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2019

Jim Reynolds Earns Preeminent CExPTM Designation for Exit Planning (September 13, 2019)

Jim Reynolds, Blackhawk Bank Vice President Business Banking, recently earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™)...

Zonts and Hogan Join Blackhawk Bank Business Banking Team (August 16, 2019)

Rick Zonts, SVP & Market Leader, and Adam Hogan, Vice President Business Banking, have joined the Business Banking Team at the Kane Business Banking Center in Elgin, Illinois... 

Blackhawk Bank Hosts Ceremonies for McHenry, Richmond & Island Lake (August 12, 2019)

Blackhawk Bank recently dedicated their three new locations within McHenry and Lake Counties with ribbon cutting ceremonies... 

Whitehead Earns the Preeminent CExPTM Designation for Exit Planning (August 5, 2019)

Phil Whitehead, Blackhawk Bank Janesville Market President, recently earned the designation of a BEI Certified Exit Planner (CExP™)...

Greg Lundquist Promoted to AVP Business Banking (June 3, 2019)

Remaining committed to Blackhawk Bank’s philosophy of promoting from within, the Bank announced that Greg Lundquist has been promoted to Assistant Vice President Business Banking...

Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. Elects Directors and Announces Retirement (May 15, 2019)

Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: BHWB) re-elected three incumbent directors and one new director at its Annual Meeting of Shareholders...

Blackhawk Bank, Promoting from Within (March 4, 2019)

Blackhawk Bank is committed to our philosophy of growing talent from within our organization, promoting 13 current employees...

Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. Completes Acquisition of First McHenry Corp. (March 1, 2019)

On March 1, 2019, Blackhawk Bancorp, Incannounced it completed its acquisition of First McHenry Corporation...

Stateline Celebrates New Blackhawk Bank Roscoe Banking Center (February 26, 2019)

On February 26, Blackhawk Bank, along with the Stateline Chamber and Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce, dedicated the new Roscoe Banking Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Blackhawk Bank Welcomes Public to Roscoe Banking Center Open House (February 22, 2019)

Join Blackhawk Bank as we showcase our newest banking center at 5506 Clayton Circle, Roscoe, IL on February 28, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m...

Blackhawk Bankers Attend IMEC Lean Manufacturing 101 (February 14, 2019)
On February 12, 2019, nine Blackhawk Bank Business Bankers participated in IMEC’s Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation at the NIU Campus in Rockford...
Blackhawk Bank Welcomes Jennings as Vice President of Compliance (February 8, 2019)
Blackhawk Bank is pleased to welcome Stephanie Jennings as Vice President Compliance...
Brian Mertens Named Blackhawk Bank's 2019 Spirit Award Winner (February 1, 2019)
Blackhawk Bank is honored to announce Brian Mertens, Network Technician Support Specialist, as the 2019 Spirit Award Winner...
All Blackhawk Bank Locations to Close on January 30th for Weather (January 29, 2019)
For the safety of our employees and clients, all Blackhawk Bank locations will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th and reopen at Noon on Thursday, January 31st...
Blackhawk Bank Recognizes Top Mortgage Producers (January 18, 2019)
Blackhawk Bank’s mortgage loan originators have been recognized for outstanding closed loan volume during 2018...
 

2018

Joe Shere Joins Blackhawk Bank as AVP Business Banking (December 5, 2018)
Joe Shere joined Blackhawk Bank as Assistant Vice President, Business Banking at the Janesville Banking Center located at 2525 Milton Ave., Janesville...
Martin Promoted to AVP Business Banking (December 5, 2018)
Jaclyn (Jacki) Martin has been promoted to Assistant Vice President, Business Banking at Blackhawk Bank’s Perryville Banking Center, located at 2475 N. Perryville Rd., Rockford....
Blackhawk Bank Honored as a 2018 What Rocks Winner (November 9, 2018)
At an award reception put on by the Rockford Register Star, Blackhawk Bank was honored with three 2018 What Rocks Awards...
Blackhawk Bank Recognized as Best Bank in Stateline (November 8, 2018)
Blackhawk Bank is pleased to announce they have been named Best Bank in the 2018 Beloit Daily News Best of Stateline.
Blackhawk Bank Kicks Off Thanksgiving Food Drive (October 24, 2018)
Blackhawk Bank’s annual Thanksgiving food drive, called Grateful Giving, has begun.  The goal of this community food drive is to provide Thanksgiving Day meals to 500+ families in need...
Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc. to Acquire First McHenry Corp. (October 18, 2018)
Blackhawk Bancorp, Inc., holding company for Blackhawk Bank, announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement with First McHenry Corporation, parent company of First National Bank of McHenry, McHenry, Illinois...
Blackhawk Bank Focuses on Local at Chamber Event (September 24, 2018)
On September 18, 2018, Blackhawk Bank held an after-hours event at their Belvidere Banking Center, with the Belvidere Area Chamber of Commerce...
Tracy Girardi Joins Blackhawk Bank (September 7, 2018)
Tracy Girardi has joined Blackhawk Bank as Vice President Cash Management.  Overseeing the Cash Management Department, Girardi will work with her team to bring the latest...
Reyna Named as a Most Powerful Latino (August 28, 2018)

Francisca Reyna, Vice President Business Development & Education for Blackhawk Bank, was chosen by Madison 365 as one of Wisconsin’s 32 Most Powerful Latinos...

