History

1980
Purchase of Rockford State Bank by Huston family from James H. Grinnell
1985
Formation of a One-Bank-Holding Company, Rockford Bancorportion
Worked to maintain growth level at 12%
1992
Expanded to include a second location in Hanover, MN
1995
Commercial loan demand increased and with the addition of another loan officer in 1994 moved towards secondary real estate market
2000
BANKWEST became new name in June 2000
BANKWEST Financial, Inc. became new Holding Company Name
2001
Expanded to the third location in Buffalo, MN
2002
Celebrated 10-year anniversary of Hanover Branch
2003
Began providing internet banking service
Broke ground for new building at Rockford location
2004
Opened for business in new Rockford building September 27, 2004
2006
Celebrated 5-year anniversary of Buffalo Branch
2007
Broke ground for new building at Hanover location.
2008
Opened for business in new Hanover building June 30, 2008