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March 06, 2017

Bell Wins Community Impact Awards

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Bell Bank and our employees make giving back to the community a priority. That’s why, for the fourth year in a row, Bell has been part of Minnesota Business magazine's Community Impact Awards.

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February 14, 2017

Bell Bank Employees Double Their Impact on Giving Hearts Day

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Bell Bank employees stretched their Pay It Forward dollars even further by donating to local charities on Giving Hearts Day, a one-day fundraising event where donations to qualifying local charities are matched.

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Pay It Forward February 03, 2017

Adopt a Need Helps Families in Crisis

Help for the RACC

Bell's team bought supplies, from diapers to journals, to help families through the Rape and Abuse Crisis Center.

"Every year, I am overwhelmed with the generous hearts of my co-workers," said one team member.

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Pay It Forward December 07, 2016

Donation Helps with Smiles for Ryan

Ryan Larsen family

Bell Bank employees in Detroit Lakes, Minn., pooled their Pay It Forward funds to help with surgery costs for a customer’s child, who was born with a birth defect that prevents him from smiling.

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Friends and Family December 07, 2016

Minneapolis-Area and Arizona Employees Spend ‘Friends and Family’ Time, Money

Twin Cities Friends and Family

Here are just a few of the 2016 Friends and Family stories from our Minneapolis, Minn.-area and Phoenix, Ariz., teams.


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Pay It Forward December 07, 2016

Donation Helps Soup Kitchen Continue Feeding the Hungry

St. Mary's Soup Kitchen

Michelle Enge used her Pay It Forward funds to buy a new refrigerator for St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen in Albany, Ore.


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Pay It Forward December 07, 2016

North Minneapolis Gym Gives Kids a Fighting Chance

Fighting Chance Boxing Club

Pay It Forward dollars helped fund the Fighting Chance Boxing Club, which provides free programming for kids in north Minneapolis.

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Pay It Forward December 07, 2016

Banding Together for a Former Colleague Diagnosed With Cancer

Amy Suek

Bell Bank employees joined forces to help a former co-worker diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer.

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Pay It Forward December 07, 2016

Donation Helps Zookeeper Care for Orphaned Kangaroo

Beth Fedje

Beth Fedje used her Pay It Forward donation to help a zookeeper take care of an orphaned kangaroo joey.

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Pay It Forward December 07, 2016

Donation Helps Feed Hungry Children

Girl Scout group

Brent Walz’s Pay It Forward donation helped a St. Paul Girl Scout troop provide food for elementary students for three months.

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