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NEWS & EVENTS

January 2013

Marc Cove named 2012 Oakdale Volunteer of the Year

2013

Platinum Bank Celebrates Five Years with continuing growth.

October 2012

Platinum Bank was featured in Independent Banker's magazine in October 2012. The article was titled "Going Totally Paperless - Platinum Bank." The article discussed how the bank has adopted an all-electronic operational strategy.

July 6, 2012

In honor of its five-year anniversary, Platinum Bank was featured in the July 6, 2012 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. Read what was said in After 5 Years, Platinum Bank Continues to Serve the Visionaries."

April 2012

At an American Bankers Association event in January 2012, David Rom was asked to participate in a roundtable discussion with other young bankers. Insights from that roundtable were published in the April 2012 ABA Banking Journal as an article. Read what David had to say in "Our Turn: Young bank CEOs speak about the challenges of the job, and of being 'bankers'."

November 2011

David Rom was quoted in the November/December 2011 issue of Upsize magazine. The article was titled "Bankers offer advice for borrowers" and was featured in Toolkit: Banking & Finance.

October 31, 2011

KSTP Channel 5 News featured Platinum Bank in their Made in Minnesota series. The series highlights companies that thrived during the economic downturn. The segment on Platinum Bank was called "Minn-Made Bank Making Customers Feel Comfortable.?"

October 14, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the October 14, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Innovation: In dire straights or dead?."

October 6, 2011

Platinum Bank has been named to the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal's Fast 50 for 2011, an annual ranking of the 50 fastest-growing, private companies in Minnesota

September 2011

David Rom authored the article "Who is Tomorrow's Banker? Accelerate and Tailor the Bank Career Path," which appeared in the September 2011 issue of Minnesota Bankers Association News, the official magazine of the Minnesota Bankers Association.

September 9, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the September 9, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Does Your Business Practice Candor?"

August 12, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the August 12, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Value of Competency."

July 8, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the July 8, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Selling 60's Style."

June 10, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the June 10, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Too Big to Fail?"

May 13, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the May 13, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Banking Beyond the Numbers."

May 2011

The cozy lobby and fireplace at Platinum Bank was featured on the May 2011 cover of Northwestern Financial Review, a community banking trade journal for the Upper Midwest. Platinum Bank’s architect, HTG Architects, talks about how architecture is influencing the customer’s overall banking experience.

April 15, 2011

David Rom was quoted in the article "Sluggish start for small business loan program," which ran in the April 15, 2011 issue of Finance & Commerce.

April 6, 2011

David Rom was a featured expert in the Consult the Expert column in the April 6, 2011 issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. His contribution was titled "Understanding Underwriting Guidelines for Business Credit."

Spring 2011

Platinum Bank was featured in the Progress 2011 supplement in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review. The article was called "Building a Community at Platinum Bank."

Spring 2011

David Rom was interviewed by the Peter McClellan Show on AM 1570 Business Radio in the Twin Cities on how to tell if your bank is safe and secure and how Platinum Bank is fitting a unique business need in the market. Click here to listen.

David Rom was quoted in an article in Twin Cities Business Journal, November 11, 2010, on Twin Cities business leader experiences at the annual InterCity Leadership Visit, sponsored by the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce to Austin, Texas.

Platinum Bank was featured in the October 21, 2010 issue of the Saint Paul Legal Ledger Capitol Report. The article, "Little bank on the prairie," focused on how serious the bank is about pushing the personal approach.

The City of Oakdale awarded Platinum Bank the 2010 Acorn Award for the Commercial Category. The Acorn Awards recognize well maintained, aesthetically pleasing properties that go "above and beyond" typical maintenance practices.

David Rom authored the article "How to keep your banker on your side," which appeared in the April/May 2010 issue of Upsize magazine.

David Rom was quoted in the May 2010 issue of Minnesota Business magazine. The article was titled "Minnesota's Banking Barometer: Measuring the state of banking in Minnesota in a post-bailout economy."

Platinum Bank was mentioned in the Pioneer Press on June 20, 2009, in the article "Oakdale's Tartan High students get fast cash, financial savvy with campus ATM." Marc Cove was quoted in the article stating, among other things, the bank's support of installing the ATM at the school in hopes it will serve as a financial literacy tool.

