for Bill Riley Talent Show (Downtown Stage)

2:00pm Lion’s Club Cow Pie Bingo (Fire Station)

2:00pm Money in the Hay sponsored by NE Security Bank

2:00pm Bill Riley Talent Show at (Downtown Stage)

4:00pm “Fire Cow” Race sponsored Fredericksburg Fire Dept. (Mattke Park)

5:00-5:30 Expressions Dancer’s Performance (Downtown Stage)

5:30-6:00 Tae Kwon Do Group – Stacy Bendickson’s Group

6:00-6:30 Annie’s Dancers (Downtown Stage)

7:00pm Parade Featuring Various Attractions on Main Street

8:00pm Coronation Dairy Princess and Dairy Day Winners (Stage)

8:30pm Main Event: Dan Ladd Comedy Hypnosis Show (Stage)

Check stage area or contact a Dairy Day Board Member

 

Times Listed are Subject to Change

Featured Small Business: Fairbank Food Center

Posted on May 25th, 2016 in Small Business Feature by vgmforbin |

Small Business

Straight off of Main on Fourth Street sits the hub of the town, the Fairbank Food Center. Complete with everything from a sit-down deli, grocery store, and catering company, this culinary landmark makes getting your weekly necessities a delightful experience. Owners Dolan and Kristi Burreson offer all the staples citizens could want including hunting licenses, lottery tickets, and even dry cleaning drop-off!

Their hometown supermarket is open seven days a week from 7:30am to 8:00pm. On the rare holiday that they do choose to close the store, Kristi and Dolan are happy to lend a hand during emergency situations.

“One cold Christmas Day, which is the only day we are closed, our home phone rang where a Fairbank resident desperately needed an item; we met him at the store and saved the day! Small town living is amazing,” said Kristi.

With so many incredible aspects to appreciate, the Burresons say it’s the people that truly make this town such an incredible community to be a part of.

“We enjoy our one-on-one relationships with our customers, and also making their shopping experience pleasant. There is no better feeling than when a customer reminds you just how much you mean to them.”

As the summer begins to approach Fairbank will be filled with festive celebrations, but none more exciting than the famous Fairbank Days!

“The weather is warm, the community comes together for a town celebration and the friendship is amazing. Great memories are made!” commented Kristi. “There’s something unique about Fairbank that makes the town something all its own, but once you become a citizen you understand.”

“Come to Fairbank…live here…make good friends and memories…you won’t want to leave,” says Kristi.

Next time you’re in need of some delicious food, or any of their other countless items, stop by the Fairbank Food Center, and their helpful staff will make sure you’re taken care of!

Northeast Security Bank loves working with small business owners just like Dolan and Kristi! With custom commercial financing, credit and debit cards, convenient online services, and business checking we have everything you need to turn your next business idea into reality.

“My bank is always there for me! Every day. Loan deposits, change orders, cookies – my bank has everything I will ever need or want,” shared Kristi.

Northeast Security Bank is proud to feature local small businesses in our monthly blog. If you or a business you know would like to be featured please contact Marcy Bergman at MBergman@northeastsecuritybank.com.

 

Featured Small Business: Jerry’s Auto Inc.

Posted on May 18th, 2016 in Small Business Feature by vgmforbin |

Small Business

 

Continuing to take customer service one step further, Jerry’s Auto Inc., owned and operated by Jerry Wanda and Todd Kaufman, works to always do right by their clients – even when it isn’t easy!

Situated on the edge of Fairbank, this local used vehicle dealership helps Fairbank residents purchase reliable and affordable vehicles. For everything from a child’s first car, a more spacious van, or a dirt road loving pickup, Jerry and Todd work to find the best car for each customer.

Planting their business roots in the town of Fairbank is something both Jerry and Todd continue to appreciate.

“Working local keeps us close to family and friends; the people have given us incredible support over the last 27 years!” said Jerry.

A great work environment isn’t the only thing these two love about being a part of the Fairbank community. Each February the American Legion holds their annual Fish Fry, packing guest to the gills with deliciously crunchy fried fish. This community event not only provides participants with a hardy helping of food, but also raises funds for local initiatives.

While honesty is the best policy for this hometown hot spot, it may be becoming a rarity amongst many out-of-town car buying experiences. Next time you or your family member is looking for a new ride, be sure to stop by Jerry’s Auto Inc., where small town friendly is the norm, and honest car-buying is their standard.

Northeast Security Bank loves working with small business owners just like Jerry and Todd! With custom commercial financing, credit and debit cards, convenient online services, and business checking we have everything you need to turn your next business idea into reality.

“The employees at Northeast Security Bank are friendly and hardworking; when I need help they’re there for us!” shared Jerry.

Northeast Security Bank is proud to feature local small businesses in our monthly blog. If you or a business you know would like to be featured please contact Marcy Bergman at MBergman@northeastsecuritybank.com.

Between Bread: Meals for Farmers on the Go

Posted on May 11th, 2016 in Agriculture finances, General by vgmforbin |

Family

Your ag equipment often needs some proper TLC to help tackle the long days of work – and so do you! Northeast Security Bank is here to help you fuel up with some hearty and flavorful sandwiches perfect for farmers on that 24/7 schedule.

