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The October “Feed the Pig” Fundraiser was a Big Success!

In just one month, the recent “Feed the Pig” fundraiser raised $18,752.18 in monetary funds to support area food pantries. Wanting to come alongside organizations helping those in need locally this holiday season, the fundraiser focused on three area food pantries: Decorah Community Food Pantry, NEIACA Food Pantry of Winneshiek and Howard Counties, and Greater Area Food Pantry in Calmar.

Dan Volz and Brendon Kacher Graduate from Iowa School of Banking

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Dan Volz and Brendon Kacher Graduate from Iowa School of Banking

 Dan Volz and Brendon Kacher    

Decorah and Cresco Bank & Trust employees Dan Volz (left) and Brendon Kacher (right) recently graduated from the Iowa School of Banking. The two-year program includes two weeks of seminars on a wide variety of banking and economic topics, a research project, and an interactive bank simulation.

Dan, Decorah Bank Controller, stated, “The Iowa School of Banking was a great opportunity for me to broaden and strengthen my understanding of many different areas of banking and how they all work together. These tools will help me better support the financial and operational needs of the bank.”

Ag & Business Banker Brendon echoed these sentiments, saying, “Iowa School of Banking provided a great opportunity to understand all functions of banking on a deeper level while also learning skills to help better serve our communities and customers.”

The purpose of the Iowa School of Banking is to prepare employees to serve the needs and desires of the American public by:

  • Developing a thorough understanding of banking, focusing on critical banking functions, their interrelationships and the determinants of profitability;
  • Developing analytical skills and management techniques;
  • Creating an awareness of the changing banking environment and the role of the commercial bank in the financial services industry.