Rising Stars 2021: Indiana banker envisions growth, potential

Rising Stars 2021: Indiana banker envisions growth, potential

/ Features
When Amanda Morris-Feldman met Don Groenleer, she was a 25-year-old CPA working for Crowe Horwath LLP, her first job out of college, and he was chief financial officer at First Federal Savings Bank in Rochester, Ind. At the time, she had no reason to envision herself in his role. But ...
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Rising Stars 2021: Minnesotan defines community banking on home turf

Rising Stars 2021: Minnesotan defines community banking on home turf

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A lot of people talk about being a community banker, said Nate Lloyd, “but I don’t think you’d know what ...
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Rising Stars 2021: Relationships are foundational for CSO

Rising Stars 2021: Relationships are foundational for CSO

/ Features
When you drive onto a farm, you’d better have a feel for the position that farmer is in, said Juhl ...
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How has the pandemic impacted branch strategy?

How has the pandemic impacted branch strategy?

/ Features
Bank owners are in the throes of rethinking their branch networks. This process has been ongoing for years, thanks largely ...
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Chronicles

Old Second, West Suburban merging

/ Chronicles
Old Second Bancorp in Aurora, Ill., is acquiring West Suburban Bancorp, Inc., Lombard, Ill., in a cash and stock deal ...
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Sales of new U.S. homes significantly lower than 2020

/ Chronicles
Marred by continuing inventory shortages, sales of newly-built U.S. homes in June fell to nearly 20 percent below last year’s ...
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FHLB advances drop 34 percent in 2020

/ Chronicles
Advances from Federal Home Loan Banks decreased by more than one-third last year as financial institutions experienced record levels of ...
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First Federal acquires Washington branch

/ Chronicles
First Northwest Bancorp, holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles, Wash., bought a Bellevue, Wash., ...
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Banks handling record influx of deposits, economic uncertainty

/ Chronicles
Banks say they are facing challenges from an influx of deposits and a lack of business investments due to ongoing ...
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SEC Chair: Securities regulations apply to cryptocurrency platformers

/ Chronicles
SEC Chair Gary Gensler said securities regulations apply to platforms that offer crypto tokens or other products that are priced ...
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People

Security National adds VP

/ Promotions & New Hires
Sioux City, Iowa-based Security National Bank has hired Craig Mayo as vice president of commercial services ...
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May out at Solera National

/ Promotions & New Hires
Martin May has left his position as president and CEO of Solera National Bank in Lakewood, Colo., and its holding ...
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Nicolet, Peoples add directors

/ Directorships
Holding companies in Wisconsin, Texas, Ohio and Colorado recently announced new board members ...
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Opinion

Nothing beats a written plan when setting goals

/ Agriculture
For quite a few years, the conversations surrounding agriculture have focused on financial stress. Since 2014, we’ve had a rise ...
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Stress tests can guide CRE decision-making

/ Operations
Lenders, property owners, economists, and more have been holding their collective breaths when it comes to potential fallout from Covid-19 ...
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Understanding encryption (and why it’s not enough)

/ Technology
Bankers keep a lot of secrets, and they are able to do this in our modern world with encryption. For ...
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Community Relations

Associated receives national recognition for support of military employees

/ Community Relations
Associated Bank has received the 2021 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ...
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Bank, nonprofit partner to provide dollars for home investments

/ Community Relations
Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank recently announced a partnership with The 712 Initiative to provide funding for home improvements ...
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Sparta bank underwrites scholars

/ Community Relations
Michigan’s ChoiceOne Bank recently awarded 13 scholarships for the annual ChoiceOne Scholarship Essay Contest.  ...
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