Meeting Coverage

Mentorship, peer networks key to women’s success

The importance of mentorship and women helping other women in their careers was a key refrain offered by a panel of three veteran female bankers recently. Mary Kay Bates, president and CEO of Bank Midwest, Spirit Lake, Iowa; Laurie Nordquist, lead regional president for the Upper Midwest for Wells Fargo, and Del Mari Runck, chief operating officer for Neighborhood National Bank, St. Cloud. [Continue]

State Filings – Midwest (June 2019)

Colorado Points West Community Bank, Windsor, Colo., authorized to establish a branch in Greeley, Colo. Iowa State Bank, New Hampton, filed to merge into Fidelity Bank & Trust, Dubuque. Farmers and Traders Savings Bank, Douds, filed to merge into Libertyville Savings Bank, Fairfield. City State Bank, Norwalk, authorized to establish a branch in Mesa, Ariz. … Read more

ICBA goes bold with AI demo

The future, as they say, is here. Here being Nashville, Tenn., where on the second day of ICBA Live, the future was carried onto a stage in the form of Sophia, a robot draped in haute couture in the style of Audrey Hepburn, a female gendered artificial intelligence who listened and was capable of engaging … Read more