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Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Here’s loan officer, Mario Flores, and… Read More >
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Community Matters – Mario Flores

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Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Here’s loan officer, Mario Flores, and… Read More >

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Clarinda Homecoming Parade

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members supported Clarinda High School's Homecoming activities by driving in the parade and handing out candy to…

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Bank Iowa Day of Action for United Way

Bank Iowa

October 1 marked Bank Iowa's first annual Day of Action with United Way! Between our three metro locations, we built 250…

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Bank Iowa Supports Healthiest State Annual Walk

Bank Iowa

Support for physical health and wellness is an important part of the culture of Bank Iowa, which was named one…

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Tri City BBQ Fest

Bank Iowa

The Bank Iowa Denison team volunteered at Denison's Tri City BBQ Fest, the signature tourism event for Crawford County, Iowa.…

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Bank Iowa Shenfest Parade Float

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa Shenandoah walked in the Shenfest Parade on September 28. The theme this year was centered around the 100th…

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Bank Iowa Lawler Healthiest State Annual Walk

Bank Iowa

Eleven members of the Bank Iowa Lawler region (plus some of their children!) took part in the ninth Healthiest State…

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Cybercriminals Know How to Hook Your Firm’s Whales

Bank Iowa

When it comes to targets for online scams, there are a lot of “phish” in the sea. And, some cybercriminals…

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Bank Iowa United Way Campaign

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa kicked off its official United Way campaign today with a chili cook-off and bags tournament! Team members at…

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Bank Iowa Denison donates to Mini Golf Rehab Project

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa in Denison donated $741 to the Mini Golf Rehab Project on September 24. The donation will go toward…

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Bird’s Eye View: Waucoma

Bank Iowa

Coming in as one of our smallest Bank Iowa communities is Waucoma. While the city only has a total area…

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2019 Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon

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Bank Iowa was the named sponsor for the Wabash Trace Nature Trail Marathon and even won first place for our…

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Bank Iowa Altoona celebrates Southeast Polk Homecoming

Bank Iowa

The Southeast Polk homecoming parade was canceled due to weather, but the celebration did not stop as the Bank Iowa…

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Southwest Valley Homecoming

Bank Iowa

L to R:  Scott Sunderman, Ann Webb, Lexi Bronner, and Jake Jobe.  Mark Walter also participated and served as official…

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Humboldt Hosts Channel 13 RVTV

Bank Iowa

Humboldt hosted its third biennial visit from WHO Channel 13’s RVTV, which travels through five towns on the way to…

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Customer Appreciation Cookout with Mahaska County Cattlemen

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa's Oskaloosa and Fremont teams had a customer appreciation cookout on September 20, 2019 with the Mahaska County Cattlemen,…

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William Penn University Community Fair

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa participated in the William Penn University Community Fair, welcoming over 150 new students to Oskaloosa. Pictured is a…

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Know your mortgage options

Todd Smith

When it comes to buying a home, you may think that your only option is a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage…

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Closing the deal: Don’t let these 4 surprises happen to you at closing

Bank Iowa

You’ve found your dream home, and you’ve been approved for your loan. But before you get the keys, you have…

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9 factors that are more important than your mortgage rate

Todd Smith

Locking in a low interest rate for your home mortgage is great, but it’s not the most important thing to…

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Essex Labor Day Celebration

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa was a sponsor of the annual Labor Day Celebration in Essex and we are pretty proud of our…

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Psst… They Want to Steal More Than Your Heart

Bank Iowa

The Internet is a marketplace for all things, and love is no exception. Those looking for a romantic connection have…

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Bank Iowa Corporation Purchases First State Bank of Colfax

Bank Iowa

Acquisition grows Bank Iowa footprint to 23 Iowa communities served through 26 locations Bank Iowa Corporation today announced it has…

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Gilmore City Fun Days

Bank Iowa

Fun is the theme and that is just what everyone had at the annual Gilmore City Fun Days Parade. Bank Iowa sponsored…

