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FFCRA toothache becomes litigation root canal
By Paul Sinclair
Mar 16, 2021 9:22 AM
Lawsuits claiming violations of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act are in full swing all over the country.
Environmental, social and green (sustainable) bonds come home
Feb 19, 2021 2:59 PM
Social impact and green bonds are a type of municipal bond issued by a governmental entity that has a social or environmental outcome attached to the project being financed through the issuance of those bonds.
Diversity, equity and inclusion: How to initiate change
By Sonal Shah
Feb 16, 2021 2:46 PM
Our research shows that there are numerous things organizations can do, some easy and inexpensive, others more difficult and costly, to commit to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Business recovery will require resilience, relationships
By Michael O'Rourke
Jan 25, 2021 2:49 PM
Not all business owners were fortunate enough to receive government relief funds, especially in the first round. Experience shows that business owners who had a relationship with their bank were better served than those who didn't.
Company culture in the Year of COVID
By Beth Carter
Jan 22, 2021 8:32 AM
The pandemic has changed many things -- not only how we work, but how our company operates remotely as a team -- and has made maintaining our company culture challenging. Through fostering engagement among our employees, communicative and empathetic leadership, and the desire for continuous improvement, we've been able to find our stride.
COVID relief update: A look inside the Consolidated Appropriations Act
By Steve Goluch
Jan 20, 2021 2:11 PM
In a rare act of compromise, Congress came together at the end of December to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which provides long-awaited and much-needed economic relief to businesses and individuals.
Your community bank may be your best business partner
By William V. Iaculla
Dec 15, 2020 9:29 AM
Whether you need advice on a new business venture, a business loan, or a better way to manage payments, your best bet for access to professional guidance, knowledgeable decision makers and financial resources may be your local community bank.
SBA 504 loans are helping businesses grow, strengthen and recover
By Sara Vanhala
Dec 11, 2020 11:12 AM
While the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and its loan programs have always played a crucial role in the advancement of small businesses, one of their key players, the 504 Loan Program, is playing an important role in helping businesses grow, strengthen and recover.
COVID-19 vs. flu: Get help to spot the differences
UnitedHealthcare of Illinois
Dec 9, 2020 2:38 PM
Understanding the similarities and differences between the flu and COVID-19 may help you determine which virus you're dealing with, but you should contact your doctor to help ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Itasca Bank's 'community first' philosophy pays off for small businesses
Dec 15, 2020 1:52 AM
Despite the last eight months of uncertainty in dealing with all the changes brought about by COVID-19, Itasca Bank & Trust Co.'s "community first" philosophy has been a bright spot for many small businesses. The crisis has magnified the fact that community banks truly are there for the communities they serve.
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