Message from the Chairman

Honesty, Integrity, Responsiveness

There occasionally arise, in all disciplines, organizations blessed by the Good Lord, good people, and good clients. Premier examples in the discipline of financial services are the Minnesota-based, Minnesota-owned family of Premier Banks.

Together Premier Bank lenders have in excess of 735 million dollars in their loan portfolios. Loans to any one client in excess of 10 million dollars are not unusual. They are supported by exceptional team members. All our team members share in attractive bonus and profit sharing programs. We believe motivated employees will strive to serve our clients more responsively. If our clients are well served we will retain them as clients.

We at Premier Banks are not pompous. Premier Bankers are readily accessible.
We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We do however, treat our clients very seriously. It is reflected in our client retention and our dramatic, steady growth.

We at Premier Banks have over 35 years of experience. We commenced operations in 1974 as Maplewood State Bank at White Bear Avenue and Beam Avenue in a doublewide trailer. We were the smallest of Minnesota’s 714 Banks with 1.5 million dollars in capital and no clients.

Today our combined assets exceed 980 million dollars, supported by 96 million in capital. Our combined assets now place us among the ten largest of the 370 surviving Minnesota-based banks. We changed our name to Premier Banks to reflect our diversity. Premier Banks team members now serve clients from 19 locations. Most of our profits are retained in our banks to sustain and enhance client growth.

Premier Banks are not for sale. Almost all our team members, except for our aging chairman, are young though experienced, responsive, creative and untiring. Premier Banks’ emerging generation of bankers is already in place, implementing new ideas and seeking new clients. We at Premier Banks promise we’ll treat you very seriously. Please contact us. You and we will be glad you did.


"Who we are.
Where we've been.
Where we're destined.
We travel together."

Don Regan
Founder and Chairman
Premier Banks


Minnesota Owned. Minnesota Operated.