  1. Triple Decker Turkey Club: With bread so nice you’d layer it thrice, this turkey club is a tower of taste perfect for monster appetites. Turkey, bacon, and a surprise layer of avocado create a mouth-watering flavor you can conquer one-handed.
  2. Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sub: A spicy twist on a classic sub, this delectable hot buffalo concoction mixes the spice of a tangy sauce with cooling blue cheese crumbles, in a sandwich that’ll perk you right back into focus.
  3. Sausage and Peppers: Just as it sounds, this is a no-frills ultra-filling sammy. Created with Italian sausage, sautéed onions, and colorful peppers on a soft hoagie roll, its quick assembly makes this tasty meal perfect for long summer days.
  4. Cheesesteak Sandwiches: Steak, provolone, peppers and onions all packed to the gills. You can’t go wrong with the heartiest, cheesiest sandwich around – not to mention delicious too!
  5. Chicken Tender Cheddar Wrap: If your inner kid cheers at the sight of chicken tenders, this cheesy, crunchy, smoky wrap will bring your favorite finger food back to life!
  6. Classic Gyro Sandwich: This Mediterranean delight will make your tractor time seem like a world away! Compiled of succulent chicken, refreshing yogurt sauce, and colorful veggies, this meal will make you want to ask for seconds.
  7. Baked Italian Sub: Nothing makes your stomach happier than the perfect Italian sub! Enjoy this scrumptious classic, complete with four kinds of meat, fontina cheese, peppers, and the ultimate olive oil and vinegar drizzle. You may need some extra napkins when tackling this family favorite torpedo!
  8. Monte Cristo Breakfast Sandwich: Originally made to utilize holiday left-overs, this tasty meal can be made year round, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Combine French toast, gooey ham and cheese, and some delicious jam for dipping, and you have this devour worthy creation.

Northeast Security Bank proudly supports our local agriculture industry. Next time you and your ag operation are in need of some financial TLC be sure to give our experienced ag lenders a call. We’re determined to help you and your family succeed, in everything from food to finances!

Featured Small Business: Myers Polaris

Posted on April 27th, 2016 in Automotive Tips, Holiday Shopping, Savings, Small Business Feature by vgmforbin |

Small Business Feature

Whether its mudding season or blizzard season outdoor enthusiasts know the one place in Fairbank to go for all their adventure needs. Owned and operated by Roger Myers, Myers Polaris serves the Fairbank community offering sales, parts, and repairs for a variety of Polaris vehicles.

Roger decided to start his business in Fairbank for a number of reasons. “It’s a very nice small town with amenities only towns much larger have. The people are friendly and always willing to help each other,” he shared.

Over the years Roger has been able to see a steady rise in his business which he directly attributes to the success of Fairbank’s growth. “Being able to grow and expand our business with the support of the city and TIF program,” Roger said was pinnacle to their continued improvement.

“When you look at other small towns Fairbank’s size, they are shrinking and losing business. Fairbank is headed in a different direction with growth in residents, new construction, and business starting in town,” said Roger. Having a thriving local customer base, in addition to city government support through key initiatives, helps keep Roger busy throughout the various seasons.

If you’re an outdoor adventurer, be sure to stop by Myers Polaris at 304 E. Main St. in Fairbank. Roger will help you and your family with all of your Polaris sales and service needs.

Northeast Security Bank loves working with small business owners just like Roger! With custom commercial financing, credit and debit cards, convenient online services, and business checking we have everything you need to turn your next business idea into reality.

Northeast Security Bank is proud to feature local small businesses in our monthly blog. If you or a business you know would like to be featured please contact Marcy Bergman at MBergman@northeastsecuritybank.com.

Featured Small Business: Bellis Neil Insurance Agency

Posted on April 13th, 2016 in Customer Service, Home Buying, Personal Finances, Small Business Feature by vgmforbin |

Small Business Feature

As soon as you step into the main street storefront you are greeted with a familiar smile. Serving the immediate Fairbank community Bellis Neil Insurance Agency welcomes customers from all walks of life into their office to chat and discuss their future goals. With offerings for all areas of insurance including home, auto, health, crop, farm, and commercial, owners Chad and Amber Van Daele pride themselves on being a true family run business.

Starting their growing business in Fairbank was an easy decision for the couple. “Having bought our business from two wonderful successful families gave us the assurance we needed to keep offering the same services they did,” said Amber.

Fairbank boasts numerous benefits for small businesses, one of the most influential being their people! “Everyone knows everyone and no matter what, you feel encouragement, support and friendship from whomever your encounter,” Amber shared.

Their life in Fairbank is full of activity. No matter what holiday is on the horizon, the town is always buzzing with festive events, decorated streets, and citizens beaming with excitement.

Working in the insurance industry is something the couple is truly passionate about. Treating others the way they want to be treated is the company motto, and both Chad and Amber work each day to do exceptional work for their valued clients. “Living and working in a small town gives a feeling of success when so many of your customers are part of your daily life!” said Amber.

If you’re looking to reexamine your insurance policies stop by the Bellis Neil Insurance Agency today! Located at 107 E. Main St., their knowledgeable agents will make sure to find you the best policy for best price.

Northeast Security Bank loves working with small business owners just like Chad and Amber! With custom commercial financing, credit and debit cards, convenient online services, and business checking we have everything you need to turn your next business idea into reality.

“Everyone is so friendly and helpful – you have a trustworthy small town feel with all the employees and they always offer excellent customer service,” shared Amber.

Northeast Security Bank is proud to feature local small businesses in our monthly blog. If you or a business you know would like to be featured please contact Marcy Bergman at MBergman@northeastsecuritybank.com.