ASPIRE TO BE MORE
“At Aspire Bank, we’re doing something truly unique in an industry that’s not. From day one, we have concentrated on what matters most: our clients.” – Toby Kommer, Aspire Bank owner
After more than 20 years working for financial services companies, in 2014, Toby Kommer—who has a background in mergers and acquisitions—left his executive position with a local bank in search of something different.
The venture Kommer settled on was a kind of one-stop shop for small- to mid-size businesses—a physical space an owner could come to and have almost any conceivable resource at their fingertips.
In the summer of 2017, the idea finally came to fruition, as he and his team of more than 50 cut the ribbon on a new 16,000-square foot building at the corner of 52nd Avenue and 45th Street in one of the fastest-growing parts of Fargo.
The property houses not just Haga Kommer, the CPA firm that bears his name, it’s also home to a full-service bank, Aspire Bank; an insurance agency, Far North Insurance; and an investment firm, Red River Financial.
While Kommer concedes the one-stop shop concept is not a new one, he believes their unique approach and drawing from different sources of inspiration will allow them to stand out in the financial services crowd.