Security Financial Bank awards 12 scholarships

Eau Claire, Wis.-based Security Financial Bank awarded $500 scholarships to 12 Wisconsin high students. The scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to graduating seniors. “Recipients are chosen based on involvement in school, youth organizations and community events with particular preference given to students pursuing a career in finance, accounting or business administration,” the bank … Read more

North Shore Bank raising money for community fireworks show

Brookfield, Wis.-based North Shore Bank is marking its centennial by holding a community free coin counting fundraiser to help the city of Pewaukee, Wis., keep its annual July Fourth fireworks show. Through June 17, the public can count coins for free and donate either all or a portion of their coins at North Shore Bank’s … Read more

Forward Bank promotes HR leader to vice president

Oregon, Wis.-based Forward Bank named Gwen Schnitzler vice president. The bank’s human resource director, Schnitzler has more than 25 years of HR experience in central Wisconsin. Schnitzler was named the bank’s HR director in 2017 and promoted to assistant vice president later that year.  “Gwen has built a team focused on developing strong employees and … Read more

Associated Bank hires private banking executive

Arnold Brown joined Associated Bank as a private banking executive in the $41 billion, Green Bay, Wis.-based bank’s Chicago market. A senior vice president, Brown has more than four decades of banking experience, including 30 years in the Chicago region where he has focused on health care, engineering, accounting and legal industries. Brown has a … Read more

Centier Bank hires VP, treasury officer

Indiana-based Centier Bank hired April Bowers as vice president, treasury management sales officer. Bowers, who is based in Indianapolis, joined Centier Bank in January with nearly two decades of banking experience.  A Certified Treasury Professional, Bowers has a bachelor’s degree from Harrison College in Indianapolis. “I look forward to coming to work every day and … Read more

Farm debt grew in the first quarter

Farm debt at commercial banks increased at a steady pace in the first quarter of this year as liquidity remained strong, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. [Continue]

UBB promotes industry veteran to lead HR consulting service

Bloomington, Minn.-based United Bankers’ Bank promoted Karen Von Guten to vice president, USource manager. Von Guten has served UBB’s human resources consulting service since 2012. A certified Society of Human Resources Management-Senior Certified Professional, Von Guten has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Minnesota State University, Mankato.  “Karen has cultivated lasting relationships with our USource … Read more