Content-based marketing helps banks gain inside track

Content-based marketing helps banks gain inside track

/ Features
Community bank customers expect to be treated as individuals, not statistics. At the same time, marketing to customers “subjectively through personal stories instead of numbers clearly presents our dedication to our community,” explained Kristi Poling, marketing and creative services manager at Minnesota Lakes Bank, Delano, and its sister institution, Grand ...
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Bankers of cannabis industry gain tech tool

Bankers of cannabis industry gain tech tool

/ Regulation
Shield Compliance, Seattle, has developed a compliance management system for banking legal marijuana-related businesses. Called Shield Data Hub, the technology ...
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Michael Bell preaches acquisition ecumenism

Michael Bell preaches acquisition ecumenism

/ Profiles
Michael Bell, a 40-year-old lawyer from Michigan is confident as hell about his ability to bring credit union cash to ...
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Overproduction, trade tiffs and shifting consumer tastes spell bad times for dairy

Overproduction, trade tiffs and shifting consumer tastes spell bad times for dairy

/ Features
Martin County, Minn., used to be all dairy 50 years ago. Now, with more than 150 hog farms, the county ...
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Chronicles

Security Bank to buy State Bank of Hamburg

/ Chronicles
Glencoe, Minn.-based Security Bank & Trust has agreed to acquire the State Bank of Hamburg, Minn. The deal will close ...
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Eide Bailly continues westward expansion

/ Chronicles
Fargo, N.D.-based Eide Bailly has signed an agreement to acquire California CPA firm Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company. The deal ...
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First Midwest expands Milwaukee footprint

/ Chronicles
Chicago’s First Midwest Bank is beefing up its presence in Milwaukee with the addition of a commercial banking center ...
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Pioneer finalizes deal, starts branch build

/ Chronicles
Minnesota’s Pioneer Bank finalized its acquisition of the one-branch Nicollet County Bank, St. Peter, Minn., earlier this month and broke ...
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NEB Corp to buy Waupun bank

/ Chronicles
A pair of Wisconsin banks will be merging later this year. NEB Corp, parent company of National Exchange Bank & ...
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mBank picks up SBA award

/ Chronicles
Manistique, Mich.-based mBank was named 2018 Diversity Community Lender of the Year by the Michigan District Office of the Small ...
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People

Ohio Valley names new president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Larry E. Miller, II, will lead Ohio Valley Bank, Gallipolis, as its eleventh president. He will also serve as president ...
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Murray named VP, controller

/ Promotions & New Hires
First Security Bank, Charles City, Iowa, promoted Sarah Murray vice president, controller and cashier. Murray joined First Security in 2016 ...
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Associated names SVP, regional president

/ Promotions & New Hires
Denis Hogan joined Green Bay’s Associated Bank as northeast Wisconsin and Fox Valley regional president and senior vice president of ...
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Opinion

Are you a leader in the making?

/ Leadership
Some people may think that being a leader is an easy task and it’s not. They only focus on the outside, perceived benefits of leaders ...
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10 banking podcasts to try

/ Marketing
Though podcasts on everything from sports to true crime are popular, and some of the larger banks do have them, ...
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Flipping the narrative on ag is imperative

/ Agriculture
The future is fairly bright despite the current financial indicators because the working capital crunch that exists in agriculture now ...
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Community Relations

NBA awards flood recovery grant

/ Community Relations
The Nebraska Bankers Association board awarded a grant of $25,000 to the Boyd County Rural Water District #2 to assist ...
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First Financial offers students hands-on finlit prep

/ Community Relations
Renton-based First Financial Northwest has teamed up with the local school district to bring financial literacy to Renton students ...
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Bank hosts concert for a cause

/ Community Relations
Associates from TheBANK of Edwardsville, Ill., hosted a “Colors of Cancer” campaign fundraiser to benefit the American Cancer Society earlier ...
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