Category Archives: News and Events

Nicole Slaubaugh

May 21 2018

Classroom Cash: Thanks a Million!


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Hills Bank and Trust Company’s Classroom Cash program has hit an exciting milestone, over $1,000,000 has been donated to 50+ area schools. This would not have been possible without each and every one of our Classroom Cash cardholders, thank you! …
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Jennifer Lough

May 14 2018

Summer Reading Program 2018


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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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Aaron Schaefer

Apr 04 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills April 2018


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

Volatility returned to markets in the first quarter of 2018. After marking a new record high on January 26, the S&P 500 corrected dramatically in the first part of February, likely due to a better than expected increase in wages …
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Jennifer Lough

Mar 05 2018

March is Ag Month at Hills Bank!


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Agriculture is intertwined with Hills Bank’s history, heritage, and values, and remains an important part of our culture today. To help celebrate our agricultural roots, we begin our annual celebration of spring and agriculture, with Ag Month events all March long!  Check …
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Laura Hill

Feb 26 2018

How to Navigate the New Tax Code Using Non-Endowed Donor Advised Gift Funds


The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) has left many taxpayers rethinking their tax planning strategies. The increased standard deduction and reduced availability of itemized deductions may prevent taxpayers who have itemized in the past from doing so in …
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Dwight Seegmiller

Feb 15 2018

Message Regarding Hills Bank’s Lending Practices


4/12/18 Update: We wanted to provide an update on this issue and reiterate Hills Bank’s unwavering commitment to providing equal opportunity to housing for everyone. As we shared earlier, Hills Bank erroneously over-reported a significant number of loan denials. This, …
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Aaron Schaefer

Feb 07 2018

A Message Regarding Recent Market Declines


Economy and Market Here at Hills

Recent market declines have reminded investors that stocks come with risk. After an unusual period of calm, the stock market experienced a decline of 8% over the last several trading days. The sell-off was triggered by concerns about rising interest …
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Tim Smith

2018 Ag Outlook Event


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Agriculture is evolving and Hills Bank is pleased to provide a day of education to help our customers stay current on trending issues. The 2018 Ag Outlook will include presentations on food policy, global agriculture and a long-term outlook, the …
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Shaun Barry

Jan 31 2018

Local Deposits Make Local Loans


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Do you ever wonder what happens to your money when you deposit it at a community bank or why it is important to keep your deposits local?  Learn more about community banking: https://youtu.be/OR4P36a_mKc

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Adam Magee

Jan 29 2018

2018 Tax Season Tips


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Monday, January 29th marks the beginning of the electronic tax return filing season which will continue until April 17th. This means taxpayers will have an additional two days to file taxes beyond the typical April 15th deadline.

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