Spate of robberies push banks toward controlled access

Spate of robberies push banks toward controlled access

/ Features
Increasingly, banks in areas affected by these crimes have started to lock their lobby doors during business hours; robbers have responded by moving their nefarious activities to surrounding communities ...
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ChoiceOne opens new Grand Rapids office

ChoiceOne opens new Grand Rapids office

/ Chronicles
Michigan’s ChoiceOne Financial held a ribbon-cutting celebrating the opening of its newest office in Grand Rapids, Mich, this month. Its ...
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Talent management program facilitates seamless succession

Talent management program facilitates seamless succession

/ Hiring & Retention
The best way to approach management succession planning is by taking a broad perspective. Instead of focusing on the potential ...
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Oregon Pacific, Summit expand as others contract

Oregon Pacific, Summit expand as others contract

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At a time when most banks are looking closely at retrenching their branch networks, a pair of Oregon-chartered community banks ...
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Chronicles

Nebraska banker, Indiana professor receive top ABA ag awards

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Fred Bruning, CEO of Bruning State Bank, Bruning, Neb., will receive the Bruning Award at the American Bankers Association’s ag ...
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First Interstate announces pair of Idaho acquisitions

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First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., is strengthening its presence in Idaho through a pair of separate acquisitions worth more than $200 ...
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First Merchants, MBT will merge

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Indiana’s First Merchants Corporation has inked a deal to acquire Michigan’s MBT Financial Corporation in an all-stock transaction worth about ...
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People

Independence in Kentucky names new president

/ More News, Promotions & New Hires
Jacob Reid was promoted to president of Independence Bank, Owensboro, Ky., earlier this month. He is the third generation of ...
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Rine replaces Hagedorn at UMB

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UMB veteran Jim Rine, who has more than two decades with the Kansas City, Mo., company, has replaced Mike Hagedorn ...
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Minneapolis Fed appoints new board members

/ Directorships, More News
Jeanne Crain and Sarah Walsh have been elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis’ board of directors for terms ...
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Opinion

Getting and keeping customers: How to pull without pushing

/ Marketing
As more and more banks take advantage of convergent technologies and cross marketing, including retail banking, investing, insurance, mortgage and ...
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CRA reform requires thinking beyond the obvious

/ Legislation
Regulators are teeing up CRA for additional reform; I hope simplification, clarity and fairness are among the goals this time ...
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M&A Series Part 10: Employment matters

/ M&A, More News
In the final installment of our M&A series, we cast an eye on employment agreements. In any transaction the treatment ...
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Community Relations

First National awards grants

/ Financial Literacy
First National Bank recently awarded $956,000 in community development grants to 51 organizations in Colorado, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas and South ...
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Old National subsidiary invests in historic restoration

/ Economic Development, More News
ONB Community Equity LLC, Evansville, Ind., is the lead investor in the newly-formed Monarch Federal Historic Preservation Fund ...
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Iowa bank donates to Habitat for Humanity

/ More News, Philanthropy
Iowa State Bank and Trust Company of Fairfield, Iowa, has made a $2,500 donation to the Greater Fairfield Area Habitat ...
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