Media relations acumen essential at all levels of the bank

Media relations acumen essential at all levels of the bank

/ Outreach
Journalists are going to find their way to your bank someday whether you want them to or not; therefore it is in your best interests to develop a media strategy that plays to your advantage. This was the argument made by Patrick Dix, vice president of public relations for SHAZAM, ...
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Minnesotan harnesses lessons from the recession

Minnesotan harnesses lessons from the recession

/ Profiles
The years from 2008 to 2010 weren’t fun for bankers. Yet, those were the years Andy Schornack credits as the ...
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Transition at the top at Pacific Coast Banking School

Transition at the top at Pacific Coast Banking School

/ Chronicles
The Pacific Coast Banking School has named Gretchen Claflin chief executive officer effective April 6. Claflin has been the school’s ...
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Fiserv selling interest in Lending Solutions Business

Fiserv selling interest in Lending Solutions Business

/ Chronicles
Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, is purchasing 55 percent of the Lending Solutions business of Fiserv. Fiserv will ...
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Chronicles

U.S. Bancorp fined for BSA, AML and risk management lapses

/ Chronicles
The Federal Reserve Board on Feb. 15 ordered Minneapolis-based U.S. Bancorp to improve risk management and oversight of its banking ...
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Michigan CU calls off bank acquisition

/ Chronicles
The $852 million Honor Credit Union of Berrien Springs, Mich., announced it will no longer acquire Citizens State Bank of ...
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Mortgage unit at MB Financial earns workplace honors 

/ Chronicles
MB Financial Bank’s mortgage division has received its fifth Top Workplace award in recent years based solely on the results ...
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People

First National Bank & Trust promotes first non-family president in four generations

/ Promotions & New Hires
First National Bank and Trust Company, Beloit, Wis., named David McCoy president and chief financial officer last week. McCoy has ...
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Leadership as conduit: ICBSD’s Olson defines her role

/ People
EDITOR’S NOTE: In July 2017, Megan Olson was named president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of South Dakota ...
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McKenney joins board at U.S. Bancorp

/ Directorships
Richard P. McKenney has been elected to the U.S. Bancorp board of directors, effective November 2017 ...
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Opinion

Nobel Prize validates theory on customer motivations

/ Marketing
The Nobel Prize in Economics awarded Oct. 8 to professor Richard H. Thaler for his behavioral economics work on irrational ...
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P2P payments: Service evolves; community banks sign on

/ Payments
Since person-to-person payments became accessible to community banks roughly a decade ago, many have adopted the third party technology as ...
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Political parties diverge on key banking issues

/ Politics
With the midterms already top of mind for many, we review banking policy as added to the platforms of the ...
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Community Relations

Associated Bank invests in women’s business initiative

/ Economic Development
Associated Bank, Green Bay, Wis., invested $1 million in the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation loan opportunity fund as a ...
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Minneapolis nonprofit connects banks, job candidates

/ Community Relations
Project for Pride in Living graduated its 42nd class of banking trainees on Feb. 2. PPL helps low-income individuals or ...
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Midland States Bank supports home ownership program

/ Outreach
The City of Kankakee, Ill., in partnership with Midland States Bank, Effingham, Ill., announced the launch of the Kankakee Homebuyer ...
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