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Bank Iowa Marketing Accolades Continue to Pile Up with Two Hashie Awards Recognizing Social Media Excellence

Bank Iowa

Social campaigns celebrate hometown pride via Snapchat and Facebook The Social Media Club of Des Moines last night recognized Bank…

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Bird’s Eye View: Fremont

Bank Iowa

As of the 2010 census, there were 743 people residing within the 1.03 square mile city limits of Fremont, Iowa.…

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Peck Day Care Learns About Donating

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa welcomed Peck Day Care of Newton. Team members took time to teach the kids the importance of saving, donating and giving…

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Bank Iowa Team Members Participate in the Mahaska Health Foundation Run

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members from the Oskaloosa region rallied together and participated in the Mahaska Health Foundation Run that supported…

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Great Bosses Slow Down, Build Communities

Mark Phillips

If part of your job is managing people, you probably feel compelled to keep getting better at it. One of…

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Sharing Your PIN: Just Don’t Do It

Bank Iowa

The scenario begins innocently: you’re too sick or tired to leave the house – or perhaps you’re just feeling especially…

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Bank Iowa Introduces FreeBird Checking

Bank Iowa

Account provides an alternative during period of rising monthly maintenance fees Bank Iowa today announced the addition of FreeBird Checking,…

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Bird’s Eye View: Humboldt

Bank Iowa

The city of Humboldt is a great place to live! It is a clean, safe town with wide streets, a…

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Bird’s Eye View: Johnston

Bank Iowa

Johnston has a wealth of parks, 38 miles of trails, award-winning schools, responsive government, safe neighborhoods, family-friendly events and an…

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Wire Fraud and How to Avoid It

Bank Iowa

Those who thought they could never fall victim to a wire fraud scheme are awakening to a new reality: it…

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2019 Sweet Corn Serenade downtown Oskaloosa

Bank Iowa

  Bank Iowa sponsored live music by Marshall County Hangman during the annual Sweet Corn Serenade..   The Sweet Corn Serenade…

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Bank Iowa helps pack 40,000 meals at Meals for the Heartland

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa interns and their leaders helped pack 40,000 meals at Meals for the Heartland on June 21.

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Anawim Housing

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members spent an afternoon planting flowers and mulching one of Anawim Housing’s community playgrounds. Anawim Housing develops…

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Bank Iowa’s New Corporate Headquarters Reflects Focus on Total Employee Wellness

Bank Iowa

Public invited to open house on June 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. When the 54 corporate employees of Bank…

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Bird’s Eye View: West Des Moines

Bank Iowa

On January 1, 1938, the city of Valley Junction adopted its new name: West Des Moines. Due to the decline…

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Bank Iowa Publishes Children’s Book to Inspire Financial Health and Entrepreneurship

Bank Iowa

Story follows protagonist Eleanor from birth through the start of her own business A children’s book that Bank Iowa promises…

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Bank Iowa Piggy Banks

Bank Iowa

Over 170 children in Humboldt painted piggy banks at the Bank Iowa tent during the Humboldt Area Arts Council weekend.…

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Bank Iowa First-Time Home Buyer Seminar

Bank Iowa

Dan Adams hosted a first-time home buyer seminar at the Mahaska County YMCA on June 19. Information about FHA, USDA,…

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Bank Iowa Welcomes Five New Board Members

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa announced five new board members in early 2019. The additions of Michael Blaser, Dr. Jann Freed, John Hartford,…

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Making the Mid-Year Review More Reward than Work

Mark Phillips

Because our best laid plans often go awry, the mid-year business review is not only a good idea, it’s an…

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Drake Neighborhood Free Flicks

Bank Iowa

For the second year in a row, Bank Iowa partnered with the Drake Neighborhood Association for the annual Free Flicks…

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What is Two-Factor Authentication and Should I Use it?

