Featured Arlington Businesses

Business Spotlight Questionnaire

Arlington State Bank

230 W. Main St.  (507) 964-2256

Fax No. 964-5550



Who owns your business?

The Arlington State Bank is owned by the David Hennies and Ross Arneson families.

When did you start your business?

Arlington State Bank has its origins with the First State Bank, chartered in 1895 and located on Main St. on the present site of the Arneson Law Office.  In 1904, a consortium of businessmen from Fairfax, MN, purchased land on Main Street Arlington and chartered the Farmers and Merchants State Bank.  As a result of the National Bank Moratorium in 1933, the State Commissioner of Banks asked Farmers and Merchants to take over the assets of First State Bank, and the bank's name was changed to Arlington State Bank.  We are a family-owned and operated business led by only four Presidents since 1904:  Charlies F. Maurer (1904-1936); Maurer's son-in-law Oscar H. Schwirtz (1946-1953); Harold W. Lynch (1953-1991); and David K. Hennies (1991-present).

What is unique or special about your business?

We are a family business that cares about our customers and our community.

What do you like most about having your business in Arlington?

Living and working in a small community allows the bank to serve the financial needs of friends.



This Arlington State Bank Business Spotlight Questionnaire is sponsored by the Arlington Area Chamber of Commerce and first appeared in the Arlington Enterprise on October 19, 2017.