Cindy Cole of Alliance Bank Honored as Top Woman in Finance

St. Paul, MN – (Market Wire) – November 17, 2010 – Alliance Bank, a privately owned community bank with over $600 million in assets, is pleased to announce that Cindy Cole was recently selected as an honoree for the 2010 Top Women in Finance by Finance & Commerce. The award recognizes the outstanding efforts of women who are making notable contributions to their professions, their communities and society at large.

Cindy has worked in banking with the Reim family for over thirty years and has continually taken on roles with more challenge and responsibility. Cindy Cole currently serves as chief information officer for Alliance Bank. “Cindy exemplifies the values that are important to Alliance Bank,” stated Ann Reim-Woessner, chairman of the board. “We are pleased that she has been formally recognized for her accomplishments and are proud to have her as a leader on our team.”

Award recipients were honored at a recent dinner at the Hyatt in Minneapolis and are being featured in a special Finance and Commerce publication. Honorees included principals, partners, executive vice presidents, CFOs, CEOs and managing directors at financial institutions and businesses in Minnesota.

Alliance Bank Forges Strong Team with Recent Addition of Meincke and Mortel

St. Paul, MN – (Market Wire) – October 10, 2010 – Alliance Bank, a privately owned community bank with over $600 million in assets, announced the recent rehiring of Brent Meincke as vice president/bank manager. In addition, Kory Mortel, commercial loan portfolio manager, has recently transferred from Alliance Bank - St. Paul to the Lake City location.

As bank manager, Brent will focus on managing the day-to-day operations of the bank and will directly oversee mortgage and agricultural lending. In returning to the Lake City community, Brent will also become heavily involved in volunteerism and will concentrate his efforts on the economic growth of the area.

Kory Mortel has worked at Alliance Bank – St. Paul for over four years and brings with him extensive commercial lending experience. Kory will manage commercial lending and commercial real estate.

“We have a strong team of experienced bankers and many have worked and lived in Lake City for years. Our bankers have a deep sense of commitment to this community and are willing and able to give advice to help ensure that the financial needs for individuals, farmers and business owners are being met,” stated Paul Kramp, senior vice-president, Eastern Minnesota region. “With the return of Brent and the addition of Kory, Alliance Bank has a solid foundation in place and is well positioned for the future. As a partner in Lake City, we look forward to helping the community prosper.”

Ann and V. Philip Reim of Alliance Bank Receive a Celebrate Business Success Award

Alliance Bank Is Recognized for Its Unwavering Commitment to Saint Paul Including Efforts to Double Their Space and Remain the Anchor Tenant in Their Building

St. Paul, MN – (Market Wire) – Mar 01, 2010 –
Ann and V. Philip Reim of Alliance Bank accepted a Celebrate Business Success Award (CBS Award) at the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce's 142nd Annual Meeting. Susan Kratz, partner at Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P., presented the CBS Award to Ann and Philip, who represent the third generation of the Reim Family to bank in downtown Saint Paul.

The Reim Family and Alliance Bank were honored with the CBS Award for their strong community presence and commitment to the city of Saint Paul. Alliance Bank doubled its space and will remain the anchor tenant in its building for the next 10 years. Through their civic involvement in activities such as the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, Alliance Bank makes a positive impact and promotes goodwill for the city. These accomplishments also speak volumes about the company’s pride that has been present for more than 100 years.

The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and the law firm of Moore, Costello & Hart, P.L.L.P., partnered in early 2005 to honor businesses and individuals in a recognition program called Celebrate Business Success. The program has become a tradition at the Chamber and recognizes those who provide leading examples of how members of the business community contribute to a shared vision of economic success throughout the Saint Paul/East Metro area. The Chamber receives hundreds of nominations each year, from which about 15 winners are chosen. Winners are presented with the award at Chamber events throughout the year.

About Alliance Bank
Alliance Bank is a privately owned community bank with assets in excess of $550 million. Alliance Bank provides highly integrated commercial, agricultural, private and personal banking services in seven locations throughout Minnesota. Chartered in 1867, Alliance Bank delivers big bank expertise with community bank service. As a community bank, Alliance Bank is committed to remaining independent and providing personal interaction and timely decision making. From basic checking and savings products, to business loans, personal loans, sophisticated cash management and online banking services, Alliance Bank offers services to help companies and individuals succeed. Visit www.alliancebanks.com or call 1-888-959-9425 to learn more.