Former U.S. representative will lead Illinois Bankers Association

Former U.S. representative will lead Illinois Bankers Association

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Randy Hultgren, a former U.S. representative, has been selected to succeed Linda Koch as president and CEO of the Illinois Bankers Association. He will start with the IBA on April 6, and will assume the role of president and CEO on July 1 ...
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Bankers band together to solve core issues

Bankers band together to solve core issues

/ Features
If there is one thing that frustrates bankers the most, it’s core issues, said Trey Maust, Lewis & Clark Bank, ...
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Community bankers find little to love with core providers

Community bankers find little to love with core providers

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Gather a group of community bankers and you’ll quickly find their common ground: A bad experience with a core processor ...
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The past, digitized for future generations

The past, digitized for future generations

/ Opinion
The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis has long been invested in collecting banking data. It started in 1961, when ...
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Chronicles

Nicolet, Commerce merging in Wisconsin

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Green Bay-based Nicolet Bankshares, Inc., is acquiring Commerce Financial Holdings, Inc., in a deal worth $130 million ...
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Farmers and Merchants Bank assumes deposits of failed Nebraska bank

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Ericson State Bank in Ericson, Neb., was closed by the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance. The $100 million bank ...
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Heartland Financial USA to buy AIM Bancshares

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Dubuque, Iowa-based Heartland Financial USA, Inc.,  is acquiring AIM Bancshares, Inc., and its subsidiary AimBank, both of Lavelland, Texas, for ...
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Michigan bank plans for the future

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Mercantile Bank of Michigan, Grand Rapids, has its eyes on long term profitability, which has not diminished short term gains.  ...
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Chicago bank jumps into Milwaukee

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After two acquisitions, First Midwest Bank, Chicago, closed the third quarter having generated a company record net income of $54.5 ...
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Minnesota CU, bank ink deal

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Wings Financial Credit Union has agreed to buy Neighborhood National Bank, Mora, Minn ...
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People

Great Western announces new CEO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Mark Borrecco has been named the new president and CEO of Great Western Bancorp, Sioux Falls, S.D. He replaces Ken ...
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Minnesota bank announces new CEO, board member

/ Promotions & New Hires
Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Hutchinson, Minn., promoted Timothy Ulrich to CEO. Ulrich is on the $216 million bank’s board ...
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Departing wisdom from IBA’s Linda Koch

/ Profiles
As part of Linda Koch’s job as president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Bankers Association, she’s driven the ...
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Opinion

Banking core startup seeks to be an alternative

/ Technology
Neocova is a St. Louis-based fintech startup that has dropped in to the core provider market for community banks. BankBeat ...
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Personal touch still a plus

/ Operations
One of the important roles that community banks play in the American economy is providing credit to small businesses. What ...
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Messaging bots are the future of peer payments

/ Technology
Chatbots tend to be simpler to use than apps, are more visual and intuitive, solve a specific problem, and are ...
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Community Relations

Iowa bank to host economic development forum

/ Community Relations
TS Bank, Treynor, Iowa, will host the first southwest Iowa community and economic development forum in late February, partnering with ...
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Bank aids community recovery from summer floods

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First National Bank of Omaha, Neb., is partnering with its community in 2020 to award grants totalling more than $825,000 ...
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Bank brings in a quarter-million pounds of food in 10 days

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Merchants Bank, Winona, Minn., garnered almost a quarter-million pounds of food in its 10-day-long fundraising event for the holidays ...
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