Bank Iowa

Just as you lock doors and windows to protect valuables, safeguarding your digital data is an important deterrent to criminals.…

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Bank Iowa Brings Three Video Awards

Bank Iowa

Video series highlights some of Bank Iowa’s most exciting customers and volunteers Within three days of starting his position at…

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2018 Annual Report

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Bank Iowa Racks Up Marketing Honors in 2019 AMA Awards

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa celebrated five nominations and three wins on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at the American Marketing Association Iowa Chapter…

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5 Reasons Healthy Team Members Lead to Healthier Companies

Mark Phillips

Employers are devoting an increasing amount of attention to the health of their employees, and for good reason. Here are…

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Don’t Be Held Ransom: Keep Malware Off Your Devices

Bank Iowa

Hostage crimes have gone digital. A well-known form of malware, ransomware is a cybercrime in which the perpetrator holds a…

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Public Enemies: How to Stay Safe on Public WiFi

Bank Iowa

When was the last time you logged into a secure online account while sipping a latte at your favorite coffee…

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When You Give All Your Money to Thieves and Still End Up in Jail

Bank Iowa

What if it was possible to go to prison for up to 30 years for being the victim of bank…

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Don’t Take the Bait: How to Avoid a Phishing Scam

Bank Iowa

As a reminder, if Bank Iowa contacts you, we will never ask for your full card or account number, PIN…

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5 Things Everyone Should Know About Cybercrime

Bank Iowa

There aren’t too many things more frightening than cybercrime. It comes in many forms, including identity theft, financial fraud, stalking,…

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Here’s How to Travel Without Financial Worry

Bank Iowa

Nothing puts a damper – and added stress – on a relaxing vacation like experiencing financial issues or becoming the…

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5 Ways to Stay Safe Shopping for the Holidays Online

Bank Iowa

Last year, some 81 million Americans spent about $6.6 billion on Cyber Monday alone. And if there’s one thing we know about…

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Hacked Email: How to Prevent, Detect and Respond

Bank Iowa

Securing our financial accounts is of utmost importance. Yet, many of the precautions we take to make sure hackers can’t…

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Strength in Numbers… and Letters and Characters: How to Create a Strong Password

Bank Iowa

After an unprecedented number of data breaches the past few years, one thing remains clear: People need stronger passwords. At…

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Don’t Be Scammed

Bank Iowa

Have you ever received a phone call from the IRS stating you owe large amounts of money in taxes? What…

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Smartphone Security

Bank Iowa

Mobile devices are quickly becoming our most used – and valued – possessions. In fact, Flurry Analytics reports the average U.S.…

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Tech Support or Fraud Alert?

Bank Iowa

Caller: “Hi. This is [big-name software company]. We’ve detected a virus on your computer.” Do you… A)   Listen closely and follow…

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​BANK SECRECY ACT: HOW BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP RULES AFFECT YOU

Bank Iowa

Due diligence processes where we need them most. As you may have heard, the Bank Secrecy Act has been amended…

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Ribbon Cutting

Bank Iowa

Pella team members proudly celebrate the opening of the new location on the Pella Square with an honorary ribbon cutting…

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Bank Iowa Supports Pella Community Sports

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa and its team members love supporting the Pella community’s athletics. Three-pointer checks were presented to the booster clubs…

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Bank Iowa Partners with Easterseals Iowa

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members from the Altoona branch attended the Easterseals Iowa and Camp Sunnyside Walk, raising a total of…

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Bird’s Eye View: Manilla

Bank Iowa

The story of how Manilla, Iowa, got its name goes way back to a town 4th of July celebration in…

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​TEACHING CHILDREN TO SAVE MONEY

Bank Iowa

​It's like training wheels but with cash. It's never too early to start saving for the future, and there are…

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​SAVING FOR MAJOR PURCHASES

Bank Iowa

Because sometimes being spontaneous is a terrible idea. Saving for a major purchase is a traditional way of setting a…

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​PROTECTING YOUR IDENTITY

Bank Iowa

​Prevent the preventable with these proactive identity theft tips. Each year, nearly 10 million Americans have their personal information stolen,…

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​GET SMART ABOUT YOUR CREDIT

