Blackhawk Talk eNewsletter

Check out our monthly eNewsletter for need-to-know tips and other great info. The 'OUCH' Technology article is especially valuable for anyone who's active online or has gadgets connected to the Internet. Enjoy!


Is Tik Tok a Cybersecurity Risk to Your Business?  |  Five Reasons That Owners Actually Do Sell Their Companies to Their Key Employees  | 4 Tips on How to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck  | Watchdog Checking  | Artificial Intelligence: What to Know
News about Blackhawk Bank and First Mid  |  Growing Your Business’ Website: Should You Use AI-Generated Content to Boost SEO?  |  What Homeowners Should Know About Property Taxes  | Watchdog Checking  | Scareware: A Story
Be Aware of the Risk with QR Code Scams | Connecting Your Personal Financial Plan and Business Continuity Plan | Are You Missing Out on the Benefits of Hiring Individuals with Disabilities | Build Up Your Financial Momentum | Digital Spring Cleaning in 7 Steps

Introducing Joseph Magnelli | Top 6 Reasons You Should Consider Buying a Home in 2023 | Protect Your Business From Check Fraud and Check Washing | It's time to Build Up Some Momentum! | Do You Need Security Software?
Will a Temporary Buydown Help Home Buyers? | Social Media for Local Businesses | Now You Can Earn Higher Interest with Easy Money Checking! | Come Chat With Us! | 'OUCH': Biometrics - Making Security Simple


Easy Money Checking Now Has a Higher Interest Rate | Don't Overspend This Holiday Season | How to Make Your Phone More Secure | Managing Important Employees Who Aren't Key Employees | Meet Penny! | 'OUCH': Browsers
How Organizations Get Hacked & What You Can Do About It | Recognizing These Common Signs of a Scam Could Help You Avoid Falling For One | Afraid Mortgage Rates Are Too High to Consider a Home Loan? | Welcome Shantrese Zackery | Business Owners: Are You Overwhelmed By Exit Plans? | It's Time for Grateful Giving Once Again | 'OUCH': Emotional Triggers - How Cyber Attackers Trick You

Payment and Invoicing Solutions for Your Micro-Business or Non-Profit | What to Do If Burnout is Impacting Your Employees | Side Effects of Bad Credit | What is a 401(k) Plan and How Does It Work |
'OUCH': Got Backups

Get Paid Faster | Hometown Champs Mortgage Program is Here | Community Banks vs. Big Banks: Why You Should Consider Banking Locally | Making Financially Smart Home Improvements |
'OUCH': Charity and Disaster Scams

Recent Scams: What to Look Out For | What is Lifestyle Creep and How Can You Combat It? | The Virtuous Cycle of Improving Cash Flow | What is an Escrow Account and How Does It Work? |
'OUCH': Phishing Attacks Are Getting Trickier

Employee Retention Credit | What is Homeowners Insurance and Why Do I Need It? | Building Credit When You Have None | Spending Habits: You want it, but do you need it? | Easy Money Checking | 'OUCH': Securely Gaming Online
Employee Retention Credit | New Hours of Operation | Is It Time for Your Business to Switch Merchant Processors? | How to Get the Most Out of a Golf Sponsorship | We Will Be Closed on Memorial Day | 'OUCH': Vishing - Phone Call Attacks and Scams

Focus on the Fun with a Home Equity Line of Credit | It's Halloween (Planning) Season for Your Campground/RV Park | How Rising Interest Rates Are Impacting Homebuyers | What Are Contactless Cards and How Do They Work? | Teaching Your Teens About Money Management | The Common Element Among Unique and Successful Businesses | 'OUCH': Top Three Social Media Scams

Focus on the Fun with a Home Equity Line of Credit | Will Opening an IRA Help You Save Money on Taxes? | Utilizing Your Home's Equity | 4 Signs Your Identity May Have Been Stolen | Blackhawk Bank Welcomes Gale Price as Vice President Business Banking | 'OUCH': Learn a New Survival Skill:
Spotting Deepfakes
Are You Protecting Your Business From a Ransomware Attack? | What to Consider Before You Build Your Home | Focus on the Fun With a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) | How to Protect Your Business From Check Fraud | Succession Planning | Use Your Blackhawk Bank Mastercard for a Chance to Win | 'OUCH': Anyone Can Start a Career in Cybersecurity 

What You Need to Know About Romance Scams | Enjoy Greater Peace of Mind With Watchdog Checking | Blackhawk Bank Welcomes Dan Garcia as Vice President Business Banking in the Kane County Market | Holiday Hours | Financial Advice to Help You Achieve Your Goals and Dreams | 'OUCH': Spot and Stop Messaging Attacks