Julie Stewart Named One of Twin Cities Business’ Notable Women in Commercial Banking

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 18, 2021) – Alerus is pleased to announce Twin Cities Business magazine has named Alerus senior business advisor Julie Stewart among the 2021 Notable Women in Commercial Banking. The award recognizes senior level, Minnesota-based commercial bankers who have proven their ability to create significant, positive, and measurable results in their field. Stewart worked…

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Lisa Grossman Accepts New Role with Alerus

MINNEAPOLIS (Feb. 5, 2021) – Alerus is pleased to announce Lisa Grossman has been promoted to the newly created position of Total Rewards Manager. In this role, Grossman will lead the planning, design, and administration of Alerus’ compensation and benefits programs, as well as oversee the company’s payroll and human resources management system functions. “As…

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Alerus Adds Adrian Cummings as Financial Guide

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Feb. 3, 2021) – Alerus is pleased to announce the addition of Adrian Cummings as financial guide. In this role, Cummings is responsible for assisting clients in identifying their specific financial needs and providing comprehensive advice to help them achieve their financial wellness goals. He works closely with experts across Alerus to…

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Alerus Named a Small Business Lender of the Year

SCOTTSDALE, A.Z. (Jan. 20, 2021) – Alerus is pleased to announce it has been named a Small Business Lender of the Year by AZ Business magazine. The publication selects financial institutions for the honor based on their leadership, customer experience, innovation, philanthropy, and culture. Alerus was one of five honorees included in the Small Business…

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Rob Schwister Named Arizona Bankers Association Treasurer

SCOTTSDALE, A.Z. (Dec. 22, 2020) – Alerus is pleased to announce Rob Schwister, president of the Phoenix metro market, has been appointed treasurer on the executive committee for the Arizona Bankers Association board of directors. Schwister joined Alerus in 2010 and has more than 20 years of experience in financial services. As president of the…

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Alerus Acquires Retirement Planning Services, Inc.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 18, 2020) – Alerus Financial Corporation (“Alerus”) (NASDAQ: ALRS), announced today it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Retirement Planning Services, Inc. (“RPS”), which does business as RPS Plan Administrators and 24HourFlex. RPS provides retirement and health benefits administration for more than 1,000 plans, 48,000 plan participants, 300 COBRA clients,…

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