Michael Bell preaches acquisition ecumenism

Michael Bell preaches acquisition ecumenism

/ Profiles
Michael Bell, a 40-year-old lawyer from Michigan is confident as hell about his ability to bring credit union cash to just about any purchase or acquisition you can imagine that doesn’t involve stock or a large deferred tax asset. And he’s clear about what adding a credit union to the ...
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Overproduction, trade tiffs and shifting consumer tastes spell bad times for dairy

Overproduction, trade tiffs and shifting consumer tastes spell bad times for dairy

/ Features
Martin County, Minn., used to be all dairy 50 years ago. Now, with more than 150 hog farms, the county ...
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Your customers want to know what you are thinking

Your customers want to know what you are thinking

/ Agriculture
I speak on farm finance to farmer audiences all over the country. Thanks to the poor farm economy there have ...
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The winds of change are strangely aromatic

The winds of change are strangely aromatic

/ Regulation
Cultivation of hemp and production of hemp-based products, including CBD, were a notable inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill. The ...
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Chronicles

First Midwest expands Milwaukee footprint

/ Chronicles
Chicago’s First Midwest Bank is beefing up its presence in Milwaukee with the addition of a commercial banking center ...
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Pioneer finalizes deal, starts branch build

/ Chronicles
Minnesota’s Pioneer Bank finalized its acquisition of the one-branch Nicollet County Bank, St. Peter, Minn., earlier this month and broke ...
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NEB Corp to buy Waupun bank

/ Chronicles
A pair of Wisconsin banks will be merging later this year. NEB Corp, parent company of National Exchange Bank & ...
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mBank picks up SBA award

/ Chronicles
Manistique, Mich.-based mBank was named 2018 Diversity Community Lender of the Year by the Michigan District Office of the Small ...
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Elder exploitation at heart of Illinois legislation

/ Chronicles
Legislation this season in Illinois has brought to light new concerns regarding consumer protection and elder financial abuse. During last ...
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Nebraska bankers tackle weather, competition as convention convenes

/ Chronicles
The devastation caused by spring flooding in Nebraska will take months to fully calculate. For farmers, the challenges include accounting ...
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People

Murray named VP, controller

/ Promotions & New Hires
First Security Bank, Charles City, Iowa, promoted Sarah Murray vice president, controller and cashier. Murray joined First Security in 2016 ...
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Associated names SVP, regional president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Denis Hogan joined Green Bay’s Associated Bank as northeast Wisconsin and Fox Valley regional president and senior vice president of ...
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James Loe to helm Community Resource

/ Promotions & New Hires
Northfield, Minn.-based Community Resource Bank hired James Loe as president and CEO, effective May 16, replacing current president and CEO ...
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Opinion

10 banking podcasts to try

/ Marketing
Though podcasts on everything from sports to true crime are popular, and some of the larger banks do have them, ...
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Flipping the narrative on ag is imperative

/ Agriculture
The future is fairly bright despite the current financial indicators because the working capital crunch that exists in agriculture now ...
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FAQs on industrial hemp

/ Agriculture
Industrial hemp was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture is gathering information to develop ...
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Community Relations

First Financial offers students hands-on finlit prep

/ Community Relations
Renton-based First Financial Northwest has teamed up with the local school district to bring financial literacy to Renton students ...
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Bank hosts concert for a cause

/ Community Relations
Associates from TheBANK of Edwardsville, Ill., hosted a “Colors of Cancer” campaign fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society earlier ...
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Peoples Bank funds Marietta scholarships

/ Community Relations
An Ohio community college got a scholarship boost recently from Peoples Bank, which donated $12,000 to the Washington State Community ...
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