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Summer Interest

Summer Interest

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It’s the time for sunshine, bare feet, beaches, gardening, baseball and so much more! Welcome to summer and all of the interesting things it offers!

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Nesting Season

Nesting Season

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May is the pinnacle of Spring. As days grow long, the sun warms the land, and the bird migration reaches its peak. It looks, feels, smells, and sounds good outside.

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Super Robins

Super Robins

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After a long, quiet winter many of us are looking forward to the return of Robins to our neighborhoods. From Spring through early fall, we see them on lawns and rooftops in almost every neighborhood.

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Family Traditions

Family Traditions

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As fall moves into its later stages, days grow shorter and a bit cooler. The harvest is in full swing and the first snow of the season will arrive any time. With these seasonal changes we also see more deer activity and kick off the Holiday Season.

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ESOP Month

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October is National Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Month. It is a time to share and celebrate companies that are employee owned. Horicon Bank has been partially employee owned since 2006.

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Feeding Roots

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Like the trees in the park, Horicon Bank has a long tradition of feeding our roots in the communities we serve. We do this not only with our industry leading banking services, but also through our community involvement, including the WINGS promotion.

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Lightning Bankers

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Like lightning bugs, Horicon Bankers bring light to the people and communities we serve through our fast, friendly service, great financial products, and convenient branches and online banking options.

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Pollination Connections

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Like pollinators, Horicon Bankers help our local community by making connections between businesses, suppliers, and customers. We share our personal insights and networks to help customers grow their business and achieve success.

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Persistence Pays

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When it comes to helping customers, Horicon Bank shares the whippoorwill’s persistence. Our bankers never quit helping customers achieve dreams and meet challenges. Whether your needs are sustaining a business, building a home, paying for education, or raising a family, we’re here to help.

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April Helpers

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No school, layoffs, and myriad closures have turned a lot of things upside down for many. Horicon Bank understands this has been an especially rainy season for its customers and is here to help.

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Community Connections

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Like wood ducks, Horicon Bank is a great example of the connections in the communities it serves. Through personal and business banking services, Horicon Bank connects families, businesses and communities throughout Wisconsin, and beyond!

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Hidden Gems At Horicon Bank

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The Commercial Loan Processing team is led by Brenda Nelson and consists of two long-tenured commercial loan-processing professionals, Jenny Krug and Sherry Daley, as well as two credit analysts, Tony Kneepkens and Cody Wand. When speaking to Horicon Bank’s team of a dozen commercial lenders, Brenda’s team are some of the most highly praised people in the organization.

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Join The Migration

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The cooler nights, shorter days, and longer nights of late summer are also a cue for wild creatures to begin preparing for fall and winter. Like our Horicon Bank goose, many species of birds are gearing up or already started on migration.

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Horicon Bank To Acquire Markesan State Bank

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Sword Financial Corporation, the holding company of Horicon Bank, a Wisconsin state-chartered bank, announced today that it entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger on February 15, 2019 to acquire Markesan Bancshares, Inc. the holding company for Markesan State Bank, a Wisconsin state-chartered bank.

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How Cyber Secure is your business

How Cyber Secure Is Your Business

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As a business owner, you probably have a lock on the door. Maybe even security cameras in the corner. But how well do you protect the technology of your business? With new technology, comes new risks and strategies for protection. This checklist from the National Cyber Security Alliance is designed to help you identify the technology in your business you

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Race for Wellness A Success

Race For Wellness: A Success!

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With 170 registrants and a warm September day, Horicon Bank completed their sixth 5K Run/Walk for Wellness in Lakeside Park on Saturday, September 16th. Collaborating once again with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), which is a nationwide organization whose mission is to provide education, support and advocacy for families and people with mental illness, all race proceeds benefit the local Fond du Lac

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Horicon Bank Joins Exclusive Club

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Horicon Bank recently earned an “Outstanding” CRA rating, the highest rating available from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and was one of only twenty FDIC regulated banks to earn the honor in 2017. In fact, Horicon Bank was the only bank in the FDIC Chicago region to receive an “Outstanding” rating.

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Before The 'I Do'

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Let’s face it, weddings can be expensive. Weddings are typically a huge financial burden for many newlyweds just starting their new lives together. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way! Start out with smart planning and a little creativity and you can easily have an unforgettable wedding – without breaking the bank.

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Register To Race For The Red, White And Blue!

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Horicon Bank's 5K Run/Walk for the Red, White and Blue is back! And this year, all race proceeds benefit the Gold Star Memorial Trail - a local effort to build a recreational trail connecting Dodge County communities from Mayville to Beaver Dam. The trail will memorialize and honor fallen service members from the area.

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Go Green. Save Green.

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Almost everywhere you look, you find people actively trying to “go green” and lessen the amount of waste they create. Children are reminded to please turn off the lights when they leave a room, mothers grab their canvas totes out of the back seat before heading into the grocery store, and fathers program the thermostat and try to limit the number of electronic devices their teenagers have running at once.

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Saving Starts Now

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2017 has officially arrived. The party hats, noisemakers and “Auld Lang Syne” music have been put away for another year, but hopefully your resolutions haven’t. If you decided to get in better financial shape this year, your financial fitness goals probably have something to do with saving – saving for a home, saving for a rainy day, or even saving for retirement.

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Best Financial Resolutions for 2017

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Maybe you’ve set financial resolutions in the past that fizzled out early on. Or maybe you didn’t quite accomplish all you had hoped to. Or maybe this will be the first year you commit to making changes and setting financial goals. We know how hard it can be to stick to new resolutions without a clear direction and a support system. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best financial resolutions to help you make 2017 your most financially fit year yet!

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3 Steps To Mobile Security

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We live in an increasingly mobile world. And as great as it is to be connected to friends across the world, to FaceTime with family in another state or have your groceries delivered just by clicking a button, that smartphone, tablet or laptop can be the door that opens your world to cybercrime.

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Tune-Up Your Finances

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When is the last time you had a check-up…on your finances? It’s far more common to schedule routine maintenance for your vehicle or a personal doctor appointment, however having your financial wellness checked regularly can be just as important.

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How To Avoid The "Grandparent Scam"

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You’ve heard it before. A local elderly woman is called up by her “grandson,” and panicked, he pleads with her to quickly wire money because he’s stranded and in trouble. She rushes to wire the money – concerned for her grandson’s safety, only to find out later that person on the other end of the phone was scamming her all along.

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6 Cyber Security Tips For Parents

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Never before have kids been as exposed to new ideas, new cultures, new music and new art forms as they are today. But the easy accessibility to these new experiences through the Internet, can mean easy accessibility and vulnerable exposure to your child, your computer and your personal information. Below are six tips from the National Cyber Security Alliance to help you, and your kids, stay safe online.

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Let The Adventure Begin!

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It’s been a big year at the Bank. We received an award for being a “Top Workplace” in the state; we spent a big part of our summer and fall raising over $21,000 in support for local Honor Flight Chapters; we hosted not one, but two, 5K Run/Walk events; our Senior Management team dressed up like the Brewers racing sausages and raced across the lawn of Old Hickory Golf Club at our all-employee meeting; I was honored with the Community Banker of the Year award; and that’s right – we even bought a bank in Green Lake! To round it all out, we started a blog.

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