Bremer Financial rebrands, signals strategy shift

Bremer Financial rebrands, signals strategy shift

/ Features
Bremer’s new brand is the culmination of a two-year dive into self-reflection, said CEO Jeanne Crain. The process started as Bremer explored how to move into the future, asking, “What’s the right strategy? What’s the right focus for our team? And, how do we invest our capital wisely? ...
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Employees respond to leadership that meets them on their turf

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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Mythbusting digital lending

Mythbusting digital lending

/ Technology
Chris Rentner, director of digital lending for Velocity Solutions, LLC and founder and former CEO of Akouba, remembers a time ...
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Communities need a good bank and a good newspaper

Communities need a good bank and a good newspaper

/ Opinion
People have long talked about the demise of banking. And in the last decade, talk has ramped up on the ...
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Chronicles

Minnesota CEO elected chair of U.S. Faster Payments Council

/ Chronicles
Michael Bilski, CEO and chair of North American Banking Company, Roseville, Minn., was named chair of the U.S. Faster Payments ...
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First Financial buys capital markets firm

/ Chronicles
Ohio’s First Financial Corp signed a deal to acquire Bannockburn Global Forex, LLC, a capital markets firm. Both are based ...
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Reg relief is pillar of FDIC chair’s agenda

/ Chronicles
FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams stressed the importance of reg relief for community banks, saying she doesn’t think Basel should apply ...
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Meloy to lead Wisconsin Bankers

/ Chronicles
Mark Meloy, CEO of First Business Bank, Madison, has been elected to serve as the 2019-2020 chair of the Wisconsin ...
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Wintrust buying STC Capital Bank

/ Chronicles
Chicago’s Wintrust bank is adding to its footprint in the area with its acquisition of a bank on the western ...
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Purdue, Indiana banks join for banking concentration

/ Chronicles
Members of the Indiana banking community presented a donation of $135,000 to Purdue University Northwest at a PNW Banking Program ...
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People

First Federal names pair of executive officers

/ Promotions & New Hires
First Federal Bank of Wisconsin, Waukesha, named Brian McManus SVP of lending and Michelle Haslam SVP of operations; both were ...
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Sturgis names new director

/ Directorships
Jason Halling joined the boards of Sturgis Bancorp, Inc., and Sturgis Bank & Trust Company, both of Sturgis, Mich ...
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Bremer names EVP of financial solutions

/ Promotions & New Hires
St. Paul-based Bremer Financial Corporation recently named Travis Hoaglund its executive vice president of financial solutions, effective immediately ...
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Opinion

ERM: Not just for the ‘bigs’

/ Operations
It used to be that the banking regulatory community gave you a pass on having a formalized and documented ERM ...
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Seven podcasts explore fintech

/ Technology
As fintech opportunities evolve, staying on top of the latest trends, offerings and regulations requires keeping a finger on the ...
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Are you a leader in the making?

/ Leadership
Some people may think that being a leader is an easy task and it’s not. They only focus on the outside, perceived benefits of leaders ...
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Community Relations

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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Indiana bank picks up community outreach award

/ Community Relations
The inaugural "C2C" Award, showcasing exceptional community bank outreach during 2018, was presented to Farmers Bank, Frankfort, Ind ...
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