The Merchants Bank Advisory Board for our banks in Rochester is connected with the communities we serve and helps provide key insights into the local population and economy. We rely on our Advisory Board to provide meaningful feedback about what is important to community members and business owners and how Merchants Bank can collaborate on a local level to create a thriving community.

Key statistics for Olmsted County*

  • Population: 153,563
  • Median Age: 37.7
  • Median Home Value: $188,670

Industries of focus for Olmsted County

  • Top Industries by Type: Retail Services, Other Services excluding Public Administration, Construction
  • Top Industries by Sales: Manufacturing, Retail Trade, Wholesale Trade
  • Top Industries by Number of Employees: Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, Manufacturing

* Source: SNL, 6/17

Our board leadership structure encompasses several levels, including a company-wide Board of Directors for Merchants Financial Group, Inc, a Board of Directors for the Merchants Bank CharterBoard of Directors for the First National Bank of Northfield Charter and local Community Advisory Boards.

Merchants Bank Advisory Board of Directors for Rochester

Bruce Ryan, Board of DirectorsBruce Ryan 

Ryan Windows & Siding, Inc.

John Beatty, Rochester Advisory Board of Directors John Beatty

Dunlap & Seeger, PA

Aaron Benike, Rochester Advisory Board of Directors Aaron Benike

President and Co-Owner
Alvin E. Benike, Inc.

James Rogers, Rochester Advisory Board of Directors James Rogers

Chair, Department of Business Development
Mayo Clinic