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Horizon Bancorp Announces Lafayette Community Bank is now Horizon Bank

Michigan City, IN (September 25, 2017) – Horizon Bank announces Lafayette Community Bank in Lafayette Indiana and Horizon have put the final touches on their merger. With the completion of this union, Horizon Bank’s branch network has expanded to sixty offices throughout northern and central Indiana, southern Michigan and Ohio.

 
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Horizon Bank Announces David Eifler as Market President of Berrien County

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank is pleased to announce David Eifler as Market President of Berrien County Michigan. He will reside in our in our Ship Street office in St. Joseph, Michigan and is replacing Market President, Don Radde who is retiring on December 31, 2017.

 
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Equifax Data Breach FAQ's

Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, experienced a massive data breach. The hackers accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers.

 

Don Radde Set to Retire from Horizon Bank

St. Joseph, Michigan – Don Radde, Horizon Bank’s Market President for Berrien County has announced his retirement as of December 31, 2017.

 

Horizon Bancorp Announces Closing of Lafayette Community Bancorp Merger

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Sept. 01, 2017 Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBNC) (“Horizon”), the parent of Horizon Bank, (“Horizon Bank”) announces the completion of the acquisition of Lafayette Community Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary Lafayette Community Bank in Indiana, effective September 1, 2017. Lafayette Community Bancorp merged into Horizon and simultaneously Lafayette Community Bank merged into Horizon Bank.

 
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Larry Kummer Receives Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award

Larry Kummer, Horizon Bank’s Market President for Northeast Indiana received the Hoosier Homestead Centennial Award at the Indiana State Fair on Friday, August 11, 2017. This award celebrates 100 years of homestead ownership.

 

Horizon Bank Ranked 4th in Indiana for SBA Loan Activity

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Indiana District Office as a top Small Business Administration lender for loan approvals in Indiana through July 2017 (10 months SBA Fiscal Year).

 
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What you Should Know About Same Day ACH Payments

As part of the improvement established by NACHA regarding same-day ACH payments, we’re doing our part to make it faster and easier for our customers to make payments, and to update account balance information more frequently during the day.

 

Saving for College

It’s no secret: the cost of a higher education is continually rising. Yet students continue to attend and graduate from college every year. Are you wondering how they – and their parents – managed to make it happen?

 

Horizon Bancorp and Lafayette Community Bancorp Announce Receipt of Regulatory Approvals

Michigan City, IN and Lafayette, IN (August 16, 2017) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”) and Lafayette Community Bancorp (OTC Pink LFYC, “Lafayette”), jointly announced that the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have approved the proposed merger of Lafayette Community Bancorp

 

Horizon Bank Among Michigans Top Ten SBA Lenders

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank has been recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office as a top 10 SBA lender for the state in fiscal year 2016.

 

Horizon promotes Betty Uban to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager in Bargersville, Indiana

David Bedwell, Market President of Johnson County Indiana, is pleased to announce the promotion of Betty Uban to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager in our Bargersville, Indiana office.

 

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Quarterly and Six-Month Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp (“Horizon”) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017. All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon’s three-for-two stock split effective November 14, 2016.

 

Horizon promotes Eric Sommer to Assistant Vice President, Assistant Controller in Michigan City, Indiana

Dan Buresh, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Sommer to Assistant Vice President, Assistant Controller in our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 

Thomas H. Edwards to Retire as President and Chief Credit Officer of Horizon Bank and appointment of Dennis J. Kuhn, as Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Banking Officer

Horizon Bancorp announced Thomas H. Edwards, will retire as President and Chief Credit Officer of Horizon Bank and Executive Vice President of Horizon Bancorp (and together with Horizon Bank, “Horizon”) on December 31, 2017.

 
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Should You Pay Off Your Mortgage or Invest?

Owning a home outright is a dream that many Americans share. Having a mortgage can be a huge burden, and paying it off may be the first item on your financial to-do list.

 
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Dave Rose Receives Sagamore of the Wabash Award

Dave Rose, former Market President of Porter County Indiana for Horizon Bank was awarded the distinguished “Sagamore of the Wabash” Award on June 22nd presented by Horizon Banks Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Dwight and Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rex Richards.

 
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Summer is a Great Time for Home Renovations

Planning renovations during summer months may be good timing, both in cost savings and convenience. There are many reasons why choosing summer months for home projects can work to your advantage.

 

Wolverine Bank and Horizon Bank Team Up in Pledging $100,000 to Flood Relief in the Great Lakes Bay Region

Midland, MI and Michigan City, IN (June 30, 2017) – In response to the historic flooding in the Great Lakes Bay Region, Wolverine Bank and Horizon Bank are supporting flood relief efforts with a donation in the amount of $100,000.

 

Horizon Announces Conversion to an Indiana State-Chartered Bank.

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank, N.A., has converted from a national bank to an Indiana state-chartered non-member bank. The charter conversion became effective following the close of business on June 23, 2017.

 

Horizon Welcomes Kate Seaman as Vice President, Senior Treasury Management Officer

Don Radde, Market President of Berrien County, is pleased to announce Kate Seaman as Vice President, Senior Treasury Management Officer in our Ship Street office in St. Joseph Michigan.

 
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Imagine-Customized Lending Solutions for Your Farm or Business

At Horizon Bank, we understand your unique financial needs from seasonal income restrictions to purchasing and maintaining heavy-duty equipment. As a locally owned institution with large, in-house lending capabilities and a broad scope of services, we're prepared to work with you.

 

Horizon Bank Partners with Benton Harbor Promise to Offer Minority Scholarship Program in Berrien County, Michigan

Horizon Bank announces a scholarship program designed to encourage minority students to pursue a higher education while assisting to fund such an endeavor.

 

Horizon Bank Announces Michal Mazur as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer

Greg Haney, Market President of Fort Wayne, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Michal Mazur as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer in our Fort Wayne office.

 
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Horizon Bancorp and Wolverine Bancorp Sign Merger Agreement

Michigan City, IN and Midland, MI (June 14, 2017) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”) and Wolverine Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ CM: WBKC, “Wolverine”), today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Horizon will acquire Wolverine and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wolverine Bank.​

 

Dave Rose Set to Retire from Horizon Bank

Dave Rose, Market President of Porter County Indiana for Horizon Bank, has announced his retirement as of July 7, 2017.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Scholarships to students in LaPorte, Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana

Horizon Bank Minority Scholarship Program awards eleven students with $1000 scholarships. Yolanda Davis, Community Reinvestment Act Officer, presented the scholarships during the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Annual Scholastic Achievement Awards Luncheon on April 25, 2017.

 
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The Advantage of Choosing a Horizon Bank Financial Advisor

Your financial plan is the key to achieving your short- and long-term goals. So when you’re making your plan, you need to know you’ve got an advisor who is knowledgeable, honest, and always on your side. That’s why Horizon Bank is committed serving your best interests, in everything we do.

 
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Summer Tips for Your Business

Want to make sure 2017 continues to go smoothly for you and your business? Here are a few tips to keep your momentum going:

 

Horizon Bank Offers Private Banking in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Horizon Bank announces private banking in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This program will be facilitated by Nancy Miller, Vice President of Private Banking and led by David Quade, Market President for Grand Rapids.

 
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Horizon Bank Announces Support for Michigan City Police Department Events

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce its financial support for the Michigan City Police Department (MCPD) by making a donation of $5,000 to the department.

 
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Financial Traps New College Graduates Should Avoid

As college students across the nation graduate and start their careers, financial responsibility should be a top priority. We have identified six traps that could hinder new college graduates from securing their financial future.

 
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6 Financial Tips for Service Members and Their Families

As National Military Appreciation Month begins, we are reminded of the many sacrifices that service members and their families make to protect our nation. In honor of their service, we have highlighted six financial tips to help military families reduce the stress of managing money.

 

Horizon Bancorp and Lafayette Community Bancorp Announce the Signing of a Merger Agreement

Michigan City, IN and Lafayette, IN (May 23, 2017) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”) and Lafayette Community Bancorp (OTC Pink LFYC, “Lafayette”), today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Horizon will acquire Lafayette Community Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lafayette Community Bank, through a stock and cash merger.

 
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Keeping a Watchful Eye on Apps

New phone apps are hitting the market every day, and kids are often the earliest adopters of new technology. As a parent, you want to protect your kids, but it’s hard to stay ahead of the changes — so we did some of the work for you.

 

Tony Mersits joins Horizon as Branch Manager

Jim Parpart, Assistant Vice President, District Retail Manager of Elkhart is pleased to announce Tony Mersits as Branch Manager in our Elkhart, Indiana office.

 

Horizon Bank Slicer Branch Scholarship Awarded to Mason Kosior

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce that the 2017 Horizon Bank Slicer Branch Scholarship has been awarded to Mason Kosior. A check in the amount of $1,000 was presented at the Senior Academic Awards Program held at the LaPorte High School Auditorium on April 27th.

 
May 04, 2017 02:55 PM

Horizon Announces Expansion into Central Ohio

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) the parent of Horizon Bank, N.A., announced that it is expanding its operating area into central Ohio by opening a loan production office located at 545 Metro Place South, Dublin, Ohio.

 
May 01, 2017 09:55 AM

Horizon Bank Announces David Bedwell as Market President Johnson County

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank is pleased to announce David Bedwell as Market President of Johnson County Indiana. Bedwell will be replacing long time Market President Steve Bechman, who retired at the end of April.

 
Apr 28, 2017 10:34 AM

Horizon Bank Partners with the American Heart Associations Go Red for Women Northwest Indiana Movement

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank announces its efforts to help support the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Northwest Indiana Movement, for the LaPorte County Goes Red engagement on April 7, 2017 at The Uptown Center in Michigan City.

 
Apr 25, 2017 02:11 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces 2017 First Quarter Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2017. All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon’s three-for-two stock split effective November 14, 2016.

 

Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

When spring rolls around, many homeowners find themselves itching to make some upgrades around their home and yard.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Maumee Township

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce a donation in the amount of $5,000 to Maumee Township, located in Allen County.

 
Apr 17, 2017 08:24 AM

Horizon Announces Grand Re-opening of Three Rivers Michigan location

Three Rivers — Horizon Bank announces the Grand Re-opening of their location at 1213 West Michigan Avenue, Three Rivers Michigan

 

Save or Spend: 5 Ways to Make Your Refund Count This Tax Season

This year, while more than 70 percent of tax payers await their hefty refund, the American Bankers Association is highlighting five tips to help them make the most out of this year’s windfall.

 
Apr 14, 2017 09:43 AM

Steve Bechman Set to Retire from Horizon Bank

Steve Bechman, Johnson County Market President for Horizon Bank, has announced his retirement as of April 28, 2017.

 
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Invest so you can adventure

None of us can predict the future, but one thing is for sure: The sooner you start investing money, and building good credit, the better off you’ll be in the long run. And the more you’ll get to enjoy your future adventures!

 

Making Sensible Decisions: Paying Off Debt vs. Saving for Retirement

Trying to decide whether you should pay off some bills, or set aside more savings for your retirement? You’re not alone.

 

Horizon Bank Sponsors 2017 Hoosier Star

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent sponsorship for Hoosier Star, a benefit concert that will be held on September 9, 2017 at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium in LaPorte Indiana.

 
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Agricultural Loan Options for Your Business

If you’re in the business of agriculture, you know there are constant financial demands. From crop storage requirements to expansion of property and investments in high-tech machinery, you’re always working to make improvements.

 

Horizon Announces SBA Lending Services Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Horizon Bank announces the addition of an SBA (Small Business Association) Lending team to its new branch in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Team members will provide support both for the Grand Rapids Commercial Lending team, as well as other Horizon locations.

 

Six Tips for Saving Success

In recognition of America Saves Week Feb. 27 – March 4, Horizon is offering tips to help customers assess and improve their saving strategy.

 

Horizon promotes Krysta Loucks to Operations Risk Specialist

Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Krysta Loucks to Operations Risk Specialist, in our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 

OCC Alert: Fictitious Notification Regarding the Release of Funds Supposedly Under the Control of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

Consumers have reported fictitious text messages and telephone calls, allegedly initiated by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) or other government entities, regarding funds purportedly under the control of the OCC.

