UBB President Bill Rosacker sets retirement date

UBB President Bill Rosacker sets retirement date

/ Retirements
William “Bill” Rosacker will retire as president of United Bankers’ Bank on April 30, 2019, the bank announced on Feb. 22. Rosacker has been president of the Bloomington-Minn., based bank since 1985, and he has been in the banking industry for more than 51 years ...
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Work is reward at Pacific Coast Banking School

Work is reward at Pacific Coast Banking School

/ Features
The Pacific Coast Banking School doesn’t just teach bankers about maintaining proper capital ratios and other metrics to make sure ...
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Consequences of trade disputes mounting

Consequences of trade disputes mounting

/ Agriculture
Chad Hart is an agriculture economist and assistant professor at Iowa State University, Ames. BankBeat columnist Justin Dullum talked to ...
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Undergraduate programs help industry develop talent

Undergraduate programs help industry develop talent

/ Features
Ask college students to consider a career in banking and most will automatically think Wall Street. But increasingly, colleges and ...
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Chronicles

German American, Citizens First merging

/ Chronicles
Indiana’s German American Bancorp announced a deal to acquire Citizens First Corporation, Bowling Green, Ky., for $68 million in a ...
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Tax law change gives banks earnings boost for 4th quarter, entire year

/ Chronicles
Net income at the nation’s community banks increased $2.7 billion from a year ago to $6.8 billion in the fourth ...
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Unity Bank merging charters

/ Chronicles
The banks are $106 million Unity Bank North, Red Lake Falls, the $180 million Unity Bank, Augusta, Wis., and the ...
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Wintrust to buy Oak Bank

/ Chronicles
Illinois’ Wintrust Financial has inked an agreement to acquire Rush-Oak Corporation and its subsidiary Oak Bank, both of Chicago, for ...
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Sauk Valley Bank buying two branches

/ Chronicles
Sterling, Ill.-based Sauk Valley Bank is buying a pair of branches from Illinois Bank & Trust, Rockford, which come with ...
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Hawthorn sells Branson office

/ Chronicles
Jefferson City, Mo.-based Hawthorn Bank has sold a branch in Branson, Mo., to Branson Bank, Branson. The deal included $10.6 ...
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People

mBank makes CTO, business development hires

/ Promotions & New Hires
Manistique, Mich.-based mBank has hired Jake Martin as executive vice president and chief technology officer and Clyde Nelson as senior ...
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MetaBank names head of consumer lending

/ Promotions & New Hires
Jeff Aegerter has been named president of the consumer lending division at Sioux Falls-based MetaBank ...
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Former Iowa banker Neighbor passes away

/ Obituaries
Morris F. Neighbor, former owner of Farmers Sate Bank of Marion, Iowa, died Feb. 11. He served as CEO of ...
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Opinion

Airline pioneer proves the power of simplicity

/ Leadership
We lost a giant in the business world when Herb Kelleher died on Jan. 3 at the age of 87 ...
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Farmer or farm worker? A critical distinction for CDC

/ Agriculture
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2016 on the suicide rate amongst farmers and discovered ...
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The trends, conditions and issues driving bank M&A

/ M&A
The number of FDIC-insured institutions in the United States was 5,670 as of March 31, 2018, down from 8,534 on ...
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Community Relations

Banking execs team to support kids’ charities

/ Community Relations
Representatives from 55 financial institutions and companies that serve them raised $34,330 for two Twin Cities nonprofits Feb. 13 ...
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WaterStone launches hospital partnership

/ Community Relations
For each Moola Moola Kids Savings account that is opened in 2019, WaterStone will make a $10 donation to Children’s ...
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UFMD on track to build on early successes

/ Community Relations
Bank and credit union executives will once again get the opportunity to set aside their differences to network, learn and ...
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