Category Archives: News and Events

Chris Lewis

Jan 14 2019

Beware of Tax Identity Theft


Tax Identity Theft

All taxpayers, business owners, and tax preparers should be aware of identity theft scams by people pretending to be IRS representatives through phone calls, text messages, or email communications. Tax related identity theft occurs when someone uses your Social Security …
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Bethany Gorsch

Jan 09 2019

High School Juniors – Don’t Miss This Grant Opportunity!


Hills Bank Leadership Grant

When I was in high school, I was unsure what my future would hold. I did not have a definite plan going into college, but initially thought about majoring in Pharmacy. During my senior year of high school, I was excited …
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Aaron Schaefer

Jan 07 2019

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills January 2019


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

Market participants were reminded what investing in stocks is all about last quarter. Volatility!

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Ken Hinrichs

Dec 21 2018

Security Notice: Bruegger’s Bagels Data Breach


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Bruegger’s Bagels revealed that it had experienced a data breach between August 28, 2018 and December 3, 2018 that exposed some of their customers’ data including name, card number, expiration date, and card security code. A list of affected locations …
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Molly Brown

Nov 26 2018

Give Back on #GivingTuesday


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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. It’s a celebration of finding ways for your family, community, company, or organization to come together and give to those less fortunate. It also highlights charitable service on the heels …
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Aaron Schaefer

Nov 20 2018

The Economy and Market From Here…at Hills November 2018


Economy and Market Here at Hills

It’s hard not to notice the decline in the stock market.  As much as we would all rather think about turkey and dressing, we don’t want the week to run out without at least some comment on the market.

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Aaron Schaefer

Oct 03 2018

The Economy and Market from Here… at Hills October 2018


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

The third quarter of 2018 was strong as far as domestic stock markets were concerned. The S&P 500 reached a record high near the end of September and finished the quarter up 7.71% and 10.56% so far this year. Strong …
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Nicole Slaubaugh

Sep 17 2018

Lemon Boss Hall of Fame 2018


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Congratulations to all the Lemon Bosses who worked hard this summer on their businesses. I want to extend a very special thank you to all the Lemon Bosses who completed their income statements. These young entrepreneurs collectively sold 1,129 cups …
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Dave Kriz

Sep 10 2018

Youth Salute 2018 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 24th year on September 9th. The purpose of this program is to recognize high school seniors for academic excellence, leadership, …
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Matt Olson

Aug 29 2018

Carbon Monoxide and Your Home


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In Iowa, a law went in to effect July 1, 2018 that requires all homes and apartments with fuel-burning heaters, fireplaces, gas stoves, and/or garages to have a Carbon Monoxide (CO) detector. This colorless and odorless gas can be very …
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