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Holiday Hours
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Meals on Wheels
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Robert Jackson Memorial
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Habitat For Humanity
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June is Dairy Month
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4th of July in Harmony
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4-H Market Livestock Auction
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Hesper/Mabel Steam Engine Days
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Care Giver Program
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American Cancer Society Involvement
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Remodel 2013
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Christmas in Fillmore County
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Santa Day
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Local Weather
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The staff at First Southeast Bank are more than just bankers. We are your friends and neighbors, working and living in the same communities you do! We make it our priority to be active in serving our communities as well as providing you the best financial services available!

Staff Update

SharonCongratulations to Sharon Christianson on her retirement. Here at First Southeast Bank, we will all miss her easy nature and smile. We thank Sharon for her years of service and wish her good luck!

If you happen to see Sharon around town, wish her the best as she starts this new venture in her life.


AubreyWe are excited to announce that Aubrey Johnson has joined us as a teller/bookkeeper. Aubrey and her family are life long members of the community and have been active in community affairs for many years.

Quote from Aubrey: "I'm excited about working here and getting to meet all of our customers in the near future"

Welcome Aubrey!

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Holiday Hours & Special Events

CLOSE EARLY - This includes the Drive-Up
We will close at noon on Good Friday - April 3rd
We will close at 2:00 on Friday November 27
We will close at noon on Christmas Eve - Thursday, December 24th
We will close at 3:00 on New Year's Eve - Thursday, December 31st

CLOSED
Memorial Day, Monday - May 25th
Independence Day, Saturday - July 4th -(Drive-Up Closed)
Labor Day, Monday - September 7th
Veterans Day, Wednesday - November 11th
Thanksgiving, Thursday - November 26th
Christmas, Friday - December 25th
New Year's Day, Friday - January 1, 2016

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Meals on Wheels

There are quite a few First Southeast Bank employees who volunteer their lunch hour delivering “Meals On Wheels” to the elderly and physically impaired within our communities.  Thanks to the volunteer work they do, this program is able to endure.

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Robert Jackson Memorial

The Robert Jackson Memorial Golf Tournament is set for June 8th.  If you want to participate, contact Chris Skaalen for registration info. 507.886.6922

Robert Jackson Memorial Foundation was established in 2001 in memory of our good friend and colleague Robert “Bob” Jackson.  Robert was an officer and director of both the Canton State Bank and First Southeast Bank, as well as serving as a director through the years of the Harmony Golf Club.  For nearly fifteen years, the Foundation has sponsored an annual golf event in June to promote and raise money for the Foundation. To date over $150,000 has been raised for scholarships and community projects for the area.  If you would like more information about the Foundation or the annual golf event, please feel free to contact us.

2014 scholarship recipients:  Keeley Todd & Nicholas Powell

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Habitat for Humanity Home in AlexandriaFirst Southeast Bank is a strong supporter for the Habitat For Humanity here in Fillmore County. 

Currently there is a wheel chair ramp being added to a home by the Habitat for Humanity Brush With Kindness program.  Alex McCabe has been helping build this ramp.  

Janet Christianson and Sue Sikkink are on the Habitat For Humanity Steering Committee.  Employees along with their families have volunteered their time and talents to help build the Habitat For Humanity home right here in Harmony.   

First Southeast Bank generously gives annually to the Habitat For Humanity March Meltdown fundraiser program.

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June is Dairy Month

June is dairy month and it brings lots of excitement to First Southeast Bank as ice cream is a treat to many.  We at First Southeast Bank know dairy farmers work hard to bring us the highest quality dairy products.   We show our support to the Dairy Farmers by having a day serving ice cream!  At different times in June, the Fillmore County Dairy Truck parks at both the Canton and Harmony locations and serves milk shakes.  All in all, it’s a fun day that is enjoyed by lots of people.
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4th of July in Harmony

Harmony loves to celebrate the 4th of July and First Southeast Bank employees have a fun time participating in the town’s celebration.  Sometimes we have a float in the parade.  Sometimes we volunteer at various activities around town.  We also co-sponsor the fireworks display every year. Overall, the 4th of July celebration is a fun experience.

 

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4-H Market Livestock Auction

4-H is a very well known organization here in the southeastern part of Minnesota.  Kids take on the responsibility of different projects and working with their livestock all year long.  This organization builds hardworking, dedicated and well rounded individuals and First Southeast Bank is a strong advocate of the 4-H program.  We show our support by being involved in the 4-H market livestock premium auction.  First Southeast Bank will purchase a premium for the animal the kids have brought to the County Fair.  This way, part of the money goes to the 4-H program and part of it goes to the kids for their hard work.  This is a way First Southeast Bank can recognize the kids and the organization they represent.

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Steam Engine Days

The towns of Hesper and Mabel celebrate Steam Engine Days the second weekend every September.  This is a fun weekend for the young and old to get out and see some of the first steam engine tractors ever made to tractors of today.  First Southeast Bank also participates in the Steam Engine Days Parade by walking along and handing out goodies or treats.  We like to join in this event because it gives us time to get out and see our customers!

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CARE GIVER PROGRAM

There is now a program which has been established for the caregiver of terminally ill patients.  This program has been designed to give the caregiver a rest from clinical visits, relieve stress or give a break from making meals in ways such as a massage, manicure, pedicure or a prepared dinner.  We are proud to say this program was created by Sandy Benson, one of our employees at First Southeast Bank.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY INVOLVEMENT

At First Southeast Bank, many of our employees are involved in the American Cancer Society Fillmore County “Relay For Life” program. We work hard throughout the year to raise money for cancer research and cancer patients. Whether we are giving our time holding a chair position on the Relay For Life Committee, selling candy bars, putting gift baskets together for a live auction, participating and supporting the bean bag toss tournaments or “walking” the Relay For Life, we have fun and are gratified knowing we are helping people in our community.

First Southeast Bank is a strong supporter of the Fillmore County Relay For Life Program.

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REMODEL 2013

In October 2012, First Southeast Bank started an extensive remodel to our home office in Harmony.  We extended our bookkeeping area and revamped our drive-up.   To insure the confidentiality of our customers, the lobby was extended and a new accounts office was added for more privacy.  Our offices were remodeled, a public restroom was added, and with updated decor, we took on a whole new look.  In October of 2013, the project was finished. 

If you haven't had a chance to stop in and see the new transformation, you can access the link to photos on our home page or click now.

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RURAL CONCERNS

Please help make this Christmas special for everyone!  We are a drop-off location for Rural Concerns "Christmas in Fillmore County".   During our Open House, you can bring in Christmas gift items for toddlers through teens.  Please do not wrap donated items.

We also accept items for the Fillmore County Food Shelf during this time.  Thank you for your donations!

2014 was a great success for the Christmas in Fillmore County Project.  With your help and generosity, 247 families were helped by providing gifts to over 602 children.

Thank you for your donations!

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Santa Day

Canton and Harmony host an annual “Santa Day” each December.  First Southeast Bank employees donate their time by taking pictures of children with Santa and Mrs. Claus, working in “Toyland” (gifts for parents) and making sure all the kids go home having had a fun experience.  We also donate the photo supplies and books that are given out by Santa himself!

2014 was a very successful year for both the Canton and Harmony locations.  Fun was had by everyone!

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