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Giving Tuesday BIG Give

Giving Tuesday BIG Give

The last Tuesday in November wasn’t a typical workday at Alliance Bank. In between clients, bankers were making some very special deliveries. Alliance Bank delivered donations totaling $32,500 to 19 non-profit organizations across Benton, Jasper, Pulaski, and White...

Check Fraud Making a Comeback

Check Fraud Making a Comeback

In a world of digital payments, online bill pay, and card transactions, it is hard to imagine an uptick in check fraud. Yet, that is exactly what is happening. The Federal Reserve recently released an article stating paper check payments “are seeing a sizable increase...

Discover Oxford Revitalizing Town Square

Discover Oxford Revitalizing Town Square

If you happen to pass through the Oxford Town Square, it's likely you'll see the same thing many small towns face...vacant and run-down buildings. If anything catches your attention, it might be the bump as you leave the asphalt and transition to the brick streets of...

10 Lessons We Learned in 4-H

10 Lessons We Learned in 4-H

As our county fairs wrap up, I've been reminded of my own years in 4-H (all ten of them). I grew up on a dairy farm in Elkhart County; I also tried several other projects and served as a Junior Leader. Many of my colleagues are now reliving their experiences as 4-H...

Gutwein Popcorn Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Gutwein Popcorn Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Entrepreneurship runs deep in the Gutwein family blood lines. Harvey Gutwein grew up, working alongside his father, uncles, and brothers in the family seed business. The knowledge and skills gained in those early years of seed cleaning, bagging, and selling proved...

Buy Now, Pay Now

Buy Now, Pay Now

The surest way to avoid overspending is to use your own money for purchases. Yet, everywhere we turn there are other options: credit cards, personal loans, and the growing number of 'buy now, pay later' options. Experian reports that Americans added more than $1...

Community Banks Remain Stable

Community Banks Remain Stable

Officials from Washington, D.C. announced depositors of Silicon Valley Bank, an institution declared insolvent on Friday, March 10th, will have full access to their money at no burden to taxpayers. What happened to the California-based bank was an old-fashioned “bank...

Junior Board Visits Pulaski Memorial Hospital

Junior Board Visits Pulaski Memorial Hospital

The Alliance Bank Jr Board of Directors had the opportunity to tour Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac during the month of February. We spoke with and asked questions to Steve Jarosinski-CEO, Linda Webb-Director of Nursing, and Cheryl Podell- HR Director. After...

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Can You Spot a Phishing Scam?

Every day, thousands of people fall victim to fraudulent emails, texts and calls from scammers pretending to be their bank. And in this time of expanded use of online and mobile banking, the problem is only growing worse. In fact, the Federal Trade Commission’s report...

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