Category Archives: News and Events

Aaron Schaefer

Jan 05 2015

January’s Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Stock prices in the U.S. continued their climb to record highs during the quarter, but not without volatility. In early October, the S&P 500 Index experienced its second correction of 5% or more this year, nearly reaching 10% in intraday …
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Brenda Langenberg

Nov 10 2014

Tips to Save on Grocery Bills During the Holidays


Protect Yourself While Holiday Shopping

According to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average cost of Thanksgiving dinner for a party of 10 is near $50. If you are not shopping mindfully, that can be a big chunk of your holiday budget. Below are some …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 14 2014

Volatility in the Markets


Market Volatility Update

The lack of volatility and the run-up of the S&P 500 over the last year and a half has created a false sense of security regarding normal market behavior. Despite seeing the second 5% correction in the S&P 500 this …
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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 08 2014

October’s Economy and Market from Here…at Hills


Economy and Market Here at Hills

After an unusually long period of market calm, investors’ anxiety was piqued early in the quarter by the escalation of geopolitical tensions in Ukraine, a number of intensifying conflicts in the Middle East, the failure of a major Portuguese bank, …
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Ken Hinrichs

Sep 04 2014

A New Online Banking Experience is Coming September 16th!


Connect Your Way to Hills Bank.

Excitement is growing as we approach the start date for our new online banking system.  On September 16th you will be able to connect your way to a brand new Hills Bank Online!  We look forward to delivering many new …
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Dwight Seegmiller

Jul 22 2014

Thank You for Voting us Best Bank in the Corridor!


Best Bank in the Corridor

We would like to thank our many loyal customers for voting us Best Bank in the Corridor Business Journal’s 2014 Best of the Corridor! We sincerely appreciate your ongoing confidence and trust that has allowed us to become one of the …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Jul 16 2014

Hills Bank Leadership Grant


Hills Bank Leadership Grant

The Hills Bank and Trust Company Leadership Grant is awarded to as many as 20 high school students each year. The recipients, who apply during their junior year in high school, attend nine hours of leadership training sponsored by Hills …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 07 2014

July’s Economy and Marketing from Here…at Hills


The Economy and Market from Here...at Hills.

Where is the elusive correction? Historically, a correction of 10% or more occurs every twelve months. The S&P 500 has not suffered a 10% correction since October 2011. Corrections of 10% or more are common. The important thing to remember …
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Whitney Randall

Jun 11 2014

Do you Know a Good Lemon Boss?


Hills Bank Lemon Boss

The warm weather is finally here! I remember when I was a kid my summer days were full of riding my bike, swimming in the Mount Vernon pool, and selling lemonade at my mom’s garage sales. Get ready to relive …
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Josh Holst

Jun 05 2014

Why You Should Keep Your Browser and Operating System Updated


Upgrade browsers and operating system.

You know the little pop-up notifications you get on your computer stating 50 updates are ready for download, which often requires a reboot of your computer? If you’re like several of my family and friends, you probably ignore these updates, …
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