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Star Bank earns highest 5-Star rating

Star Bank earns highest 5-Star rating

Bauer Financial, Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., the nation's leading bank rating and research firm, recognized Star Bank, Bertha/Verndale/Eagle Bend, as a superior 5-Star rated bank. A 5-Star rating denotes that Star Bank is one of the best in the nation in terms of its overall financial performance.

"The recent uproar against big banks has shed a whole new light on community banks, and for good reason," said Karen L. Dorway, president of Bauer Financial. "While the primary focus of the big banks is dividend payments, smaller banks tend to be locals and therefore more in tune with the communities they serve. This community focus has paid off as Star Bank has earned Bauer's highest 5-Star rating for strength and stability."

Established in 1904, Star Bank has served its local communities for 107 years. It currently operates through nine offices and can also be found on the internet at