Denise Mainquist

Old cyber threats persist as new ones emerge

/ Technology
Denise Mainquist, founder and managing director of ITPAC Consulting, LLC. Based in Lincoln, Neb., Mainquist helps guide banks and other businesses through cyber risk assessments and defense strategies ...
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First Mid acquires SCB, tweaks management

First Mid acquires SCB, tweaks management

/ Chronicles
Mattoon-based First Mid-Illinois Bancshares will acquire SCB Bancorp, Inc., Decatur, Ill., in its second 2018 deal. The bank also announced ...
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Transition underway at Iowa’s Ames National Corporation

Transition underway at Iowa’s Ames National Corporation

/ Promotions & New Hires
Thomas Pohlman, CEO of Ames National Corporation, Ames, Iowa, will retire at the end of this month. Pohlman will continue ...
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Exterior shot of mBank's headquarters in Manistique, Mich.

Mackinac Financial sets brisk M&A clip

/ Chronicles
Mackinac Financial is keeping Michigan’s Upper Peninsula busy, having announced its acquisition of Wisconsin’s Lincoln Community Bank last week, less ...
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Chronicles

United will acquire Powhatan Point

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Ohio's United Bancorp has signed a deal to buy Powhatan Point Community Bancshares, Inc., in a stock and cash transaction ...
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Indiana bank makes Illinois acquisition

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Carmel, Ind.-based Merchants Bancorp will acquire FM Bancorp and its subsidiary, Farmers-Merchants National Bank of Paxton, Ill., later this year ...
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Missouri holding companies will merge

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Southern Missouri Bancorp, Poplar Bluff, has agreed to acquire Gideon Bancshares Company, Gideon, Mo., in a stock and cash transaction ...
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People

MBA elects Miedtke chair

/ Promotions & New Hires
Mark Miedtke, president of Citizens State Bank of Hayfield, has been elected the 2018-19 chair of the Minnesota Bankers Association ...
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Kansas City bank reshuffles upper management

Commerce Bank of Kansas City, Mo., is rearranging its upper management in the wake of its vice chairman’s retirement. Jonathan ...
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First Sound expands Seattle team

/ Promotions & New Hires
Seattle’s First Sound Bank named Christopher Green a vice president, private banker and cash management officer and Joshua Menard an ...
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Opinion

Iowa bill a win for banks on CU names

/ Legislation
A bill signed into law by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds earlier this month contains a provision on credit union naming ...
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Secondary market helps ag lenders improve liquidity

/ Agriculture
Curt Covington is executive vice president of agricultural finance at Farmer Mac. We recently asked Covington to update readers on ...
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Cross-selling: Give customers more ‘bank for their buck’

/ Marketing
At any given time, one-fifth of banking customers are researching where to buy their next product or service, and 42 ...
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Community Relations

McFarland bank scores philanthropic goal

/ More News, Philanthropy
Hundreds of participants in the McFarland Soccer Club will receive an upgrade to their playing fields thanks to a $10,000 ...
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Peoples supports shelter creation

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Washington’s Peoples Bank has given a $25,000 donation to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County to support ...
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Minnesota banks spur donations with Facebook engagement

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A trio of Minnesota banks used Facebook campaigns to support local nonprofits and build goodwill in their communities ...
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