Monthly Archives: September 2008

My view from Wall Street to Main Street – Part Two

After looking in my last post at what won’t work, here is what must be done. Business leaders must change the way they think about customers, suppliers, shareholders and their public responsibilities to our government (which means you and I as citizens). The root of all these issues is the appalling absence of a fiduciary […]

My view from Wall Street to Main Street – Part One

It is hard to grasp the scale of the economic events we read of daily. There has been much written and spoken already. If you would like me to comment on any particular aspect of this, please post a question. For now I just want to make the most essential comments from a street level […]

In the News: Communication key in these economic times

The Green Bay Press-Gazette visits with newsmakers each week in its Monday Conversation feature. This week, Mike Daniels, president of Nicolet National Bank, Green Bay, talks about lending and the national credit crisis. In the News: Communication key in these economic times – Upload a Document to Scribd

Learn success from others

With all the uncertainty and turbulence in the economy, we do have customers that are weathering the storm and doing well. I wanted to take a moment and share some observations on why and how I believe they are succeeding. Hopefully you can use this to help in the day-to-day battles you face in your […]

Wall Street article on Freddie and Fannie

Green Bay native Paul Gigot, editor of the Wall Street Journal, deserves a Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for his dogged pursuit of the truth with respect to the GSE Twins. For much of the last decade Paul has personally authored article after article detailing the financial risks to the public as well as the broader […]

Nicolet Bank and New North

I’ve been asked about our latest Nicolet National Bank Business Pulse in which we offered New North the opportunity to ask questions. Why do we do it? We support New North and their mission. By sharing our Business Pulse forum we can help them further their reach. We know that several New North initiatives are […]

Why is Nicolet Bank blogging?

You may ask yourself, why is Nicolet blogging? Here’s the deal: Transparency. It leads to great relationships. It’s the open and honest way that we have always done business. This is just another method to let you know what we’re thinking. We see a lot and hear a lot of great ideas everyday. This is […]

Fannie and Freddie

The long rumored takeover of Fannie and Freddie (the GSE twins) finally happened this weekend. What this means for the near term and long term remains unclear. Let me tick off a few points. The Regulators judgment is that the consequences of collapse would have been too catastrophic. I am sure they are right. This […]

Q&A with Mike Steppe: How can investors take advantage of the turmoil in the banking and broader financial markets?



New Ways to Protect your Debit Card from Fraud: Two-Way Text Alerts

Monday, August 27, 2018

Fraud Text Alerts for your Debit Card Nicolet Bank Fraud Center monitors your Debit Card for suspicious transactions. If the system detects a transaction that is unusual for you, a text will be sent to ask you if the purchase is legitimate. Watch How it Works Two-Way Text Alerts If an unusual debit card purchase is [...]


Pre-Approval for Home Loans Helps Buyers Strengthen Their Offer

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Nicolet Bank Provides Home Loans for Home Purchases and Remodeling The tight housing market in most parts of Wisconsin has created a situation in which the buyer who can move the quickest may end up with the prize. Pre-approval for home loans through Nicolet National Bank is an effective way to position yourself for fast [...]


Business Pulse - Cybersecurity has emerged as a major issue for CEOs

Monday, July 27, 2015

CEOs Express Concern about the Cybersecurity of their Business. Read the full report here. Business Pulse – JUNE 2015 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CYBERSECURITY  

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. 2nd Quarter 2015 Earnings Release

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Nicolet Bankshares, Inc. (OTCQB: NCBS) earnings release for 2nd quarter 2015. 2Q15 Earnings Release

How to Ensure a Good Credit Score

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First, let’s understand how your credit score is determined. Your credit score is broken down into five categories weighted accordingly: Payment history = 35% Total amount owed = 30% Length of credit history = 15% New credit = 10% Type of credit in use = 10% MAKE YOUR PAYMENTS ON TIME. This is the most [...]