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About Us


The beginning of Valley Banks was truly a community effort and one of the things that makes small town life so special.

Members of the community from up and down the valley came together to raise the capital necessary to get a local community bank off the ground.

With the support of locals Michael Ruhkala, Kenneth Hurt, Robert Erickson and Chuck Norman, Allen Buhr’s dream was nearly realized.

Even after the community business leaders had come together, they were still short of funds.  At that point the journey was reminiscent of an old fashioned barn raising.

Friends, families and neighbors came together giving sometimes a few dollars, sometimes a few hundred dollars, to raise the remaining capital needed to make the dream of a community owned bank a reality.

Today, the dream continues with branches in Ronan, Arlee, Hot Springs, Thompson Falls, Pablo, Polson and Saint Ignatius. All operated by members of their local communities. In the words of Allen Buhr, Valley Banks prides itself “in supporting those who support us.”


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Customer Satisfaction Survey

Official Valley Banks “Customer Survey” Contest Rules

“NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER.  By completing our survey between November 15, 2021 and December 15, 2021, you will be automatically entered into the drawing.  If you do not wish to complete a survey, you may still participate in the contest by sending a postcard to Valley Banks.  (See “Entries” section below)

“PRIZE:  the prizes awarded will be various Valley Banks merchandise, t-shirts, mugs and hats.  Any prize notification or prize that is returned as undeliverable will result in the awarding of that prize to an alternate winner.  The winner accepting the prize agrees that the prize awarded on the condition at Valley Banks and its representatives and employees will have no liability whatsoever for any injuries, losses of damages of any kind resulting from acceptance, possession or use of the prize.  No winner may make any substitution or transfer of prize.

“LIMIT ON ENTRIES:  Limit one entry per survey completion.  Registrants who submit a postcard are limited to one postcard per household.  All eligible registrants will be entered to win Valley Banks “Customer Survey” contest prize in a random drawing.  Valley Banks is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer online sites, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry to be received by Valley Banks on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to registrants’ or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the contest.

“ENTRIES:  Take our survey in person at a branch or online through survey monkey.  If you do not wish to complete the survey, send a postcard with your name, address, phone number, and email address to Customer Survey Giveaway Valley Bank PO BOX 9, Ronan, MT 59864.  All mail-in entries must be postmarked by December 15, 2021.

“ELIGIBILITY:  Open to legal residents of the United States, except employees and their immediate families of Valley Banks.  You must be 18 year of age or older at the time of contest drawing to win.  By completing and submitting a registration for Valley Bank’s “Customer Survey” giveaway, the registrant agrees to abide by the terms of these official rules and the decisions of Valley Banks, which are final and binding on all matter pertaining to the contest.  All entries become the property of Valley Banks and will not be returned.  Winner consents to the use of their name in any manner by Valley Banks without further compensation (winner’s contact information is excluded and will not be used).  Valley Banks shall not be responsible for any damages, taxes or expenses that winner might incur as a result of Valley Bank’s “Customer Survey” contest or receipt of the prize.

“DRAWING:  The random drawing will occur approximately 10 days after the December 15, 2021 deadline.  The winner will be selected from all eligible registrants.  Winner will be notified within 15 days of drawing.  The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received and submitted in accordance with the rules.  This is a one-time drawing. You do not have to complete the survey to enter the drawing. Completing the survey does not increase your likely hood of winning. The Valley Banks “Customer Survey” contest starts at 12:00 am (Mountain Standard Time) on November 15, 2021 and ends at 11:59 pm (Mountain Standard Time) on December 15, 2021 for the postmarking of a mail-in entry.  The sponsor of this contest is Valley Banks, PO BOX 9, Ronan, MT 59864.  By participating in the contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by these Official Rules and the decisions of Valley Banks shall be final and binding in all respects.”

Protect Your Account

Manage your finances while guarding against fraud by using the latest version of the CardValet app:

  • Turn your credit cards on and off
  • Establish transaction controls for dollar amount limits, merchant categories and geographic locations
  • Receive alerts when your credit card is used, approved or exceeds the transaction controls set by you
  • Stay informed of potential fraud with alerts on attempted and declined transactions
  • Get real-time balances for your accounts

Join Our Team

Valley Banks is ever growing and always looking for community minded individuals, looking for a career in banking.

Request current career opportunities and email your resume to our Human Resources department today.