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MidWestOne Bank is pleased to introduce the enhanced Connections Club, formerly AmeriClub, created to reward customers who maintain qualifying balances and are ages 40 and better. While administered from Dubuque, IA, Connections Club activities and benefits are available to  customers at all MidWestOne locations. If you would like to take advantage of these exciting special events and travel, please contact Connections Club Director Connie Francis at 563.589.0804.

To become a Connections Club member: Reach age 40 or better and maintain qualifying account balances. Stop by any branch to request membership information. To be eligible you can choose options 1, 2, or 3:

  1. Maintain at least $5,000 in one of the following MidWestOne Bank accounts: checking, savings, or money market account.
  2. Maintain at least $10,000 in any combination of the following MidWestOne accounts: checking, savings, certificates of deposit, money market account, IRA, personal trust services, or brokerage services.
  3. Qualify with an initial bal­ance of $50,000 on either a consumer or mortgage loan. (Loans can’t be combined, a joint account relationship held by a married couple qualifies both. No membership fees are involved. Personal accounts only.)

About Connections Club


Connections Club Journal

Credit Cards

Travel & Events


Merchant Discounts

Investment and Retirement

Loyalty Points


A word from Connie


Missing Word Contest


Photo Album

About Connections Club

At MidWestOne, we realize life is more than crunching numbers. Quality of life can be measured in friendships and experiences. Our exclusive Connections Club grants you free membership to a social group, travel club, and discount program all rolled into one.

  • Build lifelong friendships
  • Group events and travel locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Connections Club Merchant Discount Program with 100+ participating merchants
  • Free seminars on topics of interest
  • Free initial consultation for personal wealth management and estate planning services
  • Refer-a-Friend program
  • Earn valuable points every time you travel with Connections Club--points that can be turned into cash discounts for future travel events!

A Word from Connie

Hello Friends,

How are you doing? What have you been up to? Can’t wait to see you again. So happy to be enjoying more sunshine, more warmth, and a glimpse of our first chance to travel. We are keeping close tabs on touring in the US and internationally. We are ramping up more choices for domestic travel as that appears to be more stable as it relates to health and restrictions. We are waiting to confirm or take deposits for international travel until COVID parameters are clearer. And quite frankly until borders open up.

So when should you travel? I suggest NOW. Maybe travel for you will start with a trip to your favorite theater for a play or a quick overnight with me to Green Bay WI. The Botanical Gardens, which we visit while in Green Bay, will have an amazing traveling display called “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea.” This exhibit will feature eight larger than life sculptures carefully crafted using washed-up plastic debris from bodies of water to illustrate the impact of plastic pollution. One of the pieces was featured on the Kelly Clarkson Show on April 22-Earth Day.

I’m incredibly excited to get on the road again. We have a couple of day trips in June that will be so much fun. We are heading to Kalona on June 17 for a great day in Amish country. Then on June 30 we are going to Circa ’21 for Beehive The ‘60s Musical. It actually features some songs by the famous singer Connie Francis. That alone should make it worth going to. Haha! Don’t miss the Celebration Belle on July 14, or one of our famous Mystery Trips on July 21-22-23.

This past year has shown us our “true grit.” We became quick problem solvers when survival meant figuring out how to get our basic needs, such as food and hygiene items. We got better at recognizing and praising the people around us that truly helped make this world a better place. As much as we were in “the fight” together we were not physically together. Companionship, comfort, and community are so important. So, when the time is right for you please step out of your new normal and do something fun, in person, with someone you care about.

Be Kind.

Connections Club Journal

Click the link below to view our interactive Connections Club journal and see what exciting events are coming up.

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Merchant Discount Program

Membership most definitely has its perks! Connections Club members enjoy special discounts at over 100 local businesses.

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Missing Word Contests

Enter our bi-monthly Missing Word contests for a chance to win cash prizes! All entries received have a chance to win big during our annual grand prize drawing.

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Stay Informed

Sign-up to receive regular updates about upcoming Connections Club events and travel opportunities.

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Stay Informed

Get connected with the Connections Club.

Sign up to receive regular updates about upcoming Connections Club events and travel opportunities.  Please provide your contact information using this form, so we know how to reach you with our latest Connections Club Journal, news and announcements.

Thank you for your interest in the Connections Club!

Travel & Events

Connections Club, Greek Isles travel opportunity. Ancient Greek architecture.

Greek Isles, Croatia & Italy
Sept. 29 - Oct. 12, 2022
Immerse yourself in the history, culture and beauty of the Mediterranean on this outstanding 10-night cruise.
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Connections Club, Ireland travel opportunity. Enchanted Ireland trip, explore historic castles and beautiful country of Ireland.

Enchanting Ireland
(Dates To Be Determined)
Join friends old and new on a delightful trip to one of the most beautiful and friendly countries in the world.

Connections Club, New York City travel opportunity. Take in all of the best of the holiday season in New York City.

holidays in New York city
Nov. 19 - 23, 2021
Celebrate the holiday season in New York City.
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Connections Club, San Diego, CA travel opportunity. Visit one of America's most colorful and romantic cities. San Diego ocean view.

San Diego Getaway
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022
Join the Connections Club as we visit San Diego, CA, one of America's most colorful and romantic cities.
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Click here to view our current Connections Club Journal for upcoming travel opportunities.

Merchant Discount Program

Membership most definitely has its perks! Connections Club members enjoy special discounts at over 100 local businesses. From essential services to restaurants and, of course, fun shopping--Connections Club is your ticket to big time savings!

Use the link below to view a list of participating merchants and the special savings or discount offered to all Connections Club members.

IMPORTANT: Present your Connections Club membership card before your purchase is totaled at the cash register. Discounts apply only at the time of purchase. They are not valid for previous purchases.

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Travel Loyalty Program

The Points for Travel Program, available exclusively for Connections Club members, is a loyalty program to thank you for traveling with Connections Club. Connections Club members are automatically eligible for this free program, and no registration is required.

Earn valuable points every day you travel with Connections Club, points that can be redeemed for cash discounts toward future Connections Club trips and offerings. Earn 75 points for each travel day. For every 300 points you accumulate, you will earn a $10 credit toward a future Connections Club trip or event of your choice.

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Word Contest

We have hidden a song title in our current journal with a missing word. Read your Connections Club newsletter carefully, looking for any words enclosed in [brackets] like this. Rearrange the words to form the title, or extended title of a popular song. One word will be missing from the title. Figure out the missing word, and submit the missing word only through the form below.

All correct entries received will be entered into the $25 drawing. All entries received throughout the year will be entered into a year-end drawing for a grand prize of $100! Good luck!

Photo Album

Here are a few images taken on Connections Club trips such as California, Alaska, Iceland, Branson, Spain, Canary Islands, Washington State and many more. Click on any of the photos below for a larger view. Includes miscellaneous trip photos.


A placeholder image for where an actual photo from a Connections Club trip will go.
A placeholder image for where an actual photo from a Connections Club trip will go.
A placeholder image for where an actual photo from a Connections Club trip will go.
A placeholder image for where an actual photo from a Connections Club trip will go.