CorTrust's Jack Hopkins is building for the future

CorTrust’s Jack Hopkins is building for the future

/ Features
For his ongoing commitment to growing his bank in an era of increasing consolidation, along with his career-long commitment to industry activism, Hopkins has been selected BankBeat magazine’s 2020 Banker of the Year ...
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Tech company brings something unique: Longevity

Tech company brings something unique: Longevity

/ Technology
Computer Service Professionals, Inc., Jefferson City, Mo.,  has been serving up tech solutions to community banks since 1988. We talked ...
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Rows of soy plants in a field

What’s next for ag in 2020?

/ Agriculture
Looking ahead into 2020, many Midwest farmers see themselves in a holding pattern. With a presidential election looming, the economy ...
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Initiative spurs dialogue on gender diversity in the C-suite

Initiative spurs dialogue on gender diversity in the C-suite

/ Features
Standing in front of a room full of more than 100 Minnesota bankers at a country club along the Mississippi ...
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Chronicles

Wis. bank acquires office building for use during HQ remodel

/ Chronicles
Port Washington State Bank is acquiring the Port Harbor Center adjacent to its downtown headquarters in Port Washington, Wis ...
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Northern Minnesota Bank celebrates 100 years in business

/ Chronicles
Woodland Bank, Grand Rapids, Minn., is celebrating its centennial anniversary in business with events sprinkled throughout the 2020 calendar year ...
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Rural Mainstreet Index indicates continued expansion

/ Chronicles
A December 2019 report found that the economy in the central U.S. is continuing to expand, though the pace of ...
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InBank launches new Denver LPO

/ Chronicles
InBank has opened a loan production office in the north Denver area. The new location at 7100 Broadway expand its ...
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TCF Bank sells Arizona branches to CU

/ Chronicles
TCF Financial Corp., Detroit, exited the Arizona market when it sold seven branches in Phoenix to Alaska USA Federal Credit ...
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Brainard urges retail, community development test as regulators revamp CRA

/ Chronicles
Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard urged careful consideration of the Community Reinvestment Act proposal put forth by the FDIC and ...
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People

Winter named chief people officer at MetaBank

/ Promotions & New Hires
MetaBank, Sioux Falls, S.D., has named Kathi Winter executive vice president, chief people officer.  ...
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Heartland names general counsel

/ Promotions & New Hires
Jay Kim has joined Heartland Financial USA as executive vice president, general counsel reporting directly to President/CEO Bruce Lee ...
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Starion Bank names Morgan president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Don Morgan has been named president of Starion Bank, Bismarck, N.D., with Craig Larson continuing as CEO and board chair ...
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Opinion

Ag bankers consider 2019, look forward to 2020

/ Agriculture
When Midwestern ag bankers consider 2020, they expect some challenges for their farmer customers, not unlike the year that just ...
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Include all internal experts when launching new products

/ Hiring & Retention
How exciting is it to roll out a new client offering? It is like that new car smell and getting ...
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Payments a puzzle for community banks

/ Payments
With apps and growing demand for mobile payment options gradually pushing cash aside, banks face a conundrum on how to ...
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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

/ Community Relations
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

/ Community Relations
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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