Second time is the charm for North Dakotan

Second time is the charm for North Dakotan

/ Features
The first time Kathy Torske applied for the president’s role at American Trust Center, Dickinson, N.D., she was 29 and had been with the company for only a few years. Although the board was impressed with her resume and performance with the company, they decided she needed a few more ...
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Trust officer glides easily into leadership development

Trust officer glides easily into leadership development

/ Features
Jon-Myckle Price got into banking because of a pool. A lifelong swimmer, Price was writing a paper for a college ...
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Young banker ‘makes it happen’ at Upper Midwest bank

Young banker ‘makes it happen’ at Upper Midwest bank

/ Features
Since she began at Peoples Bank Midwest nearly 11 years ago, Megan Willcoxen has seized every opportunity to learn and ...
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Bank Secrecy Act overhaul works its way through Congress

Bank Secrecy Act overhaul works its way through Congress

/ Legislation
In May, the House Financial Services Committee approved the COUNTER Act to modernize and reform the Bank Secrecy Act. The ...
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Chronicles

Chicagoland CU buying local bank

/ Chronicles
Elgin, Ill.-based Corporate America Family Credit Union is buying Ben Franklin Financial, Inc., and its subsidiary Ben Franklin Bank of ...
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WaterStone to open new branches

/ Chronicles
Wisconsin’s WaterStone Bank is adding a pair of branches in the Milwaukee market later this year in Oak Creek and ...
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Fidelity buys factoring firm

/ Chronicles
Minnesota’s Fidelity Bank has agreed to purchase a local factoring services firm working in the Midwest ...
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North Dakota banks will merge

/ Chronicles
Westbrand, Inc., based in Minot, N.D., is set to acquire BlackRidgeBANK in Fargo, N.D., later this year for an undisclosed ...
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First Midwest adding Quad Cities branch

/ Chronicles
Chicago’s First Midwest is adding a branch in Davenport, Iowa. Start of construction on the office will be marked by ...
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Duluth area banks merging

/ Chronicles
National Bank of Commerce in Superior, Wis., is buying Republic Bank in Duluth. Founded in 1974, Republic Bank has $418 million ...
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People

CorTrust CEO named to ICBA Securities board

/ Directorships
Jack Hopkins, president and CEO of Sioux Falls-based CorTrust Bank, has been named to the board of ICBA Securities Inc., ...
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McFarland bank hires CFO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Shauna Gnorski has joined McFarland State Bank, McFarland, Wis., as its chief financial officer ...
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Molepske named chair of UFS

/ Directorships
Wisconsin banker Mike Molepske has been named chair of the board at UFS, LLC, a purpose built technology provider to ...
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Opinion

Simple securities should be a portfolio staple

/ Operations
Dan Brown, author of the bestseller “The DaVinci Code,” states that “History is always written by the winners. When two ...
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Regulators signaling retreat on nonbanks

/ Regulation
There has been a hole in the American financial regulatory system with its light- to no-touch regulatory environment for large ...
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Employees respond to leadership that meets them on their turf

/ Leadership
“One of the most important features is people who flex to their team,” says Jessica Nollett, discussing effective leadership. Nollett, ...
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Community Relations

Kansas bank praised for financial literacy efforts

/ Community Relations
Topeka-based Silver Lake Bank set up a branch inside Washburn Rural High School and put the task of running the ...
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S.D. Junior Achievement gets boost from Dacotah

/ Community Relations
Dacotah Bank pledged $2,500 to Junior Achievement of South Dakota for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year for the Brookings and ...
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Wisconsin banks back finlit scholarship

/ Community Relations
The Wisconsin Coalition on Student Debt held its inaugural Money Smart Essay Contest for high school seniors in southwest Wisconsin ...
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