 
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8 Ways to Protect Your Data Online

The American Bankers Association is highlighting eight tips to help online users protect their data and guard against online threats.

 

Horizon Bank Announces Grand Opening of Grand Rapids Office

Horizon has expanded its roots into the vibrant community of Grand Rapids Michigan.

 
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IRAs: What You Need to Know

As you’re going through tax documents for the past year, you may be wondering how you could benefit by making more investments in the future.

 

Horizon Bank Partners with Family Express to Expand Free ATM Service

Horizon Bank announces a partnership with Family Express to offer FREE ATM service at all Family Express locations.

 
Feb 06, 2017 03:00 PM

Horizon Bank Consolidates Branch in Bargersville, Indiana

Horizon Bank announces the consolidation of two branches into one as part of their purchase of the majority of the assets and assumption of all the deposits of the Bargersville branch of First Farmers Bank & Trust Bargersville.

 

The Earned Income Tax Credit: What You Need to Know

Horizon wants to ensure that workers across the country know about the advantages of this tax credit. We want to make sure you’re aware of this opportunity to get money back from the government when you do your taxes this year.

 

Horizon announces Scott Kosik as Vice President, Senior Digital Banking Officer

Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Kosik to Vice President, Senior Digital Banking Officer.

 

Saving is Smart.

If you’re already earning money — from chores, babysitting, yard work, or another job — then now is a good time to start saving, too.

 
Feb 01, 2017 12:22 PM

Horizon Announces Laurie Satoski as Mortgage Loan Originator

Milos Torbica, Vice President, Mortgage Loan Sales Manager, is pleased to announce Laurie Satoski as a Mortgage Loan Originator in our Carmel Indiana office.

 
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Kick 2017 off with business tips from Horizon Bank!

Now that the new year is underway – and most of us are already falling off our personal resolution wagons – it’s a good time to take a step back and consider your business needs for this year.

 
Jan 25, 2017 04:15 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record 2016 Net Income

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2016.

 
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Saving More with Tax-Advantaged Investments

Have you been saving ahead for your retirement? Or for a higher education? The earlier you start, the more you’ll have in the long run.

 
Jan 17, 2017 02:32 PM

Horizon Consolidates Branches in Three Rivers Michigan

Horizon Bank announces an updated, single location for its Three Rivers, Michigan branch. The facility, located at 1213 West Michigan Avenue, is already undergoing construction to accommodate the combined staff members.

 
Jan 13, 2017 08:49 AM

Horizon Bank Opening Doors in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Horizon Bank announces the launch of its latest location in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

 
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Jan 05, 2017 08:54 AM

Indiana Chamber Names Craig Dwight to Indiana Board of Directors

Craig Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive of Horizon Bank has been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Johnson County Interchurch Food Pantry

Horizon Bank donates $6,000 to Johnson County Interchurch Food Pantry in Franklin, Indiana.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Donation to DeKalb Area Rural Transit

Horizon Bank donates $1,500 to DeKalb Area Rural Transit in Auburn, Indian.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Carnegie Center for the Arts

Horizon Bank announces donation to Carnegie Center for the Arts in Three Rivers Michigan.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Three Rivers Area Community Foundation

Horizon Bank announces donation to Three Rivers Area Community Foundation. The donation, in the amount of $2,500, was presented by Jeff Gatton, Market President of Southern Michigan.

 
Dec 22, 2016 03:17 PM

Horizon promotes Dan Carroll to Vice President, Senior Commercial Credit Officer

Tom Edwards, President and Chief Credit Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Dan Carroll to Vice President, Senior Commercial Credit Officer.

 
Dec 22, 2016 02:57 PM

HORIZON BANCORP ANNOUNCES A 10.0% QUARTERLY DIVIDEND INCREASE

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 10 cents to 11 cents per share.

 
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Maximize Funding with Online Payment Processing

Is your business or organization set up to collect payments and donations online? If not, it’s probably time — and Horizon Bank can help.

 
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Dec 19, 2016 02:51 PM

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Harlan Christian Youth Center

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent donation in the amount of $2,500 to the Harlan Christian Youth Center in Harlan Indiana, located in Allen County.

 

IMAGINE taking your business further with a small business loan

Could a small business loan be right for you? Horizon offers beneficial SBA loan options for Indiana and Michigan businesses.

 
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Dec 14, 2016 11:38 AM

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Friendship Botanic Gardens

Horizon Bank announces donation to Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City Indiana. The donation, in the amount of $20,000, was presented by Steve Kring, Market President of LaPorte County to Friendship Botanic Gardens, on November 29th.

 
Dec 13, 2016 03:24 PM

Horizon promotes Becky Greenlaw to Assistant Vice President, Trust Support Services and Risk Management

Rachel Saxon, President, Horizon Trust & Investment Management, is pleased to announce the promotion of Becky Greenlaw to Assistant Vice President, Trust Support Services and Risk Management, of our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Gradway

Horizon Bank announces $1,000 donation to Gradway in Warsaw Indiana.

 
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Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The holiday season has officially arrived! While you’re hustling and bustling, don’t forget to keep the following household safety tips top-of-mind:

 
Dec 07, 2016 09:38 AM

Horizon promotes Stammy Ellinger to Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Operations Officer

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Stammy Ellinger to Senior Vice President, Senior Loan Operations Officer.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Glen Oaks Community College Foundation

Horizon Bank announces donation to Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Michigan

 
Dec 05, 2016 08:02 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces The Central National Bank & Trust is now Horizon Bank

Horizon Bank announces The Central National Bank & Trust in Attica Indiana and Horizon have merged. ​

 
Nov 30, 2016 03:56 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Balance Sheet Restructuring Transaction

Horizon announced a series of balance sheet restructuring transactions that are expected to improve its overall financial position, including an increase in net interest margin, return on average assets, and return on average equity.

 

Risk Management and Your Retirement Savings Plan

A well-rounded approach to retirement planning will help ensure that you have money to last the rest of your life. But every investment involves risk

 
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Horizon promotes Reilly Robison to Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Operations Officer

Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Reilly Robison to Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Operations Officer, of our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 
Nov 29, 2016 10:04 AM

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to LaGrange County 4-H Fair Association

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce a donation to LaGrange County 4-H in LaGrange, Indiana. The donation, in the amount of $1,000, was presented by Joe Walter, Market President of LaGrange County.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Compassion Pregnancy Center

Horizon Bank announces donation to Compassion Pregnancy Center in LaGrange, Indiana. The donation, in the amount of $1,000, was presented by Joe Walter, Market President of LaGrange County to Mari Bowers, Executive Director of Compassion Pregnancy Center on November 2nd.

 
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Be on the lookout for online shopping scams

The rapidly changing technology makes it easier and faster than ever to buy practically anything we need, without ever leaving home.

 
Nov 22, 2016 11:52 AM

Horizon promotes Stephanie Fisher to Assistant Vice President, Bank Secrecy Act and Fraud

Kathie DeRuiter, Executive Vice President, Senior Operations Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Stephanie Fisher to Assistant Vice President, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Fraud, of our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 
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Charitable Giving

If you have the means to give charitably, your good deed can pay you back with special tax incentives. Donations can result in a tax deduction, help you avoid capital gains taxes, and minimize estate taxes after your death.

 
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Improving Business Credit

As a business owner, your company’s credit score matters. It’s this score that will help determine whether you can get small-business loans, or whether you can get them at a good interest rate.

 

Horizon Bank Gives Donation to Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce a donation to Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center (JAM) in Garrett, Indiana

 
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Finding Scholarships that Fit

If you or one of your family members is planning to begin college in the next year, this is a good time to start looking into scholarships to help fund higher education.

 
Nov 07, 2016 08:03 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Closing of CNB Bancorp Merger

Horizon announces the completion of the acquisition of CNB Bancorp (“CNB”), parent company of The Central National Bank and Trust Company (“Central National Bank & Trust”) of Attica, Indiana, effective November 7, 2016.

 

Stash Your Cash Somewhere Legit!

Where’s your money right now? In a nightstand drawer? Under your mattress?

 
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Estate Planning Documents You Need

Do you have your estate in order? Whatever your age, financial status, or health, there are a few key documents that are important to have in place.

 
Oct 26, 2016 08:09 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Quarterly and Nine-Month Net Income

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2016.

 
Oct 24, 2016 08:19 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces LaPorte Savings Bank is now Horizon Bank

Horizon Bank announced today that two great banks have become one. The union of two of the largest community banks in LaPorte County has been completed, expanding Horizon Bank’s branch network to fifty-four offices throughout northern and central Indiana and southern Michigan.

 

Is your home ready for winter?

As temperatures begin to drop and the leaves cover the ground, it’s a good time to be sure your home is prepared for the snow and cold that lie ahead. A few improvements around the house can save you money in the long run — and ensure that you and your family will be safe and warm inside all winter long.

 

HORIZON BANCORP ANNOUNCES THREE-FOR-TWO STOCK SPLIT

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a 3-for-2 stock split on Horizon’s authorized and outstanding shares of common stock.

 

Be on the Lookout for ATM Skimmers

Some financial institutions in the Michiana area have recently discovered card skimmers being used at their ATMs. While there have been no incidents with Horizon Bank ATMs so far, we believe it’s important for all of our customers to know how to protect themselves at any ATM.

 
Oct 14, 2016 10:31 AM

Horizon Bancorp and CNB Bancorp Announce Receipt of Regulatory Approvals For Proposed Merger

Michigan City, IN and Attica, IN (October 14, 2016) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”) and CNB Bancorp (privately held), jointly announced that the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Federal Reserve Board have approved or waived review of the proposed merger.

 
Oct 14, 2016 09:38 AM

Horizon Welcomes Jim Ryan as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer

Dennis Kuhn, Horizon Bank Market President for Central Michigan is pleased to welcome Jim Ryan as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer, in our new Fort Wayne Indiana office.

 
Oct 11, 2016 02:32 PM

Horizon Bank Invests in Internet Technology for the Town of Westville

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank is helping to bring fiber optics to the town of Westville, Indiana, making it possible for the local bank branch — as well as other businesses and individuals — to take advantage of high speed internet connections.

 
Oct 11, 2016 10:02 AM

Horizon Bank Opens Commercial Office in Fort Wayne Indiana

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank announces the opening of a commercial office in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to serve the needs of the local business community.

 
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9 Ways to Avoid Ransomware Attacks

Horizon recommends the following tips to help individuals and businesses avoid ransomware attacks:

 

Horizon Welcomes Lori Monahan as Mortgage Loan Originator

Milos Torbica, Vice President Mortgage Loan Sales Manager of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce Lori Monahan as Mortgage Loan Originator in our Portage Indiana office.

 

Horizon Bank and First Farmers Bank & Trust Announce Entering Into Agreement for a Single Branch Purchase

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank, a national banking association (“Horizon”) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, announces the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase certain loans and substantially all of the deposits of a single branch located at 42 S. State Road 135, Bargersville, Indiana and owned by First Farmers Bank & Trust Co., an Indiana state chartered bank (“First Farmers”) and wholly owned subsidiary ​

 

8 Banking Tips Millennials Need to Know

As millennials juggle a multitude of responsibilities -- from school, to work, to planning for major life events --the American Bankers Association is highlighting eight banking tips to help them secure a financially sound future.

 
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Fall Home Improvement Projects

It’s officially autumn – time to enjoy colorful leaves and cooler weather! And while falling temperatures may be beckoning you inside, it doesn’t mean you have to stop making improvements around the house.

 
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Sep 20, 2016 11:01 AM

Horizon promotes Joel Schaeffer to Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Business Systems Analyst

Keene Taylor, Senior Vice President, Retail Mortgage Lending of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Joel Schaeffer to Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Business Systems Analyst, of our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 

Holding Equities for the Long Term: Time Versus Timing

That’s tough for many of us — particularly when stocks do tumble for an extended period. But what does “long term” investing really mean?

 
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College Savings Mistakes

With a new school year underway, many parents of youngsters are looking ahead to the future — to a year when autumn will bring the start of college. And to the concerns about paying for an advanced education once their kids complete high school.

 
Sep 06, 2016 02:11 PM

Horizon promotes Angela Mack to Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Processing & Closing

Keene Taylor, Senior Vice President, Retail Mortgage Lending of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Mack to Vice President, Mortgage Processing and Closing, of our Michigan City, Indiana office.

