Prairie Business Magazine Names LeeAnn Staffne Among Region’s Top 40 Under 40

FARGO, N.D. (Dec. 7, 2020) – Alerus is pleased to announce Prairie Business magazine has named Alerus lead financial guide LeeAnn Staffne to its 2020 Top 40 under 40 list. The annual list recognizes outstanding young professionals from the Dakotas and western Minnesota for their contributions to their professions and communities. Staffne played a key…

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Alerus Announces Intent to Acquire Retirement Planning Services, Inc.

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (December 2, 2020) – Alerus Financial Corporation (“Alerus”) (NASDAQ: ALRS), announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 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…

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Alerus’ Karin Taylor Recognized as Top Woman in Finance

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Nov. 20, 2020) – Alerus is pleased to announce Karin Taylor, executive vice president and chief risk officer, has been named a Top Woman in Finance by Finance & Commerce. The award recognizes Minnesota women who are making an impact in their professions and in their communities. Honorees are selected by Finance…

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Alerus Hires Chris Ellefson as Senior Financial Guide

FARGO, N.D. (Nov. 6, 2020) – Alerus is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Ellefson as senior financial guide. In this role, he is responsible for assisting clients in identifying their specific financial needs and providing comprehensive advice to help them achieve their financial wellness goals. Ellefson works closely with experts across Alerus to…

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Alerus’ Stanton Shields Earns Certified Financial Planner Designation

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Oct. 29, 2020) – Alerus is pleased to announce Stanton Shields, senior financial advisor, has earned the certified financial planner (CFP) designation from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. The certification process requires extensive coursework, proven experience through at least 6,000 hours of professional financial planning, and a commitment to…

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