Shannon Ziebol Promoted to Vice President, SBA Portfolio Officer at Highland Bank

Highland Bank proudly announces the promotion of Shannon Ziebol to Vice President, SBA Portfolio Officer. Shannon started her career with Highland while completing a degree in Business Administration. Over her 15-year tenure, she developed expertise structuring financing packages for business customers, enjoying Highland Bank’s status as an SBA Preferred Lender. Shannon continues to work with

Table of Experts: Minnesota’s banking landscape

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a held a panel discussion about Minnesota’s banking landscape. Panelists included Troy Rosenbrook, president, Highland Bank; Steve Meads, president and CEO, MidCountry Bank; Heather Plumski, executive VP, chief financial and strategy officer, Stearns Bank; Todd Senger, senior VP corporate banking, Dacotah Bank; and Daniel Olson, shareholder, Bassford Remele. Kathy

Table of Experts: Mergers and acquisitions

The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal held a panel discussion on mergers and acquisitions. Panelists included Sharon Olson, president and founder Olson Wealth Group; Alec Sherod, partner, Hellmuth & Johnson; Ben Hangge, senior VP of Commercial Banking, Highland Bank; Rohit Subramaniam, partner, Transaction Advisory Services, RSM; and Cory Markling, partner, Eisner Advisory Group. Dyanne Ross-Hanson, president

BankBeat Announces Amazing Outside Directors 2024: Paula Phillippe

Highland Bank has the privilege to share that our esteemed board member Paula Phillippe has been honored as a 2024 BankBeat Amazing Outside Director. Paula brings to the table a wealth of experience, strategic vision, and unwavering dedication. Her innovative thinking and insightful guidance play a pivotal role in shaping the direction of our organization.  

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Opportunities, Challenges, and Strategies for Lower Middle Market M&A Deals in 2024

December 2023 – It’s that time of year again when analysts try to predict what’s to come for lower middle market M&A deals in the coming year. In this case, deals that are $3 million and under in EBITDA fall into this scope. While the adage—the only certainty is uncertainty—may apply to some extent, we

ABA Community Bankers Fall Meeting 2023

Highland Bank President Attends National Meeting For Community Bank Leaders

St Paul, MN – Community bankers around the country gathered in Washington this past week to discuss the latest challenges currently facing community banks across the country, according to Troy Rosenbrook, President of Highland Bank. Rosenbrook, who attended the ABA Community Bankers Council meeting November 13-15, said the bankers talked at length about public policy, operations

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Highland Bank Honored for Community Commitment

The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) has recognized 90 Minnesota banks for their community involvement. Banks play a vital role in their communities and to honor and recognize their involvement, the MBA created the Community Champion recognition program. Highland Bank is one of 90 Community Champions that have worked with hundreds of organizations in our communities

Lee named Chief Operations Officer

  Highland Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Sue Lee to Chief Operations Officer, effective October, 2023. Sue joined Highland in 2008, as the bank completed its acquisition of Ridgedale State Bank. Since then, she expanded her banking experience from Consumer Banking to include Commercial Banking and Operations leadership, most recently holding the

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