Community Relations

TS Bank once again leads school speaker series

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank is once again leading a motivational speaker series this month as part of its TS Promise program. This week, speaker and author Terrence Talley is speaking before nearly 4,300 students at 10 southwest Iowa schools through Sept. 29, including Atlantic, Riverside, Treynor, Tri-Center, Underwood, Griswold, East Mills, Abraham Lincoln, Lewis Central … Read more

One Community Bank donates $1,000 to service dog nonprofit

Oregon, Wis.-based One Community Bank donated $1,000 to the nonprofit Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs. Wisconsin Academy for Graduate Service Dogs has facilitated the partnership of more than 250 service dogs for people with multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disease and combat veteran-associated injuries.  “For our clients, a WAGS dog provides … Read more

Chelsea State Bank marks 125 years by donating $200K

Michigan-based Chelsea State Bank marked its 125th anniversary by donating $200,000 to local organizations.  The donations included a $125,000 pledge to Main Street Park Alliance, $50,000 cash donation to the Chelsea Sports complex and $25,000 gift to the Mobile CDL. The Park Alliance includes the proposed development of a multi-use, family park with a splash … Read more

First Business Bank golf event raises $42K for nonprofits

Brookfield, Wis.-based First Business Bank hosted its annual Charity Golf Invitational on Sept. 21 at the Nakoma Golf Club in Madison, raising $42,000 for Milwaukee and Madison nonprofits.  During the event, local business leaders take part in two-person teams on behalf of a local charity of their choosing. The $2.7 billion First Business Bank covers … Read more

TS Bank purchases $1,500 in mums for community members

Atlantic, Iowa-based TS Bank partnered with the Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center by purchasing $1,500 of mums for the nonprofit’s annual mum fundraiser. Proceeds from the sale went toward supplies and materials for the center. Since 2016, the $365 million TS Bank has donated more than $15,000 to the Child Development Center. The bank … Read more

Independent Bank opens full-service Michigan branch

Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Independent Bank opened a full-service branch on Sept. 8 in the eastern Michigan town of Holland. Kevin O’Keefe has been named the new bank manager in Holland. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial services.  “We are pleased to be opening a new full-service branch in Holland, and expanding … Read more

First Business Bank raises $33K for nonprofits thru golf tournament

Brookfield, Wis.-based First Business Bank hosted its annual Charity Golf Invitational on Aug. 22 at the Oconomowoc Golf Club, raising $33,000 for Milwaukee and Madison nonprofits.  During the event, local business leaders take part in two-person teams on behalf of a local charity of their choosing. The $2.7 billion First Business Bank covers all of … Read more

First Bank of Berne donates $1,000 to help those with special needs

Indiana-based First Bank of Berne recently donated $1,000 to C&C Bible Fellowship for events helping those with special needs. C&C Bible Fellowship hosts events throughout the summer, including fully-accessible hayrides, a petting zoo, lunch and other activities. The group partners with Easter seals/ARC of Northeast Indiana and Fresh New Start to run the events.  “C&C … Read more

Drentlaw recognized for nonprofit board service

New Market Bank President and CEO Anita Drentlaw was honored by Twin Cities Business magazine as a 2022 Notable Nonprofit Board Member.   Drentlaw was nominated by Flagship Bank CEO Jackie Herman for serving as the 2021-22 BankIn Minnesota chair, her support of community banking at the state and federal level for her testimony against the … Read more

Alerus donates $1 million for new hospital

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Alerus donated $1 million to Altru Health Foundation to support a new Altru Health System hospital. The donation, considered one of the largest Alerus has ever made, was the first to be directed to the new hospital. The hospital, a seven-floor building at Altru’s Columbia Road campus, will include space for 226 … Read more