A History of Community Banking
CenBank is a community bank, which means we focus your local deposits into funding loans that help small businesses and farms grow. It’s our mission to grow side by side with the communities we serve.
The Bank of Buffalo Lake was started by the O’Connor Brothers and F.G. Nellermoe on September 1, 1893.
State Bank of Buffalo Lake
On January 18, 1901, the bank was incorporated into the State Bank of Buffalo Lake. The State Bank of Buffalo Lake leased the first floor of the building commonly known as Peterson’s store.
Tri County State Bank in Ortonville
Tri-County State Bank in Ortonville first opened for business in 1955 and was located in Ortonville’s Mainstreet where the Krueger License Bureau building is now located.
New Building for Buffalo Lake
On July 25th, 1955, the bank conducted regular business at its new building located to the west of the old location.
New Building for Ortonville
In 1974 the Tri-County State Bank of Ortonville moved to a new building which was constructed at 113 NW 1st Street, and is where the current CenBank location stands.
In 1975, the VonHoltum family purchased the State Bank of Buffalo Lake bank and are still the current owners of CenBank.
Buffalo Lake Current Location Grand Opening
On October 17, 1981, the State Bank of Buffalo Lake’s grand opening of the current bank facility was held.
The State Bank of Buffalo Lake merged with Tri-County State Bank of Ortonville in 1994 to become CenBank.
Hutchinson Location Opens
Our Hutchinson location opened on Montreal St. SE in November of 2017. We are looking forward to being an active part of the Hutchinson community and building long term, successful relationships with customers the same as we have in Buffalo Lake and Ortonville since 1893!
Routing Number: 091906731
Buffalo Lake, MN
109 West Yellowstone Trail
PO Box 188
Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
1380 Montreal St SE
PO Box 398
Hutchinson, MN 55350
113 1st St NW