Montana Financial Education Group Gets National Award

Helena -   A Washington, DC-based organization recently announced that the Montana Financial Education Coalition (MFEC) was selected for a national award because of its creative and comprehensive work to improve the personal financial literacy of students in pre-kindergarten through college. The organization, the “Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy,” selected Montana’s efforts as the “2015 Jump$tart State Coalition of the Year.”

First Bank of Lincoln Announces New Location

First Bank of Lincoln announced that its new 2,800 sq. ft. facility located at 503 Main Street will be opened to customers on Tuesday, February 17, assuming IT issues are resolved over the holiday weekend.  A special welcome celebration with food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

FDIC Launchs Web Page to Allow Institutions to Understand How FDIC Markets Failing Institutions

The FDIC recently launched a Failing Bank Acquisitions Web page on to allow institutions to better understand how the FDIC markets failing institutions.  The Failing Bank Acquisitions Web page may be accessed from the FDIC’s Web site at

Dutton Bancorporation Files Application to Acquire Stock of W.C. Edwards Holding Co.

  • 26 December 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
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The surviving entity will be renamed Big Muddy Bancorp, Inc. and will presumably file an affiliate bank merger application with appropriate regulatory authorities for the merger of Farmers State Bank of Denton into Dutton State Bank.   [The $55 million surviving institution apparently will not be known as Big Muddy Bank.]

Glacier Bancorp's Mick Blodnick Named Community Banker of the Year

  • 19 December 2014
  • Author: Smillie, Monica
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After 25 bank deals in as many years at Glacier Bancorp, Mick Blodnick knows how to do acquisitions — how to pick them, how to make them work after the ink is dry. And not only for his institution but for the other side of the table as well. "When you break it down, this is a pretty simple industry," he said. "If you don't get too full of yourself, and just think about what you're trying to do to help people better their lives, it can be a very, very rewarding career."



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