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Fortifi Bank Announces Ripon Branch Opening Date
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Fortifi Bank Announces Ripon Branch Opening Date

Following the announcement earlier this year that Fortifi Bank will expand with a Ripon branch location, the company announced today that the official opening date will be Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Fortifi’s newest location will be located at 1092 W. Fond du Lac St., near Culver’s®.­ “We are thrilled that we’ll be opening soon and joining the fabric of Ripon, Wisconsin,” stated Greg Lundberg, Fortifi Bank’s president. “As a community-focused financial institution, we are committed and eager to support small businesses and growing families that call Ripon home.” Its newest full-service branch will offer deposit accounts (checking, savings, health savings,…
Wisconsin’s “We’re All In” Small Business Grant Application Opens June 15
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Wisconsin’s “We’re All In” Small Business Grant Application Opens June 15

WEDC Secretary Missy Hughes announced details for the We’re All In Grant designed to help businesses with less than 20 employees. The program will provide $2,500 grants to 30,000 small businesses. To be eligible, businesses must: Be a Wisconsin-based, for-profit business Employ 20 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, including…
Worried About Handling Cash? Use Contactless Payments
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Worried About Handling Cash? Use Contactless Payments

Though health experts say the risk of transferring COVID-19 through banknotes is small, you may have experienced a growing number of businesses discouraging – or even refusing – cash payments. After all, a single piece of currency can be handled by tens of thousands of people during its lifetime. Turning…
Fortifi Bank to Open Lobbies on June 22
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Fortifi Bank to Open Lobbies on June 22

As your bank, we pride ourselves on being “that place” and “those people” you can rely on. As the state eases restrictions, we’ve determined we will be able to open our lobbies beginning June 22, 2020.  Of course, they’ll look and feel a little different with the added safety measures…
Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses
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Gov. Evers Announces $75 Million Grant Program for Small Businesses

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced a major new initiative that combines federal CARES Act funding with specific Wisconsin programs aimed at helping small business respond to and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 health emergency. Details of the grant’s requirements are still being finalized. The following information…
Fortifi Bank Makes Grant Money Available Amid COVID-19
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Fortifi Bank Makes Grant Money Available Amid COVID-19

Fortifi Bank announced today that they will award $1,000 COVID Relief Grants to 20 non-profit organizations in May.  Together, with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLBC), this money is intended to assist groups with the financial strain presented by COVID-19. To be eligible, organizations must have a 501c3…
Withdrawal and Transfer Limits on Savings Accounts Temporarily Suspended
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Withdrawal and Transfer Limits on Savings Accounts Temporarily Suspended

The Federal Reserve Board has temporarily suspended Regulation D – a law that limits the number of convenience transactions from savings deposits to six per month. In response to financial distress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this decision allows for an unlimited number of convenience transfers and withdrawals from savings…
3 Ways to be Proactive with Finances During Hard Times
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3 Ways to be Proactive with Finances During Hard Times

Preserving your financial wellbeing takes center stage when economic conditions change. When times get hard, reviewing your budget and building an emergency fund are common practices. How else can you be proactive with your finances during times of uncertainty? Cancel unwanted memberships or subscription services. Go here. Avoid being hooked…
Navigating the Small Business Payment Protection Program
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Navigating the Small Business Payment Protection Program

The government has announced relief resources to help businesses like yours. The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses. Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, veterans organizations, and tribal businesses described in the…
Fortifi Bank Continues Offering Drive-Up Service
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Fortifi Bank Continues Offering Drive-Up Service

Hello from the team at Fortifi Bank. You may have heard by now, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is ordering the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, March 24, and urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Fortifi Bank is an essential part…