Coffee Talk January 2024

By: Bill Coffee

First, a big Montana thank you to everyone who helped celebrate Stockman’s 70th anniversary last year. We greatly appreciate our loyal customers and dedicated employees, without which, we would not reach this significant milestone. Looking back at 2023, we all have so much to be thankful for.

Second, I am optimistic as I look to the new year. Montana is still truly the last best place. At Stockman Bank, Stockman Wealth Management and Stockman Insurance, we have the strongest team in our now 71-year history. From our executive leadership to our front-line employees, our team is almost 900 strong.  We grew up in this great state, received our education here, and are raising our families here. We know first-hand what it’s like to live and work in Montana because it’s our home too. So, it is no surprise Stockman is serving more of our neighbors from across the state than ever before. We have thirty-seven full-service banks providing the best in community banking. With all this local service backed up by state-of-the-art technology so you can manage your financial affairs however, wherever and whenever you choose.

We strongly believe in our Montana, and only Montana, focus. Similarly, we continue to expand our buildings to better serve our growing state, to serve as a focal point in our communities and to allow for real community banking. There is no substitute for local decisions and local expertise. At Stockman, it is truly neighbors serving neighbors.

Stockman has long said technology should enhance customer service, not replace it. Therefore, we continue to provide all modern conveniences, including on-line account opening and lending services. Soon, we will launch our new Montana-centric credit cards. Our card holders will receive the superior customer service they have come to expect from Stockman at their local branch or from our Montana-based central customer service staff. This, coupled with a rewards program that pays you more when you use Montana businesses, demonstrate our commitment to this great state. Our new credit card programs bring all the community bank advantages you deserve, along with a credit card experience made for Montanans.

If you are not a customer of Stockman yet, please explore our services and see the benefits a true Montana company has to offer. Again, thank you to our customers and employees for making Stockman one of the strongest companies in Montana. We look forward to serving you in 2024!