Nebraska banking icon Andrew “Skip” Hove dies

Nebraska banking icon Andrew “Skip” Hove dies

/ Obituaries
Icon of Nebraska community banking and longtime figure in Washington, D.C., regulatory circles, Andrew C. “Skip” Hove Jr., died in Lincoln, Neb., on August 18. He was 84 ...
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Jackson Winsett

Communication key to community involvement

/ Profiles
Jackson Winsett, assistant vice president and community affairs officer for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, views the connection ...
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New ICBM chair wants to grow advocacy, mentoring efforts

New ICBM chair wants to grow advocacy, mentoring efforts

/ State Meetings
Prioritizing industry advocacy efforts and mentoring the next generation of community bankers tops the lists of priorities for Bernie Gaytko, ...
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New Carlisle Federal gets new location, new name

New Carlisle Federal gets new location, new name

/ Chronicles
While New Carlisle Federal Savings Bank remains headquartered in the same town after 136 years, the Ohio bank decided it ...
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Chronicles

Alerus to go public

/ Chronicles
North Dakota’s Alerus Financial plans to launch an IPO later this year, potentially raising $75 million based on the registration ...
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Heartland buys QCR’s Rockford Bank & Trust

/ Chronicles
Rockford-based Illinois Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Iowa’s Heartland Financial USA, has agreed to acquire the assets and deposits ...
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Mutual of Omaha bought by CIT Group

/ Chronicles
CIT Group’s banking subsidiary, CIT Bank, N.A., is acquiring Mutual of Omaha Bank for $1 billion, mostly in cash and ...
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Eagle Bancorp to buy Western Holding Company of Wolf Point

/ Chronicles
Helena, Mont.-based Eagle Bancorp is buying Western Holding Company of Wolf Point, Mont., in a half-and-half cash and stock deal ...
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Ames National to acquire Creston bank

/ Chronicles
Iowa State Savings Bank will be sold to Ames National Corp later this year through a stock purchase agreement ...
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First Option buying Pony Express

/ Chronicles
First Option Bank in Osawatomie, Kan., has inked a deal to acquire Pony Express Community Bank in St. Joseph, Mo ...
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People

Holt named president of First Farmers

/ Promotions & New Hires
Converse, Ind.-based First Farmers Financial Corp., has named Mark A. Holt president of its subsidiary First Farmers Bank & Trust ...
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CSBS hires senior economist

/ Promotions & New Hires
Thomas F. Siems, a former economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, has joined the Conference of State Bank ...
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Bremer beefs up ag department

/ Promotions & New Hires
Marc Schober was hired to a newly created director of specialized agriculture solutions position at Bremer Bank, St. Paul, Minn ...
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Opinion

Entrepreneurship starts with you

/ Leadership
An entrepreneur is someone who surveys the landscape, looks for things that could be improved, and acts toward that improvement ...
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‘They’ may be lurking at your institution

/ Hiring & Retention
Stop me if you’ve heard this before. “Why won’t they just finish the project?” I am sure “they,” those awful nameless ...
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Bank Secrecy Act overhaul works its way through Congress

/ Legislation
In May, the House Financial Services Committee approved the COUNTER Act to modernize and reform the Bank Secrecy Act. The ...
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Community Relations

Iowa banks join to support local hospital

/ Community Relations
Local banks in and around Britt, Iowa, are teaming up to support a remodeling project at Hancock County Healthy System ...
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Kansas bank praised for financial literacy efforts

/ Community Relations
Topeka-based Silver Lake Bank set up a branch inside Washburn Rural High School and put the task of running the ...
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S.D. Junior Achievement gets boost from Dacotah

/ Community Relations
Dacotah Bank pledged $2,500 to Junior Achievement of South Dakota for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year for the Brookings and ...
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