Northeast Bank, which has a branch in Coon Rapids, was honored with a National Jefferson Award as presented by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Nov. 29.
Each year, a dozen businesses in each state are acknowledged for their dedication of time, talent and energy to charitable causes.
Of those 12 businesses, one is selected to represent their respective state at the National Jefferson Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Northeast Bank will be representing the state of Minnesota at the national event scheduled for June 2013.
Northeast Bank’s submission was based on its extensive volunteer program, according to Colleen K. Corona, public relations and communications coordinator.
“In 2011, board members, officers and employees logged almost 4,000 volunteer hours as members of organizations, supporters of worthy community projects and workers at events,” said Corona in a press release.
The bank’s board members and officers are affiliated with over 50 local non-profit organizations, she wrote.