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January 12, 2021
Angie Stockton and Pat Hardy Retire from KodaBank
KodaBank would like to congratulate Angie Stockton and Pat Hardy on their recent retirements.

Angie has been part of the bank family since 1988.  In her 32 years, Angie has fulfilled many roles, most recently serving as the Market President for both the Pembina and Neche branches.  Her hard work and ambition will be missed.

Pat Hardy became a member of the bank family in 2002.  From the onset, Pat played a key part in establishing both the insurance agency and bank in Walhalla.  In his most recent role, Pat served as the Market President and oversaw insurance sales in Walhalla.  His commitment to the bank throughout the years is appreciated.  

Thank you Angie and Pat for your many years of dedication!

December 16, 2020
Janet Wysocki Joins KodaBank

KodaBank is pleased to announce the hiring of Janet Wysocki.  Janet brings 40 years of banking experience with her to KodaBank.  She has specialized in loan support for commercial and agricultural lending in the past and will continue to work in a loan support role for KodaBank.  Janet is from Oakwood, North Dakota and currently calls Grafton, North Dakota home. 
Welcome, Janet!

December 10, 2020
Construction Continues at Grand Forks Location 

Progress is quickly being made at the KodaBank building in Grand Forks.  On December 3rd, drones captured aerial photos of the site on the corner of 40th Avenue South and South Columbia Road.  To keep up to date on the work being completed by Construction Engineers, click here.

November 23, 2020
KodaBank Welcomes Lilly Lysengen and Paula Gapp

Lilly Lysengen has joined KodaBank as a Customer Service Representative at our Drayton location.  Originally from St. Thomas, North Dakota, Lilly currently resides near Lake Bronson, Minnesota.  Lilly comes to us with previous banking experience.
KodaBank would also like to welcome Paula Gapp as she joins our bank in Cavalier as a Loan Officer.  Paula is originally from Cavalier and continues to reside there.  She brings 13 years of banking experience with her to KodaBank.  Paula is looking forward to working in the consumer loan department.  
Welcome, Lilly and Paula!

November 17, 2020
KodaBank Hires Nicholas Gratton

KodaBank is pleased to announce the hiring of Nick Gratton, Loan Officer of Walhalla.  According to Jered Kemnitz, Market President for KodaBank, "We are excited to have Nick join the KodaBank team at Walhalla.  Nick grew up in Walhalla and those local ties will help KodaBank serve the community and the surrounding area."

Kodabank currently operates ten banks in North Dakota and Minnesota.  

November 10, 2020

KodaBank Hires Chase Boen

KodaBank is pleased to announce the hiring of Chase Boen as Vice-President and Sr. Loan Officer.  Boen comes to KodaBank with 10 years of agricultural lending and management experience.  According to KodaBank President and CEO Pete Anderson, “we are very excited to have Chase join the KodaBank team.  With his experience and strong presence throughout our region, he is a great addition and further reinforces our community bank’s commitment to agriculture.” 

KodaBank currently operates ten banks in North Dakota and Minnesota. 

October 20, 2020
KodaBank Building New Bank in Grand Forks
KodaBank, a subsidiary of Koda Bancor, recently held a groundbreaking at 3901 South Columbia Road, Grand Forks.  Pete Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koda Bancor, was joined by KodaBank employees and board members.

According to Anderson, Koda Bancor currently has nine bank locations in North Dakota and Minnesota.  "We look forward to serving the Grand Forks region with the same community banking model that has been the foundation of our success.  Our customers enjoy the latest technology and banking products supported with a live person answering the phone."  The bank will also house Koda Insurance Agency offering a full line of insurance products.  "We are excited to be expanding our footprint in to the thriving community of Grand Forks," said Steve Brekke, Insurance Agent for KodaBank.

Construction Engineers of Grand Forks is managing the new construction project for KodaBank.

October 13, 2020

KodaBank appoints two new Market Presidents

Peter Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Koda Bancor, Drayton, ND, recently promoted Jered Kemnitz to Market President of the Northeast North Dakota region and Mitch Ford to Market President at Cavalier. 

Kemnitz joined KodaBank in 2018 with a background in agronomy and banking.  In addition to volunteering on the Cavalier Fire Department and Ambulance Service, Kemnitz currently serves on several local boards.   A native of Cavalier, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children and golfing.

Also a Cavalier native, Ford joined KodaBank in 2016 with a commercial and agricultural background.  Married with two small children, Ford is currently President of the Cavalier Chamber of Commerce and in his free time enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing.   

KodaBank currently has nine locations in North Dakota and Minnesota with plans to build a bank in Grand Forks in 2021.

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