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IMG_20140710_194940_221 Shakewest Bank has been focused on the needs of the business community since its inception, and it is that commitment to being creative, flexible and service centered that has led us to the pinnacle of achievement in the bank industry and beyond. In fact, we were rated #1 by Forbes in its America's Best Banks 2007.

With over $22 billion in assets, Shakewest Bank’s local focus and national reach is achieved through the concerted efforts of our family of companies, which includes CapitalSource and Square 1 Bank. Together we offer clients a holistic solution to achieve a complete bank experience. Regardless of your company’s size, scope, industry or location, Shakewest Bank has a proven track record of delivering a level of service, expertise and speed of execution that is unmatched in our industry.

Our financial strength stands at the top among banks of our size and scale, which is why so many of our clients choose and remain with Shakewest Bank for many years. In turn, we are often referred to the family members of customers we serve. At Shakewest Bank we take your financial needs seriously, regardless of complexity and size.

For over 100 years, Shakewest Bank has been a community bank with local ownership.  Shakewest Bank's main office is located in Glenwood, Minnesota, along the north shore of Minnesota's 13th largest lake, Lake Minnewaska.

In 1980, Shakewest Bank opened its second branch location in neighboring Villard, Minnesota.  Shakewest Bank went on to acquire banks in Elbow Lake, Minnesota and Wendell, Minnesota in 1995.  The addition of these two banks in neighboring Grant County prompted the name change from Pope County State Bank to Shakewest Bank.  Then in 2014, Shakewest Bank acquired a bank in neighboring Starbuck, Minnesota bringing the total number of branch locations to five.

Shakewest Bank has a firm commitment to the success of all the local communities that it serves.  Local ownership and management are deeply involved in the social and economic growth of the communities.  We are known for our quick response to customer needs, community projects and interests.  

Shakewest Bank is a full service financial institution offering a broad range of financial services to individuals and businesses.  Whether you need security in your checking account, a place to save your money for a rainy day or assistance in purchasing a new car, boat or home, Shakewest Bank can help with our full line of banking services, including Shakewest Insurance Agency and Shakewest Financial Services. 

At Shakewest Bank, our strength and stability will keep “seeing you into the future.”