 
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How to Talk to Your Kids About Money

The best financial lessons are part of everyday experience. Look for opportunities to talk to your children about money.

 
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6 Money Mistakes Newlyweds Should Avoid

Summer wedding season is in full swing and newlyweds will soon be managing their finances as a pair. Horizon is encouraging couples to waste no time addressing how they will handle money issues as spouses and financial partners.

 
Aug 24, 2016 10:32 AM

Horizon Bank Appoints New Board Members to the LaPorte County Advisory Board

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank has recently appointed Jim Kaminski and Dale Parkison as new Advisory Board members for the LaPorte County Indiana region as a result of its recent merger with LaPorte Savings Bank. The board provides oversight for all branches in LaPorte County in the towns of Michigan City, LaPorte, Wanatah, & Westville.

 
Aug 23, 2016 11:13 AM

Horizon promotes Todd Walker to Vice President, Senior Credit Analyst

Tom Edwards, President and Senior Credit Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Todd Walker to Vice President, Senior Credit Analyst, in our South Bend, Indiana office.​

 
Aug 19, 2016 02:07 PM

Horizon Donates Funds for LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity Build

Horizon Bank announces its recent donation toward Habitat for Humanity’s construction of a home in LaPorte. “Horizon is proud to make this contribution to the LaPorte County Habitat for Humanity,” says Jim Neff, Executive Vice President at Horizon “Helping local families achieve homeownership is a high priority for us, and we are pleased to partner with an organization like Habitat that makes homeownership a reality for families in our community.”

 
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Back to School Back to Business

After a long, adventure-filled summer, the kids head back to school, leaving many adults ready to buckle down, too. For business owners, this is a great time to get motivated, assess annual productivity goals, take a look at processes, and re-address financial plans.

 
Aug 18, 2016 02:20 PM

Horizon promotes Don VanLandegent to Vice President, Credit Manager

Tom Edwards, President and Senior Credit Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Don VanLandegent to Vice President, Credit Manager, of our Kalamazoo, Michigan office.

 
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6 Tips to Save for the House of Your Dreams

For new home buyers, the American Bankers Association Foundation is highlighting six tips to help consumers cut costs and start saving.

 
Aug 09, 2016 04:02 PM

Horizon Bank Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Warsaw, Indiana

Warsaw, Indiana – Horizon Bank celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 433 Anchorage Road in Warsaw Indiana on August 9th at 10 a.m.

 
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Life Insurance Riders that Pay for Long-Term Care

When you’re planning for the future, life insurance and long-term care will usually come to mind.

 
Jul 27, 2016 08:10 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Quarterly and Six-Month Net Income

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2016.

 

Dave Voris Awarded Kelley School of Business Award

Dave Voris, Vice President, Treasury Management of Indianapolis has been awarded the Kelley School of Business Schuyler F. Otteson Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award for 2015-2016.

 
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How to Save as You Prep for Another School Year

It’s that time of year again: Stores are loading up their back-to-school shelves, and reminding you of all the things your kids need.

 

Benefits of Using eStatements

If you’re still getting your bank statements via snail mail, you may want to consider a switch to environmentally friendly digital versions. By going paperless, you can enjoy a variety of advantages.

 
Jul 19, 2016 08:10 AM

Tab Browning joins Horizon as Information Security Director, Technology

Joe Henrich, Vice President, Technology, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Tab Browning as Information Security Director.

 
Jul 18, 2016 08:03 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Closing of LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. Merger

The LaPorte Savings Bank, of LaPorte, Indiana, effective July 18, 2016. LaPorte Bancorp was merged into Horizon immediately followed by the merger of The LaPorte Savings Bank into Horizon Bank.

 
Jul 12, 2016 10:01 AM

Horizon Welcomes Staci Phillips as Branch Manager

Phillips brings over 30 years of financial experience to Horizon and specializes in lending and business development.

 
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Charitable Giving Tips

To recognize National Make a Difference for Children Month, we’ve put together some tips on how to become an informed charitable giver.

 
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Touch ID Comes to Horizon Bank App

The Horizon Bank app just got more secure thanks to the addition of Apple Touch ID capability. The technology uses fingerprint scanning to help improve security and keep others from getting into your accounts.​

 
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Internet Safety Starts at Home

When the kids are home from school over the summer, parents find themselves thinking more than ever about how to keep them safe online.

 
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7 Questions to Ask Before Refinancing

For many homeowners, refinancing can be a smart move. However, before you decide to refinance your mortgage, ask yourself the following:

 
Jun 27, 2016 03:20 PM

Greg Haney joins Horizon as Market President Fort Wayne Indiana

Haney has over 15 years of banking experience and specializes in commercial lending, sales leadership, relationship management and team building.

 
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Summer is Prime Time for Home Renovations

Consider home modifications and improvements this summer.

 
Jun 16, 2016 04:15 PM

Horizon Bancorp and LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. Announce Receipt of Regulatory Approvals and Election Deadline

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Board have approved the proposed merger of LaPorte Bancorp and Horizon Bank, N.A.

 
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Four Things Women Need to Know about Social Security

Many women don’t know enough about it. So we’ve put together answers to a few common questions.

 
Jun 01, 2016 07:30 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Closing of Kosciusko Financial, Inc. Merger

Michigan City, IN – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”), the parent of Horizon Bank, N.A., (“Horizon Bank”) announces the completion of the acquisition of Kosciusko Financial, Inc. (Privately Held “Kosciusko”), and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Farmers State Bank, of Mentone, Indiana, effective June 1, 2016.

 
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Imagine putting your home equity to work for you.

Talk to the expert financial advisors at Horizon Bank for details on whether a Home Equity Loan is right for you.

 
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IMAGINE a business loan that grows with you.

As a business owner, you have unique financial needs.

 
Apr 21, 2016 04:17 PM

Horizon Bancorp and Kosciusko Financial, Inc. Announce Receipt of Regulatory Approvals

The Office of the Comptroller of of Currency and the Federal Reserve Board have approved the proposed merger.

 

Horizon Bank Announces Matt Maher as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer

Maher brings almost over 25 years of banking and finance experience to Horizon. He will be responsible for commercial loan underwriting, and portfolio management in our Central Indiana Region.

 
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5 Important Questions When Choosing Your First Home

Moving into your own place can be exciting and frightening at the same time.

 
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6 Tips to Spring Clean Your Finances

As you dust your shelves and rid your home of clutter, consider setting aside some time to organize your finances.

 
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IMAGINE a view of the future.

You probably have big dreams for your future. Read on why financial planning is Important.

 

Horizon Welcomes Brad Vujtech as Senior Personal Trust Officer

Kathleen Snyder, Vice President Investment Sales Manager, is pleased to announce Brad Vujtech as Senior Personal Trust Officer in our Michigan office.

 
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IMAGINE: your home equity setting you free

Do you have a major expense coming up or want to take the trip of a lifetime? If so, a Horizon Bank Home Equity Line of Credit could free you up to take care of the things you need and want!

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Junior Achievement

The grant, in the amount of $4,000, was presented on February 10, 2016 by Mark Noeldner, Market President of North Central Indiana to Jennifer Zimmerman, Director.

 

Grayson Fenwick joins Horizon as Business Banker, Assistant Vice President

Dan Hampton, Market President of Indianapolis, is pleased to announce Grayson Fenwick as Business Banker, Assistant Vice President in our Indianapolis, Indiana office.

 
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5 Ways to Spot a Lottery Scam

These scams, commonly referred to as the “advance fee,” “lottery” or “sweepstake” scam, involve fraudsters issuing counterfeit checks and fake award letters to consumers who have allegedly won a lottery or sweepstake raffle.

 

Horizon Announces Kent Coenen as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

Chris Nugent, Horizon Bank Market President for Lansing, Michigan, is pleased to announce Kent Coenen as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer, in our East Lansing, Michigan office.

 
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Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana

The grant, in the amount of $10,000, was presented to Dan Klein, Executive Director and Dan Rohaley, Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana on March 9, 2016

 
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Horizon Celebrates National Ag Day with Financial Tips for Farmers

Horizon is celebrating National Ag Day by providing financial tips to the next generation of America’s farmers and ranchers.

 

Vanessa Vance joins Horizon as Branch Manager

Dace Cunningham, Assistant Vice President, District Retail Manager of LaPorte County is pleased to announce Vanessa Vance as Branch Manager in our Wanatah, Indiana office.

 
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Horizon Raises Awareness for National Consumer Protection Week

In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Horizon is partnering with the American Bankers Association to highlight personal finance resources and urge customers to take an active role in managing and protecting their money.

 

Horizon Bancorp Announces Merger Agreement with LaPorte Savings Bancorp

Michigan City, IN and La Porte, IN (March 10, 2016) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”) and LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPSB, “LaPorte Bancorp”), today announced they have executed a definitive merger agreement (the “Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Horizon will acquire LaPorte Bancorp, parent company of The LaPorte Savings Bank, in a stock and cash transaction.

 
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Reduce Your Stress This Tax Season

Maximize your refund! Here is a list of some common pitfalls from the IRS. Avoiding these can reduce the likelihood of an audit.

 

Horizon Bank Recognizes Advisors for Leadership and Community Service

Horizon has honored the following advisors for the The Robert C. Dabagia Leadership Award for 2016; Julianne Whiteman, Brad Smith and Debbie Pedzinski and The Burton B. Ruby award for 2016 to Melissa Wood.​

 
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Bicentennial Medal Order Forms Available at Horizon Bank

Order forms for Indiana bicentennial medals are now available at Horizon bank locations throughout Indiana and Michigan.

 
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Horizon Offers Six Tips for Saving Success

Get on the path towards saving success, by following these tips.

 

Horizon Announces Janet Hoffmeister as Customer Service Representative

Janet brings over 20 years of banking and customer service experience to Horizon. She will provide product and service support to customers and businesses.

 

Horizon Bank Sponsors 2016 Hoosier Star

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent sponsorship for Hoosier Star, a benefit concert for the LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra in Indiana.

 
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What's new (and what's not) in 2016

Here are the new tax laws for 2015. Deposit for 2015 up until April 18th: The deadline for maximizing IRA contributions isn’t New Year’s Day. You have through April 18th of this year to contribute toward your 2015 IRA maximum.

 

Horizon Announces Judi Cooper as Assistant Vice President Business Banker

Cooper is a customer service oriented sales leader and brings over 25 years of banking experience to Horizon. Cooper will be responsible for business development, market retention and managing underwriting staff.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum in Westville, Indiana.

 
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Take advantage of our mobile banking. Get the app.

When you’re constantly on the run, you need convenient financial management capabilities. Get Horizon's App.

 
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Income Tax Key Numbers

All the important tax planning numbers you'll need for 2015 and 2016. Areas covered include Individual income tax planning and marginal tax rates, Investment planning, Education planning, Retirement planning, Business planning, Estate planning, Protection planning and Government benefits.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Legacy Foundation

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to Legacy Foundation, the community foundation for Lake County, Indiana, to support the Foundation’s Neighborhood Spotlight Initiative.

 

Horizon Announces Maggie Parker as Personal Banker

Parker will provide a full range of personalized banking services to customers including financial counseling, lending and other financial needs within our Greenwood West office.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City Indiana, located in LaPorte County, Indiana.

 
Feb 12, 2016 03:42 PM

Horizon Bank Donates to St. Martins Healthcare

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent donation to St. Martin’s Healthcare located in Garrett, Indiana.

 

Horizon Announces Promotion of Lydia Post to Business Banker

Horizon is pleased to announce the promotion of Lydia Post to Business Banker.

 
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Feb 12, 2016 09:55 AM

Winter Home Maintenance & Upgrades

Now is a great time to pay special attention to things that may need improving around your home.

 
Feb 09, 2016 09:17 AM

Horizon Bank Awards Donation to Whitley County 4-H Program

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce a donation to Whitley County 4-H in Columbia City, Indiana.

