Message from the President
For nearly 120 years, our dedicated staff have made it their top priority to provide exemplary service to the communities in which we live, worship, work and play. We are glad for our customers who have chosen us to provide the financial services they have come to rely on for their personal and business needs. If you are not currently a customer, we would be happy to show you how we can become your trusted partner for all of your financial needs. At First Southeast Bank, our customers and the communities we serve are our number one priority and we look forward to serving now and for years to come.
Established in 1893, the Harmony State Bank was formed by local investors to provide financial services to the growing farming community of the Harmony area. Likewise, in 1945, just 2 days after the fourth of July, local investors formed the Canton State Bank. Both Banks have had a continued presence on the respective Main Streets of Harmony and Canton in order to ensure a critical link to the economies of their communities.
Throughout the years, many changes of control have occurred within the two Banks, but one thing has always remained constant, being family owned. In 1987, the Jerome and Barbara Bushman family purchased First Southeast Bank of Harmony and in 1989 purchased the Canton State Bank. In 2011, the two banks merged offering a wide range of financial services throughout southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa.
For nearly 120 years of service to our communities, we at First Southeast Bank have taken pride on maintaining the family owned philosophy of ensuring that our decisions are made locally for the benefit of our communities and customers and firmly believe in giving back to the communities we serve.