Carranza gets a big start at the SBA

Carranza gets a big start at the SBA

/ Regulation
September 30 marked the close of the 2020 fiscal year for the country; what an enormous year it turned out to be for the U.S. Small Business Administration. When Jovita Carranza was confirmed SBA Administrator in January, there was no way for her to know the agency was on the ...
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First Mid, LINCO merging

First Mid, LINCO merging

/ Chronicles
Illinois-based First Mid Bancshares has inked a deal to acquire LINCO Bancshares, Inc., and its subsidiary Providence Bank for $144.9 ...
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The value of the marketing change-up

The value of the marketing change-up

/ Features
Marketing in the middle of a global pandemic and the resulting economic turmoil isn’t easy. There’s a fine line to ...
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Wyoming shoots ahead in digital asset industry

Wyoming shoots ahead in digital asset industry

/ Chronicles
The state of Wyoming is on the brink of becoming a trailblazer in the world of cryptocurrency now that it ...
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Chronicles

Byline to trim one fifth of branches

/ Chronicles
Chicago’s Byline Bank announced plans to consolidate 11 of its 57 branches earlier this month. Most of the affected offices ...
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Alan Tubbs to receive ABA’s Bruning Award

/ Chronicles
Alan “Al” Tubbs, chair of Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., Maquoketa, Iowa, is the 2020 recipient of the American Bankers Association’s Bruning ...
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Wisconsin CU buying Associated branch

/ Chronicles
Summit Credit Union in Madison, Wis., is buying a branch in Monroe, Wis., from Associated Bank which comes with $37.7 ...
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Investors Community opening Fox Valley branch

/ Chronicles
Manitowoc, Wis.-based Investors Community Bank has broken ground on a new 23,986-square-foot banking center in Appleton, Wis ...
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Charter Bank buying branch

/ Chronicles
Wisconsin’s Charter Bank is buying a branch from Bank First, Manitowoc, Wis., which will retain loans from the Chetek, Wis., ...
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Bridgewater opens doors to new corporate center

/ Chronicles
Bridgewater Bank, Bloomington, Minn., has opened the doors to its new corporate center in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis ...
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People

First State, First Busey name directors

/ Directorships
First State Bank & Trust in Bayport, Minn., and First Busey in Champaign, Ill., have named new directors to their ...
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Former ICBA chair passes away

/ Obituaries
Michigan banker Jim MacPhee passed away after a year-long battle with brain cancer at Rose Arbor Hospice in Michigan on ...
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Old National creates business development role

/ Promotions & New Hires
Roland Shelton was promoted to fill the newly created role of executive vice president, strategic business partnerships at Old National ...
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Opinion

How to survive a 2020 data breach

/ Technology
We are living in a time where technology advances at rapid speeds, the internet is more widely used than ever ...
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Pandemic impacts bank internships

/ Hiring & Retention
While banks kept work flowing in early spring through social distancing measures and remote workforces, they had to make quick ...
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Bridging wage and wealth gaps isn’t the right Fed mandate

/ Politics
The Federal Reserve, with its enormous capacity for research, tells us the coronavirus recession has hit women and minority populations ...
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Community Relations

Pioneer Bank donates water bottles

/ Community Relations
Mankato, Minn.-based Pioneer Bank is pleased to donate 5,000 water bottles to students at area schools for the start of ...
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DePaul receives First Midwest grant

/ Community Relations
First Midwest Bank has provided a $500,000 gift through the First Midwest Charitable Foundation to support DePaul University finance students ...
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First Security donates masks

/ Community Relations
A family of banks with a presence in three Midwest states is donating protective gear to local students and school ...
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