Community Relations

Hockey facility to carry local bank’s name

The Chicago Blackhawks announced the team’s new, privately funded, $65 million facility will be known as the MB Ice Arena – Chicago Blackhawks Community Rink, reflecting sponsorship by MB Financial Bank. In addition to serving as the practice home for the Blackhawks and visiting National Hockey League teams, approximately 94 percent of the 125,000-square-foot facility’s use will be for the community, youth and adult hockey leagues. [Continue]

Minnesota banks rally for Community Impact Week

Nearly a third of the banks in Minnesota took part in Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Week, an attempt to further banks’ volunteerism and active roles in their communities. Ninety-six banks, and more than 250 branches, committed to a wide array of volunteer opportunities throughout the state during the week of Sept. 18-22. [Continue]

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