Fun Facts About Minster Bank’s Logo and History

Minster bank logo with descriptions of the meaning of the logo

You’ve probably seen the Minster Bank logo around town, on your bank statements or when you log in to your online banking portal. Did you know the logo – affectionately dubbed “Elmo” by the people here at the bank – has a special meaning in each of its elements?

Take a look below and get the fun facts about how our logo came to be.

The Minster Bank Logo Explained

See below for an explanation of the Minster Bank logo. Have you ever realized these elements were there?
Minster Bank logo explained

Where Did the Logo Come From?

In 1996, we wanted to find a new way to identify our bank to the public in a positive, consistent way. The bank was formerly known as Minster State Bank, but we needed a name that would help us expand geographically and graphic elements to match.

With the help of an outside firm, we developed the new name and logo you can see today. How did we come up with the ideas for the logo? We identified a few key areas that defined Minster Bank’s image:

  • • Warm
  • • Hometown
  • • Focused on people and families
  • • Fun and upbeat
  • • Natural
  • • Current
  • • Stable and secure
  • • Welcoming

A Look at Minster Bank’s History

In 2014, we celebrated the first 100 years of Minster Bank’s service to the local communities. Learn more about our history and get a glimpse at what lies ahead in this video.

The video features Mark Henschen, Minster Bank’s president and CEO during the anniversary celebration in 2014. Today, since Henschen’s retirement in early 2018, Dale Luebke is the current president and CEO who’s working to lead Minster Bank into the future.

More About Minster Bank

We’ve proudly served western Ohio communities since 1914. Our personal and commercial banking services, as well as our wealth management team, serve everyone from high school students opening their first savings account to local businesses to municipalities.

Interested in learning more about how we could help you? Learn more about our mission and values to see if we’re the right bank for you.

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