Banks merge as Northern Interstate Bank

NORWAY — On March 31, Northern Interstate Financial, Inc., the parent company of First National Bank of Norway, completed its previously announced merger with C.F.C. Bancorp, Inc., the parent company of First National Bank of Crystal Falls. In connection with the merger, the bank subsidiaries were also combined and began operating under the new name of Northern Interstate Bank, N.A., effective April 1.

During the next several months customers of both First National Bank of Crystal Falls and First National Bank of Norway will begin to receive information from Northern Interstate Bank, N.A., introducing them to the new branding of the combined bank. Customers will continue to be served by the same friendly, professional bankers at all of the bank’s locations as they have in the past. The board of directors of both banks will be combined into one to ensure that decisions will remain local, and the independent community bank philosophy shared by the banks will carry on.

Customers of both banks should continue to use their existing checks, debit cards, online and mobile banking products. Although the names of the banks are changing, Northern Interstate Bank, N.A. will continue the long tradition of actively supporting our communities, customers and shareholders, just as First National Bank of Norway and First National Bank of Crystal Falls have throughout their long history.

The combined bank will operate from the eight current offices of First National Bank of Norway and First National Bank of Crystal Falls located throughout the south central Upper Peninsula. These offices are located in Norway, two, Crystal Falls, two, Iron Mountain, North Dickinson (Sagola), Carney and Powers.

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