Events & Adventures is based out of Winona, MN, but is available across all of our locations to our customers or anyone who wants to know more about Merchants. Events are open to all ages and many adventures are multi-generational. Customers can take advantage of loyalty pricing and discounts for upcoming trips.

Issue: April-June 2021

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Between vaccines and stimulus checks, fraudsters are still taking advantage of increased online activity and the continued strain on our communities. Exercise more caution than usual and keep an eye out for those in your inner circle who might be vulnerable.

There are three major keys to security that can help keep your information secure:

🚫 Never share your banking login credentials.
🤔 If you receive a message out of the blue that sounds urgent or too good to be true, be suspicious.

✖️ Do not click on any links in unexpected emails or text messages.

Since even new scams have similar red flags, make sure you can spot them:

🚩 Someone asks you to pay with gift cards or a wire transfer.

🚩 They try to create a sense of urgency or panic.

🚩 They use vague terms like, “the authorities,” or “officers.”

🚩 A deal sounds too good to be true.

🚩 You have a nagging feeling that something just “isn’t quite right,” or “feels off.”

To learn more about common scams, visit our Education Center at and click on Money IQ, then scroll down to the “Scams” section.

If you are not sure about a situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Merchants Bank banker for a second opinion – the security of your information is exceptionally important to us.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 10: Minnesota Twins vs. Detroit Tigers - Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
Get ready for an amazing experience at Target Field on Saturday, July 10, 2021 as we try a new twist on an old favorite trip! Events and Adventures will be watching the Minnesota Twins take on the Detroit Tigers from the comfort of our own Skyline Suite at Target Field! In the suite, you are sure to enjoy indoor or

outdoor seating, an assortment of ballpark food (hot dogs, chicken tenders, popcorn, peanuts, etc.), all you care to drink soda and water and TWO beer/wine tickets.

Customer cost for this trip is $189/person, and non-customer cost is $199/person. The cost includes coach transportation,

ticket to the game, food and beverages in the suite, refreshments on the return trip, and a tip for the driver. Deadline to sign up and pay for this trip is May 29, 2021.

*In the event the trip is cancelled, you will receive a full refund*

Saturday, October 30: Home Free “Dive Bar Saints” World Tour – Crystal Grand Theatre, Wisconsin Dells, WI and Driftless Glen Distillery Tour – Baraboo, WI

Looking for something new? Look no further than this trip! Events and Adventures is heading to the Crystal Grand Theatre in Wisconsin Dells on Saturday, October 30 to catch the a capella group “Home Free.” Be prepared to be amazed by five individuals who take making music to a whole new level, and seeing them in person is a one-of-a kind experience!

Before heading to the concert, we will be stopping at Driftless Glen Distillery in Baraboo, WI for a tour of where they store and age their bourbon and rye whiskey, as well as a walk-through of their production facility and a sampling of their 5 Driftless Glen Spirits. Between the distillery and the concert, we will be stopping for dinner at Pizza Ranch in Wisconsin Dells.
Customer cost for this full day of music and fun is $91/person. Non-customer cost is $98/person, and if you have a Certificate of Deposit with us, your cost is $86/person. The cost includes coach transportation, admission, tour, and sampling at Driftless Glen Distillery, ticket to “Home Free” concert, and refreshments on the return trip, and a tip for the driver. Dinner is not included in this trip. Deadline to sign up and pay for this trip is September 4, 2021.