Highland Bank to Acquire Boundary Waters Bank Locations

Highland Bank, a locally and independently owned community business-focused bank, signed a definitive agreement on August 17, 2022 to purchase Boundary Waters Bank, pending regulatory approval.  Boundary Waters Bank has branches located in Woodbury, Blaine and Ely Minnesota, which hold approximately $100 million in deposits.  The acquisition is expected to be complete by the end

Highland Bank Supports Community Redevelopment With New Branch Construction Project

Leading community bank moving to better serve clients and community   ST. MICHAEL, MN, August 11, 2022 – Highland Bank, a locally- and independently-owned community business-focused bank, announced today that its St. Michael branch, located at 701 Central Avenue East, will relocate to a new building. This project integrates with the city of St. Michael’s long-term

Bel13ve in Recovery

If you were local to the Twin Cities in 2011 you likely remember the tragic accident that changed the life of a promising local hockey athlete forever.  That day, an incident on the ice at a High School hockey game left Jack Jablonski, a sophomore at Benilde-St Margaret (BSM) a quadriplegic. The hockey community and

St Michael Breakfast Club Exceeds Expectations

“If you build it, they will come” certainly rings true in St Michael, Minnesota where the community is witnessing a miracle first-hand.  A local youth ministry that began in a local pastor’s home outgrew its space.  Thanks to dedicated volunteers and businesses in the area, a vision to expand germinated and became a reality. Highland

Bring in Your Toys for Tots!

We are thrilled to be an official Toys for Tots drop off site! Now through December, 10th – Stop by any of our five convenient locations and donate new, unwrapped toys for children ages infant to 18 years old. Thank you to our generous customers and communities for helping make the holidays brighter for those in need!

6 Ways To Make Your Business More Agile

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic was disruptive for many small businesses. However, there are insights that can be drawn from this experience — and these could help your business survive the next challenge or capitalize on an unexpected opportunity. Business agility is vital. Small businesses that can quickly make adjustments to daily operations, the

Customer Testimonial

“Hi Joe Veliz and others at Highland Bank involved in the PPP program.  I just want to take a moment to thank you for all you have done for GSE during the past few months.  There is no doubt that we would not still be in business without the PPP loan.  Your assistance made all

Should You Become Your Own Boss?

Maybe you’re cringing at the thought of going back to an office. The seed of a business idea floats around in your head between work videoconference calls, after the kids are asleep or while you tend your pandemic garden. Or perhaps you were laid off during the pandemic and forced to work for yourself, and

4 Small Business Innovations That Will Outlast the Pandemic

Small businesses that survived the COVID-19 pandemic still face a long road to recovery, but some of the innovations business owners adopted last year may outlast the pandemic itself. “If you make it through this, you ask, you learn, you adapt, and I think it only makes you stronger,” says Keith Hall, president and CEO