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Noah Wilcox

Noah Wilcox: Fighting for our communities

“We’ve been in the trenches fighting for our communities, and we’ve emerged triumphant.” We shut our lobbies in late March due to COVID-19. In our community bank’s history, the only other time we have closed was during the Great Depression, yet we were the first in Minnesota to voluntarily lock up because of the pandemic. Making […]

Noah Wilcox

Noah Wilcox: Community banks are essential

“[The top-performing community banks] advanced with hard work and dedication to their communities.” I’ve shared this story before, but in today’s environment, it bears repeating. When I left for college, I was pretty sure of two things: One, I wasn’t going into the family business. And two, I wasn’t going to become a banker. But, […]