Table of Experts: Cybersecurity

August 2023 – The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion recently about cybersecurity. Panelists included Emy Johnson, chief security officer at Allina Health; Wolf Lewis, regional vice president, Comcast Business Midwest Region; and Angie Propp, VP cash management sales manager, Highland Bank. John Ebert, professor and cybersecurity program director, Saint Mary’s University, served

Highland Bank Expands Locations

Highland Bancshares, Inc., parent holding company of Highland Bank, a locally and independently owned community business-focused bank, announces the successful completion of its merger of Boundary Waters Bank today.  Boundary Waters Bank had branches located in Woodbury, Blaine and Ely Minnesota, which held approximately $100 million in deposits. On December 9, 2022, Highland announced a

Five Things to Look for in an M&A Partner for Smaller Deals

June 2023 – Community banks are vital partners for smaller M&A deals. That’s because senior lenders at large national banks and regional banks typically shy away from financing M&A deals below certain thresholds. That leaves lower middle market acquirers reliant on senior lenders at community banks for M&A financing. But not every bank is alike