 
Feb 08, 2016 10:15 AM

Horizon Announces Promotion of Sandy Miller to Assistant Vice President Deposit Operations Special Projects

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Sandy Miller

 
Feb 05, 2016 08:17 AM

Horizon Bancorp and Kosciusko Financial, Inc. Announce the Signing of a Merger Agreement

Michigan City, IN and Mentone, IN (February 5, 2016) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC, “Horizon”) and Kosciusko Financial, Inc. (Privately Held “Kosciusko”), today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Horizon will acquire Kosciusko and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Farmers State Bank, an Indiana state chartered bank, through a stock and cash merger.

 
Feb 03, 2016 12:57 PM

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant to Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County.

 

Horizon Announces Promotion of Shelley Mulconrey to Vice President Senior Personal Trust Officer Investments

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelley Mulconrey to Vice President, Senior Personal Trust Officer Investments.

 
Feb 02, 2016 02:48 PM

Horizon Bank Donates to Town of Waterloo

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent donation to the Town of Waterloo, Indiana.

 
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Get Your Business Ready for Tax Season

Tax time is here! Is your business prepared?

 
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Jan 29, 2016 09:42 AM

Horizon Offers 7 Tips to Prevent Tax ID Fraud

As Americans begin the process of filing tax returns, identity thieves are scheming to get their hands on that money.

 
Jan 28, 2016 12:20 PM

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Volunteer Southwest Michigan

The grant, in the amount of $5,000, was presented by Don Radde, Market President of Berrien County to Executive Director, Judi Burnison, on January 8th.

 
Jan 27, 2016 09:14 AM

Horizon Announces Dory Oda as Mortgage Loan Originator

Dory has almost 20 years’ experience in the financial industry and will be responsible for originating residential mortgage loans.

 

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record 2015 Net Income

Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2015.

 
Jan 21, 2016 01:50 PM

Horizon Announces Promotion of Ingrid Maki to Assistant Vice President, Consumer Loan Underwriter

Maki joined Horizon in 2006 as an Indirect Dealer Representative bringing with her many years of experience from the financial and lending industries

 

Charley E. Gillispie to Retire as Director of Horizon Bancorp

January 20, 2016, Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) announced Charley E. Gillispie, will retire from the Company’s Board of Directors and not stand for re-election at the Company’s May 2016 annual meeting.

 

Horizon Announces Mary Kay Gaboyan as Vice President, Mortgage Loan Sales Manager

Gaboyan has over 30 years experience in the mortgage profession and is responsible for daily management, retention, maintenance and recruiting of professional loan originators.

 

Horizon Announces Promotion of Amy Lausman to Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager

Lausman is extremely goal oriented and provides exceptional customer service.

 
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Education Tax Credits and Deductions

Trying to manage college bills and student loan payments? You may be able to find some relief when you file your taxes this year.

 

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Harlan Christian Youth Center

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to the Harlan Christian Youth Center in Harlan Indiana, located in East Allen County

 

Horizon Announces Tom Weaver as Mortgage Loan Originator

Weaver has been in mortgage banking since 1992, involved in correspondent, wholesale and retail lending.​

 
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Money Saving Tips for Small Businesses

As a business owner, you need to consider ways to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively.

 

Horizon Announces Promotion of Sara Exum to Vice President Director of Learning and Development

Exum joined the Horizon team in 2013 bringing many years of experience in education, organization development, course and curriculum design, along with a background in systems implementation and integration. ​

 
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New Year’s Savings Resolutions

When January comes around, we all want a fresh start at something. Eat a little better? Check. Get more exercise? Check. But what about your financial health?

 

Horizon Announces Cassandra Bogaards as Business Banker

Cassandra Bogaard brings over 10 years of banking experience to Horizon. She will be responsible for market retention and business development in our Central Indiana region.

 
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What’s best: paying off debt or saving for retirement?

If you have debt, you’ve probably heard time and time again how important it is to pay it off. Yet you may also be hoping to save money for your future.

 
Dec 22, 2015 10:24 AM

Horizon Announces Promotion of Ben Jefferis to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Jefferis to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in our Indianapolis Office.​

 
Dec 18, 2015 10:50 AM

Horizon Bank Announces Andrew Skillman as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Andrew Skillman as Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in our Indianapolis office. Skillman brings almost 20 years of banking experience to Horizon. He will be responsible for commercial loan underwriting, and portfolio management in our Central Indiana Region.

 
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Personal Finance Tips: Creating a Cash Cushion

Follow these personal finance tips to see how you can begin to create a cash cushion in case of emergency.​

 
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Our Top Year-End Investment Tips

This is a busy time of year for everyone, and it’s easy to forget about important financial decisions that are best made now. At Horizon Bank, we encourage you to take a little time out to make some strategic choices before December 31.

 
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Dec 03, 2015 09:25 AM

Renting vs. Buying a Home

What’s best for you? If you're currently renting but considering buying a home in the future, you need to be able to afford more than just your house payment. There are several pros and cons to consider.​

 
Dec 02, 2015 08:37 AM

Horizon Bank Appoints Northeast Indiana Advisory Board Members

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank has established a new Advisory Board for the Northeast Indiana region as a result of its recent acquisition of Peoples Federal Savings Bank. The board provides oversight for 11 branches in the towns of Auburn, Avilla, Columbia City, Garrett, Howe, Kendallville, LaGrange, Topeka, Waterloo and Woodburn.

 
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401 (k) and IRA: Can you do both? YES!

The short answer is “yes.” Changing jobs is common today, and many people end up with more than one type of retirement account. The key is to leverage each account’s benefits and restrictions to maximize your retirement savings. First, know the limits. The 2015 contribution limit for a 401(k) is $18,000, or $24,000 if you’re 50 and over. You may deposit $5,500 in combined Roth or traditional IRAs for 2015, or $6,500 if you’re 50 and over.

 
Nov 23, 2015 10:54 AM

Horizon Announces Cara Jones as Branch Manager

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce Cara Jones to Branch Manager of our South Franklin Michigan City office. Jones brings almost 10 years of managerial and customer service experience to Horizon. She will oversee branch operations, sales progress, and growth of our South Franklin office.

 
Nov 18, 2015 02:14 PM

Horizon Bank Announces Mark Noeldner as Market President North Central Indiana

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Mark Noeldner as Market President of North Central Indiana which includes St. Joseph County and Elkhart County. Noeldner has an extensive banking background and specializes in commercial lending, credit administration and problem loan resolution.

 
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Tax Planning for the Self-Employed

According to the IRS, you are self-employed if you carry on a trade or business as a sole proprietor, as an independent contractor, as a member of a partnership, or if you are otherwise in business for yourself.

 

Horizon Bank Announces Cristal Alcantar as Mortgage Loan Originator/Small Business Lender

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Cristal Alcantar as Mortgage Loan Originator/Small Business Lender in our Whiting Indiana office. Alcantar is a relationship focused, passionate banker bringing almost 10 years of banking experience with her to Horizon.

 
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Roth IRAs Offer Tax-Free Money in Retirement

For many people, the advantages of a Roth IRA make it the best choice for retirement savings. Depending on your eligibility, income and other factors, it could be the ideal retirement account for you.​

 

Horizon Bank to Honor Veterans Day 2015

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank announced it will be closed on November 11, 2015, in honor of Veterans Day.

 
Oct 30, 2015 03:30 PM

Horizon Bank Names its Greater Lansing Advisory Board

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank has announced the members of its new Advisory Board for the Greater Lansing, Michigan region. The board will provide leadership and oversight for the East Lansing and Okemos bank branches. Christopher Nugent, Market President -Lansing for Horizon Bank, said, "We're excited to have assembled a board made up of diverse leaders from the local community. They'll play an integral role in our ability to understand and meet the unique financial needs of customers in​

 
Oct 27, 2015 09:24 AM

Horizon Announces Rebecca Lusin as new Branch Manager

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce Becky Lusin to Branch Manager of our Munster office. Lusin brings almost 10 years of banking experience to Horizon. She will oversee branch operations, sales progress, and growth of that office.

 
Oct 22, 2015 04:35 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces its 2015 Third Quarter Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2015.

 

Credit Score: Your Financial GPA

GPA is an acronym for grade point average, which represents of your overall academic performance. You probably know your GPA, or at least are familiar with the term from report cards and college applications. But did you know that your credit score is like a financial GPA?

 

Benefits of Automatic Payments

These days, you can do just about anything online. It’s no wonder we provide online banking and recommend using automatic payment services. These services streamline the payment process, making it quicker and easier to handle your finances. Take a look at some of the advantages of automatic payments:​

 

Horizon Announces Shannon Blount as Vice President Senior Personal Trust Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Shannon Blount as the new Vice President, Senior Personal Trust Officer located in our Indianapolis, Indiana office.

 
Oct 13, 2015 10:29 AM

Horizon Announces Jason Sanders to Branch Manager

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce Jason Sanders to Branch Manager of our Okemos Michigan office. He will oversee the operational duties, sales activities, and growth of that office.

 

Cash flow problems? Close the cash gap with a Credit Line.

A credit line could be just the lifesaver you need. Used wisely, a credit line can help a company bridge the gaps across the peaks and valleys of its cash flow

 
Oct 07, 2015 04:21 PM

Horizon Announces Promotion of John Haggarty to Vice President, Treasury Management Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of John Haggarty to Vice President, Treasury Management Officer of Northeast Indiana.

 
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Can you justify a home makeover?

Consider whether any loan you take out for remodeling will still allow you to keep your total monthly housing costs under 28 percent of your gross income.

 
Sep 28, 2015 01:43 PM

Horizon Bank Completes Integration of Peoples Federal Savings Bank

Michigan City, Indiana-Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBNC), the parent of Horizon Bank announced the completion of the integration of the business and operations of the former Peoples Federal Savings Bank.​

 
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The Small Business Guide to Corporate Account Takeover

Corporate account takeover is a growing threat for small businesses. It is important that businesses understand and prepare for this risk.

 

Horizon Bank Announces New Market President for Central Indiana

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent addition of Dan Hampton to (the) Central Indiana team. He will serve as the bank's new Market President for the Indianapolis area.

 
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Are You Ready to Leave Your Credit Cards at Home... and Pay by Smartphone?

Paying for purchases by smartphone is becoming increasingly viable.

 
Sep 17, 2015 11:20 AM

HORIZON BANCORP ANNOUNCES A 7.1% QUARTERLY DIVIDEND INCREASE

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 14 cents to 15 cents per share. This represents a 7.1% increase and a dividend yield of 2.47% based on the price per share of $24.26 as of the close of business on September 15, 2015, the date on which the Board approved the increase. The dividend will be paid on October 16, 2015 to shareholders of record on October 2, 2015.

 
Sep 16, 2015 11:24 AM

Horizon Announces Promotions of Market Presidents With Integration of Peoples Federal Savings

Horizon Bank announces the promotion of several key market leaders as it works to complete the integration of Peoples Federal Savings Bank.

 
Sep 08, 2015 04:24 PM

6 Money Saving Tips for College Students

A list of six simple, quick, and effective ways you can cut back and start saving today from Horizon Bank!

 
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Aug 27, 2015 11:30 AM

Advantages of Trusts

A trust is a legal entity that is created for the purpose of transferring property to a trustee for the benefit of a third person (beneficiary). The trustee manages the property for the beneficiary according to the terms specified in the trust document.

 
Aug 17, 2015 03:23 PM

Horizon promotes Chasidy Garner to Assistant Vice President District Retail Management of Porter County

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Chasidy Garner to Assistant Vice President, District Retail Management of Porter County Indiana.

 
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Why It's Important to Notify Your Bank BEFORE You Travel

Debit and Credit card theft used to be less complex. A thief would steal a purse, go to a nearby store, and run up thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges. Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, debit card and identity theft can happen anywhere with a phone line. Horizon is incredibly concerned with your financial security, so if we see mysterious charges at a location you do not normally make purchases from, we may discontinue service to your card.

 

Phishing- defrauding an online account holder of financial information.

Phishing attacks use 'spoofed' e-mails and fraudulent websites designed to fool recipients into divulging personal financial data such as credit card numbers, account usernames and passwords, Social Security numbers, etc. By hijacking the trusted brands of well-known banks, online retailers and credit card companies, phishers are able to convince recipients to respond to them.

 
Aug 13, 2015 09:44 AM

Horizon promotes Cindy Pickens to Assistant Vice President of Collections

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Cindy Pickens as Assistant Vice President of Collections.

