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The State Bank of Blomkest opened an office May 3, 2004, at 1102 First St. S. in Willmar and changed its name to Concorde Bank. The bank is celebrating 100 years in business. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)

Concorde Bank celebrates 100 years


WILLMAR -- Concorde Bank will celebrate 100 years in business and family involvement on Thursday at the Willmar office and on Friday at the Blomkest office. Hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

Concorde Bank traces its history to 1910 when three officers of the Bank of Willmar decided to start their own bank. They selected the southern Kandiyohi County village of Svea as the site to be closer to rural customers at a time when traveling any distance was not as easy as today.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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