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BlackRidgeBANK opens on Veterans Boulevard

BlackRidgeBANK has opened at its new West Fargo location on Veterans Boulevard at 855 26th Ave. East. Submitted photo

Local, responsive, and professional is the calling card for BlackRidgeBANK - the newest tenant to open on West Fargo’s busiest thoroughfare — Veterans Boulevard at 855 26th Ave. East.

BlackRidgeBANK is an independent, privately-owned, full-service bank dedicated to serving individuals, families, and businesses with competitive banking products delivered with a high level of service.

In addition to the two metro locations, BlackRidgeBANK also has offices in Bismarck, ND, and the Brainerd and Alexandria, MN areas.

Darren Klabo is serving as market president of the West Fargo location as well as the bank’s first metro location at 4040 42nd St. SW, Suite O, Fargo. Klabo, a North Dakota native, has been in the banking industry his entire career and joined BlackRidgeBANK with the charter opening in 2007, serving as vice president and senior lender before being named market president.

“BlackRidgeBANK is very excited to expand into West Fargo,” Klabo stated. “The new location will allow us to expand our footprint within the metro community and to reach out to our existing clients as well as new prospective clients. The opportunity to be a part of the remarkable growth in West Fargo is also very exciting for us.”

Klabo said the West Fargo location will continue to carry on the same BlackRidgeBANK philosophy. “Our focus is really quite simple in that we want to provide ongoing excellent customer service within a community banking atmosphere via a staff that has the knowledge and expertise to handle simple to complex financial needs. The most integral part of that is our professional staff and experienced management group, which enables us to make decisions locally and to provide quality service in a timely manner. We strive to add value to the banking relationship with our personal touch and a common sense approach to banking.”

Referencing all employees within the Fargo and West Fargo locations as well as the banking organization’s headquarters also located here he said, “We have had a great six years of growth in the market which has allowed for this new location and first and foremost we thank all of our loyal clients for their past, existing, and future business.”

To help introduce the new facility to the public, a special grand opening promotion will be observed all week long starting Monday, July 15th. There will be refreshments and daily giveaways and a chance to meet the BlackRidgeBANK team. BlackRidgeBANK welcomes all current and prospective customers to stop in and say hello.

Hours of operation at both BlackRidgeBANK metro locations are: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday(lobby); and 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday (drive-up). More information is readily available by calling the West Fargo office at 701-551-1320, the Fargo office at 701-364-9050, or by visiting their website at