About this location
More often than not, the aroma of freshly baked cookies will greet you as you enter our main Fargo branch, where the company is headquartered. Customers will often stop by just for coffee and cookies and to hang out for a while.
“Even as large as this building is, it still has a pretty warm atmosphere,” remarks branch manager Tom Scheid. “It says a lot when we can offer the accounts and services of a big bank, but provide the personal experience of a small bank.”
You’ll find this location houses an array of services from retail, mortgage and commercial to private banking, leasing and agribusiness development. Because of our wide range of services, we also have a varied customer base.
“People often come to this location because they know they will be taken care of no matter what they need, due to all of the resources we have in one building,” Tom notes.
Fargo architect Terry Stroh designed the iconic building, which has been Bell’s flagship bank since we moved here in 1992. In the beginning, the bank occupied the main floor and a portion of the basement. Unrelated tenants occupied the second, third and fourth floors. Through the years as tenant leases expired, the bank expanded into those spaces.
“Eventually, our growth filled this building and beyond," Tom comments.