BlackRidgeBANK signs endorsement deal with number two overall NFL draft pick and two time NCAA FCS National Championship game MVP Carson Wentz FARGO, ND. (August 1st, 2016) – BlackRidgeBANK, a leading community banking organization, recently announced an endorsement agreement with Carson Wentz, former NDSU standout Quarterback and the number two overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. Under the terms of the agreement, Carson has agreed to play an important role in the positioning of BlackRidgeBANK, BlackRidgeMORTGAGE, and BlackRidgeINSURANCE in their markets. He will appear in a range of promotional media primarily in the Fargo and Bismarck regions including radio, TV, billboards and print. Carson will also endorse BlackRidgeBANK via social media channels.
“Our approach to financial solutions emphasizes innovation, creativity, and client-centricity. This agreement is a natural extension of the innovative thinking we foster throughout the organization. As an athlete and a person, Carson is an impact player, just as we strive to be an impact player for our clients,” said Mark Anderson (CEO of BlackRidgeFINANCIAL and Fargo Market BlackRidgeBANK President) “Teaming with Carson represents a logical step for our organization,” stated John Jessen (Director of Retail Banking and Bismarck Market BlackRidgeBANK President). “Carson has strong ties to Bismarck, Fargo, and the entire region with an impeccable work ethic and represents an ideal professional to team up with as we continue our growth and introduce creative solutions for our clients,” Jessen added.
Through the end of the year, BlackRidgeBANK will be giving away autographed jerseys to the first 200 clients who close a mortgage loan with BlackRidgeMORTGAGE. Each officially licensed NFL Philadelphia Eagles jersey autographed by Carson Wentz comes with a letter of authenticity. The offer is subject to qualifying criteria noted on the company’s web site for first mortgage loans originated in the Bismarck and Fargo BlackRidgeBANK locations between August 1st and December 31st, 2016 or while supplies last.
BlackRidge Financial, a privately owned bank holding company, was established in 2004. BlackRidgeBANK operates eleven bank offices, in North Dakota and Minnesota, and one insurance agency (BlackRidgeINSURANCE; based in Fargo, ND). The bank offers a complete line of personal and commercial financial and insurance solutions and is committed to providing financial solutions, one relationship at a time.