Western State Bank named a top performer

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Western State Bank has been recognized by Independent Community Bankers of America as a top performer in 2014.

Each year, Independent Banker pulls earnings data to identify the top 25 community banks in six asset-size categories. Each top-25 list measures community banks by their return on average assets and return on average equity ratios for all of 2014.

Western ranked 17th and 14th respectively, on the list of community banks with assets of $500 million to $1 billion, according to a press release.

“Our Hometown Banking philosophy is focused on building relationships. We take pride in having team members who provide top notch customer service, helping us form loyal customers. We are proud to be a leading community bank, and we look forward to continuing to be involved in our communities and helping them grow,” stated Brian Houkom, chief executive officer at Western State Bank, in the release.

Western State Bank is a 113 year old employee-owned, community bank with assets totaling approximately $755 million, according to the release. The bank offers superior full-banking services, investments, mortgage financing to personal and business customers, as well as nationwide equipment financing services.

Western State Bank’s bank locations are located in the North Dakota communities of West Fargo, Devils Lake, Towner and Fargo, and in the Arizona communities of Casa Grande, Chandler, Scottsdale and Sun City.

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