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Support Small Businesses – The Bedrock of the American Economy

Small Business Week, April 28 through May 4 this year, was designated by President John F. Kennedy in 1963 to celebrate the major contributions American small businesses make locally and nationally. One might say that supporting these small businesses in our communities is necessary, if not critical. In Minnesota alone, roughly 526,350 small businesses [...]

2024-03-28T16:38:45-05:00April 22nd, 2024|

The Power of Community Bank Partnerships in Ag Lending

Throughout Minnesota, agriculture stands as a cornerstone of the state’s economy, providing sustenance, employment, and economic stability. Amidst the sprawling fields and family-owned farms, community banks lay a pivotal role in shaping the agricultural sector by providing essential financial support. This blog explores three key reasons why banking with a community bank like HomeTown [...]

2024-03-15T11:48:45-05:00March 15th, 2024|

Defend Your Identity With Practical Tips for Theft Prevention

In today’s digital age, safeguarding your identity is more crucial than ever. Identity theft has become a prevalent issue, with criminals constantly devising new ways to exploit personal information for financial gain. As a community bank committed to the well-being of our customers, we understand the importance of providing you with practical tips to [...]

2024-02-27T16:52:27-06:00February 27th, 2024|

New Culinary Adventures Ahead: St. Boni Bistro

In the heart of St. Boni, Minnesota, just off Highway 7 and near the Dakota Rail Regional Trail, lies a hidden gem that has been a culinary cornerstone of the community for the past 14 years. St. Boni Bistro, a quaint bistro committed to organic, sustainable, and locally sourced foods, has not only won [...]

2024-02-12T09:32:45-06:00February 12th, 2024|

A Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC)

The new year is upon us, and you may be thinking that now is the perfect time to invest in your home. Whether it's a kitchen remodel, a roof replacement or the addition of a patio, the possibilities are endless. However, what isn't limitless is the financial means you need to bring your project [...]

2024-02-08T16:04:23-06:00February 7th, 2024|

Celebrating 100 Years of Making a Difference

As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we are filled with gratitude for the incredible journey that has brought us to this milestone. It all began in Redwood Falls, where our first location was chartered a century ago. Since then, we have grown into a trusted community bank with 10 locations spread across western and southern [...]

2024-01-08T16:09:19-06:00January 7th, 2024|

A Decade of Community and Coffee in Waconia

It is with great excitement and joy that we raise our coffee mugs to celebrate a remarkable milestone - the 10th birthday of our Waconia location! A decade ago, we embarked on a unique journey, blending the warmth of a community favorite coffee shop, Mocha Monkey, with the efficiency of a bank, and today, [...]

2024-01-02T11:14:21-06:00December 6th, 2023|

SMART Financial Goals: A Guide to Smart Savings in 2024

As the New Year approaches, many of us find ourselves reflecting on the past and contemplating the future. It’s a time when resolutions are made, and goals are set. A common area that tops the list is financial health. Whether your goal is to build up your savings account, save for a dream vacation, [...]

2023-12-04T10:39:24-06:00December 2nd, 2023|

HomeTown Bank Honored for Community Commitment

The Minnesota Banker's Association (MBA) has recognized 90 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor and recognize their achievement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program. HomeTown Bank is one of 90 Community Champions that have worked with hundreds of organizations in their [...]

2023-11-27T14:29:54-06:00November 18th, 2023|

Your Debit Card: Navigating the World of Secure Transactions

Don't let not having any cash stop you from shopping. In the fast-paced world of financial transactions, debit cards have become an integral part of our daily lives. As we navigate the dynamic landscape of modern commerce, many of us need to understand the nuances of debit cards. Here is what you need to [...]

2023-11-07T13:22:28-06:00November 3rd, 2023|
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