Mentorship, peer networks key to women's success

Mentorship, peer networks key to women’s success

/ State Meetings
The importance of mentorship and women helping other women in their careers was a key refrain offered by a panel of three veteran female bankers recently. Mary Kay Bates, president and CEO of Bank Midwest, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Laurie Nordquist, lead regional president for the Upper Midwest for Wells Fargo, ...
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Tech to fold social lending circles into banking

Tech to fold social lending circles into banking

/ Technology
Invest Sou Sou is a company leveraging tech to create and maintain “lending circles.” This is something of a new ...
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Second time is the charm for North Dakotan

Second time is the charm for North Dakotan

/ Features
The first time Kathy Torske applied for the president’s role at American Trust Center, Dickinson, N.D., she was 29 and ...
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Trust officer glides easily into leadership development

Trust officer glides easily into leadership development

/ Features
Jon-Myckle Price got into banking because of a pool. A lifelong swimmer, Price was writing a paper for a college ...
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Chronicles

Citizens Alliance to merge with Sacred Heart bank

/ Chronicles
Clara City, Minn.-based Citizens Alliance Bank will acquire the $26 million Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Sacred Heart, Minn ...
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Rural bankers see tariff impacts

/ Chronicles
Rural bankers are seeing negative impacts from tariffs despite positive growth in the area, according to the Creighton University Rural ...
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Chicagoland CU buying local bank

/ Chronicles
Elgin, Ill.-based Corporate America Family Credit Union is buying Ben Franklin Financial, Inc., and its subsidiary Ben Franklin Bank of ...
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WaterStone to open new branches

/ Chronicles
Wisconsin’s WaterStone Bank is adding a pair of branches in the Milwaukee market later this year in Oak Creek and ...
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Fidelity buys factoring firm

/ Chronicles
Minnesota’s Fidelity Bank has agreed to purchase a local factoring services firm working in the Midwest ...
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North Dakota banks will merge

/ Chronicles
Westbrand, Inc., based in Minot, N.D., is set to acquire BlackRidgeBANK in Fargo, N.D., later this year for an undisclosed ...
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People

Singer to lead Eugene market for Columbia

/ Promotions & New Hires
Jeff Singer has joined Columbia Bank, Tacoma, Wash., as senior vice president and market president for the Eugene, Ore., market ...
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CorTrust CEO named to ICBA Securities board

/ Directorships
Jack Hopkins, president and CEO of Sioux Falls-based CorTrust Bank, has been named to the board of ICBA Securities Inc., ...
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McFarland bank hires CFO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Shauna Gnorski has joined McFarland State Bank, McFarland, Wis., as its chief financial officer ...
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Opinion

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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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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Community Relations

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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Wisconsin banks back finlit scholarship

/ Community Relations
The Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt held its inaugural Money Smart Essay Contest for high school seniors in southwest Wisconsin ...
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