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  • Sharing is Important Life Skill

    07/12/22 / Karen Ramola

    My 2-year-old exhibits surprising (and adorable!) consideration for others at times. Grace will give her toys to other kids to play with and is a good helper at home. When I seem sad, she asks me, “Are you okay, mommy?” as she rubs my arm and stares at me. Then she says, “Mommy, I give you hug.”

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  • Learning from the Wisdom of a Centenarian

    06/24/22 / Anita Drentlaw

    Centenarians’ lifestyle habits are studied and reported on in books. Their secrets to a long and happy life are often quoted. The media cover their fetes, which many presume beyond the capabilities of someone their age. We are in awe of their wisdom and life experiences.

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  • Securely Gaming Online

    06/14/22 / Charles Goldner

    What makes online gaming so fun is that you can play and interact with others from anywhere in the world, often you don’t even know the people you are playing with. While the vast majority of people online are out to have fun just like you, there are those who want to cause harm.

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  • Smart Spending Habits Start with Understanding Needs Versus Wants

    06/13/22 / Karen Ramola

    “You don’t need it!” we often hear parents tell a child pleading for candy near the checkout lane. “But I waaaant it!” the child replies in a whiny voice.

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  • Shared DNA Allows New Market Bank to Grow in Prior Lake

    05/31/22 / Anita Drentlaw

    Fifteen years ago this month, New Market Bank opened in Prior Lake. Anytime a small community bank like ours adds a new branch, you can bet it’s not a decision taken lightly. It’s likely a leap of faith taken after crunching numbers and lots of discussion among leaders and board members.

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  • Save, Spend, Share: Saving Teaches Kids Many Valuable Lessons

    05/10/22 / Karen Ramola

    “A penny saved is a penny earned,” doesn’t mean much in a world of digital payments and credit card transactions. But for kids without cellphones, checking accounts or credit, coins and dollar bills are tangible tools for learning about saving, spending and sharing as well as counting, addition and subtraction, goal setting, decision-making, prioritization and delayed gratification.

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  • Financial Literacy is Key to Effective Money Management for Youth

    04/12/22 / Karen Ramola

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan once stated, “Financial education is a process that should begin at an early age and continue throughout life. This cumulative process builds the skills necessary for making critical financial decisions.”

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  • Top Three Social Media Scams

    04/07/22

    While social media is a fantastic way to communicate, share, and have fun with others, it is also a low-cost way for cyber criminals to trick and take advantage of millions of people. Don't fall victim to the three most common scams on social media.

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  • The State of Community Banking in 2022 and Why You Should Care

    04/04/22 / Anita Drentlaw, CPA

    In honor of Community Banking Month in April, I want to share my thoughts on the “state of community banking.” Those outside our industry may wonder, “why should I care?”. If you care about small businesses, then I would argue you should care about community banks and our viability. We are small businesses and we are a lifeline to the small businesses lining Main Streets throughout our country.

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  • Learn a New Survival Skill: Spotting Deepfakes

    03/02/22

    The word "deepfake" is a combination of "deep learning" and "fake." Deepfakes are falsified pictures, videos, or audio recordings. Sometimes the people in them are computer-generated, fake identities that look and sound like they could be real people. Sometimes the people are real, but their images and voices are manipulated into doing and saying things they didn’t do or say. For example, a deepfake video could be used to recreate a celebrity or politician saying something they never said. Using

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  • New Market Bank Gives Nearly $30,000 to the Community in 2021

    2021 is the second consecutive year nearing the $30,000 mark

    02/16/22

    ELKO NEW MARKET, Minn., Feb. 16, 2022 – Local, family-owned New Market Bank with locations in Lakeville, Prior Lake and Elko New Market, announced today that it contributed $29,703 to local nonprofit organizations, schools and community initiatives during 2021. The total is nearly equal to the 2020 community-giving total of $29,685 and includes bank donations, donations by employees and customers, which the bank matched, and sponsorships of various fundraising events and special requests.

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  • New Market Bank Chosen ‘Best Bank’ in Lakeville Sun Thisweek Readers’ Choice Awards

    02/07/22

    For the second consecutive year, the readers of the Lakeville Sun Thisweek have chosen New Market Bank the “Best Bank” in the publication’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards. The results were announced in a special section of the newspaper’s Jan. 28 edition.

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  • College Parents: Don’t Leave Money on the Table!

    01/20/22 / Anita Drentlaw

    My daughter Kayla’s post-graduation plans are taking shape. She looked at several great schools, including both private and public, starting the summer before her junior year. At first, I thought that may be too early, but I quickly determined that visiting schools is tiring and there is so much information to consider. I am glad we started when we did.

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  • Spot and Stop Messaging Attacks

    01/05/22

    Smishing (a portmanteau word combining SMS and phishing) are attacks that occur when cyber attackers use SMS, texting, or similar messaging technologies to trick you into taking an action you should not take. Perhaps they fool you into providing your credit card details, get you to call a phone number to get your banking information, or convince you to fill out an online survey to harvest your personal information. Just like in email phishing attacks, cyber criminals often play on your emotions

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  • Top Cybersecurity Tips for Vacations

    12/13/21

    As the holiday season approaches, millions of people will be traveling. If you are among the many, here are some tips to help keep you cyber savvy and safe.

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  • Achieving – and Continuing – Our Quest to be an Employer of Excellence

    11/09/21 / Anita Drentlaw

    Even prior to COVID-19, the competition for team members who can serve our customers to our high standards was intense. That competition has intensified as many people re-evaluated their career priorities and employment desires during the pandemic. Businesses everywhere are extremely short staffed, to the point of affecting their operations.

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  • Shopping Online Securely

    11/03/21

    The holiday season is nearing. Soon millions of people will be looking to buy the perfect gifts, and many of us will shop online. Unfortunately, cyber criminals will be active as well, creating fake shopping websites and other online shopping scams to steal your information or money. Learn how you can find good deals without becoming a victim.

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  • New Visual Identity Honors Our Past and Carries Us into the Future

    10/25/21 / Anita Drentlaw

    On June 10th, the 116th anniversary of New Market Bank, my father (Bob Vogel), my sister (Karen Ramola), several other family and team members and I had the privilege of unveiling a new visual identity for the bank – a new logo that honors our past and will carry us into the future.

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  • Avoid the Most Common Email Mistakes

    10/12/21

    Email is still one of the primary ways we communicate, both in our personal and professional lives. However, quite often we can be our own worst enemy when using email. Here are the most common mistakes people make with email and how to avoid them.

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  • Preparing for College. (Gulp!)

    09/15/21

    It’s so hard to believe my daughter Kayla is a senior in high school. How can this be? It feels like yesterday when we put her on the bus for kindergarten!

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