Richard and Michael Solberg Named “Bankers of the Year”

Richard Solberg, chairman and CEO, and Michael Solberg, president, have been named 2012 “Bankers of the Year” by NorthWestern Financial Review, a respected financial publication based in Minneapolis.

The Solbergs are featured on the cover of the publication, which hits subscribers’ mail boxes this week.

Richard joined the $28 million Bell State Bank of Fargo as president in 1982 and has led the growth of the organization into a $2 billion financial institution today. His son, Michael, began working for Bell State Bank & Trust in 2003.

“Whether talking about the bank’s Pay It Forward program, its Bell Mortgage operation, its ‘Happy Employees! Happy Customers!’ motto, or its venture into Health Savings Accounts, the Solbergs’ infectious enthusiasm is winning over customers across North Dakota and Minnesota,” says editor Tom Bengston.

Each year since 1989, NorthWestern Financial Review has selected a Banker of the Year based on his or her impact on the regional banking industry. Choosing a father-son team to share the honors is a first for the publication.

Click here to read the entire  NorthWestern Financial Review article.

View all of Bell State Bank & Trust’s company awards.


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