Duty of Care: Community banks step up amid child care shortage

Duty of Care: Community banks step up amid child care shortage

/ Features
While the pandemic significantly impacted all industries, many have clawed their way back even as inflation, labor shortages and supply chain constraints continue. Child care has been a slightly different story, with a crucial industry failing to rebound since 2020 put it in freefall ...
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No time like the present

No time like the present

/ Opinion
Turning the pages of the calendar on a new year encourages us to think about timing. The world isn’t slowing ...
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Don’t rely on stale data to make important decisions

Don’t rely on stale data to make important decisions

/ Data
Too many mid-sized financial services institutions rely on reporting modules from their banking cores to try to understand business performance ...
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Create a holistic customer view with a CRM

Create a holistic customer view with a CRM

/ Operations
Customer relationship management: It’s a process that has always been a “nice to have” instead of a “must have” for ...
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Chronicles

Gate City Bank to open a branch in Elk River, Minn.

/ Chronicles
Fargo, N.D.-based Gate City Bank will open a branch this summer in the northwest Twin Cities suburb of Elk River ...
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Indiana’s JCBank acquires Vision Financial Group

/ Chronicles
Seymour, Ind.-based JCBank recently acquired finance and insurance firm Vision Financial Group, Inc.  Also based in Seymour, Vision offers securities ...
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Majority of supply chain managers predicting recession

/ Chronicles
Sixty percent of Midwest supply chain managers expect a recession will strike this year as January’s business conditions sentiment reached ...
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BMO rebrands, to remove ‘Harris’ name

/ Chronicles
Toronto-based BMO Financial Bank will retire the “Harris” name for its Chicago-based U.S. operations later this year, after the bank ...
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LevelField Financial to acquire Illinois bank, offer crypto services

/ Chronicles
Houston-based LevelField Financial will acquire Illinois-based Burling Bank later this year. According to a press release, the acquisition will enable ...
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House passes bill easing credit union meeting requirements

/ Chronicles
The House of Representatives passed a bill last week that eases the annual meeting requirements for credit unions.    The Credit ...
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People

Prominent banking attorney joins Citizens Independent Bank board

/ Directorships
Nationally-recognized bank regulatory and M&A attorney Karen Grandstrand recently joined the board of directors of Saint Louis Park, Minn.-based Citizens ...
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Graduate School of Banking promotes Erin Dunn to leadership role

/ Promotions & New Hires
The Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison promoted Erin Dunn from administrative assistant to student engagement and ...
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One Community Bank promotes Amy Bailey to VP, director role

/ Promotions & New Hires
Oregon, Wis.-based One Community Bank promoted Amy Bailey to vice president and director of treasury management.  Bailey joined the bank ...
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Opinion

What a difference a year makes!

/ Opinion
Things can certainly change over the course of a year. The interest rate environment is completely different than it was ...
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Combine internal and external technical expertise

/ Technology
Community banks could take a mostly hands-off approach to IT … but should they? The key often lies in the ...
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Four ways to grow your Gen Z client base

/ Operations
With inflation here and a potential recession just around the bend, many of those who were once interested in big ...
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Community Relations

Wisconsin’s One Community Bank donates $5,000 for tree planting initiative

/ Community Relations
Wisconsin-based One Community Bank donated $5,000 to the village of Oregon for a tree planting initiative.  The village, south of ...
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North Shore Bank marking 100th anniversary this year

/ Community Relations
Brookfield, Wis.-based North Shore Bank is marking its centennial anniversary this year.  The bank, which was founded in 1923 by ...
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New Market Bank donated $25K to local organizations last year

/ Community Relations
Minnesota-based New Market Bank contributed $25,431 to local nonprofits, schools and community initiatives last year.  According to a press release, ...
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