Community banks don’t have to disappear

Community banks don’t have to disappear

/ Technology
The Wall Street Journal recently detailed the demise of the National Bank of Delaware County, a small community bank that had been in business since 1891, after it bought Bank of America’s sole branch in an upstate New York town. But despite cautionary tales, community financial institutions aren’t doomed.  ...
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Minority Banking Forum presents business case for inclusion

Minority Banking Forum presents business case for inclusion

/ National Meetings
While diverse hiring practices and an awareness of the growing demographic shift within the U.S. has lessened the gap between ...
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Ag tech transforms the field for today’s farmers

Ag tech transforms the field for today’s farmers

/ Agriculture
Growers Edge Financial, Johnston, Iowa, is carving a path as an innovator in melding financial technology into the ag sector ...
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TCF's Dahl: Banks need “something great” to stay independent

TCF’s Dahl: Banks need “something great” to stay independent

/ Regional Meetings
Banks need to hone a distinctive, high-quality product or characteristic that sets them apart in order to stay independent, according ...
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Chronicles

Yankton banker lauded for largesse

/ Chronicles
Larry Ness, chair and CEO of First Dakota National Bank, Yankton, S.D., was honored as one of six “distinguished alumni” ...
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McFarland, Oregon banks merging in Wisconsin

/ Chronicles
A pair of Wisconsin banks are merging in the first quarter of 2020. Oregon Community Bank, Oregon, is acquiring McFarland ...
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FSA program works at Montana bank

/ Chronicles
As an ag banker with a deep understanding of what it means to work in agriculture, Bank of the Rockies’ ...
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Glacier to acquire Arizona bank

/ Chronicles
Montana’s Glacier Financial is buying State Bank Corp., the bank holding company for State Bank of Arizona, Lake Havasu City, ...
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White elected 2020 chair of Indiana Bankers

/ Chronicles
Lucas White, president of The Fountain Trust Company, Covington, Ind., has been elected 2020 chair of the board of the ...
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Wells Fargo names new CEO

/ Chronicles
Charles W. Scharf was named CEO and president, and a member of the board, at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, effective ...
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People

Columbia announces CEO succession plan

/ Promotions & New Hires
Hadley Robbins, president and CEO of Columbia Banking System in Tacoma, Wash., will retire on December 31 and be replaced ...
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First Busey, Peoples name directors

/ Directorships
First Busey Corporation, Champaign, Ill., named Karen Jensen to its board, and Peoples Bancorp, Marietta, Ohio, named Timothy Lathe to ...
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Heritage names EVP, CMO

/ Promotions & New Hires
Steve Gahler has been named executive vice president, chief marketing officer of Heritage Bank, Olympia, Wash ...
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Opinion

Easing the talent search: Tips for hiring managers

/ Hiring & Retention
What steps can bank hiring managers take to help ensure they’ll have a pipeline of top talent ready? Experts offered ...
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Public banks offer little more than false hope to Californians

/ Politics
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state’s legislature are offering their citizens nothing more than false hope by passing a ...
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Ag credit continues as relief flows

/ Agriculture
President Donald Trump’s ongoing trade war with China is taking its own toll on the ag industry. But it has ...
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Community Relations

Omaha bank builds homes

/ Community Relations
First National Bank of Omaha, Neb., is being recognized by the American Bankers Association Foundation for its commitment to affordable ...
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Nebraska Bankers award grant to county fair

/ Community Relations
The funds will assist in rebuilding livestock facilities located on the Cedar County fairgrounds which were damaged during the historic ...
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McFarland State building donation will house hospital

/ Community Relations
Wisconsin’s McFarland State Bank is donating a former branch building to Stoughton Hospital. The building and property are valued at ...
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