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

United Bankers Bank hires Alabama-based senior vice president

Bloomington, Minn.-based United Bankers Bank appointed Alan McLean as senior vice president, operations director. McLean, who will be based in Birmingham, Ala., has more than 20 years of correspondent banking and operations experience.  He studied business at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and received a general banking certificate from the Alabama Banking School. McLean is … Read more

Missouri’s BTC Bank acquiring Merchants and Farmers Bank

Bethany, Mo.-based BTC Bank is purchasing Merchants and Farmers Bank.  By acquiring Salisbury, Mo.-based Merchants and Farmers, the ag-focused BTC Bank will grow to a more than $1 billion organization with 22 locations throughout Missouri and southern Iowa.  Merchants and Farmers Bank has branches in Fayette, Columbia and Hardin, Mo.   Regulatory and stockholder approvals are … Read more

Design a bank your customers want to visit

Building a bank today might require a refocus on resources as the country prepares for the post-pandemic future. In today’s climate, bankers might decide to double-down on offerings or explore creative ways to engage their communities through outreach and partnerships. [Continue]

First National Bank and Trust names VP

Arcadia, Wis.-based First National Bank and Trust Co. named Josh Grzadzielewski as vice president of community banking.   Grzadzielewski has nearly two decades of experience in credit analysis, relationship management, operations and client service. He joined First National Bank and Trust in 2007 as a loan officer immediately after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in … Read more

JCBank employees build Habitat for Humanity home for local family

Bloomington, Ind.-based JCBank employees recently helped build a Habitat for Humanity home for a family in Bloomington.  Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County homeowners pay a modest down payment, invest 250 hours in sweat equity in constructing their homes, and pay their home mortgage once construction is completed.  “JCBank’s leadership is guided by our core … Read more

State Nebraska Bank & Trust donates $25,000 to legacy fund

State Nebraska Bank & Trust donated $25,000 to the Wayne Area Legacy Fund to kick off its capital campaign.  An affiliate of the Nebraska Community Foundation, Wayne Area Legacy Fund includes an endowment to support and strengthen local nonprofits.  The fund has donated more than $50,000 to local organizations since it was founded five years … Read more