Community Relations

Bank Midwest supports healthcare foundation

Spirit Lake, Iowa-based Bank Midwest donated $10,000 to the Lakes Regional Healthcare Foundation to help bring vital state-of-the-art screening equipment to residents of the Iowa Great Lakes area. [Continue]

Winona, Minn., bank “swipes” out hunger

Merchants Bank, Winona, Minn., will be donating five cents each time a Merchants Bank credit card or debit card was used between Aug. 1 and Aug. 8, up to a total of $10,000, to area food shelves during “Swipe Out Hunger,” the bank’s fifth annual Facebook Giveaway. [Continue]

Minnesota banks sponsors film screening

Cattail Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for Harvest Bank, Atwater, Minn., and Citizens State Bank of Waverly, Minn., sponsored a private screening of the movie “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” at the Aug. 10-12 annual convention of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota. The showing took place on Aug. 11. [Continue]

Straight Talk: Job’s Checklist

In this issue, we offer an article about educational efforts designed to build interest in banking as a profession. I encourage you to talk up the industry with anyone discerning a career. Draw on your own experience to articulate the reasons banking is a great professional choice; or, if you need some help coming up … Read more

Hire Education

A recent increase in community and commercial banking programs at colleges and universities may provide bankers a new pool of employees. [Continue]

Fintech law in academia

Two faculty members at Duke Law School weigh in on the proposed fintech charter. Lawrence Baxter, William B. McGuire Professor of the Practice of Law; Co-Director, Global Financial Markets Center, and Lee Reiners, Lecturing Fellow; Director, Global Financial Markets Center, both teach a course titled “FinTech and the Law,” among others.   Q: How would … Read more