Author: Tim Schneider
    Date: 06/10/2020

    What Makes a Community Bank?

    It was back on March 17, 1997, when we opened our doors in Manitowoc, WI. A group of banking entrepreneurs had seen that the business of banking was changing, so we took a chance and started a bank built on the...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business , Nonprofit

    Author: Tom Pennings
    Date: 06/04/2020

    Working Capital or Capital Expenditure: Which LOC is Right for You?

    It’s estimated that nearly 50% of small businesses have a line of credit (LOC) in place, and about one-third utilize it on a regular basis.1 If you’re thinking of an LOC, here are some factors to consider when...

    Topics: Financing

    Small Business Grants in Wisconsin & Our Local Communities

    Small businesses nationwide have been hit hard by mandatory closures and safety measures required to slow the spread of COVID-19. While many have turned to federal relief programs like the Paycheck Protection...

    Topics: Financing , General Business , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 05/18/2020

    The Importance of a Good Logo

    Celebrate National Small Business Month with a free logo design (or redesign), courtesy of the ICB Marketing Team! Read on for more contest details.

    Think about some of your favorite brands - your favorite fast food...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Mark Sterr
    Date: 05/13/2020

    Relationships: One of the Many Benefits of Community Banking

    There are more than 30 million small businesses (defined as 500 employees or less) in the United States, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), and a little over 5,000 community banks. Fortunately,...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Dave Coggins
    Date: 05/08/2020

    PPP: A Reminder of Why the Program was Created and the Good it is Doing

    As a result of the publicity surrounding several large public companies receiving large Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the firestorm it created, we've been asked by a number of our customers whether we...

    Topics: Financing , Cash Management , General Business , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

    Author: Anne Denissen
    Date: 05/06/2020

    Cash Flow Management Tips to Remember During a Crisis

    As a business owner, you know that cash flow management can sometimes be a challenge, no matter the state of the economy. During a time of crisis, however, good cash flow management becomes crucial. 

    Topics: Cash Management , General Business , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

    Author: Dave Coggins
    Date: 04/30/2020

    How to Ensure Your PPP Loan is Forgiven

    Now that you’ve received the funding from your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, you might be wondering what happens next. A major benefit of the PPP is that it offers forgiveness of up to the full principal...

    Topics: General Business , Government Loan Programs/Financing Options

    Benefits of Community Business Bank