Finance & Commerce Names Alerus Best Business Bank and Best Small Business Bank in Twin Cities

MINNEAPOLIS (July 29, 2021) – Alerus is pleased to announce it has been named the #1 business bank and #1 small business bank in the Twin Cities by Finance & Commerce readers. Results were issued in Finance & Commerce’s Reader Rankings 2021 and were based on votes received by Finance & Commerce subscribers.

“Our focus is always to put our clients first and positively impact their financial potential,” says Twin Cities Regional President Sara Ausman. “Our business advisors serve as one point of contact for all their clients’ financial needs, providing sound guidance to help each business grow and thrive. To be recognized for our unique approach and expertise in supporting our business clients is an absolute honor.”

Alerus is one of the largest banks in the Twin Cities as ranked by total deposits. The company operates full-service banking and wealth management offices in Eden Prairie, Excelsior, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Oakdale, and Shorewood. Over half of its approximately 850 employees are based in Minnesota.


About Alerus

Alerus (Alerus Financial, N.A.) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Alerus provides innovative and comprehensive financial solutions to businesses and consumers through four distinct business segments—banking, retirement and benefit services, wealth management, and mortgage. These solutions are delivered through a relationship-oriented primary point of contact along with responsive and client-friendly technology. Alerus Financial banking and wealth management offices are located in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metropolitan area and Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ. Alerus Retirement and Benefits plan administration offices are located in St. Paul, MN, East Lansing, MI, and Littleton, CO.