As of November 10th 2022 Lake Area Bank is now First Resource Bank!!!

Best Bank

Lake Area Bank Named BEST BANK

Thank you for voting Lake Area Bank as BEST BANK!

Lake Area Bank is truly honored to have been chosen as BEST BANK both locally and state-wide.

  • Named 2021 Bronze Winner of Minnesota’s Best Bank published by Star Tribune in August 2021.
  • Named 2020 Best Bank in Press Pubs, Reader’s Choice “Best of the Press” in both White Bear Lake and Hugo locations in October 2020.

Thank you to those who voted for us and recognized our contributions to our customers, our employees, and the community!

Our core focus is to ‘make a difference in people’s lives’ and we strive to display this in a variety of ways…

Our customers: In addition to providing trusted financial advice, we also take pride in building personal relationships with our customers. Whether you’ve been with us for a day or a decade, we value the opportunity to know you better. At Lake Area Bank, you’re not just a number, you’re #1.

Our community: As a community bank, we are deeply rooted in our communities and strive to play an integral role in supporting opportunities in and around our branch locations. Ongoing bank efforts include financial contributions and sponsorships, encouraging employee community involvement, and hosting fundraising campaigns in support of essential services in our areas.

Our employees: Covid has certainly confirmed what a strong and dedicated team we have. During these troubled times, they have demonstrated such patience and compassion for our customers as well as unity and respect for one another.  Our staff are committed to living our corporate values and continue to be the backbone of who we are and why we have been in business for more than a hundred years. 

We truly appreciate all who voted in support of Lake Area Bank as a BEST BANK. It is an honor and privilege to be recognized as one of the best in our industry!!


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