Tag Archives: Nicolet in the News

Economy Takes on a Rosier Glow

World stock markets rallied Wednesday amid signs that the American recovery could be gaining traction – led partly by factory output – and relief that Europe might be on the verge of finding some much-needed leadership on its widening financial crisis.

Anger at Goldman Mustn’t Drive Reform

Public anger at Goldman Sachs is the vehicle being used to force through sweeping financial reform legislation. In the public’s mind, Goldman has come to symbolize the self-interested corruption at the heart of modern finance. The legal discussion about Goldman seems to center on whether Goldman had a conflict of interest. Goldman doesn’t have a […]

In the News: Acquiring Madison-Based AnchorBank Branches

Nicolet National Bank of Green Bay said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire the four Brown County branches of Madison-based AnchorBank. Terms of the deal were not announced. It is subject to regulatory approval, but is expected to close in July.

In the News: Optimistic at Annual Meeting

Nicolet Bancshares Inc. Chairman Bob Atwell said 2010 will be a year for grinding out increased profits. Atwell, who also is president and chief executive officer of the Green Bay-based bank holding company, said 2009 wasn’t as good a year as they would prefer, but it was better than 2008 and better than many of […]

In the News: A Slow Thaw

Commercial lending is still tight, but some loan programs could loosen credit. Take a look at the vacancy signs and darkened storefronts and you start to get the picture that prospects for lending in the commercial real estate market aren’t yet bright.

In the News: Stocks Roar Back, But Economy Has Far To Go

By themselves, the numbers tell a seemingly clear story: The Dow Jones industrial average is up 61% from the recessionary low it hit exactly one year ago Tuesday. The Standard & Poor’s 500, up 68%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq, up a remarkable 83%.

In the News: CEOs List Their Top Challenges for 2010

Northeastern Wisconsin CEOs believe increasing sales and revenue will be the biggest challenge in 2010, according to Nicolet National Bank’s quarterly Business Pulse survey. Seventy-four percent of respondents said it was among their top three concerns as we enter the new year in the wake of the just-ended (we are told) recession.

In the News: Systemic Risk, End it Don’t “Manage” It

The blogging bankers at Nicolet National Bank in Wisconsin have been on a roll over at The Vault lately. CEO Bob Atwell’s latest post addresses this month’s meeting between President Obama and a few of the country’s biggest bank CEOs. He makes some interesting points on too-big-to-fail, concluding that “centralized and politicized finance is financially […]

In the News: Winners of 2009

There’s a reason why Nicolet National Bank was one of the first businesses interviewed on iFinance – they get the value of social media. Nicolet National Bank has truly opened itself (The Vault) to its customers and community. Add to that a CEO who actually picks up his phone and makes himself available for all […]

Confidence of Region’s CEOs Improves

The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse improved to 99.9 — up from 80.5 last quarter and from 63.8 the quarter before — when The Pulse reached its lowest point since its inception in Quarter 4, 2001. The 99.9 last quarter is the eighth consecutive quarter below 100 on the index. The Business Pulse continues to show […]

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