Kelsey is the Marketing Director at Grinnell State Bank. She started working in the Grinnell Branch at the age of 16, giving her almost 15 years of experience working in the banking industry. She enjoys keeping up to date on what is happening within the banking industry and sharing that knowledge with you.

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Phishing Scam Alert

In the most recent fraud attack, a fraudster sends out a text message to a cardholder and requests they call an 800 number because their account is “locked”. When the cardholder calls, they are asked to enter personal information such as their PIN, Social Security Number, or other personal info. Here are some tips to…

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Millennials and Banking

The time has come. Millennials have joined the workforce. This brings in a brand-new set of obstacles for banks to overcome to reach this technical and fast-paced generation. Millennials grew up surrounded by technology from acquiring their first Nintendo to their first smartphone. For this reason, expectations are different for millennials.  When it comes to…

Bank on Your Community

Banking local may not seem like a big deal to your average person, but what most people don’t realize is that when you choose a local bank, you are also investing in your community! When you deposit with Grinnell State Bank, your money genuinely stays local. Your money helps fund loans in your community for…

Elderly Financial Abuse

Elderly Financial Abuse is one the most rapid growing issues in Banking today! This is just one reason why we all should Know our Banker. Here at GSB we are your contact for everything!   Who are the perpetrators of elderly financial abuse? Family members to include sons, daughters, grandchildren or spouses Individuals who “seek out”…

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Convenient Options: Then vs. Now

  In 1954, the Jones family gained ownership of Grinnell State Bank. The first advertisement was a newspaper ad that stated, “The nearest postbox will serve as a teller’s window”. This informed customers of the convenient banking option of mailing their deposits as another alternative to coming into the bank. It has always been important…