Created by KantorGroup, Inc., our logo is comprised of three parts: the emblem (the tree symbol), the logotype, and the tagline ("Over 100 years strong"). In the name First State Bank of Grove City, the designer recognized that the words Grove City are the most memorable and proprietary part of the name, which inspired the tree emblem. When one stands in a grove, one experiences the growth of life and the strength of trees nourished by deep roots. A grove may also be a field, a place where fertile land is tilled and nurtured, and where the fruits of one's labors may be invested and harvested.
First State Bank of Grove City is an organization that serves a region deeply influenced by the land. So, embedded in the shroud of the tree, you'll see land that has been planted in rows, signifying a farmer's field. Rather than choosing a specific crop, such as corn or beans, an image was chosen that could be interpreted more broadly. The tree is completed by the presence of two outreaching roots, which symbolize the bank's long, proud connection to the community.
The logotype was chosen as a classic traditional typeface that will withstand the test of time. "Bank of Grove City" was visually emphasized so as to make the name a bit shorter in appearance and to reinforce the most memorable part of the name ("Grove City").
Recognizing that in 2007, the bank celebrated its 100 year anniversary, the tagline, "Over 100 years strong" is the ideal complement to the image of a strong, tall tree.
First State Bank of Grove City was chartered under State of Minnesota law on December 7, 1907. Originally, 32 stockholders contributed a total of $15,000.00 for start up capital. In 1929, during difficult financial times, another bank in town, Farmers and Merchants State Bank, merged into First State Bank of Grove City. During the agricultural crisis of the 1980s, the bank remained strong and continued to serve its customers while many other US banks failed. First State Bank of Grove City operated for many years in the middle of the block to the west from the present building location. The new facility was constructed in 1981 to better serve our community.
For over 100 years, First State Bank of Grove City has been an important asset to our community. Since the bank is locally owned and operated, we are able to promptly and personally provide the highest quality service to our friends and neighbors. The friendly staff at First State Bank of Grove City is dedicated to progress in our area and endeavors to provide needed services in the rapidly changing banking environment.
First State Bank of Grove City is conveniently located on Highway 12 between Willmar and Litchfield.
110 Atlantic Avenue West, PO Box 8
Grove City, MN 56243-0008
Monday through Thursday
Lobby: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Drive up: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lobby and Drive up: 8:30 am- 6:00 pm