Exercise: It’s All How You Think About It

Chronic stress, whether due to financial worries or work pressure, can lead to health issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.  It’s no surprise that eating right and getting physical exercise helps you live a longer, healthier life.  Often, success requires getting in the right frame of mind. Summer is the perfect time […]

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Business Approach and Relationship Building

Exploring the concept of strong business relationships in banking inspired us to develop a sales and service playbook. Picture it as a sports team working together, reflecting on the teams Mission, Vision, and Values through our strategic plays. By building and growing our customer base through asking the right questions and understanding the customers perspective. […]

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Unlocking Success: Why Small Businesses Need a Sales Playbook

A sales playbook is a comprehensive document that outlines the strategies, processes, and best practices for sales teams. It serves as a roadmap, providing guidance on prospecting, lead generation, sales pitches, objection handling, and closing techniques. Essentially, it equips sales and customer facing professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to navigate the sales […]

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Agriculture Growth: Managing the Ups and Downs with Expert Mike DeLong

Podcast- Ag Growth

Having grown up on a Wisconsin form and spent his career in Agriculture finance, Mike DeLong offers sage advice for farmers managing through economic cycles including today’s price down tick. Prices go up and prices go down – cycles typically last 18-32 months. Mike shares how farmers can manage risk, reduce expenses, and protect income. […]

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The Economic Development Skinny: The BEAR, Team Sports, and Technology

Guest Charlie Walker, President of Chippewa Economic Development Corporation, discusses recruiting new businesses, supporting existing ones, assisting entrepreneurs, and attracting talent to Chippewa Falls, WI. Economic development involves listening, connecting people, and collaborating with various entities like Chambers and Universities. Like Pillar Bank, they help businesses by offering advice and making connections. The organization offers […]

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