Business News: ‘Swipe It Forward’ raises funds for area Relays

Two local Relay for Life events based in Norwood Young America and Waconia were the winning organizations for the KleinBank’s West Market “Swipe It Forward” community campaign.

Proceeds raised through the campaign, which totaled $1,019.26, were divided equally between these two winning organizations. Other organizations in the running that did not win were also given $105 in celebration of KleinBank’s 105th anniversary.

To determine the winning organization,  KleinBank customers were invited to visit the bank’s website at to vote for their preferred charity in their community. There were five organizations to choose from per market, which were chosen by KleinBank employees.

During the bank’s Community Appreciation Days Aug. 2-4,  every time customers  used their KleinBank Debit MasterCard for purchases KleinBank donated $.05 to the charity that gained the most votes in that community.