Recruiting at rural banks requires holistic approach

Recruiting at rural banks requires holistic approach

/ Leadership
Many aspects of industry consolidation are lamentable: Reduced access to services in sparsely populated areas and the diseconomies of scale (i.e., lack of personal service) are two that come to mind quickly. But what should we make of a changing landscape where there are fewer and fewer family-owned institutions? I ...
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ICBA goes bold with AI demo

ICBA goes bold with AI demo

The future, as they say, is here. Here being Nashville, Tenn., where on the second day of ICBA Live, the ...
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Playing catch-up with ‘bigs’ won’t serve community bankers well

Playing catch-up with ‘bigs’ won’t serve community bankers well

/ Meeting Coverage
The problem with community banks, according to a much criticized article in the Wall Street Journal, is that their ability ...
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Attorney’s skill helps Wisconsin town reimagine itself

Attorney’s skill helps Wisconsin town reimagine itself

/ Features
In 1993, Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Company announced it would close its Eau Claire, Wis., factory, costing the west central Wisconsin ...
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Chronicles

First Premier to build new downtown Sioux Falls HQ

/ Chronicles
South Dakota’s First PREMIER Bank broke ground on a new main office and corporate headquarters at the northeast corner of ...
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Bankers’ Bank to offer new credit card origination service

/ Chronicles
Madison, Wis.-based Bankers' Bank is collaborating with MK Decision to bring the firm’s Credit Card Origination System™ to over 100 ...
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Bank confidence slips, survey says

/ Chronicles
Bank confidence has continued its year-long decline, and overall economic optimism is not high among bankers, according to a survey ...
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Iowa HC’s two brands post mixed market results

/ Chronicles
Iowa First Bancshares Corp., Muscatine, reported mixed results for 2018. The holding company’s net income of $2,311,000 for the year ...
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Pella to acquire Iowa State Savings Bank

/ Chronicles
Iowa’s Pella Financial Group, parent of Marion County State Bank of Pella, signed a deal with Duclarkee, Inc., to acquire ...
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UMB buys corporate trust business

/ Chronicles
Missouri’s UMB Bank is a buying the corporate trust division from Des Moines-based Bankers Trust ...
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People

Heartland names head of consumer banking

/ Promotions & New Hires
Kevin Karrels was named executive vice president – head of consumer banking for Heartland Financial USA, Inc., Dubuque, Iowa. He ...
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Associated promotes CHRO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Angie M. DeWitt was promoted to chief human resources officer from deputy CHRO at Associated Bank Green Bay. DeWitt, who ...
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Lake City Bank names CAO, finance SVP

/ Promotions & New Hires
Brok A. Lahrman has joined Lake City Bank, Warsaw, Ind., as senior vice president of finance and chief accounting officer ...
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Opinion

Community banks need to retain, grow role in payments system

/ Payments
Increasing competition from tech-based innovators demonstrates the importance of the payments system to the banking industry. Connect payments with information ...
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Ideas in housing finance

/ Technology
I received a solicitation in my personal mail recently. It was a letter from Unison, which offered me money based ...
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Brokered deposit rules need an update

/ Regulation
Some large banks are offering potential customers $300 or more to open an account with them. These types of incentives ...
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Community Relations

NBA establishes disaster relief fund

/ Community Relations
In response to historic flooding in the Cornhusker State, the Nebraska Bankers Association has created a disaster relief fund ...
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Iowa bankers chair Red Cross event

/ Community Relations
Iowa bankers Mick and Judy Guttau served recently as honorary chairs at the American Red Cross Heroes in the Heartland ...
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Community State gets students podcasting

/ Community Relations
Community State Bank, Union Grove, Wis., recently donated podcast equipment to support United Way’s LIFT initiative at Knapp Elementary School ...
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