Carrie Loven Earns CFP® Designation (August 20, 2018)

Carrie Loven, CFP®, recently earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®) certification...

Benitez Promoted to AVP CRA and Compliance Officer (August 15, 2018)

Blackhawk Bank recently promoted Marisol Benitez to Assistant Vice President CRA and Compliance Officer...

Blackhawk Donates $15,000 to Janesville Early Literacy Task Force (July 12, 2018)

Blackhawk Bank recently announced their commitment to donate $15,000 to the Janesville Early Literacy Task Force over the next three years...

Salazar Promoted to AVP Branch Manager (June 29, 2018)
Alexx Salazar has been promoted to Assistant Vice President Branch Manager & Teller Supervisor of Blackhawk Bank’s Janesville Banking Center... 
Bastian Featured Speaker at FMA Executive Summit (June 29, 2018)
Blackhawk Bank Chairman, Rick Bastian, was recently a featured speaker at The Fabricator®’s Executive Summit for the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, Inc... 
Blackhawk Bank Adds Janesville Advisory Board (June 27, 2018)
We are pleased to welcome the addition of a Janesville Advisory Board to Blackhawk Bank... 
Bastian to Retire from Blackhawk; James and Adkins Promoted (June 27, 2018)
Rick Bastian, Chairman and CEO of both Blackhawk Bancorp and Blackhawk Bank, announced plans for his year-end retirement as an officer and director of Blackhawk...
Blackhawk Bank, Roscoe has Moved (May 1, 2018)

Blackhawk Bank’s Roscoe banking center has moved from its former location at the corner of IL-251 and Elevator Road to a temporary modular banking center...

Blackhawk Bank Ranked as One of the Fastest Growing Companies (April 17, 2018)

Blackhawk Bank was named the 15th fastest growing public company in the state of Wisconsin by the Milwaukee Business Journal...

Blackhawk Bank Appoints Binicewicz SVP Business (March 20, 2018)

Gary Binicewicz has joined Blackhawk Bank as Senior Vice President, Business Banking. Binicewicz has over 29 years of banking experience…

Blackhawk Bank Appoints Hendon VP Physical & Information Security (March 20, 2018)

Jessica Hendon has joined Blackhawk Bank as Vice President, Physical and Information Security. With over 14 years of professional banking experience…

Blackhawk Bank Appoints Porter VP Digital Solutions (March 20, 2018)

Sara Porter has joined Blackhawk Bank as Vice President, Digital Solutions. Porter has over 17 years of banking experience…

A Wisconsin Bank Reaches into Northwest Suburban Chicago (March 15, 2018)

'Crain's Chicago Business' highlights Blackhawk Bank's expansion into the Elgin Market.

Blackhawk Bank Appoints Stagen Assistant Vice President (March 7, 2018)

Paul Stagen has joined Blackhawk Bank as Assistant Vice President, Relationship Manager Associate. Stagen has over 12 years of experience in commercial banking…

Blackhawk Bank Hosts Seminar & Hands-On Workshop (March 1, 2018)

In collaboration with the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP), Blackhawk Bank held a seminar and workshop on Quick Response Office Cells...

Ribbon Cutting Held for New Full-Service Blackhawk Bank in Janesville (January 30, 2018)

Blackhawk Bankers and community officials cut the ceremonial red ribbon celebrating the Grand Opening of their new Janesville banking center, located at 2525 Milton Avenue...

All Blackhawk Bank Employees Receive Bonus as Result of Record Year (January 26, 2018)

Blackhawk Bank has joined scores of companies granting special, onetime bonuses to their employees. Each of Blackhawk’s 175 employees that contributed to the Bank’s 2017 earnings...

Blackhawk Bank Recognizes Top Mortgage Bankers for 2017 (January 26, 2018)

Three of Blackhawk Bank’s mortgage loan originators have been recognized for outstanding closed loan volume during 2017. They are Margie Nowak, Kelly Pospischil, and Mike Hughes...

Rob Grindle and Warren Swanberg Join Blackhawk's Mortgage Division (January 19, 2018)

Blackhawk Bank is thrilled to welcome Rob Grindle, Mortgage Planner (NMLS #462766) and Warren Swanberg, Mortgage Planner (NMLS #1502042) to the Blackhawk Mortgage Team and Bank family...

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