Law school interest led to banking business

When Community State Bank of Avilla, Ind., decided to add financial services to its list of offerings in 2001, it turned to Mark Demske, a recent graduate of the Valparaiso law school.

Demske had taken an interest in trusts at Valparaiso, and he “always enjoyed investing and had done it ‘unofficially’ since high school” and through his days at Wabash College and the University of St. Francis, where he completed a master’s degree in business.

“The bank is always looking to even out income, [and] it just so happened at the time that I was available and there was . . .

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