How will farmers deal with climate change and other challenges?

How will farmers deal with climate change and other challenges?

/ Agriculture
As they near the end of 2021, many community ag bankers say their farm clients are feeling optimistic, but the industry isn't entirely sunny. Farmers have long served as stewards of the natural world, and as climate change becomes a more pressing topic, they wrestle with how to respond. That's ...
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#QuickTakes: Tony Repanich

#QuickTakes: Tony Repanich

/ #QuickTakes
Tony Repanich, president and chief operating officer of Shield Compliance, joins BankBeat publisher Tom Bengtson for an interview about the ...
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Find talent beyond your pre-pandemic scope

Find talent beyond your pre-pandemic scope

/ Hiring & Retention
Businesses across the country have reported that they are struggling to hire, and the banking industry is certainly not immune ...
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Numerous tax changes proposed in Congressional bills

Numerous tax changes proposed in Congressional bills

/ Regional Meetings
Congressional spending proposals are expected to have fewer adverse impacts for community banks than originally anticipated but still require further ...
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Chronicles

UMB buying KC region branch

/ Chronicles
UMB Bank, N.A., is buying a branch in Lenaxa, Kan., from Denver-based ANB Bank, its only office in the state.  ...
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Wisconsin bankers call on Legislature to reject credit union bill

/ Chronicles
Wisconsin community bankers are rallying against a state bill they say would further benefit credit unions to the detriment of ...
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Community banker optimism drops in quarterly CSBS study

/ Chronicles
Community bankers are more pessimistic over future business conditions than earlier this year, according to the most recent Community Bank ...
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Business confidence falls again but remains positive

/ Chronicles
reighton University’s September regional Business Conditions Index is indicating still-positive but slowing growth expectations for the next three to six ...
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First International Bank & Trust to open Moorhead branch

/ Chronicles
First International Bank & Trust is holding a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction on its new Moorhead ...
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Small business C&I loans decrease as PPP ends

/ Chronicles
Small business commercial and industrial loans decreased nearly 14 percent in 2Q 2021 from the previous quarter, according to the ...
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People

Indiana banker earns ABA lifetime achievement award

/ People
The American Bankers Association has named Indiana community banker Joseph F. Kessie as the 2021 Bruning Award recipient ...
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Lake City Bank promotes Fulton to SVP, COO roles

/ Promotions & New Hires
Lake City Bank has promoted Lisa A. Fulton to senior vice president and chief operations officer ...
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Nebraska banker was industry treasure

/ People
Tom Olson was a quintessential community banker, born and raised in Lisco, a Western Nebraska town of about 100 people ...
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Opinion

Bankers must consider many factors during M&As

/ M&A
Community bankers need to consider a number of factors when embarking on M&As, according to CliftonLarsenAllen CPAs Joshua Juergensen and ...
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Outlook brightens for farmers, less so for ag lenders

/ Agriculture
As they near the end of 2021, many community ag bankers say their farm clients are feeling optimistic. Commodity prices ...
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Gain customers by greening up some bank products

/ Operations
A church in my neighborhood is holding an electric vehicle expo this month. It’s a hands-on event with test drive ...
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Community Relations

Two Indiana banks recognized for community commitment

/ Community Relations
Community First Bank of Indiana, Kokomo, and Centier Bank, Merrillville, were awarded the Indiana Bankers Association’s Commitment to Community recognition ...
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Newsweek announces Best Small Banks

/ Community Relations
Newsweek has announced its listing of the Best Small Banks by state across the Upper Midwest ...
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TS Bank sponsors school visits by national speaker

/ Community Relations
Schuh recently delivered a message of hope and inspiration to 10 southwest Iowa schools through TS Bank’s TS Promise series ...
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