Preparing for Lifelong Knowledge

Community banks develop financial literacy programs as long-term civic and business investments By Carol Patton Back in 2008, when subprime residential mortgages were making daily headlines, Joshua M. Guttau believed that the housing crisis was one symptom of an even bigger national problem: financial illiteracy. “In a perfect world, financial literacy is the responsibility of […]

Rapid Response

After a destructive tornado, The New Washington State Bank mobilized to get help and funding flowing quickly to Indiana residents and communities By Beth Mattson-Teig It has been just over a year since a devastating, multivortex tornado struck several rural Indiana towns. But The New Washington State Bank President Pat Glotzbach remembers March 2, 2012, […]

Strokes of Generosity

Paint-a-Thon rallies hundreds, those giving and receiving, in Iowa community By Carol Patton When a customer walked into Jim Olson’s office 20 years ago, he had no idea that she was about to transform how his community bank would service its community. The woman held a clipping of an article about a Paint-A-Thon that had […]

Gambling on a Recovery

ICBA National Convention and Techworld 2013 Hard hit by the downturn, community banks continue to roll the dice in Las Vegas By Elizabeth Judd Veterans of the notoriously roller-coaster Las Vegas economy are usually unfazed by booms and busts, but the most recent severe financial downturn has hit the area harder and longer than even […]