• News for Economic

    Friday, October 15, 2021
    Due to tremendous buyer demand for homes and limited inventory, home values have significantly increased. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency, FHFA, the rate of appreciation in the MSA’s we serve increased over the past 5 years between 18.76% - 22.6%, as shown in the the chart below. Even more impressive is the increase in the prior 12 months which ranges from 5.99% in Iowa City to ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic
    Monday, July 12, 2021
    When the pandemic struck in 2020, Josie Hartman began looking for jobs. With few options available, she moved to Clinton and eventually landed a position as a teller at First Central State Bank.  A year later, Hartman has been promoted to Lead Teller and Customer Service Representative at First Central State Bank’s Lincoln Way location. Despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic, First ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    Alan “Al” Tubbs is this year’s recipient of the Bruning Award for his leadership and longstanding dedication to providing financial guidance and support to farmers, agricultural businesses and small communities in rural America.  “It’s remarkable to have my past work in the agriculture and financial industries recognized,” said Tubbs. “Agriculture is where I’ve grown up and the largest segment of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, October 07, 2020
    Ohnward Bancshares, Inc. financial institutions ranked in the American Bankers Association’s top 100 list for farm lenders by dollar volume. The institutions – First Central State Bank, Maquoketa State Bank and Ohnward Bank & Trust – ranked 90th in the country for agriculture lending by dollar volume in the second quarter of 2020. Ohnward’s roots were built through helping the eastern Iowa and ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article