Bank Iowa

​It's like your relationship history with all of your bills. A solid credit history can be one of your most…

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HOW TO CREATE A BUDGET

Bank Iowa

It's like a reality check for your money. Take charge of your finances by creating a budget and sticking to…

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​ONE OF LIFE’S BIGGEST MILESTONES: BUYING A HOME

Bank Iowa

It's like an investment you can live inside. Achieving home ownership is a dream for many, but it isn't for…

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Bird’s Eye View: Shenandoah

Bank Iowa

Shenandoah is a progressive and bustling community filled with entrepreneurs, industrial opportunities, gardens and art. It’s known as the home…

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Community Matters – Joy Lucas

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Joy Lucas, Teller at Bank Iowa,…

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Community Matters – Mario Flores

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Here’s loan officer, Mario Flores, and…

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Community Matters – Amy Donahe

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Here’s mortgage loan officer, Amy Donahe,…

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Community Matters – Paulette Marsh

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa team members donate more than 8,000 hours to community service each year. Paulette Marsh, Lead Teller at Bank…

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Artwork Displayed in the Bank

Bank Iowa

Artwork created by middle school students were displayed on the walls of the Red Oak location throughout the summer.

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Bank Iowa Scholarship Award Recipients

Bank Iowa

Morgen Brooks-Kuennen, Danni Priestly, and Hillary Oberbroeckling were awarded the Bank Iowa Scholarship in the Lawler region.

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Hole in One

Bank Iowa

Congratulations to Bank Iowa's John McBride on his hole-in-one during the Shenandoah Medical Center Foundation's 20th Annual Golf Benefit

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Fourth Of July Parade

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa participated in Humboldt's annual 4th of July Parade. There was over 200 entries for the parade and team…

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Altoona Winter Open

Bank Iowa

Bank Iowa is proud to participate in Altoona Elementary's annual “Altoona Winter Open – Golf in the Halls” event. The…

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Happy May Day!

Bank Iowa

Team Members in our Altoona location treated our customers to May baskets and bags of popcorn to celebrate May Day.

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Giving Back

Bank Iowa

Regional Retail Sales Manager, Bill Fry,  along with other members of the Rotary Club of West Des Moines gave away 21…

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Graduation Time

Bank Iowa

Congratulations to West Des Moines Branch Manager, Molly Skoda, on her Graduation from the West Des Moines Leadership Academy! Pictured…

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New Playground in Oskaloosa

Bank Iowa

Those who attend the Southern Iowa Fair in Oskaloosa last summer was treated to a new playground near the 4-H…

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Volunteering at Drake Neighborhood Association Event

Bank Iowa

Many of our Bank Iowa team members volunteered at a Drake Neighborhood Association event this summer.

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Proud Supporters of FFA

Bank Iowa

We are proud supporters of the FFA program at Pella Christian High School! Oskaloosa Regional President, James Feudner, and Vice…

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#CATCHTHEBIRD

Bank Iowa

We are counting down the days until baseball season at the Iowa Cubs and the #catchthebird contest with the chance…

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Number One Store in the Region

Bank Iowa

Our Clarinda team gave a “treat” to the Clarinda Pizza Hut for being named the #1 store in the region!…

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See You Spoedig!

Bank Iowa

We're making great progress on our new building in Pella and hope to open in early 2019. Until then, you…

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The Economic News that Actually Matters to Your Business

Mark Phillips

With so much information from so many different sources flooding into our daily lives, it can be difficult to separate…

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Bird’s Eye View: Pella

Bank Iowa

Known for its Dutch heritage and beautiful tulips, Pella brings more than a touch of Holland to the Midwest. If…

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5 Ways to Be the World’s Greatest Non-Profit Board Member

Mark Phillips

Not many things feel as good as being asked to join a non-profit board. The idea that a group of…

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3 Ways to Invest in Iowa’s Qualified Opportunity Zones

Mark Phillips

When I first learned of the prospects of opportunity zones in Iowa, my imagination went wild. Opportunity zones are low-income…

