Economic Update – Fall 2018 Edition

Economic Update – Fall 2018 Edition Leaves are falling, the NFL season is in full swing, and stores are already decorating for Christmas.  It is hard to believe we are closing in on the end of the year.  This year has felt like it has flown by.  As I come up on my one year… Read More

When Will the Stock Market Finally Drop?

When Will the Stock Market Finally Drop?  The only true answer is that no one knows.  Use that to your advantage. As we approach the 10-year anniversary since the low in March 2009, this has become one of the longest runs in the stock market without a drop of at least 20%.  Historically, the market… Read More

No Tricks, Just Treats: Community Banks Win by Doing Good

No Tricks, Just Treats: Community Banks Win by Doing Good The days of October are quickly moving past us, making Halloween costumes and trick-or-treaters less than a week away. However, at Stillman Bank, we are using this month to focus on the “treats” that set community banking apart and keep customers coming back for more…. Read More

Stillman Bank Receives Plaque Recognition From Growth Dimensions

Stillman Bank Receives Plaque Recognition From Growth Dimensions Stillman Bank is proud to be a Bronze level investor in Growth Dimensions, an economic development organization headquartered in Belvidere. Established in 1979, Growth Dimensions fosters economic strategy throughout Boone County in order to create jobs, promote community assets and stimulate capital investment through business retention and… Read More

Stillman Bank’s Bogner Earns National Certification

Stillman Bank’s Bogner Earns National Certification David Bogner, Vice President and Trust Officer at Stillman Bank, was recently awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) professional certification from the American Bankers Association. “Earning the CTFA certification validates David’s experience and depth of education in the wealth management industry,” states Marty Larson, Stillman Bank Chairman… Read More

Economic Update – Summer 2018 Edition

Economic Update – Summer 2018 Edition Summer in the Midwest this year has come with two flavors – either scorching heat or epic downpour.  There have not been many days in between.  The U.S. economy, meanwhile, continues to move ahead steadily.  Despite challenging weather, risks of trade wars, and tightening labor markets, corporate earnings are… Read More

Books of Interest: Summer Reading Recommendations

Books of Interest: Summer Reading Recommendations The beginning days of summer are finally upon us and we believe there is nothing quite like curling up on a couch or relaxing poolside with a good book in hand. For those that look forward to being captivated by a story (or two), we thought it would be… Read More