Using digital tools to connect with customers ruring COVID-19

Using digital tools to connect with customers ruring COVID-19

/ Marketing
In response to travel bans, school closures and recommendations to limit group gatherings, many community banks are relying on digital tools, including document management systems, to ensure regular communications and to keep some semblance of normality ...
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North Dakotan embodies empathetic leadership

North Dakotan embodies empathetic leadership

/ Features
Though Jeremy Skoglund is a North Dakotan, he’s always been a Cubs fan. As a baseball player growing up, he ...
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#QuickTakes: Jeremy Skoglund

#QuickTakes: Jeremy Skoglund

/ #QuickTakes
Jeremy Skoglund, a 2020 Rising Stars in Banking honoree, talks about the role mentors have played in his career, the ...
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North Dakota bank funds tech for distance learners

North Dakota bank funds tech for distance learners

/ Community Relations
In March, Joy Kitzan, senior vice president Dakota Community Bank & Trust, Hebron, N.D., received a call from the principal ...
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Chronicles

Park Financial buys rest of Mesaba Bancshares

/ Chronicles
Duluth’s Park Financial bought the rest of Mesaba Bancshares two years after it initially purchased a non-controlling interest from founder ...
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Indiana CU to buy bank

/ Chronicles
Heritage Federal Credit Union in Newburgh, Ind., has agreed to buy The Elberfeld State Bank, with the deal set to ...
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Supreme Court: President can fire CFPB director at will

/ Chronicles
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that the current structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ...
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Rural Mainstreet Index ticks up for June

/ Chronicles
The Rural Mainstreet Index for June climbed to 37.9, well below growth neutral, but up from May’s 12.5 and April’s ...
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CBI completes Walcott buy

/ Chronicles
Muscatine, Iowa-based CBI Bank & Trust completed its acquisition of Walcott Trust & Savings Bank over the weekend ...
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Heartland buys branches in Arizona

/ Chronicles
An Arizona subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA in Iowa is buying branches from Johnson Financial Group, Racine, Wis ...
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People

MidWestOne taps former Old National exec to lead bank

/ Promotions & New Hires
Iowa’s MidWestOne Financial Group named Len Devaisher as president and chief operating officer for both the holding company and MidWestOne ...
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German American retools executive team

/ Promotions & New Hires
As part of a succession plan, German American Bancorp in Jasper, Ind., will reshuffle its executive team, including creation of ...
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CrossFirst Bankshares names new president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Mike Maddox, current president and CEO of CrossFirst Bank, will become president and CEO of its holding company, CrossFirst Bankshares.  ...
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Opinion

Who was the intended PPP target?

/ Regulation
Who were the intended PPP grant recipients? At first, it was any company with fewer than 500 employees but then ...
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Diverse hiring is not inclusion

/ Leadership
“Diversity is inviting people to the dance; inclusion is asking them to dance,” said Shirley Davis, president of SDS Global ...
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#QuickTakes: Brad Lane

/ #QuickTakes
Brad Lane, chair of the Iowa Bankers Association, describes how the pandemic has impacted the state's ag industry especially livestock ...
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Community Relations

F&M Bank helps local businesses, nonprofits

/ Community Relations
Galesburg, Ill.-based F&M Bank is committing $20,000 to help local small businesses and nonprofits ...
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Mattoon bank hands out grants

/ Community Relations
The First National Bank in Mattoon, Ill., has awarded grants to local organizations totaling $20,000 ...
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Bank Iowa crowdsources donation destinations

/ Community Relations
Bank Iowa, Des Moines, announced the recipients of its first-ever crowdsourced community give back program, Helping Hand ...
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