Archive for January, 2014

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3 questions about banking – answered

January 31st, 2014 Kevin Crall

With its countless regulations and slang vocabulary, the financial services industry can sometimes be difficult to understand. In this series, MidWestOne employees will be answering common questions about banking. 1. What is the Federal Reserve, and how does it work? The Federal Reserve – or the “Fed” as many people call it – is the bank […]

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15 ways your banker can help you with your business plan

January 17th, 2014 Chase Stafford

You’ve taken the plunge and decided to start your own business. While this in itself is a momentous decision, as an entrepreneur you will be faced with countless other important decisions in the months and years ahead. What type of corporation should you form? How much money do you need to get started? Shall you […]

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MidWestOne customer spotlight: Yotopia Frozen Yogurt

January 9th, 2014 madmin

In just a few weeks, North Liberty area residents will have the best of both worlds when it comes to dessert options – frozen yogurt and cupcakes. That’s because Yotopia Frozen Yogurt owner Veronica Tessler is teaming up with Molly’s Cupcakes owner Jamie Smith on a one-of-a-kind joint venture in North Liberty at 620 Pacha […]

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A note from Charlie

January 9th, 2014 Charlie Funk

MidWestOne Bank has a rich heritage dating back to its founding in 1934 during the depths of the Great Depression. Our founder, Ben S. Summerwill, started the bank – Iowa State Bank & Trust at that time – with a simple mission statement to “take good care of our customers.”  That mission statement remains in […]

Helping to care for aging parents

January 3rd, 2014 madmin

This material was prepared for John Evans, LPL Financial Advisor, use. Many baby boomers are finding that their aging parents are in need of health care assistance. Luckily, there are many options available today to help your parents grow old gracefully, either in their own home or in a facility, and several ways that you […]