 
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Debit and ATM Fraud. A few simple rules of prevention.

CONSUMERS SHOULD BEWARE OF “SKIMMING” AND OTHER SCAMS Debt and credit card skimming attempts to hijack your personal information and your identity by tampering with ATM machines. Fraudsters set up a device that is capable of capturing the debit card magnetic stripe and keypad information from the ATM, then sell this information to criminals who use it to create new cards with your account numbers.​

 
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Aug 10, 2015 01:59 PM

Horizon promotes Jim Parpart to Vice President, District Manager for North East Indiana

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Parpart to Vice President, District Manager, for North East Indiana.

 
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Aug 05, 2015 01:46 PM

Horizon promotes Lindsey Turner to Officer Treasury Management Service and Implementation

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Lindsey Turner to Officer, Treasury Management Services in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 
Aug 03, 2015 02:51 PM

Horizon promotes Shelley Rainford to Assistant Vice President of Loan Operations

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelley Rainford as Assistant Vice President of Loan Operations.

 
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Jul 29, 2015 09:03 AM

Horizon promotes Dace Cunningham to Assistant Vice President District Retail Manager

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Dace Cunningham to Assistant Vice President, District Retail Manager.

 
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Jul 27, 2015 01:51 PM

Horizon Bank announces the promotion of Laura Ferguson to Assistant Vice President, District Manager for Lake County Indiana

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Ferguson to Assistant Vice President, District Manager, for Lake County Indiana.​

 
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Advantages of using the Horizon Bank MasterCard Debit Card-including our new Debit Rewards Program

If you’re not already using your Horizon Bank MasterCard® Debit card for most or all of your purchases, here are some practical reasons why you should...including our new Debit Rewards Program!

 
Jul 24, 2015 12:05 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces its 2015 Second Quarter Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2015.

 
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Jul 23, 2015 09:04 AM

Has your business complied with new chip reader regulations?

EMV (which is an acronym for Europay, MasterCard® and Visa®) is a more secure way of accepting payments. A “smart card” and an EMV-enabled point of sale solution are required to leverage the technology and security capabilities inherent in EMV.

 
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Prepare for the unexpected! Have an emergency fund.

No one wants to find themselves in a sticky financial situation. Emergency funds are important, and you need to know how much you should be saving for those rough financial patches.

 
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Jul 15, 2015 02:34 PM

Horizon Bank Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Greenwood Indiana

Greenwood, IN -- Horizon Bank celebrated the completion of its new Greenwood, Indiana office with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new location at 942 S US 31. The bank is having a month long celebration offering special promotions on several financial services and a drawing for a chance to win a Trek Road bike.

 
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Jul 14, 2015 09:29 AM

David Bedwell recent graduate of IBA Commercial Lending School

Horizon Bank, Michigan City, announces that David L. Bedwell is a recent graduate of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA) Commercial Lending School. The 2015 IBA Commercial Lending School was held in June at the IBA Center for Professional Development in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 
Jul 01, 2015 07:00 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Closing of Peoples Bancorp Merger

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC, “Horizon”), the parent of Horizon Bank, N.A., (“Horizon Bank”) announces the completion of the acquisition of Peoples Bancorp (OTCPINK.PBNI, “Peoples”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County (“Peoples Federal”), effective July 1, 2015.

 
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10 Ways to Protect Your Mobile Data

Your mobile device provides convenient access to your email, bank and social media accounts. Unfortunately, it can potentially provide the same convenient access for criminals. Horizon Bank recommends following these tips to keep your information – and your money – safe.

 
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Debt Consolidation Solutions

Horizon Bank has several solutions available offering individuals the opportunity to consolidate their debt, simplify their monthly bill paying, and, in most cases, save them money.

 
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Jun 10, 2015 09:53 AM

Horizon Bank Awards Northwest Indiana Scholarships to High School Students

Horizon Bank awarded five students with $1000 scholarships during the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc. luncheon in May.

 
Jun 02, 2015 10:26 AM

Horizon Bancorp Ranked # 30 for Mid-Tier Community Banks in the Nation

Horizon Bancorp has been ranked # 30 for Mid-Tier Community Banks in the Nation by American Banker Magazine. Horizon Bancorp, ranked #30 on the list, earned this recognition as being one of the nation’s top community banks based upon its 3-year average Return on Equity (ROE) as of December 31, 2014. This ranking includes publicly traded banks and thrifts Mid-Tier Banks have total assets between $2 billion and $10 billion.

 
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Jun 02, 2015 09:12 AM

Horizon announces Matthew Losik as Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Losik as a new Mortgage Loan Originator located at Horizon’s Portage, MI office at 3250 West Centre Avenue.

 
May 26, 2015 04:16 PM

Horizon Bank Allocates $1 Million Toward Specialized Loans Promoting Home Ownership and Revitalization

Michigan City, Indiana — Horizon Bank has allocated $1 million to fund home ownership and home improvement loans in low- to – moderate income neighborhoods throughout Horizon’s market area in Indiana and Michigan. The loans are designed to assist borrowers in three categories of need: obtaining a home for the first time, making repairs to a home they already own, and re-establishing good credit while building a savings fund that can be used toward a mortgage down payment.

 

Horizon Bancorp and Peoples Bancorp Announce Receipt of Regulatory Approvals and Shareholder Meeting Dates

Michigan City, IN and Auburn, IN (May 26, 2015) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC, “Horizon”) and Peoples Bancorp (OTCPINK: PBNI, “Peoples”), jointly announced that the Office of the Comptroller of Currency and the Federal Reserve Board have approved the proposed merger of Peoples with and into Horizon and the related merger of Peoples’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County, with and into Horizon’s wholly-owned bank subsidiary, Horizon Bank, N.A.

 
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May 21, 2015 03:32 PM

Horizon announces Carol Marshall as Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Carol Marshall as a new Mortgage Loan Originator located at the South Bend, IN branch at 17400 State Road 23.

 
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May 19, 2015 09:48 AM

Horizon announces Kevin Wing as Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Kevin Wing as a new Mortgage Loan Originator located at the East Lansing, MI branch at 1600 Abbot Road.

 
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May 14, 2015 10:05 AM

Bill Gertner was selected for the Michiana Forty under 40 Class of 2015

Horizon Bank Business Banker, Bill Gertner, was honored at the 9th annual Michiana Forty under 40 luncheon on May 1st . The Michiana Forty under 40 shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement.

 

Credit Score Basics

Interesting in learning more about how to maintain good credit, and start repairing bad credit? Continue reading!

 
Apr 22, 2015 03:37 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces an Increase in 2015 First Quarter Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2015.

 
Apr 20, 2015 01:53 PM

Horizon Bank and Michigan advisors receive awards at the Volunteer Southwest Michigan Star Awards luncheon

Horizon Bank was presented with the “Corporate Neighbor Award for 2015” at the Volunteer Southwest Michigan Star Awards luncheon held on April 15, 2015. The luncheon was held at the Inn at Harbor Shores. The Corporate Neighbor Award is given to a for-profit business which has shown by its community involvement that a healthy community makes for a better business environment. The last time a financial institution has won this award was back in 1999.

 
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Teaching Your Teen about Money

Your teen is becoming more independent, but still needs plenty of advice from you. With more money to spend and more opportunities to spend it, your teen can easily get into financial trouble.

 
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Apr 09, 2015 11:12 AM

Horizon announces Frank Kubina as a new Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Frank Kubina as our new Mortgage Loan Originator located in our Whiting, IN office at 1321-119th Street.

 
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Mar 25, 2015 10:37 AM

Horizon announces Barb Reamer as Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Barb Reamer as a new Mortgage Loan Originator located in our East Lansing, MI office at 1600 Abbot Road.

 
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Mar 19, 2015 09:46 AM

Horizon Bank Employee Christina Daulton a Semi-Finalist for ESOP Award

Michigan City, IN — Christina Daulton of Horizon Bank was recently honored as a semi-finalist in the 2015 ESOP Association’s Employee Owner of the Year competition. She received recognition in front of more than 100 ESOP members and other owner employees at the annual awards event.

 
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Mar 10, 2015 12:49 PM

Horizon announces Barb Bialko as New Vice President, Senior Trust Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Barb Bialko as a new Vice President, Senior Trust Officer located in our East Lansing, MI office at 1600 Abbot Road.

 
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Mar 04, 2015 02:46 PM

Horizon Bank Supports Making the Grade Program for Boys & Girls Club

Horizon Bank has been supporting the good work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana for many years. Recently, the bank completed a five-year donation commitment with annual contributions helping to fund the group’s Making the Grade program.

 
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Schemes, Scams & Frauds

In the last decade cyber-frauds have arisen using increasingly sophisticated technologies…all aimed at separating you from your money. Here is a review of today’s most prevalent frauds, with some advice for keeping your private information secure.

 
Feb 26, 2015 04:25 PM

Horizon Bank Celebrates Ribbon Cutting in Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana – Horizon Bank celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1216 W. Carmel Drive on February 26th for their 1st full service branch in Carmel.

 
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Feb 24, 2015 04:22 PM

Horizon promotes Matt Zietlow as Commercial Loan Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Zietlow as Commercial Loan Officer, Portage, Michigan office.

 
Feb 19, 2015 08:09 AM

Horizon Bancorp and Peoples Bancorp Announce Signing of Merger Agreement

Michigan City, IN and Auburn, IN (February 19, 2015) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC, “Horizon”) and Peoples Bancorp (OTCPINK: PBNI, “Peoples”), today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Horizon will acquire Peoples and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Peoples Federal Savings Bank of DeKalb County (“Peoples Federal Savings Bank”), through a stock and cash merger.

 
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Feb 13, 2015 03:17 PM

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Legacy Foundation

The Legacy Foundation of Merrillville, Indiana, recently received grant funds in the amount of $5,000 from Horizon Bank. The grant award is part of the financial institution’s longstanding tradition of supporting the communities it serves.

 
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Feb 12, 2015 10:21 AM

Horizon Announces New Office Location in Carmel, Indiana

Carmel, Indiana – On Monday, February 23rd Horizon Bank will open the doors at their new Carmel location located at 1216 W. Carmel Drive.

 
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Feb 03, 2015 01:57 PM

Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Rebuilding Together, LaPorte County

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent award of a grant to Rebuilding Together LaPorte County. The grant, in the amount of $5,000, was presented on January 28.

 
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Pay Yourself First

Setting aside some of your earnings each month for your financial future, or ‘Paying yourself first,’ is an increasingly popular tactic for growing your own financial stability.

 
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New to Investing? Six Tips for Starting Strong

No matter your age or life stage, that first foray into investing can be daunting. There are new terms to learn, risks to understand, methods to study. After all, it’s your hard-earned money on the line — so you’re not taking this lightly. These six starting steps can help you invest confidently.

 
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Homebuying

Competition can be fierce among those looking to purchase new digs, so it’s important you know how to navigate the home buying process to get the house you want. Here are 10 steps to finding your perfect home and snagging it at a reasonable price.

 
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Home Equity: Term Loans vs. Line of Credit

A home equity loan or line of credit can serve as an alternative to a personal loan, allowing you to pay for major expenses such as medical bills or college tuition. Unlike traditional loans, a home equity loan uses your home as collateral for borrowing. Here are a few of the characteristics of home equity loans and lines of credit:

 
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How Much House Can I Afford Based on My Income?

Assessing your financial situation is important. Two numbers are most important to lenders: the front end debt-to-income ratio (total housing expenses, which includes your mortgage principal and interest, taxes and insurance); and back end debt-to-income ratio (your total housing expenses plus any other debt you have – car loans, credit cards, etc.).

 
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Tips to Find a Mortgage Advisor

Mortgage advisors at Horizon Bank are experienced loan professionals specifically trained to assist homebuyers with their residential mortgage needs.

 
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What Kinds of Mortgages Are Available?

What mortgage products are available for homeowners looking to buy or simply refinance their existing home loan?

 
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6 Tips to Saving for a Down Payment

Before transitioning from renter to home owner, potential buyers must typically save between 5% and 20% of the home’s value for the down payment.

