By John Drady, Minot President & Western North Dakota Market Manager
First International Bank & Trust, Member FDIC
I’ve had a date circled on my calendar for many months; March 25, 2013. That’s the Grand (Re-) Opening of our Minot bank location in the Arrowhead neighborhood.
In June 2011, the Souris River flooded this beautiful city so many of us proudly call home. Nine employees at First International Bank & Trust in Minot lost their homes in the flood. Many of our friends, neighbors, customers and other Minot businesses were deeply impacted by the devastation. Even more people continue to help us all recover. We’re grateful, and we’re proud to be back.
Even in the midst of the Minot flood, there was never any question that we would rebuild in this neighborhood. Our strong commitment to the neighborhood drove our plans, construction and now we get to celebrate the actual opening.
We’ve operated out of a temporary facility in Arrowhead while we rebuilt our bank. The new location actually is more visible, and you’ll notice some nice additions inside and out to help us better take care of our customers.
A second circle we invite you to join
I also have April 18 circled on my calendar, and I hope you will, too. That’s when our new Minot office will host their Grand Re-opening Celebration as well as Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours. We’re eager to show you our new space and hear how you, your business and especially your family is doing in your own Minot flood recovery.
We’re also adding a third location in Williston, and we’ll let you know the celebration dates for that Grand Opening, too.
Meanwhile, we appreciate your support during this time of transition, and we look forward to seeing you—and serving you—soon. Take care!
John Drady is the Minot President and Western North Dakota Market Manager. He’s been with First International Bank & Trust since June 1994. When he’s away from work he enjoys spending time with his wife Julia and his children, Jessica & Joshua.