New Bank Forward Facility Nearing Completion

Construction continues on the new Bank Forward branch located at 4651 South Columbia Road in Grand Forks. The new branch, scheduled to open in October of 2021, will feature a modern, open design with a large event center.

“Watching the construction progress each week has all of our staff excited to move into the new branch,” Market President Brady Trenbeath says.

Bank Forward, Insure Forward, and Invest Forward will continue serving customers in the current Grand Forks locations at 1301 Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive and 3350 South Columbia Road until the new branch is completed. Both existing locations will close at that time, consolidating all staff and services to the new location.

In preparation for the transition, the current Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive building will be looking for a new tenant. “The building will be sold, and we are honored to announce we are working with the UND Alumni Foundation to benefit the Foundation in this transaction,” Trenbeath, a UND graduate, says.

“We are truly a community bank with hometown values focused on taking care of our customers, employees, and the communities we serve,” Trenbeath continues. “The new branch will provide our employees a collaborative working environment that is advantageous to our customers, who can then handle all of their financial and insurance needs with ease. We are excited to solidify our roots in Grand Forks and continue to be an active, positive member of our community for many years to come.”

Bank Forward operates under one charter in thirteen communities in North Dakota and Minnesota. With thirteen bank offices, eleven insurance agencies, and two tax offices, Bank Forward offers a complete line of personal and commercial finance, insurance, and tax services. Learn more at