 
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Retirement Plans for Small Businesses

If you’re self-employed or own a small business and you haven’t established a retirement savings plan, what are you waiting for? A retirement plan can help you and your employees save for the future.

 
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Imagine...staying one step ahead of your customers

Getting a loan may position your company for growth. Follow these tips to improve the likelihood that your loan will be approved.

 
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Receiving payments with Remote Deposit

Remote deposit capture provides business customers the ability to make deposits without leaving their office. With remote deposit capture, business customers use a check scanner to send checks directly to the bank.

 

Banks in Michigan & Indiana: Benefits of Banking Locally

With all the big banks out there, why would you choose a community bank to set up an account, hold a mortgage, or manage your investments? The benefits are numerous.

 
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Should you roll your 401(k) into an IRA?

If you’ve changed jobs and have a 401(k) plan with your former employer, you have some decisions to make.

 
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Jan 23, 2015 02:09 PM

Horizon Bank Recognizes John Crandle and Karen Poff For Leadership and Community Service

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank has honored advisors John Crandle for leadership and Karen Poff who is respected for putting community first.

 
Jan 22, 2015 04:34 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces 2014 Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2014.

 
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ATM Safety Tips

These tips are meant to make you aware that although rare, ATM crime can happen. Preventing such a crime must be a cooperative effort between you and your bank.

 
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What to do if you've lost your wallet

Losing your wallet or purse is one of life’s biggest disruptions, and time is of the essence in protecting your bank account and identity from fraud. You should act within 24 hours.

 
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How Can I Protect Myself from Fake Check Scams?

If someone you know wants to pay you by check but wants you to wire some of the money back, beware! It’s a scam that could cost you thousands of dollars.

 
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Saving and Investing Wisely

The first step in investing is to secure a strong financial foundation. Start with these four basic steps.​

 
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Retirement Planning at Any Age

If you think retirement planning starts when you stop working, think again. It’s never too soon to plan ahead. Whether your retirement is decades away or right around the corner, there are steps you can take right now to help make the most of your retirement years.

 
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Jan 22, 2015 09:43 AM

Horizon announces Promotion of Jake Lenson to Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Services

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Jake Lenson to Assistant Vice President of Facilities and Services.

 
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Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime in which an impostor obtains key pieces of information, such as a social security or drivers license number to obtain credit, merchandise, and services in the name of the victim.

 
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Understanding Cash Management

There are so many ways to manage cash nowadays. Nearly everywhere you turn, there’s an opportunity to save more, spend less, invest wisely and shop smarter.

 
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Addressing & Improving Your Credit Score

Determining your credit situation begins with checking your credit report. Once a year, you can request a free copy of your credit report. Look it over thoroughly, checking for any potential errors.

 
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Jan 16, 2015 01:04 PM

Horizon announces Promotion of Brad Smith as Vice President Data Processing

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Brad Smith as Vice President Data Processing. His responsibilities include for all day to day transaction processing and the maintenance and performance of our core banking system.

 
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Jan 09, 2015 10:38 AM

Horizon announces Promotion of Juli Whiteman as Vice President Credit Administration

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Juli Whiteman as Vice President Credit Administration.

 
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How Much Money Should Be in Your Emergency Fund?

No one wants to find themselves in a sticky financial situation. It’s important to have that little extra padding in your checking account, but when you really want a new smartphone or a nice vacation, it's tempting to take some of that padding out.

 
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Put Your Equity to Work for You!

Horizon Bank has several solutions available offering individuals the opportunity to consolidate their debt, simplify their monthly bill paying, and, in most cases, save them money.

 
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Jan 05, 2015 12:42 PM

Horizon Horizon announces Nancy Wrzalinski as Vice President Credit Administration

Congratulations to Nancy Wrzalinski on her promotion to Senior Vice President, Senior Auditor and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer. We thank Nancy for guiding Horizon through a sea of regulatory change since 2009 and know she will continue to do a tremendous job.

 
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Why Notify your Bank before you Travel

No matter where you might be going, it is extremely important that if you leave town for a significant amount of time, you inform your bank.

 
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Budget Creating 101

Building a budget, especially when dealing with multiple credit/debt/income sources, can seem like an uphill battle. Don’t fret! Minor planning can go a long way, and we’re here to help you get started.​

 
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Dec 22, 2014 10:00 AM

Horizon announces Keene Taylor as Senior Vice President, Retail Mortgage Manager

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Keene Taylor to Senior Vice President-Retail Mortgage Manager. He is responsible for the oversight of mortgage lending from East Lansing, Michigan to Indianapolis, IN.

 
Dec 17, 2014 03:13 PM

Horizon Bancorp announces a 7.7% Quarterly Dividend Increase

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 13 cents to 14 cents per share. This represents a 7.7% increase and a dividend yield of 2.25% based on the price per share of $24.84 as of the close of business on December 16, 2014, the date on which the Board approved the increase. The dividend will be paid on January 16, 2015 to shareholders of record on January 2, 2015.

 
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Dec 16, 2014 02:13 PM

Horizon announces Karlee Bloomberg as a New Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Karlee Bloomberg as a new Mortgage Loan Originator.

 
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Dec 02, 2014 11:29 AM

Horizon announces Karin J. DeVries as New Assistant Vice President, Business Banker

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Karin J. DeVries as Assistant Vice President, Business Banker. She is responsible for business lending including equipment financing, real estate purchases, working capital lines of credit and merchant services. She has over 20 years of retail and commercial lending experience and is located at 8590 Broadway, Merrillville, IN

 
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Protecting yourself against Credit and Debit Card Fraud

This year many shoppers will be out early to find those big bargains on Black Friday or online for Cyber Monday, but the criminals will be out too.

 
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Indiana Department of Homeland Security reminds us to have a Winter Emergency Kit in Vehicle

Take the following measures to help ensure safety on the road this winter. Prepare an emergency kit for your vehicle.

 
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Add convenience to your everyday banking with a ATM/Debit Card

Horizon Bank is a member of the MoneyPass network of ATMs giving you access to thousands of ATMs - all are surcharge-free. This means as long as you use a MoneyPass ATM you will not be charged an added fee for using another bank's ATM.

 
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6 Ways to get out of Debt

Getting out of debt is not always an easy task. If you have a sizable amount of debt, it’s likely that just making one small adjustment isn’t going to get rid of it completely. Often a combination of several approaches is needed to make significant progress toward being debt-free. Here are some great ways to help you get out of debt that you can often combine for greater effect.

 
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Sep 24, 2014 04:46 PM

Horizon announces Jenni Gill as new Assistant Vice President, Business Banker

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Jenni Gill as a new Assistant Vice President, Business Banker. She is responsible for business lending including equipment financing, real estate purchases, merchant services and business credit lines. She has 10 years’ experience in retail and business banking. Gill is located at 151 Marlin Dr. in Greenwood, Indiana.

 
Sep 12, 2014 02:51 PM

Horizon Bank to Oversee Transformation of Historic Warren Building into Artist Lofts

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank has partnered with Artspace, a leader in artist-led community transformation, to renovate Michigan City’s historic Warren Building. The five-story building will be re-developed and re-named as “Uptown Artist Lofts.” The updated space will feature retail and classroom areas, artist studios, and three floors of apartments for low-income residents, catered toward attracting local artists.

 
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Aug 25, 2014 09:13 AM

Horizon announces Jon R. Wallace as new Mortgage Loan Originator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the addition of Jon R. Wallace as a new Mortgage Loan Originator. He has 18 years’ experience in mortgage lending. Wallace is located at 2608 Niles Avenue, St. Joseph, Michigan.

 
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Aug 22, 2014 11:09 AM

Horizon announces Scott Kosik as Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Kosik to Vice President, Corporate Financial Planning. He is responsible for merger/acquisition modeling and analysis, merger integration, internal financial modeling and analysis for SEC reporting, capital planning, strategic planning and assistance with shareholder relations.

 
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Aug 12, 2014 04:51 PM

Horizon announces Marty Hickey as Trust Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Marty Hickey as Trust Officer.

 
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Aug 12, 2014 04:44 PM

Horizon announces Shelley Mulconrey as Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Shelley Mulconrey as Assistant Vice President, Trust Officer. She is responsible for coordinating estate, investment, retirement and financial planning strategies for corporations and individuals.

 
Aug 01, 2014 02:45 PM

Horizon announces Donna Enrico as Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Officer

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Donna Enrico to Assistant Vice President, Deposit Operations Officer.

 
Aug 01, 2014 02:09 PM

Horizon announces Taylor Burkholder as Assistant Vice President, Branch Administration Coordinator

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Taylor Burkholder to Assistant Vice President, Branch Administration Coordinator.

 
Aug 01, 2014 11:43 AM

Horizon announces Debra K Pedzinski as Vice President, Mortgage Lending

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Debra K Pedzinski to Vice President, Mortgage Lending. She is responsible for creating and maintaining underwriting procedures, investor compliance, loan exceptions and managing mortgage underwriting staff. She has worked at Horizon Bank for 29 years.

 
Jul 23, 2014 04:02 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces an Increase in Second Quarter Earnings and Surpasses $2 Billion in Total Assets

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2014.

 
Jul 18, 2014 02:20 PM

Horizon Bank offers Businesses Cybersecurity Tips

Cybersecurity has become increasingly important to business owners of all sizes, with more reliance on technology. According to the 2013 Small Business Technology Survey, nearly one-third of all cyber attacks targeted businesses with fewer than 250 employees, the largest growth area for targeted cyber attacks in 2012.

 
Jun 20, 2014 09:56 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces an 18% Quarterly Dividend Increase

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 11 cents to 13 cents per share. This represents an 18.2% increase and a dividend yield of 2.41% based on the price per share of $21.60 as of the close of business on June 17, 2014, the date on which the Board approved the increase. The dividend will be paid on July 18, 2014 to shareholders of record on July 3, 2014.

 
May 12, 2014 08:23 AM

Horizon Completes Integration and Announces New Market Leader

Horizon Bancorp, the parent of Horizon Bank, N.A., announced the completion of the integration of the business and operations of the former SCB Bancorp, parent of Summit Community Bank. Horizon executed its integration plan the weekend of April 26th that included a systems conversion and new signage. As a result, the customers of both banks can now conduct their banking business at any Horizon Bank branch throughout Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana.

 
May 08, 2014 03:39 PM

Horizon Bancorp Named Top 200 Community Bank in the Nation Six Years in a Row

Horizon Bancorp has once again been listed as one of the Top 200 Community Banks in the Country by American Banker magazine in its May 2014 edition. This is the sixth consecutive year Horizon Bank has received this recognition.

 
May 02, 2014 02:43 PM

Horizon Bank Recognizes Nicole Nalepa and Steve Kring For Leadership and Community Service

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bank has honored advisors Nicole Nalepa for leadership and Steve Kring who is respected for putting community first.

 
Apr 22, 2014 09:04 AM

1st Quarter Earnings 2014

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2014.

 

Fraudulent Phone Scam Targeting Debit Card Users

We've been made aware of a fraudulent phone scam calling to say that your debit card has been compromised. The caller is informing those called that their Horizon debit card has been deactivated for security reasons and asks that you input your card information which allows the criminal to gain access to your account. Please note, the Bank would never call and ask for your account numbers. Never give your account information out over the phone unless you intiated the call.

 

Horizon's online systems are SAFE from the Heartbleed Bug.

Recent news has been reported about the “Heartbleed bug” that can compromise websites and gain your personal information such as passwords. Horizon Bank’s online banking systems are safe from the Heartbleed bug. Horizon takes many security precautions to help protect our customer’s information. Customers are always protected from any unauthorized transactions.

 
Apr 10, 2014 10:49 AM

Horizon Bancorp Awarded Raymond James Community Bankers Cup for Second Year in a Row

For the second year in a row, Horizon Bancorp has been recognized with the Raymond James Community Bankers Cup. The award is given by Raymond James & Associates — a leading investment banking and financial advisory firm — to only the top 10 percent of U.S. community banks.

 

Horizon Bancorp Announces Closing of SCB Bancorp Inc. Merger

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC “Horizon”), the parent of Horizon Bank, N.A., announces the completion of the acquisition of SCB Bancorp Inc. (“SCB”) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Summit Community Bank, effective April 3, 2014 through the merger that was initially announced in November of 2013. Pursuant to the merger, SCB was merged into Horizon and simultaneously Summit Community Bank was merged into Horizon Bank, N.A.

