February 2005

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Make your life easier!

Why leave the comfort of your home or office to take care of bank business? Or, rush to call your bank before they close? So much of what you need is just a click away and it's available to you 24 hours a day .

Check out more information on Internet Banking
 
Odds & Ends

Why do you have to "put your two cents in" but it’s only a "penny for your thoughts?" Where’s that extra penny going?
 
Mark your calendar

National Small Business Week is slated for April.

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BUSINESS STRATEGIES:
Turning Down Business.
Is it a wise move?

Should you ever turn down new business. . . especially in a bad business climate? Unbelievable as it sounds, some claim it will bring you MORE business and dedicated clientele. Let’s look at some reasons why you should say "no" to a sale. And, is there a positive way of delivering this negative response?


 
IDENTITY THEFT:
The Fastest Growing Crime in the U.S.

In the Twin Cities, one of every 100 residents was impacted by identity theft. Do you know what the most coveted piece of personal information a would-be criminal wants? Our article will reveal what it is. We’ll also tell you how a simple “SCAM” can help protect you from this serious and growing problem of identity theft.


 
TAX CHECK:
Do your expense deductions
fit the "standard"?

What are the most common tax deductions taken by sole proprietors? We have them for you. See if your expenses fall into the "average" or "standard" category. If they don’t, you just may wish to talk to your tax advisor.


 
CUSTOMER PROFILE:
The Bridge for Runaway Youth, Inc.

Established as one of the first runaway shelters in the U.S., The Bridge for Runaway Youth has been helping youth and their families reconnect since 1970. Learn more about this worthwhile non-profit and how Western Bank is helping in its expansion. We’ll even tell you how you can volunteer your services.


 

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