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Western State Bank giving to the community

Western State Bank exemplifies the company's vision and values by investing and volunteering in the West Fargo and Fargo communities.

In 2007, Western's West Fargo and Fargo locations contributed nearly $50,000 in charitable donations while individual employees volunteered nearly 2,100 hours of their free time to 43 different organizations.

Groups and organizations that Western employees offered their time and efforts to include The United Way, Minn-Kota Red Cross, Emergency Food Pantry, YMCA, Cass County Housing, Meals on Wheels, West Fargo and Fargo Chambers of Commerce, West Fargo Economic Advisory Committee, West Fargo Exchange Club, Fargo Optimist Club, Horace Lions, Women of Today, Heritage Club, Fargo VFW Auxiliary, FM Advertising Federation, Young Professionals Network, Mayville State Board of Advisors, Beta Sigma Phi Alpha Chapter, Beta Sigma Phi Intercity Council for Fargo Moorhead, NDSU Student Government, N.D. Association of Dance & Drill, Western Minnesota Steam Threshers Reunion, Minnesota Deer Hunter's Association, West Fargo Packer Backers, West Fargo Schools, Junior Achievements, a variety of Fargo and West Fargo sports organizations, and numerous churches.

"Western employees have epitomized our values, namely doing more than expected and improving someone's life. We are constantly striving to make positive impacts on the communities we serve," said Brad Jacobson, President at Western State Bank. "We believe we have a responsibility to help the communities we live in, work in and serve."