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Give Me One Good Reason to Switch Banks

Mark Phillips

There isn’t a soul on earth, nor in business, who relishes the idea of moving financial institutions. But perhaps it’s…

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The 8 Most Essential People to Help Sell Your Business

Mark Phillips

Setting a course for the future of your business is a team sport. While many of the decisions you’ll have…

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Get Your Ears in Gear: Three Ways to Listen to Customers

Mark Phillips

Ever Googled yourself and discovered all the people who share your name? I share mine with a Canadian CBS News…

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Overcoming 3 Common Fears of Giving

Mark Phillips

The most generous time of the year is just around the corner. With holiday spirits high, corporations and individuals will…

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5 Ways to Make Rising Rates Work for You

Mark Phillips

A hike in prices is rarely met with optimism; unless you’re the one profiting from them. As the cost of…

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How Much Tech Can Your Money Take?

Mark Phillips

There isn’t a single aspect of our lives that hasn’t been impacted by technology. Largely positive, these changes have made…

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Changing Attitudes About Money Will Shape the Future of Cash

Mark Phillips

When I was growing up, a child of the 80s, people who paid with plastic seemed to be in a…

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What My Kids Learned about Money from The Tooth Fairy and Some Really Big Pumpkins

Mark Phillips

Last weekend over breakfast, the second of my four sons called out the Tooth Fairy for what he perceived to…

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Bird’s Eye View: Fredericksburg

Bank Iowa

If there's one thing that Fredericksburg loves more than its Plum Creek Bike and Natural Trail, it's their community members.…

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Bird’s Eye View: Lawler

Bank Iowa

Whether you're there to celebrate your heritage during the annual Irish Festival or you're stopping to see one of the…

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Bird’s Eye View: Schleswig

Bank Iowa

The German heritage in Schleswig brings all the people to the hof... that's German for "yard." Anyway, Schleswig was named…

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Bird’s Eye View: Red Oak

Bank Iowa

The Red Oak community is built on history and heritage. One of their claims to fame is being known as…

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Bird’s Eye View: Denison

Bank Iowa

From their community theater to their larger-than-life Denison sign to being home to the famed "It's a Wonderful Life," star…

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Bird’s Eye View: Oskaloosa

Bank Iowa

Oskaloosa is filled with history! There are 41 sites in the city that are registered on the National Register of…

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Bird’s Eye View: New Hampton

Bank Iowa

They call themselves "the city of expanding horizons" and we're not arguing. With its competitive career landscape, culturally rich quality…

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Bird’s Eye View: Charter Oak

Bank Iowa

They say Charter Oak got it's name when a land surveyor stored his papers in an oak tree to keep…

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Bird’s Eye View: Villisca

Bank Iowa

It's a small town with big pop culture references, but Villisca is more than its mysterious claim to fame lets…

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Bird’s Eye View: Gilmore City

Bank Iowa

Gilmore City may be known as Iowa’s largest source of limestone, but this community is all gold to us. We're…

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Bird’s Eye View: Essex

Bank Iowa

We're getting to know our 22 communities. Did you know that the Essex city limits = 1.5 square miles? It's…

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Bird’s Eye View: Altoona

Bank Iowa

We're spending some time getting to know our 22 communities. Our first stop - Altoona, Iowa. This July marks Altoona's…

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Bird’s Eye View: Clarinda

Bank Iowa

Clarinda was founded in 1851, and incorporated on December 8, 1866. Many tall tales are told of the town's run…

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Valley High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Southwest Valley High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Shenandoah High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Red Oak High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Pella High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Pella Christian Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Oskaloosa High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Newton High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with New Hampton High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Dowling Catholic High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with IKM-Manning Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Turkey Valley High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Johnston High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Humboldt High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Sumner-Fredericksburg Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Essex High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Denison-Schleswig High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with Clarinda High School Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with MVAOCOU Snapchat Filter

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Light up your Friday Night Lights with the Southeast Polk Snapchat Filter

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