 
Mar 13, 2014 03:00 PM

Horizon Bank Shows Increased Business Loan Volume

Horizon Bank Shows Increased Business Loan Volume across Michiana Communities

 
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Feb 21, 2014 12:40 PM

Horizon announces Trust & Investment Promotion of Tracy Woolsey as Senior Vice President

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Tracy Woolsey for Horizon Trust & Investment as Senior Vice President of Employee Benefits.

 
Feb 14, 2014 12:11 PM

Horizon Announces New Year New Cash Winner

Horizon Bank held a New Year, New Cash eStatement promotion during the month of January for a chance to win $1,000.

 
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Feb 13, 2014 09:22 AM

Horizon announces Promotion of Steven Skalka

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Steven Skalka for Horizon Trust & Investment as Senior Vice President of Investment Management.

 

Horizon Bankcorp announces Purchase Agreement

Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ symbol HBNC) the parent company of Horizon Bank NA, headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana, announced today the signing of an asset purchase agreement to purchase all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of 1st Mortgage of Indiana, Inc. located in Indianapolis,

 
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Feb 04, 2014 12:11 PM

Horizon Announces Promotion of Nicole Nalepa

- Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Nicole Nalepa, for Horizon Trust & Investment. Nicole Nalepa has been promoted to Vice President and Trust Officer. Nalepa covers Lake

 
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Jan 30, 2014 12:03 PM

Horizon Bank Hosts Ribbon Cutting in Indy

Indianapolis, Indiana – Horizon Bank celebrated a ribbon cutting for its new full-service location in Indianapolis at 302 N. Alabama Street on January 30th. Horizon will celebrate this opening by offering special promotions from premiums for new checking, to discounts on business services.

 
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Jan 30, 2014 12:01 PM

Grand Opening of branch in MCHS

- Horizon Bank Announces Grand Opening of Branch in Michigan City High School

 
Jan 22, 2014 12:00 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for 2013

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2013.

 
Jan 22, 2014 08:58 AM

Horizon Announces Grand Opening of Indy Office

INDIANAPOLIS, January 22, 2014 - With over 140 years serving the Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan communities, Horizon Bank N.A. (Horizon Bank) is expanding its roots into the Indianapolis market.

 
Dec 19, 2013 12:02 PM

Horizon Appoints New Executive Vice Presidents

- Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) is pleased to announce that on December 17, 2013, the Boards of Directors of Horizon Bancorp) and its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank, N.A.

 
Dec 19, 2013 08:52 AM

Horizon to Donate $29,000 to Local Food Pantries

In the spirit of holiday giving, Horizon Bank has set aside $29,000 to donate to local food pantries with the communities help. All of the proceeds will benefit local food pantries in communities where they have a branch.

 
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Dec 17, 2013 03:04 AM

Horizon announces Chris Brule as AVP

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Chris Brule to Assistant Vice President Business Banker, located at 811 Ship Street, St. Joseph, MI. She is responsible for market retention and business development. Brule has 35+ years banking experience performing many functions such as teller, vault teller, credit department supervisor, loan documentation processor and customer service representative.

 
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Nov 14, 2013 04:35 PM

$140 Gift for New Checking Accounts - 140th Anniversary Celebration

Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:00am

 
Nov 13, 2013 08:08 AM

Horizon and SCB Bancorp, Inc. Announce Merger

Michigan City, IN and East Lansing, MI (November 13, 2013) – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC, “Horizon”) and SCB Bancorp, Inc. (“SCB”), today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Horizon will acquire SCB and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Summit Community Bank, through a stock and cash merger.

 
Oct 01, 2013 10:01 AM

Horizon Assembles Local Team Committed to Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Horizon Bank is in the midst of its expansion in downtown Indianapolis, with a focus on local leadership.

 
Sep 20, 2013 03:17 AM

Horizon Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 10 cents to 11 cents per share. This represents a 10.00% increase and a dividend yield of 1.93% based on the price per share of $22.82 as of the close of business on September 17, 2013, the date on which the Board approved the increase. The dividend will be paid on October 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 27, 2013.

 
Sep 05, 2013 03:22 AM

Horizon Bancorp Ranked # 2 for all Midwest Banks

Horizon Bancorp Ranked # 2 for all Midwest Banks - Merion Capital Group’s Most Successful Banks Quarterly (1st Edition)

Horizon Bancorp announced today that it was recognized as # 2 for all Midwest Banks in the Merion Capital Group’s Most Successful Banks Quarterly publication.

 

Merion Capital Group developed a new “Success Ratio”(1) that represents a new performance metric designed as an optimal measure of a bank’s fundamental success over any time period.

 
Sep 03, 2013 03:41 AM

Horizon Bank Named Top Tech-Savvy Lender

Horizon Bank announced today that it was named to the Top Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers for 2013 by Mortgage Technology.

 

According to Mortgage Technology – the Top Tech-Savvy Lenders and Servicers are mortgage companies small and large and range from regional mortgage bankers to national depositories. Still, they share a common thread in that they’re all committed to achieving technological excellence.  

 
Aug 29, 2013 03:54 AM

Horizon announces Angela Mack as AVP

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Angela Mack to Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Processing & Closing Supervisor. She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the mortgage department, particularly in the areas of mortgage processing and closing. She has worked at Horizon Bank for over 10 years.

 
Aug 29, 2013 03:49 AM

Horizon announces Debra K Pedzinski as AVP

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Debra K Pedzinski to Assistant Vice President, Mortgage Loan Underwriting Supervisor. She is responsible for creating and maintaining underwriting procedures, investor compliance, loan exceptions and managing underwriting staff. She has worked at Horizon Bank for 28 years.

 

 
Aug 20, 2013 03:58 AM

Horizon Announces Quarterl Dividend Increase

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 10 cents to 11 cents per share. This represents a 10.00% increase and a dividend yield of 1.93% based on the price per share of $22.82 as of the close of business on September 17, 2013, the date on which the Board approved the increase. The dividend will be paid on October 11, 2013 to shareholders of record on September 27, 2013.

 
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Aug 08, 2013 04:12 AM

Bill Gertner promoted to Assistant Vice President

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Bill Gertner, Assistant Vice President, Business Banker. He is located at 515 Franklin Square in Michigan City, IN. He is responsible for market retention and business development and has 9 years of experience at Horizon Bank including customer service and supervision.   Gertner earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Purdue University.

 
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Aug 08, 2013 04:04 AM

Kim Modigell promoted as Assistant Vice President

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Kim Modigell to Assistant Vice President Business Banker, located at 10429 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN. She is responsible for market retention and business development and has 12 years of banking experience.

 

 
Jul 18, 2013 04:55 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Quarterly Earning

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2013.

 

SUMMARY:

  • Second quarter 2013 net income rose 15.4% compared to the same period in 2012 to $5.7 million or $.62 diluted earnings per share, the highest quarterly net income in the Company’s history.
 
Jul 11, 2013 05:17 AM

Horizon Bancorp Named Top 10% of Community Banks

Horizon Bancorp announced today that it was recognized as among the top 10 percent of U.S. community banks in the first annual Raymond James Community Bankers Cup, according to a report published by Raymond James & Associates.

 

The Raymond James Community Bankers Cup recipients were identified based on profitability, operational efficiency and balance sheet metrics. The pool of community banks considered for recognition includes all exchange-traded domestic banks, excluding

 
Jul 09, 2013 05:20 AM

Horizon Bank Exceeds $500 Million Business Lending

Michigan City, IN – Horizon Bank, an experienced leader in community banking, proudly announces that their commercial lending team has reached a milestone of having outstanding commercial loan balances of $500 Million - – the highest amount in Horizon’s history.

 

“Our advisors work very hard to provide great customer service, and this milestone is a testament to the high quality lending team that we have in place. One way that Horizon Bank is committed to the communities we

 
Jun 10, 2013 05:25 AM

Heartland Announces the Promotion of Gary Hamilton

Indianapolis, Indiana – Heartland Community Bank announces the promotion of Gary Hamilton as the new Mortgage Sales Manager. He is responsible for coordinating the sales effort and recruiting new Mortgage Loan Originators for the Heartland Community Bank branches and the Indianapolis market.

 

Hamilton has 15 years of financial experience and is located at 420 N. Morton Street, Franklin, IN.

 

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank

 
Jun 03, 2013 05:32 AM

Horizon Bank Donates $15,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Horizon Bank has donated $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City through their Horizon Cares program. The money will go towards supporting the unfunded costs of all day summer program and regular after school programming through the 2013 Annual Campaign – “Great Futures Start Here."

 

“The Boys and Girls Club is building future leaders for our community and they are doing this through their educational and activities based programs. I am extremely impressed with the​

 
May 16, 2013 05:35 AM

Horizon Bancorp Once Again Named Top 200

Horizon Bancorp has once again been listed as one of the Top 200 Community Banks in the Country by American Banker magazine in its May 2013 edition. This is the fifth consecutive year Horizon Bank has received this recognition.

 

Horizon Bancorp, ranked #60 on the list, earned this recognition as being one of the nations top community banks based upon its 3-year average Return on Equity (ROE) as of December 31, 2012. This ranking includes publicly traded banks and thrifts with ​

 
Apr 29, 2013 05:44 AM

Recognized for Exceptional 10-year Track Record

Michigan City, IN – Horizon Bancorp, an experienced leader in community banking, was once again named to the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (“KBW) Honor Roll. Horizon Bancorp is one of 47 banks nationwide selected for this honor and one of 33 banks that are returning to this honor roll.

 

“We are extremely pleased to once again be part of an elite group of banks named to the KBW Honor Roll this year,” stated Craig M. Dwight, Chief Executive Officer

 
Apr 29, 2013 05:44 AM

Heartland's New Location - Open for Business

Greenwood, Indiana – Heartland Community Bank celebrated it’s relocation from 489 S. State Roard 135 to a new 4,000 +-square-foot building at the corner of State Road 135 and Main Street with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new site, at 151 Marlin Drive, is open now for business.  

“We are very excited to have moved into our new location that has easy access, great visibility and the same friendly customer service we have provided our customers in the past and we look forward to

 
Apr 22, 2013 06:11 AM

Horizon Bank Announces Facebook Cover Design

In celebration of the founding of Horizon Bank in 1873, Horizon asked members of local communities if they would like their design or photo to be Horizon Bank’s 140th Anniversary Facebook cover photo.

 

We are pleased to announce that Alyssa Secor had the winning design with the most votes from the community. She will win a $140 MasterCard® gift card and her winning design will be on display on Horizon’s Facebook page beginning on April 22nd, to coincide with the 140th annive​

 
Apr 18, 2013 06:26 AM

Robert C. Dabagia Retires as Chairman of Horizon

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced Robert C. Dabagia, will retire as Chairman and a Director of the Company on June 30, 2013. He has served as the Company’s Chairman since 1998 and as a Director of the Company since 1986 and Director of the Company’s predecessor Citizens Bank since 1980. Mr. Dabagia will assume the title of Chairman Emeritus upon his retirement.

 

“Mr. Dabagia has provided leadership, guidance and

 
Apr 18, 2013 06:20 AM

Horizon Appoints New Chairman & Lead Director

Michigan City, Indiana – Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) has named Craig M. Dwight its new Chairman of the Board as well as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Dwight has served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer since 2001, Director since 1998 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank NA since 1998. Mr. Dwight’s appointment will become effective following the retirement of Robert C. Dabagia as Chairman and​

 
Apr 17, 2013 06:35 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Quarterly Earning

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2013.  

SUMMARY:

  • First quarter 2013 net income was $5.3 million or $.58 diluted earnings per share, the highest quarterly net income in the Company’s history.
  • Net interest income, before provisions for loan losses, for the first three months of 2013 was $16.0 million compared with $13.2 million

 

Heartland announces the addition of Jim Gray, Jr.

Indianapolis, Indiana – Heartland Community Bank announces the addition of Jim D. Gray Jr. as the new Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer. He is responsible for commercial lending and business development. Gray has 15 years of financial experience and is located at 117 E. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN

 

Gray earned his Bachelor Bachelors in Accounting from Indiana University.

