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Texas Bankers Association Awards Presented

Cornerstone and LiFE Awards

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented the annual Cornerstone and Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) awards to four banks at a special luncheon on May 2, during the association’s 135th Annual Convention, held in Austin.


Glacier Bancorp Announces Acquisition of Heritage Bancorp in Nevada

Montana’s Glacier Bancorp Inc., based on Kalispell, has agreed to acquire Heritage Bancorp, the bank holding company for Heritage Bank of Nevada, a community bank based in Reno. The acquisition marks Glacier’s 22nd announced acquisition since 2000 and it’s 11th announced transaction in the past six years. Heritage Bank provides banking services to individuals and businesses throughout northern Nevada with seven banking offices located in Carson City, Gardnerville, Reno and Sparks. As of Dec. 31, 2018, it had total assets of $829.7 million, gross loans of $595.6 million and total deposits of $720.5 million.


Farm Financial Stress Has Producers Concerned About Future

Producer sentiment weakened slightly in late winter, according to the March Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer declined 3 points to a reading of 133, down from 136 in February.


Half of Rural Supply Managers Reporting Negative Impact of Flooding


The C-Suite Exec Who’s Leaving Banking for Fintech

August 21 — Thibault Fulconis, recent vice chairman, corporate functions and chief operating officer for Bank of the West, has left the world of traditional banking and joined mobile banking startup Varo Money Inc. as chief financial officer. In this role, he will oversee all financial, treasury, regulatory reporting and accounting operations, working directly with CEO Colin Walsh.


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