is the premier online source for timely or breaking community banking news. is the perfect complement to our monthly print magazine BankBeat (formerly NorthWestern Financial Review), which offers in-depth articles that analyze and inform the most important trends, topics and issues in the industry. The name BankBeat signals a renewed commitment to people who work in banking. When something is alive, it has a beat, and we believe banking is very much alive. In journalism, reporters cover a “beat,” and for us, the only beat is banking.


Meet the people at BankBeat

Tom Bengtson

Tom Bengtson

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Julie Morgan

Directories Editor
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Susan Bengtson

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Mara Gawarecki

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Taylor Cabine

Creative Operations Director

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Jackie Hilgert

Editor at Large
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Kristi Wagner

Circulation and Office Manager
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Sam Wilmes

Managing Editor-Digital
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Ella Goans

Data Specialist/Production Assistant

Editorial Contributors

Justin Dullum

Justin Dullum


Liz Wheeler

Agriculture, Communities

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