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, [...]

2024-05-17T13:24:09-05:00December 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 [...]

2024-05-17T13:25:19-05:00November 3rd, 2023|

Crafting a Legacy: Ed Allen Designs, a 55-Year Journey

In the world of hardwood craftsmanship, one name stands out - Ed Allen Designs. For over five decades, Ed Allen, the passionate owner, has dedicated his life to crafting exquisite wood slabs and custom slab furniture. What began as a hobby blossomed into a lifelong love affair with hardwood products. Ed's journey is one [...]

2023-10-31T12:24:10-05:00October 24th, 2023|

2024 Holiday Hours

While we always want to be available to assist our customers, we are closed on select holidays to allow our employees to spend time with their friends and family. You will still have 24/7 access to your HomeTown Bank account on our mobile and online banking platforms, as well as being able to withdraw funds [...]

2023-12-26T11:08:35-06:00October 13th, 2023|

5 Tips for Safe Online Banking

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, a month dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is especially important when it comes to online banking, which has become a common part of our daily lives. Even as this banking technology continues to bring us new levels of ease and convenience, there are also [...]

2023-10-12T09:28:16-05:00October 10th, 2023|

Introducing Ryan: A Banking Veteran with a Passion for Relationships

We're excited to introduce you to Ryan Crakes, the newest member of our HomeTown Bank Shakopee team as Vice President and Loan Officer. Starting as a call center representative at a bank back in 2002, he's worked his way up through various roles, from being a teller to a personal banker. Since 2011, he's been [...]

2023-09-26T12:50:45-05:00September 25th, 2023|

5 Reasons to Choose a Community Bank

A community bank is a locally owned and operated financial institution that provides banking services primarily to individuals, families, small businesses, and farming communities. Community banks tend to be smaller in size than large national banks and focus on building strong relationships with their customers by providing personalized service and support.Community banks have a deep [...]

2023-08-11T15:05:29-05:00August 10th, 2023|

Investing in Your Marriage: Financial Strategies for Married Couples

Whether you’re getting married, you’re recently married, or you’ve been married for years, finances play a massive role in your relationships. Before we go any further, let's start with this. In any relationship, open and honest communication is key. This applies to so many areas in a marriage, but it is especially important when [...]

2024-05-17T13:26:01-05:00July 24th, 2023|

Coming Soon to Carver: Banking Brewed Locally

We have some exciting news brewing that will surely spark your interest and awaken your senses! Picture a place where the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with the convenience of exceptional banking services. We are delighted to announce we are bringing the perfect blend of banking and coffee to a new location [...]

2024-01-11T11:11:07-06:00July 20th, 2023|
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