HeartBeat 5000 2014 Update

heartbeat 5000

The 2014 HeartBeat 5000 walk was held June 21st. It was a beautiful day with a light breeze, perfect for the event. The walk raises money for the Children’s Hospital and the work they do with children born with Congenital Heart Defects/Disease (CHD).

Team Lola raised over $2,000 this year and had 35 participants sign up. Lola Johnson is the daughter of T. Ryan Johnson, Landmark Bank’s Vice President/CFO. Lola was born with a heart defect and was saved by Children’s Hospital just a few short years ago.

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Spare Key

Golf Tournament

Landmark Community Bank took 1st place with 19 under par (winning by 6 strokes) at the Spare Key Charity Golf Event sponsored by KTWIN. The foursome made it on the KTWIN webpage as En Fuego! They took first place in 2012 and tied for first place in 2013. The participants from left to right are: T. Ryan Johnson with Landmark, Kevin Webb from All American Title, Kevin Johnson with Landmark and Jeff Styba who is a local Chiropractor.

Spare Key is a non-profit organization which aids in paying the rent or mortgage payment to families with seriously ill or critically injured kids in the hospital. For more information please visit their website.

T. Ryan Johnson’s family was granted their mortgage paid by Spare Key when their daughter, Lola, was in the hospital for over 5.5 weeks. We continue to give back each year at this charity event.

113th Anniversary Picnic

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On Friday, June 27th, Landmark Community Bank will celebrate its 113th year anniversary and you’re invited!

The anniversary celebration will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that includes free lunch, prize drawings, entertainment and more. Please join us for the celebration at any of our three locations.

The Ramsey office, located at 14150 St. Francis Blvd in Ramsey will have a performance by ELVIS! You will not want to miss it!

The Isanti office, located at 711 6th Ave NE in Isanti will have a two man acoustic band performing throughout the celebration.

HeartBeat 5000 2014

team lola

Friday Blues is a fundraising effort that is done by Landmark Community Bank. Every Friday in May and June the Landmark staff will pay a fee to wear jeans to raise money for the Heartbeat 5000. This is a walk that raises money for Children’s Hospital and the work they do with children born with Congenital Heart Defects/Disease (CHD). This year the 5K walk is on Saturday, June 21st.

We are raising money for Team Lola. Lola Johnson is the daughter of T. Ryan Johnson, Landmark Bank’s Vice President/CFO. Lola was born with a heart defect and was saved by Children’s Hospital just a few short years ago. Last year Team Lola raised $11,404.00 which was 2nd place of 107 teams. Click here to learn how you can join in the effort. This is a great cause, so let’s all do what we can to make a difference!

Community Banking Month

April is Community Banking Month, and to celebrate, Landmark Community Bank has some events planned throughout the month.

Stop in to the Isanti or Ramsey locations throughout the month and guess how much money is in the vase. The person with the closest guess will receive the money!

Join us every Friday in April at the Isanti and Ramsey locations for coffee and cookies. This is our way of saying THANK YOU for choosing Landmark Community Bank as your trusted financial institution.

First Shred will be offering free paper shredding at the Isanti location on Thursday, April 17th from 1:00 – 3:00. Bring all your old confidential documents and help prevent identity theft!

Metro Appliance Recycling Inc. will be offering FREE electronics recycling at our Isanti and Ramsey locations the week of April 21-25. Customers are welcome to bring in the following items: Computers, keyboards, hard drives, printers, fax machines, scanners, CD/DVD players, VCR’s, projectors, speakers, stereos, calculators and phones.

America Saves Week

This America Saves Week: Take Action to Improve Your Financial Situation

By Katie Bryan, America Saves Communications Director.

America Saves Week, February 24 – March 1, is a time to review your finances, decide what you want to save for, and set up a system that will allow you to save automatically. That’s why the America Saves Week theme is Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Did you know that only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Even if you are already saving, it’s good to take a look at your goals and decide if you can save more or start a new savings goal. Join thousands of others who are pledging to pay down debt, save money, and take financial action during America Saves Week.

