Business Articles

November 17, 2015

Trusts

What is a trust? A trust is a legal entity that is created when you transfer property to a trustee for the benefit of a third person. The trustee manages the property for the beneficiary in accordance with the terms and the instructions in the …
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November 17, 2015

Will You Outlive Your Money?

Will you outlive your money? Before you retire, take the time to figure out just how much money you'll need for retirement. One of the biggest concerns for retirees is whether their retirement savings will last the rest of their lives-- will …
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November 17, 2015

Wills

What is a will? A will may be the most vital piece of your estate plan, even if your estate is a modest one. It is a legal document that lets you direct how your property will be dispersed (among other things) when you die. It becomes effective …
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November 04, 2015

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015

On November 2, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, legislation that raises the federal debt limit and establishes the framework for a two-year budget deal. The legislation, needed to avoid an impending default on …
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October 02, 2015

Heightened Counterfeiting

We are aware of reports coming from multiple sources and regional anti-fraud groups of various types of counterfeit credit card use throughout Wisconsin. A heightened level of counterfeit credit card activity is being used for over-the-counter cash …
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October 01, 2015

ICBA Encourages Consumers to Protect their Data during Cyber Security Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 1, 2015)—Americans live in a mobile society, relying on smartphones, tablets and computers to gather news, make purchases, interact with friends and family, and connect with financial institutions. Increasingly, …
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August 24, 2015

Market Update - Keeping You in the Loop

In light of recent financial market headlines, we want to share our most recent thinking with you. After a relatively uneventful summer, volatility has returned to financial markets around the world in recent days. At the beginning of last week, the …
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July 24, 2015

Small business loans resume after Congress lifts guarantee cap

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed legislation renewing federal loan guarantees for small businesses that were exhausted last week and also raising the overall cap on the program.The House of Representatives on Monday unanimously approved …
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July 07, 2015

June 2015 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

The national report's information reflects the entire United States, while the regional reports contain primarily regional data from their local vicinities. Also, the information in the regional reports is not used in calculating the results of the …
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July 07, 2015

Local Area Unemployment Statistics

This tool, published by Wisconsin's Worknet, enables business leaders to query unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, and labor force statistics for specific time frames. 
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July 01, 2015

Searching for Top Company Cultures

Entrepreneur.com is looking for companies that instill a high-performance culture in the workplace. These environments encourage employees' growth and development, outperform competitors, provide mentorship opportunities, exceed expectations …
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June 08, 2015

May 2015 Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business®

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May for the 29th consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 72nd consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives in the latest Manufacturing ISM® Report On …
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