Category: Success Stories

Success Story: B-K Root Beer Stand

B-K Root Beer Stand

There’s something irresistible about an old-fashioned root beer stand, and Clark Monroe, owner of B-K Root Beer Stand in Troy, agrees.  For 37 years, Clark and his wife Lisa have run the stand, which opened a new location off County Rd. 25A in 2000. From root beer floats to signature Spanish hot dogs, the stand… Read more »

On the Grow with Monroe Grounds Maintenance

Evan and Eric Monroe of Monroe Grounds Maintenance

In 2004, Evan and Eric Monroe, twin brothers with a vision, kick-started their snow removal business right after graduating high school. Little did they know the incredible journey that awaited them. “We started plowing snow right out of high school, and it grew from there,” said Evan and Eric. “We both went into law enforcement… Read more »

Success Story: Francis Furniture

Francis Furniture Building

Francis Furniture is a fourth-generation family business dating back to 1935, and they pride themselves on providing friendly customer service and high-quality products to local communities. They also value the personal relationships they’ve established over the years, including their partnership with Minster Bank. Learn more about how Minster Bank has played a role in the… Read more »

Success Story: Choice One Engineering

Choice One Engineering, a local civil engineering and surveying firm, began operations in a basement in 1994. It was dubbed “The Bat Cave.” Today, they have two locations–one in Sidney and the other in Loveland, OH.  After twenty-five years of hard work, fun and uber-responsiveness, they wanted to move from larger financial institutions to a… Read more »

Success Story: Positive Electric

Success Story: Positive Electric

Brandon Graveline worked for Positive Electric until the unexpected passing of the owner four years ago. That event led to Brandon buying the small electrical services provider he’d worked for. But now what? A company with a new owner and a vision for growth needs the best equipment, supplies and much more. Where to turn?… Read more »

Success Story: Welcome Home Katie Swanberg, Tobii, and Vader

Katie Swanberg holding a sold sign in front of her new house

“I just want to thank Welcome Home and Minster Bank for making my first home purchase a dream come true.” These heartfelt words from Katie Swanberg explain why Minster Bank continues to offer the Welcome Home Program for first-time home buyers: We love investing in our community. Katie continues, “Without the Welcome Home grant, I… Read more »

Success Story: Welcome Home to the Salmons Family

The Salmons Family

With so many documents to provide and mounds of paperwork to fill out for a bank mortgage, the excitement of purchasing a new home can get lost in the shuffle. But for the Salmons family, one special Minster Bank loan officer brought joy to their home-buying journey through the Welcome Home Program.  Jackie Salmons said… Read more »