Not sure what to save for or what to save for next? Here are the most popular saving goals of those who have pledged to save through America Saves:

  • Save for Emergencies - Only 37 percent of low-to-moderate income households have a savings or money market account at a bank or credit union and nearly a quarter of savers who have pledged to save have chosen “emergency savings” as their first wealth-building goal.
  • Save for Education - Saving for education is the second most popular goal savers select when they pledge to save with America Saves. There are many different things to factor in when saving and paying for college.
  • Pay Down Debt - Getting out of debt is the 3 goal Savers select when they pledge to save. That does not come as a surprise since a 2012 survey found that 45% of families with annual incomes under $50,000 rely on credit cards to pay for basic needs such as rent, utilities, insurance and food.
  • Save for a Home - For decades, home ownership has been the main path to wealth for most Americans. Today, home equity - the market value of a home minus the balance on any home loans - represents more than four-fifths of the typical family's wealth.
  • Save for Retirement - Retirement savings is a top priority for many Savers. Saving for retirement now will ensure that you have enough money to maintain a comfortable standard of living when you stop or reduce the amount of hours you work.

Not sure how to save for your goals? Here are some saving strategies to help:

  • Save Automatically - The easiest and most effective way to save is automatically. This is how millions of Americans save at their bank or credit union, and how millions of employees save through 401(k) and other retirement programs at work.
  • Save at Tax Time - Do you spend weeks eagerly anticipating your tax refund? When the money finally comes in, is it gone tomorrow? Many people view tax refunds as unplanned bonuses. They see the money as a gift from the government, to use for splurges or treats. But a tax refund provides the opportunity to improve your financial situation.

Take the America Saves Pledge (or re-pledge) today to set your savings goal and make a plan to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal. And don’t forget to follow America Saves on Facebook and Twitter.

America Saves Week is coordinated by America Saves and the American Savings Education Council. Started in 2007, the Week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

Toys for Joy

Toys for Joy

Share the Joy of Christmas!

Landmark Community Bank’s Ramsey office is pleased to announce that we will be a collection site for Christmas Committee Inc. and Toys for Joy! We are accepting new, unwrapped toys and books for children ages 0-18, cash, and non-perishable food donations. All donations collected here stay in Anoka County!

Toys for Joy started in 1981 and now each year they provide brighter holidays for over 1,200 Anoka County households with more than 3,000 children.

Ramsey’s office located at 14150 St. Francis Blvd will be hosting an Open House from December 11th-13th. Stop by, enjoy refreshments, and drop off your donations.

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The Refuge Giving Tree


Each Christmas for the past 24 years, Landmark Community Bank’s customers and employees generously provide holiday cheer for the children of The Refuge Network. A Giving Tree in our Isanti branch lobby located at 711 6th Ave NE is decorated with ornaments containing information about each child. Last year, 51 children received gifts from our community through Landmark’s Giving Tree project. The ornaments will be available beginning the week of November 25th. This year, the holiday open house at Isanti is December 4th – 6th, with the deadline of December 13th for bringing in the gifts.

The Refuge Network reaches out to community members and provides classroom presentations on bullying, sexual assault, dating, and family violence to students. Visit The Refuge Network website at for further information on this organization’s vital work in the Isanti community.

Landmark Community Bank wants to acknowledge and extend its appreciation to employees, customers, and friends, along with its Board of Directors and Landmark Financial Services for their generous donations. To everyone who supports the Giving Tree, thank you — it makes a vital difference to children who need to know someone cares.

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Assistance with MNsure Health Insurance

MNsure is a new online marketplace where Minnesotans can find quality health care coverage as required by the Affordable Care Act. With MNsure you may qualify for tax credits to reduce or cover your health insurance costs entirely.

Mark Stanger and Ryan Marr with Landmark Financial Services are MNsure certified representatives. Whether you’re looking for individual health insurance or insurance for your business, Mark and Ryan are here to assist you in finding the right policy for your needs and budget.