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

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

TS Bank partnership helps homeowners with exterior repairs

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank partnered with SHIFT ATL, Atlantic, Iowa, for the second straight year to help homeowners undertake exterior home repairs and other projects. Participants could either nominate themselves or a neighbor with outdoor housing needs, including landscaping, siding, painting, fencing, sidewalks, windows and other work.   “We love being able to partner on this … Read more