On January 22, 2009, the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) held their annual awards dinner. Platinum Bank won for the category "Office build-to-suit: less than 50,000 square feet." They were entered by Haugland Co.

Platinum Bank was featured in the Progress 2009 supplement in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review. The article was called "Platinum Bank offers warmth and inviting spaces."

David Rom was quoted in the article "Banks emphasizing client-banker relationships through design," which was published in the November 7, 2008 issue of The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

David Rom was quoted in the article "MN banks face choice: Take fed money or not?" The article appeared in the October 31, 2008 issue of The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.

David Rom was awarded a 40 Under 40 award by The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in May 2008.

Platinum Bank was featured in the Progress 2008 supplement in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review. The article was called "Platinum Bank: Outstanding service for community and customers."

The St. Paul Pioneer Press featured Platinum Bank in the article "New bank is about a different sort of green," which appeared in the December 3, 2007 issue.

Platinum Bank was featured in the February 23, 2007 issue of The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The title of the article was "Platinum Bank opens in Oakdale, aims for east metro small biz."

Platinum Bank was featured in the Progress 2007 supplement in the Oakdale - Lake Elmo Review. The article was called "Platinum Bank: A new bank with old-fashioned values."

Platinum Bank makes The Business Journal's Fast 50 List

PLATINUM BANK is proud to be one of the 50 fastest growing privately held companies in Minnesota, as ranked on the Mpls. St. Paul Business Journal's Fast 50 List for 2011. After just five years in business, we've made the list for the first time at #21! (You have to show three years of growth to qualify.) To celebrate this achievement of 86.81% growth, we're sharing fabulous advice gathered from other Fast 50 entrepreneurs. We hope they inspire your vision for 2012.

Fast 50 Tips

Platinum Bank Named Among Fastest Growing, Privately Held Minnesota Companies

The owners of Platinum Bank were honored October 6, 2011 at a special event for the 50 fastest growing privately held Minnesota companies, sponsored by the Mpls./St. Paul Business Journal. Known as the Fast 50, the annual ranking lists companies that have shown the fastest growth in a given year.

St. Paul Area Chamber Honors Platinum Bank

At the June 2011 St. Paul Chamber of Commerce membership meeting, Platinum Bank was awarded with the Celebrate Business Success Award. David Rom, CEO and Founder of Platinum Bank, was on hand to accept the award.

He was quoted as saying "It's an honor to receive this award and to be acknowledged for all the lending efforts that we continue to do at Platinum Bank. In 2010, we had a great year and were able to provide significant growth opportunities for clients."

See his acceptance speech.

Volume 3, Issue 1 (Summer 2011)

  • Selling '60's Style
  • Enroll for E-Statements
  • St. Paul Area Chamber Honors Platinum Bank
  • Meet Tom Cronin
  • Case Study: CaptionMax

Volume 2, Issue 2 (Fall 2010)

  • Capital Ratios Alone Don't Paint Complete Bank Picture
  • Positive Pay Can Deter Fraud Activites
  • Platinum Bank Honored with Acorn Award
  • Meet Platinum's Business Development Team
  • Case Study: Big Steer Meats

Volume 2, Issue 1 (Summer 2010)

  • Crisis Fatigue
  • Banking 101: Build a Better Relationship in the New Economy
  • Make Life Easier With Online Banking
  • Meet Marc Cove
  • Case Study: The Wallaces

Volume 1, Issue 3 (Winter 2009)

  • Reflections on 2009
  • Internal Controls Support Banking Relationship
  • New CD Rates: Improve Your Peace of Mind
  • Meet Tony Cavallaro
  • Case Study: Elite Lift Truck

Volume 1, Issue 2 (Fall 2009)

  • Is Your Bank Safe and Sound?
  • When Words Are Cheap, Results Gain Trust
  • Cash Management Services Overview
  • Meet Tom Jacobson
  • Case Study: Range Systems

Volume 1, Issue 1 (Fall 2009)

  • State of the Banking Industry: Inflation Looming?
  • Maximize Working Credit Lines Now
  • Remove Deposit Service Overview
  • Meet David Rom
  • Case Study: S&S Tree Specialists