The First National Bank of Northfield Charter Board is responsible for the First National Bank of Northfield charter, which was acquired by Merchants Financial Group, Inc (MFGI) on August 30, 2019. At this time, First National is operating as an affiliate of MFGI until technology projects and system conversions are complete in the spring of 2020. At that time, when system conversions are complete, the bank name will change to Merchants Bank.
 
Brief History of the First National Bank of Northfield
Since 1873, the First National Bank of Northfield has been an important part of the Northfield community. Upon founding, the bank had many ties to the local business community and its first president, Frederick Goodsell, was the son of one of the founders of Carleton College. First National has also become nationally recognized for thwarting an attempted robbery by Jesse James and his gang in 1876 at the original bank location in the Scriver Building - something the community celebrates annually during Northfield's Defeat of Jesse James Days celebration. 

 

About Board Leadership
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 Charter, a Board of Directors for the First National Bank of Northfield Charter and local Community Advisory Boards. We rely on our Advisory Boards 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 thriving communities. 


First National Bank of Northfield Charter Board


Richard Lommen, Board of Directors

Richard Lommen, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

President/Owner
Courtesy Corporation

Greg Evans, Chief Executive OfficerGreg Evans


President & CEO
Merchants Financial Group, Inc.

Rich Falck, First National Bank of Northfield Charter BoardRich Falck


Owner
Falck Financial Services

Ann Merchlewitz, Charter Advisory Board of Directors Ann Merchlewitz


General Counsel and University Secretary
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

Jennifer Sawyer, First National Bank of Northfield Charter BoardJennifer Sawyer


Investor
Rebound Enterprises
Jim Trenda, Board of Directors

James Trenda, CPA


President
CP Advisors, LLC

Tim Viere, President of First National Bank of NorthfieldTim Viere


President
First National Bank of Northfield