Business briefs for June 23

Star Tribune selects Marco as Top Workplace five years in a row

Marco, Inc. has been named one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Minnesota for five consecutive years based on an employee-based survey project from the Star Tribune.

Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 58,000 employees at Minnesota public, private and non-profit organizations.

The rankings in the Star Tribune Top 100 Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. More than 2,000 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses. A complete report can be found at

Marco is a leading technology services company that specializes in audio/video systems, copy/print solutions, data networking, document management, phone solutions and managed print, IT, cloud and video conferencing services. The company serves customers throughout the Upper Midwest and nationally with offices in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

Currie State Bank recognized

ICBA Independent Banker, the magazine of the Independent Community Bankers of America and the nation’s source for community banking news, recognized Currie State Bank, Currie, as an ICBA Top Performer in its June issue. Currie State Bank’s recognition is based on its earnings and operational efficiencies throughout 2013.

“Whether it’s a small community bank serving a rural area or a large community bank serving a metro and suburban area, you’ll find they operate with the same focus by always putting their customers and communities first,” said Chris Lorence, ICBA executive vice president and chief marketing officer. “Currie State Bank knows their local market and they thrive because of that expertise. We commend Currie State Bank for its ongoing dedication, enthusiasm and devotion to the banking industry.”

As part of its annual recognition of high-performing ICBA member institutions, ICBA Independent Banker pulled year-end FDIC data to identify the community banks with the highest performance metrics – those with best return on average asset ratios and the best return on average equity ratios – in six asset-size categories. The rankings separately recognize top-performing Subchapter C corporation banks and Subchapter S corporation banks.

To see the ICBA Top Performers listings, read the article “The Best of the Best ” on ICBA Independent Banker’s website at