Author: Will Deppiesse
    Date: 10/19/2020

    How to Finance a Manufacturing Expansion

    With interest rates being cut substantially early in 2020 to assist the economy with the global pandemic, interest rates are at or near an all-time low. If you are expanding your business, there is an opportunity to...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 09/23/2020

    For ICB Founding CEO Bill Censky, Navigating Change is Second Nature

    Investors Community Bank co-founder and former president, CEO and Chairman of the Board William (Bill) Censky has likely seen faster technological change during his 50-year banking career than any other time in...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    Author: Tim Schneider
    Date: 09/16/2020

    How Deposits in a Community Bank Help Local Businesses Thrive

    Small and medium-sized businesses rely on their local communities to help them succeed, as it’s these communities that supply many of their customers, workers and vendors. When these businesses partner with local...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , General Business

    Benefits of Community Business Bank

    Author: Bryan Orth
    Date: 09/09/2020

    Switching to a Community-Based Business Bank CAN Be Easy


    Tom Chermak, President of CHER-MAKE Sausage Company in Manitowoc, is a third-generation sausage maker. His grandfather, Emil Chermak, started the business 90 years ago to share his great old-world sausage recipes...

    Topics: Risk/Fraud , Business Growth , Cash Management , General Business , Nonprofit

    What are the Benefits of Working with a Community-Based Business Bank?

    Whether you’re getting ready to launch your own small business or are a second-generation owner of an established family business, finding the right bank can be key to reaching your goals. With many options...

    Topics: Financing , Business Growth , Cash Management , General Business

    Author: Melissa Schamburek
    Date: 08/12/2020

    7 Tips for Keeping Remote Employees Engaged

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the way companies view working from home. Employers had to flex quickly to adjust to a remote workforce, many with only a weekend's notice. Some employees have now cautiously...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    CEO Tim Schneider Featured in Stop the Vanilla Podcast Episode 26

    He went from working on the farm as a kid to taking the bank public.

    Last week, our very own Tim Schneider was featured in the "Stop the Vanilla" Podcast and spoke about how he learned to understand, own and leverage...

    Topics: Business Growth , General Business

    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

    Benefits of Community Business Bank