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Keeping the Community in Community Banking

One of the greatest benefits of being a community banker at Lakeview Bank is the opportunity to build relationships with members of our community. As a locally owned and operated bank, our ownership, employees, and members all have a vested interest in the well-being of our community. This drives us to support local businesses and contribute to economic growth. We strive to offer the personalized and friendly customer service of a neighbor while also providing the same products and opportunities as larger banks.

At Lakeview Bank, we believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. For the past 19 years, Lakeview Bank has acknowledged individuals in our community who embody our bank’s core values through our Legacy Award. These individuals, through their personal and professional conduct, exemplify integrity, honesty, respect, a service-oriented attitude, and professionalism.

Our directors and employees take great pride in contributing our financial resources, time, and talents to enhance the communities in which we live and work. Last year, we donated over $58,000, with $10,250 directed by our employees. Over 50% of these funds were directed toward human services organizations to enhance the lives of students, families, and businesses in our community.

We also support local charities, organizations, and events that align with our values and mission. From sponsoring local sports organizations to volunteering at community events, we strive to positively impact the lives of our customers and the community as a whole. 
Lakeview Bank is proud to partner with The Open Door!  A fresh approach to ending local hunger through access to healthy food.  The Open Door provides food support for low-income individuals and families across Dakota County.   Lakeview Bank team members give back to our community with their time & talents and more; from sorting food at TOD warehouse, to distributing food in the community.  We support events and fundraisers like The Annual 5K, 1 Mile Fun Walk and 1/2K Kid's run.

Group photo under canopy at outdoor 5k event
Our directors and employees are driven to make a difference in the communities we serve by giving our financial resources, time, and talent.  And in doing so we make our communities better places to live and work!  We are proud to support LHA!
Lakeview Bank created its  Legacy Award to recognize and honor members of our community who exhibit the core values embraced by Lakeview Bank. Through their personal and professional lives, these people demonstrate integrity, honesty, respect, service, attitude, and professionalism.
  • High School Senior (2)
  • Vocational/Trade School
  • Citizen/Volunteer 
The Award recipients are recognized at a special reception in their honor at Lakeview Bank in April. 

Lakeview Bank is proud to partner with organizations like The Drawer.  The Drawer provides warmth and dignity through new socks and underwear.  To become a friend of The Drawer or get involved please visit
Photo of check presentation to the Drawer, a non profit organization
Annual donation and check presentation to The Drawer Employees pictured with new socks and underwear collected for The Drawer organization

Lakeview Bank team members look forward to serving and making a difference for our  veterans.  We are honored to serve lunch each September to our local veterans as a part of our Community Impact month.
photo of serving lunch to Veterans Picture of employees serving lunch to Veterans

Hope for tomorrow starts with a solid foundation of safety and stability today.  We are proud to support the work of 360 Communities.  Help in the moment.  Hope for the future.  We help with food drives, snack packing events, and support the veterinary services needed for Survivor Support Dogs, Ranger & Clyde.  For more information about 360 Communities, please visit:

Lakeview Bank is proud to support our Lakeville Public Safety Foundation, a non profit organization that promotes public safety, by enhancing the capabilities of the Lakeville Police Department and the Lakeville Fire Department, through donations from citizens and corporations.  Mike Puppe, President and CEO of Lakeview Bank, at the 2023 LPSF Annual Bingo Fundraiser (seated below on right).

Mike Puppe at Lakeville Public Safety Foundation Event. 

photo of Mike Puppe president and CEO

... Because It's All About Community

Michael Puppe, President & CEO