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New owner plans major renovation at downtown Gary tower

GARY | A new owner is planning a $2.5 million renovation to a century-old tower to bring a bank back to downtown Gary for the first time in six years.

March 07, 2014 5:30 am

First Financial Bank names new Indiana president

A regional Midwestern bank with a sizable presence in the Calumet Region has named a new Indiana president.

March 04, 2014 3:45 pm
A life in banking: Freyek marks 50 years as a banker

A life in banking: Freyek marks 50 years as a banker

First Federal Savings and Loan Association president and CEO John Freyek started his banking career back when First Federal was across the street from Goldblatt's Department Store in downtown Hammond and most of the employees cashed their paychecks there.

February 14, 2014 9:09 pm Photos


Peoples Bank reports record earnings for 2013

MUNSTER | NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company of Peoples Bank, reported a record profit of $7.1 million last year.

February 04, 2014 11:45 am

Peoples Bank buys smaller Hammond savings and loan

MUNSTER | Peoples Bank has reached an agreement to buy First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Hammond, gaining two new branches in the first acquisition in its 103-year history.

December 20, 2013 3:00 pm

Munster-based Peoples Bank reports higher earnings

MUNSTER | Peoples Bancorp, the holding company of Munster-based Peoples Bank, reported a 10 percent increase in earnings during the first nine months of the year as compared to the same period last year.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am

Centier reports higher earnings over first three quarters

MERRILLVILE | Centier Bank reported $6.8 million earnings for the third quarter, which is down from the $7.2 million in profits the privately owned bank announced during the same period last year.

October 24, 2013 12:00 am

Centier rolls out online service aimed at saving homeowners from foreclosure

MERRILLVILLE | Help is on the way for some Northwest Indiana residents who are struggling to pay the bills.

October 22, 2013 11:30 am
Family roots run deep at community bank

Family roots run deep at community bank

MUNSTER | Peoples Bank's new chief operating officer was standing atop a peak in the Carpathian Mountains above the village in Poland where his great-grandfather was raised when it all clicked.

August 25, 2013 7:30 am Photos


Horizon named to top 10 percent of community banks

The parent company of Michigan City-based Horizon Bank has earned national recognition as one of the country's top community banks.

July 17, 2013 9:00 am

It's more than money for community banks

Community banks say they are committed to offering more than financial services because they have a symbiotic relationship with the communities they serve.

May 18, 2013 11:30 am

Local banks earn national honors

The parent companies of Munster-based Peoples Bank and Michigan City-based Horizon Bank have received recognition as ranking among the nation's top community banks.

May 15, 2013 12:00 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Demand end to D.C. gridlock to speed recovery

Our national elections are seven weeks away, with the economy as one of the key issues in political discussions on the airwaves, in workplaces and around kitchen tables. Not surprisingly, the economy is a question that often gets asked of this community banker. My answer: The economy is impr…

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

Centier nets SBA award for loan program participation

The Indiana district office of the U.S. Small Business Administration named Centier Bank its third-party lender of the year for participating in the Certified Development Company loan program.

December 06, 2011 12:00 am

Peoples Bank earns national community banking honor

The parent of Munster-based Peoples Bank has received recognition for the sixth year in a row as one of the nation's top community banks.

June 21, 2011 12:00 am

Horizon earns national community banking award

The parent of Michigan City-based Horizon Bank has received recognition for the fourth consecutive year as one of the nation's top community banks.

June 10, 2011 12:00 am
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