Monthly Archives: July 2017

First International Bank & Trust Gives Thanks to Local Heroes with Homes For Heroes

First International Bank & Trust Gives Thanks to Local Heroes with Homes For Heroes®

The mission for Homes for Heroes® is to provide extraordinary savings to local heroes who provide extraordinary services to our community every day.

Shortly after 9/11, Homes for Heroes® was established to give back to firefighters, law enforcement, military (active, reserves & veterans), healthcare workers, EMS and teachers for all they do. The program offers these heroes the potential to save on various aspects of buying a home including realtor commissions, lender closing costs, inspections, and more. It’s a great way to say “thank you” to the heroes in our community.

In 2016, over 10,000 heroes have been served and over 2,000 affiliate real estate specialists in 49 states are a part of the program.

At First International Bank & Trust, we also give thanks to our Heroes and are pleased to have four of our Mortgage Loan Originators participate in this admirable program.

If you are interested in learning more, please


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Heritage Club News: July-August

Heritage Club News: July-August

We have a number of fun events and educational opportunities for First International Bank & Trust Heritage Club members. Learn more in the July/August newsletter issue here

Curious about Heritage Club and the benefits of being a member? Stop by and visit your local banker or visit our website to learn more.

Gretchen's Corner

Gretchen StenjemI work with the most amazing co-workers. Each day, I am met with happy smiles along with “Good Morning” from the best people anyone could ask for in a work setting. We share good news on baby arrivals, weddings and family celebrations. We lift each other up when sorrows run deep; lifting up the co-worker just like family. We are a day-time family, spending 8–9 or more hours a day together.

This past March, our son, Erik and his wife Jessica moved to Arizona. Erik will be working in our Arizona banks; Jess is a Physical Therapist and is working for a clinic. During their move and drive from Fargo, North Dakota, they asked Steve and I to watch over their new Golden Retriever puppy, Walter.

Walter is a friendly, happy go lucky, sweet “Grand dog.” He loves to play, fetch balls and toys and run all over! Walter and our kitty, Odin Tucker (Odie) get along extremely well. Both are about the same age of one year old. 

Read more about the mischief Walter and Odie cause!

What's Happening Now

Introducing New Checking Accounts!

We invite you to stop by your local branch to visit with your favorite banker over a cup of coffee and cookie to discuss our new checking accounts. Once you've had a chance to learn all about your options and choose an account that best fits for you, it’s easy to make the transition.

Each of the three new accounts have unique features
and benefits.

As members of Heritage Club, there are special “You've Earned It” perks on one account. Other accounts provide the opportunity to earn rewards and/or premium interest rates. One of our bankers would be happy to visit with you in greater detail.

Have peace of mind – these things will not change:

  • Your account number will remain the same - Direct payments and/or deposits will not be interrupted
  • You may continue using your existing debit card(s)
  • You may continue using the same supply of checks you have today
  • Your existing Heritage Club membership benefits will remain the same

Sometime between now and this fall, all of our customers will be asked to choose one of our new accounts and convert their existing account. We want to make this process as easy as possible and look forward to having the opportunity to visit with you.

Heritage Club Highlights

Fargo-Moorhead - Join us for the "Greatest Show in the West" and more!
Harvey - Treats in the lobby and a summer picnic in August.
KilldeerJoin us for our annual steak dinner in August!
Fessenden - An ice cream social in July, a picnic in August and much more!
MinotJoin us for the "Greatest Show in the West" and our annual picnic.
WillistonSupport our Relay for Life team with Rootbeer Floats in July. 
Watford City  - A fun outdoor lunch at JL Beers and Ribfest in August. 
Staples/Motley - Customer Appreciation and Railroad Days are all happening in August.

Featured Recipe

Ella's Bread Pudding

We would love to feature your recipe in the next edition of our Heritage Club newsletter. Submit your favorite recipe by email or mail (3001 25th St. S, Fargo, ND 58103 - Attn: Marketing). Be sure to add a note about what makes the recipe special!