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VALLEY BANK STANDS FOR COMMUNITY
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.”
News & Information
VB Community Scholarship
Attention Class of 2023!
Now that the school year is over, you are officially a senior in high school!
For more information or to participate in the class of 2023 Valley Banks community scholarship program, please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We, with the help from the ICBA and MIB, want to share some useful information regarding the recent news surrounding the Silicon Valley Bank (no affiliation with Valley Banks) and Signature Bank Failures, we want to provide some useful information on the impact to community banks in Montana.
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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.