Gary L. Rhodes Honored For 50 Years of Service in Banking

Gary L. Rhodes Honored For 50 Years of Service in Banking Stillman Bank’s Board of Directors recently recognized Gary L. Rhodes for his 50 years of service at Stillman Bank. Rhodes began his banking career in 1968 as Cashier in the Bank’s Stillman Valley Office. He held numerous positions throughout his career and recently retired… Read More

Finding Peace in Stock Market Investing

Finding Peace in Stock Market Investing “Remember, Dragon Warrior, anything is possible with Inner Peace” – Master Shifu, Kung Fu Panda 2 The pick-up in market volatility this fall has caused anxiety for many investors.  People look at the balances on their investment accounts and see it fluctuate from day-to-day and start wondering – Should… Read More

Purchase with a Purpose

Purchase with a Purpose We are excited to announce our Purchase with a Purpose campaign! Starting December 15 – January 15, with every Stillman Bank Debit Card transaction, a $1.00 donation will be made to local non-profit organizations within the Rock River Valley, up to $20,000! 10 local, non-profit organizations from the Rock River Valley have… Read More

2018 Cardinal Community Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

2018 Cardinal Community Christmas Tree Decorating Contest Stillman Valley held its seventh annual Tree Decorating Contest in conjunction with the Cardinal Community Christmas event in downtown Stillman Valley on Sunday, December 2, 2018. There were 25 groups that participated, including local schools, businesses, and community organizations. Prizes were awarded in four categories based on creativity/originality,… Read More

Robots Vs. Humans – The Battle for the Future of Investing

Robots Vs. Humans – The Battle for the Future of Investing In the Terminator movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger does not play a robot.  He plays a terminator, which is something different. “I’m a cybernetic organism.  Living tissue over a metal endoskeleton” If you are not familiar with the Terminator movies, they take place in a dystopian… Read More

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