Nebraskan has been around banking his entire life

Jon Schmaderer’s first jobs in banking involved shredding documents and mowing the lawn. By junior high, he’d been promoted to behind-the-counter work with customers. At 36, Scmaderer admits he’s “kind of one-dimensional” since he’s been around banking his whole life. “It intrigued me from the start and fit my personality. I always liked being around … Read more

Perseverance, hard work put Minnesota banker on community’s pulse

“Never, never — in nothing great or small, large or petty — never give in,” Winston Churchill said. Lynn Olson attributes her success to Churchill’s philosophy, which was instilled in her by her mother. “My parents just really taught us about hard work and dedication. It really is the reason why I’m successful now,” Olson … Read more

Chicago Casino: Answer to Problems? Or Cause of More?

For years, Chicago has faced an uphill battle to pay its bills. Mayor Richard M. Daley claims Chicago’s problem is a revenue shortfall while others say it’s a spending problem. To solve the problem, Daley proposed in 1992 to create a city-owned casino. [Continue]