by Bruce Strand, Arts Editor Once again this summer, residents of Elk River and the surrounding area were treated to free entertainment downtown on Thursday evenings: the Riverfront Concert Series, which ended this week. “Ladies of the 80’s,” a new entry in the concert series, closed the seventh season this week with Madonna, Cindi [...]
Dusty Bredlow has been promoted to commercial lending officer at The Bank of Elk River. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and has 10 years of banking experience.
Since The Bank of Elk River was chartered in 1885, the Babcock family has been part of the business, and recently the bank marked not only its 128th anniversary, but also the 90th birthday of its former chairman, Edmund P. Babcock (pictured). Edmund’s great-grandfather, Willard L. Babcock, started the bank as a partnership with other [...]
During the month of April, The Bank of Elk River’s Zimmerman office has been offering free breakfast to celebrate Community Banking Month. Dine in or take it to eat on the run. Breakfast is available 7 to 9 a.m. Fridays. The Zimmerman office is located at 26319 Second St. E.
The Bank of Elk River’s ownership announces the addition of Catherine M. Babcock to the bank’s board of directors. She has a background in communications, public relations and nonprofit work. John Babcock, chairman of the board, said: “I am pleased with the addition of Catherine to the board. She will bring her thoughtful and creative [...]
Glen Hardin has been promoted to director of commercial lending at The Bank of Elk River. Hardin has been in the banking industry for more than 36 years, spending the last 32 years assisting local businesses with their borrowing needs. “Glen has the expertise and leadership skills to continue the bank’s efforts to be the [...]
The Riverfront Concert Series for 2012 came to a close Thursday evening as Sell Out Stereo, a Minneapolis pop band, entertained. Among 12 shows, which are free to the public, the most popular this year was Rockin’ Hollywoods on July 19. That was one of the RCS’ biggest ones ever, with close to [...]
by Jim Boyle Editor A funeral service was held Saturday, June 30, for Thomas Jay McNair, a longtime Elk River resident and community banker whose passion for Elk River gave him the drive to lead the effort to restore the Handke Stadium in Elk River, clean up the Mississippi river bed and do whatever else [...]