Category Archives: News and Events

Aaron Schaefer

Oct 04 2017

The Economy and Market from Here…at Hills October 2017


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

Domestic and International markets continued to gain ground despite a tumultuous quarter. Growing tensions with North Korea and two severe hurricanes that made landfall in Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida were not enough to keep markets from eclipsing record highs. …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Sep 21 2017

Hills Bank Employees Donate to American Red Cross


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In a recent fund drive for disaster relief to support victims of recent hurricanes and wildfires, Hills Bank employees donated $7,121 to the American Red Cross. Their donation was matched by Hills Bank. On Thursday, September 21, a $14,242 check …
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Katie Miller

Sep 13 2017

Lemon Boss Hall of Fame 2017


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Congratulations to all the Lemon Bosses who worked hard this summer on their businesses, and a very special thank you to all the Lemon Bosses who completed their income statements. These young entrepreneurs collectively sold 1,729 cups of lemonade and …
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Dave Kriz

Sep 11 2017

Youth Salute 2017 Recap


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As a part of our involvement in youth and leadership, Hills Bank sponsored the Youth Salute Leadership Awards for the 23rd year on September 10th. The purpose of this program is to recognize high school seniors for academic excellence, leadership, …
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Janelle Johnson

Aug 14 2017

Hills Bank Business Academy: Financing the Beginning Farmer Seminar Wrap-Up


Part of making the decision to take over a farming operation is developing your team. On Tuesday, August 8, 2017 over 90 attendees circled around tables to harvest information from a variety of speakers. Speakers shared information with young or beginning …
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Dawn Lyons

Jul 19 2017

Thanksgiving in July Community Food Drive


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This July marks the 19th year of the Crisis Center of Johnson County‘s Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive. This time of the year there tends to be a donation gap, once school is out for the summer, and many children …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 10 2017

The Economy and Market from Here…at Hills July 2017


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

Despite disappointing economic growth in the first quarter and a string of uninspiring jobs reports, domestic stock markets continued reaching record highs.  The S&P 500 was up 3.09% in the 2nd quarter and has gained 9.34% year-to-date.  International markets rallied …
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Donna Hallett

May 16 2017

Summer Reading Program 2017


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Hills Bank is proud to sponsor many Summer Reading Programs throughout the Eastern Iowa Corridor by partnering with our local schools grades K-12. Most programs begin at the end of May, just in time for Summer Break.

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Danielle Cahill

Apr 17 2017

Business Spotlight: Business Continuity Workshop Wrap-up


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Recently, 20 business owners/managers participated in a Hills Bank Business Academy event to hear Dutch Geisinger and John Halbrook from Safeguard Iowa Partnership discuss keeping businesses opened during emergency situations. Topics covered included why you need a business continuity plan, what a …
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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 10 2017

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills April 2017


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

The stock market continued its march upward in the first quarter. Domestic stocks as measured by the S&P 500 rose 6.07% through March 31st. International markets fared slightly better, as the MSCI EAFE rose 7.39% over the same period. These …
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