Category Archives: News and Events

Aaron Schaefer

Oct 03 2019

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills


Economy and Market from Here at Hills.

Welcome to Fall. As the final quarter of 2019 begins, we reflect on the closing months of summer and look forward to the months ahead. Market returns were mixed. To date, large company stocks, as measured by the S&P 500, …
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Dave Kriz

Sep 09 2019

Youth Salute 2019: Recognizing Outstanding Youth Leaders


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As part of our involvement in youth and leadership, Hills Bank has sponsored the Youth Salute Leadership Awards for 25th year. The purpose of this program is to recognize high school seniors for academic excellence, leadership, and service to their …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Aug 28 2019

Lemon Boss Wrap-Up 2019


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At Hills Bank, we support local businesses of all shapes and sizes. During our fifth year of Lemon Boss, we helped over 350, 5-12 years old start their own businesses. We had young entrepreneurs from Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin participate …
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Deb Schaffer

Aug 26 2019

Welcome Back, Students!


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Welcome to Iowa City! As your official bank on campus, we’d like to share the conveniences Hills Bank can offer, including our UI Student Checking account specifically designed for University of Iowa students. We hope you have a great semester!

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Aaron Schaefer

Aug 06 2019

Market Update from Here at Hills


Market Update from Hills

First the good news. The S&P was up dramatically YTD through June 30 and we took advantage of that by trimming stocks in late June. We have had a longstanding stock overweight and we simply lowered our target stock exposure …
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Brenda Langenberg

Jul 31 2019

How to Prepare for Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend


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Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend is this Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd. Many back-to-school shoppers will gear up for another school year by purchasing supplies, clothing, and other school essentials. Iowa’s Tax-Free Weekend only applies to the sale of certain …
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Cindra Bombei

Jul 15 2019

What’s a Day of RAGBRAI Eats Going to Cost?


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RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa) is a week-long bike ride across the state of Iowa at the end of July. This July will mark the 47th annual ride, will you be joining in the fun? Along …
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Allison Bates

Jul 10 2019

Strike Out Hunger Summer Food Drive 2019


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This July marks CommUnity Food Bank (formerly the Crisis Center of Johnson County) Strike Out Hunger – Summer Food Drive (formerly Thanksgiving in July Community-Wide Food Drive) that helps fill the shelves of local community pantries. During the summer months, there tends to …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jul 05 2019

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills July 2019


Economy and Market from Here at Hills.

There hasn’t been a shortage of excitement this quarter, and the markets took note with global equities showing heightened volatility over the past six weeks. After dropping nearly 7% in May, domestic markets bounced back in June resulting in a …
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Jennifer Lough

Jun 05 2019

Things to Do In the Corridor This Summer


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After a long winter season and a slow-to-start spring, many are ready to get outside and explore our local communities. There are many things to do throughout the Corridor this Spring and Summer, so mark your calendars!

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