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09/19/2022

First National Bank of Waseca Rebrands to Keen Bank

September 19, 2022 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank is rebranding and effective September 24, 2022 will operate as Keen Bank. This change is to uniquely identify the organization and eliminate confusion in the marketplace surrounding multiple banks names First National.

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07/27/2022

First National Bank is Sponsoring a Blood Drive, Monday August 22 in Ellendale

July 27, 2022 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday, August 22, 2022, from 1 - 6 pm at the Ellendale Community Center at 507 2nd Avenue, Ellendale, MN 56026.

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06/10/2022

First National Bank to Host Red Cross Blood Drive at The Mill Event Center, June 13

June 10, 2022 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank is hosting a Blood Drive this coming Monday, June 13, from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm at The Mill Event Center at 310 2nd Ave SW, Waseca, MN 56093. 

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12/17/2021

First National Bank Donates $1,300 to Sacred Heart School

December 17, 2021 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank recently presented Sacred Heart School with $1,300 to apply towards the purchase of flexible seating in their library through the Bluejay Debit Card Donation Program.

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12/13/2021

First National Bank is Sponsoring a Blood Drive on January 7 in Ellendale

December 13, 2021 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Friday, January 7, 2022, from 9 am to 2 pm at the Ellendale Community Center at 507 2nd Avenue, Ellendale, MN 56026. 

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11/19/2021

First National Bank Donates $6,350 to NRHEG Public Schools

November 19, 2021 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank recently presented NRHEG Public Schools with $6,350 to purchase equipment and curriculum through their Panther Debit Card Donation Program.

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11/15/2021

First National Bank Collecting Donations for Toys For Tots

November 15, 2021 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank is collecting new, unwrapped toy donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program until December 15, 2021. Donations can be dropped off at any First National Bank location.

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08/03/2021

First National Bank is Sponsoring Red Cross Blood Drive in Ellendale, September 3

August 3, 2021 (Waseca, MN) — First National Bank is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ellendale Community Center at 507 2nd Avenue, Ellendale, MN 56026. 

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10/04/2022

Gaytko Elected to the 2023 ICBA Federal Delegate Board

October 4, 2022 (Washington D.C.) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that community banker Bernie Gaytko, President and CEO of Keen Bank was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
 
11/18/2022

Keen Bank Collecting Toys for Tots Donations 

November 18, 2022 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank is collecting new, unwrapped toy donations and cash donations for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program until Monday, December 12, 2022.

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11/10/2022

Keen Bank Named Impact Award Winner at Chamber's Business & Industry Event, Nov. 9

November 10, 2022 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank was recognized and received the Impact Award at the Waseca Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business & Industry Awards Event

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12/7/2022

Keen Bank Donates $5,000 to Waseca Area Food Shelf Building Project, Grand Opening Celebration Dec. 8

December 7, 2022 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to the Waseca Area Food Shelf to help fund their building addition for our local food shelf. 

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01/03/2023

Keen Bank to Sponsor Blood Drive, January 10 in Ellendale

January 3, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, from 1 - 6 pm at the Ellendale Community Center at 507 2nd Avenue, Ellendale, MN 56026.

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03/01/2023

Sara Lynch Named a Vice President at Keen Bank

March 1, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Sara Lynch has been promoted and named a Vice President of Keen Bank. Lynch will continue her role in mortgage lending. Lynch provides more than 22 years of banking experience. 

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03/08/2023

Keen Bank to Sponsor Blood Drive, April 3 in Ellendale

March 8, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday, April 3, 2023, from 1 - 6 pm at the Ellendale Community Center at 507 2nd Avenue, Ellendale, MN 56026.

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04/04/2023

Keen Bank Donates Land to Ellendale Economic Development Authority

April 4, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank has donated a 0.45-acre parcel located at 205 6th Avenue South in Ellendale, Minnesota to the Ellendale Economic Development Authority (EDA) for community benefit.

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07/12/2023

Keen Bank to relocate Hope location to Owatonna

July 12, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank will be relocating their Hope location to 496 W North Street in Owatonna on or about October 31, 2023. 

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08/01/2023

Keen Bank to Sponsor Blood Drive, August 29 in Ellendale

August 1, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, from 1 - 6 pm at the Ellendale Community Center at 507 2nd Avenue, Ellendale, MN 56026.

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08/07/2023

Keen Bank Customer Appreciation is August 15

August 7, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Keen Bank will be hosting a Customer Appreciation event on Tuesday, August 15 at our Waseca, Ellendale and Hope locations from 11 am – 3 pm.

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09/05/2023

Keen Bank Collecting Donation for Bethlehem Inn, September 5-29

September 5, 2023 (Waseca, MN) —  Keen Bank is collecting needed items and cash donations September 5-29 for Bethlehem Inn.

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09/06/2023

Keen Bank Hires Caleb Whalen, VP of Business Development

September 6, 2023 (Waseca, MN) — Caleb Whalen has been hired as VP of Business Development for Keen Bank. Whalen has expertise in consumer and business lending, treasury management and personal banking.

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