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It was a shamrockin’ good time at the annual THINK BANK ST. PATRICK’S DAY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS! The entire bank was adorned with festive decorations, Irish food, green beer and a cheerful atmosphere. There were even mini Shepard Pies, reubens and amazing desserts that were so creative – not to mention delicious. Everyone was Irish for one day and took home a generous and appropriate Apple Slicer.

After Chamber President Ed welcomed everyone he joked that there is gold at the end of the rainbow that everyone followed to arrive at Think Bank and it is in the safe right down the hall. Branch Manager and 2024 Chamber Board Chair Kiersten Lawson spoke more lively than a leprechaun would. The only thing missing was if someone could really sing “Danny Boy.” (Any Irish tenors be there next year!). Kiersten introduced her team and was followed by Think Bank VP Scott Hoss who drove from their Rochester headquarters along with four other VP’s to celebrate their success in Apple Valley and recognize the efforts of their local team. The gift card prizes were really generous and brought more luck to the winners.

Everyone was having such fun that the event went way past the 7 p.m. ending time. If you were not able to attend, Think Bank is giving you a second to get lucky by hosting again next March in 2025. This after hours has become an “Irish Tradition” in its own right.  SLAINTE is Irish Gaelic (Pronounced “Shawn-Che”) meaning “To Your Health.”

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