 

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank

 
Mar 15, 2013 06:54 AM

Horizon promotes Chandra Ostrander

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Chandra Ostrander to Vice President, Deposit Operations & Security. She is responsible for the day to day oversight of Deposit Operations, branch capture, statement processing, bank physical security, Bank Secrecy Act Compliance and fraud prevention.

 

During Ostrander’s nearly 16 years of banking experience with Horizon Bank, she held various positions from

 
Mar 11, 2013 06:58 AM

Horizon Bank Celebrates 140 Years

In celebration of the founding of Horizon Bank in 1873, Horizon is asking members of the local communities is they would like their design or photo to be Horizon Bank's 140th Facebook cover photo.

 
Mar 08, 2013 07:03 AM

Horizon announces the promotion of Teresa Hubertz

Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Bank, N.A., is pleased to announce the promotion of Teresa Hubertz to Vice President of Operations, Senior Project Manager. She has worked for Horizon Bank for nearly 35 years.

 
Feb 14, 2013 08:30 AM

Horizon Bank Recognizes Mike Sarver & Mary Wright

Michigan City, Indiana  Horizon Bank has honored advisors Mike Sarver and Mary Wright who is respected for putting community first. Sarver and Wright were given the banks Burton B. Ruby Community Service Award for 2013.

 
Jan 23, 2013 08:33 AM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for 2012

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2012.

 
Dec 18, 2012 08:46 AM

Horizon accelerates payment of 1st Qtr Dividend

Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced that on December 12, 2012, its Board of Directors declared a dividend of 10 cents per share to shareholders of record on December 24, 2012.

 
Dec 03, 2012 08:50 AM

Horizon Donates $60,000 to Local Food Pantries

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce that they are donating a total of $60,000 to the local food pantries in the communities that they serve.

 
Oct 17, 2012 08:54 AM

Horizon's Record Quarterly and nine-month Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012.

 
Jul 18, 2012 09:02 AM

Horizon's Record Quarterly and Six-month Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012. SUMMARY: Second quarter 2012 net income was $4.9 million or $.93 diluted earnings

 
Jul 17, 2012 09:09 AM

Horizon Announces Closing of Heartland Merger

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced it has closed its acquisition of Heartland Bancshares, Inc. (OTCBB: HRTB) and Horizon Bank N.A.'s acquisition of Heartland Community Bank, through mergers effective July 17, 2012.

 
Jul 06, 2012 09:13 AM

REGISTRATION OPEN - FORE WOMEN ONLY GOLF OUTING

Registration is open for the fifth annual Fore Women Only Golf Classic to take place on Monday, August 6th

 
Jun 14, 2012 09:19 AM

Horizon Bancorp Set To Join Russell 3000 Index

June 14, 2012, Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp announced today it has been selected to join the broad-market Russell 3000® Index and Russell Global Index when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and

 
Jun 04, 2012 09:26 AM

Horizon Bancorp Named Top 200 Community Bank

Horizon Bancorp has once again been listed as one of the Top 200 Community Banks by American Banker magazine (formally named US Banker) in its May 2012 edition. This is the fifth year Horizon Bank has received this recognition as one of the nations top

 
Apr 24, 2012 10:07 AM

Horizon Bancorp Named to KBW's Honor Roll

Michigan City, IN - Horizon Bancorp, an experienced leader in community banking, was recently named to the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods ("KBW) Honor Roll. Horizon Bancorp is one of 43 banks nationwide selected for this honor.

 

"We are extremely pleased to be one of an elite group named to the KBW Honor Roll this year," stated Craig M. Dwight, Chief Executive Officer, Horizon Bancorp ("Horizon"). "This designation by KBW, a specialist in the banking industry, recognizes Horizon's a​

 
Apr 18, 2012 12:21 PM

Horizon Announces Record Quarterly Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012.

 

SUMMARY:

  • First quarter 2012 net income was $4.6 million or $.88 diluted earnings per share, a 79% increase in diluted earnings per share compared to the same period in 2011 and a 29% increase compared to the most recent linked quarter. In addition, this represents the highest quarterly net

 
Feb 10, 2012 12:30 PM

Horizon Announces Agreement to Acquire Heartland

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp, an Indiana headquartered community bank holding company, announced today that it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Heartland Bancshares, Inc. (OTCBB: HRTB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Heartland Community Bank, based in Franklin, Indiana. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Horizon has agreed to issue 0.54 shares (subject to adjustment) of its common stock for each share of Heartland common stock outstanding

 
Jan 18, 2012 12:37 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for 2011

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2011. All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon's three-for-two stock split paid on December 9, 2011.

 

SUMMARY:

  • Fourth quarter 2011 net income was $3.5 million or $.68 diluted earnings per share, a 23% increase in net income from the same period in 2010 and the highest

 
Dec 19, 2011 12:44 PM

Horizon Bank Donates $50,000 to Area Food Pantries

In celebration of the holiday, Horizon Bank is donating $50,000 for local food pantries to provide for those in need.

 

The following food pantries each received donations from Horizon Bank this holiday season: Benton Harbor/Benton Township Senior Services Center; Center Township Food Pantry; Harbor Country Food Pantry; Housing Opportunities; Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes; State Street Food Bank of La Porte; Living Grace Church of Merrillville Food Pantry; Portage Food Pantry;

 
Sep 27, 2011 12:48 PM

Our CEO, Craig Dwight, featured in Hoosier Banker

Our CEO, Craig Dwight, discusses banking leadership and his background in this Hoosier Banking cover story

 
Sep 16, 2011 12:52 PM

Horizon Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

Michigan City, Indiana -- September 16, 2011  Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend from 17 cents to 18 cents per share. This represents an increase in the dividend yield from 2.57 percent to a dividend yield of 2.72 percent based on the price per share of $26.50 at the close of markets on September 13, 2011, the date on which the Board approved the increase. The dividend will be paid on October 14, 2​

 
Jul 20, 2011 12:55 PM

Horizon Reports Record Year to Date Earnings

- Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2011.

 
Jun 13, 2011 01:06 PM

Horizon Sponsors Fore Women Golf Outing

Registration is open for the fourth annual Fore Women Only Golf Classic to take place on Monday, August 8th at the Pottawattomie Country Club in Michigan City. All proceeds from the event benefit the food pantry of the Salvation Army of Michigan City. Monday, August 8, 2011 * Registration: 10:00  11:00 AM * Lunch: 10:30  11:30 AM * Shot Gun Start: 11:30 AM * Cocktails/Dinner: 5:00/6:00 PM This is a unique golf outing open to women golfers. Some men are welcome, but only those ​

 
Jun 06, 2011 01:10 PM

Horizon Bancorp Named Top 200 Community Bank

Horizon Bancorp has once again been listed as one of the Top 200 Community Banks by US Banker magazine in its June 2011 edition. This is the fourth consecutive year Horizon Bank has received this recognition as one of the nation's top community banks. The list includes publicly traded banks and thrifts with less than $2 billion in assets, and rankings are based on a bank's three-year average Return on Equity (ROE). "Horizon is pleased to be recognized as a top-performing community bank fo​

 
Apr 20, 2011 01:17 PM

Horizon Announces Record First Quarter Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month period ended March 31, 2011.

 

SUMMARY:

  • Horizon's first quarter 2011 net income was $2.8 million or $.74 diluted earnings per share, a 54.4% increase in net income from the same period in 2010 and the highest first quarter net income in the Company's history.
  • Total deposits grew to over $1.0 billion at March 31, 2011, a $15.9

 
Feb 08, 2011 01:23 PM

Horizon Bank Recognizes Doperalski & Wright

Michigan City, Indiana  Horizon Bank has honored advisors Becki Doperalski for her leadership and Sharon Wright, who is respected for putting community first. Doperalski was presented with Horizon's John A. Garrettson Leadership Award for 2011. The Garrettson Award is presented to a Horizon employee who effects positive change for customers, company and community, as exemplified by outstanding leadership, professionalism, collaboration and commitment to customers, and who is an active commun​

 
Jan 19, 2011 01:31 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for 2010

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2010.

 
Jan 05, 2011 01:36 PM

Horizon Named NW Indiana Small Business Lender

Horizon Bank has been named the Northwest Indiana Small Business Lender of the Year by the Regional Development Company. This award is given to a bank with the highest level of loan activity through the Small Business Administration 504 Guarantee Loan Program.

 

In addition, Kent Mishler, Vice President and Commercial Lender for Horizon Bank, received the top lender award for small business lending in the region.

 

"Both of these awards are a positive reflection

 
Dec 16, 2010 02:08 PM

Horizon Bank Donates $42,000 to Area Food Pantries

In celebration of the holiday, Horizon Bank is donating $42,000 for local food pantries to provide for those in need. The following food pantries each received donations from Horizon Bank this holiday season: Benton Harbor/Benton Township Senior Services; Center Township Food Pantry; Church Community Services; Harbor Country Food Pantry; Housing Opportunities; Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes; LaPorte Salvation Army; Living Grace Church of Merrillville Food Pantry; Portage Food Pantry; Salvation ​

 

Horizon Bank joins MoneyPass ATM Network

Horizon Bank recently became part of the MoneyPass® surcharge-free ATM network, and that translates into significant benefits for their customers - like access to an ever-growing network of ATM locations coast to coast. Since each and every MoneyPass ATM is surcharge-free, customers won't worry about paying a fee to access their money. That's precisely the benefit of the MoneyPass ATM network and why Horizon Bank participates in MoneyPass. MoneyPass gives you a nation of ATM choices. And​

 
Oct 20, 2010 02:11 PM

Horizon Bancorp Announces Increase in 3rd Quarter

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2010.

 

SUMMARY:

  • Horizon's third quarter 2010 net income was $3.3 million or $.88 diluted earnings per share, a 30.3% increase in net income from the previous quarter and a 39.1% increase from the same period in 2009.
  • Horizon's net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, was $7.6 milli​

 
Jul 19, 2010 02:18 PM

Horizon Announces Increase in 2nd Quarter Earnings

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) - Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2010.

 

SUMMARY:

  • Horizon's second quarter 2010 net income was $2.5 million or $0.65 diluted earnings per share, a 40.4% increase in net income from the previous quarter.
  • Horizon's net income for the six months ended June 30, 2010, was $4.3 million or $1.09 diluted earnings per share.
  • The p​

 
Jun 01, 2010 02:27 PM

Horizon Bank and American Trust & Savings Comp

Michigan City, Indiana - Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ: HBNC), the parent of Horizon Bank, announces the completion of the purchase of approximately $107 million in assets and assumption of all deposits of American Trust & Savings Bank, Whiting, Indiana. Horizon also assumed liability for trust preferred securities of American Trust's parent AmTru, Inc., in the amount of $3.5 million. This transaction was consummated on May 28, 2010 and Horizon expects the transaction to be accretive to earnings in​

 
Apr 29, 2010 02:30 PM

Bank-rating Services get Depositors Attention

Michigan City, Indiana: Online bank-rating services have become the go-to research tool for many depositors who want to verify a bank's financial health. Depositors are using such services to determine whether their current bank meets high standards and, if not, whether to give their business to a more well-performing financial institution. Bank-rating sites are growing in popularity due to what some claim as a nationwide, cultural shift away from "big banks" towards well-performing community​

 
Apr 22, 2010 02:32 PM

Horizon Announces Continuation of Quarterly Profit

Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GM: HBNC) Horizon Bancorp today announced its unaudited financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

 

SUMMARY:

  • First quarter net income was $1.8 million or $0.44 diluted earnings per share.
  • Lower volume in mortgage warehouse lending reduced average loans during the quarter, decreasing interest income.
  • Horizon continued to experience steady residential mortgage loan activity through t​

 
Jul 07, 2009 02:40 PM

Horizon Bancorp Named Top 200 Community Bank

Michigan City, Indiana - Horizon Bancorp was nationally recognized as one of the top 200 community banks by US Banker magazine in its June, 2009 edition. This ranking, compiled by using data from the SNL Financial LC, includes publicly traded banks and thrifts with $2 billion or less in assets along with some private companies that file with the SEC. Horizon Bancorp, ranked #108 on the list, earned this recognition as being one of the nations top community banks based upon its 3-year averag​

 
 
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