January 26, 2024

Fortifi Bank Celebrates Local Businesses with the $2,500 Shop Local Sweepstakes

Fortifi Bank is delighted to announce the grand finale of its Shop Local Sweepstakes, a dynamic initiative that spotlighted the heart and soul of local commerce while offering a generous $2,500 local prize package. Rena Beres, from Redgranite, Wisconsin, emerged as the winner amidst 275,000+ entries, a testament to the community’s enthusiastic participation in the sweepstakes.

The Shop Local Gift Package, a celebration of local craftsmanship and entrepreneurship, included a handpicked selection of products from some of Wisconsin’s distinguished businesses. Fortifi Bank, in its mission to support and spotlight local commerce, curated this collection not just as a gift, but to help support these small businesses and the local economies. Some contributions to the prize package included:


  • Adventure Games (Oshkosh): Excitement and fun for all ages.
  • Animal House Feed Co. (Ripon): Quality feed and pet care essentials.
  • Blue Design Co. (Ripon): Bespoke designs and creative expressions.
  • Caramel Crisp (Oshkosh): Delightful treats for the sweet tooth.
  • Conservation Through Craftsmanship (Berlin): Exquisite craftsmanship preserving nature.
  • Critter’s Sporting Goods (Winneconne): Hub for sports and outdoor activities.
  • Grace Coffee Co. (Waunakee): Exquisite coffee blends for the perfect morning.
  • J’s BBQ (Ripon): Savory barbecue and hearty meals.
  • Jason Louis (Green Bay): Fine arts for cultural enrichment.
  • KDR Wood Design (Green Lake): Handcrafted butcherblock cutting board.
  • Lily & Sparrow (Neenah): Elegant clothing and accessories.
  • Mama Bears Boutique (Winneconne): Tren
  • dy apparel for women and children.
  • Mascoutin Golf Course (Berlin): Serene golfing experience amidst lush greens.
  • Mecan River Outfitters & Lodge (Montello): Gateway to outdoor adventure and comfort.
  • Montello Candle Co. (Montello): Cozy ambiance through handcrafted candles.
  • OshPop (Oshkosh): Gourmet popcorn for every palate.
  • Patina Vie (Ripon): Vintage charm and unique home decor.
  • Red’s Boutique (Winneconne): Chic fashion for every occasion.
  • Russell Moccasin (Berlin): Outpost for classic, custom-made leather shoes & boots.
  • Spring Lake Country Store (Neshkoro): Rustic charm with unique country products.
  • State Line Distillery (Waunakee): Crafting fine spirits with local flair.
  • The Collection (Green Lake): Luxurious home goods selection.


The sweepstakes, which ran from November 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023, saw community members participate enthusiastically, with each Fortifi Bank debit card swipe translating into a chance to win. This initiative is one among several other Swipe-to-Win sweepstakes from the past year, including giveaways of cash, a Blackstone grill package, and $500 worth of gourmet cheese, all aimed at enriching the surrounding communities.

Jenn Moen, Branch Manager at the Berlin branch, shared her thoughts: “Here at Fortifi, we’re more than just a bank; we’re part of this amazing community. I love seeing how our Shop Local Sweepstakes brings everyone together. It’s about more than just a prize – it’s about shining a light on the fantastic local shops that are the heartbeat of our towns. Every time I see the community rally around these businesses, it reminds me why we’re so passionate about what we do. Together, we’re growing our communities. ”

The lucky winner, Rena Beres, shared her excitement, stating, “I am forever grateful for these incredible gifts, especially during my birthday week! It’s truly heartwarming to see Fortifi Bank celebrate not just me, but also the wonderful local businesses that make our community so special.”

“Fortifi Bank is committed to nurturing our local economy, and the Shop Local Sweepstakes embodies this commitment. It’s not just a giveaway; it’s a celebration of our community’s entrepreneurial spirit and the unique offerings of our local businesses,” stated Greg Lundberg, President & CEO at Fortifi Bank.

See full sweepstakes details: FortifiBank.com/Local

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