Category Archives: Just For Fun

Eight Black Friday Alternatives

This Thanksgiving, after the Packers play the Bears, you may be lacing up your running shoes for some Black Friday shopping. However, if you’re lucky enough to have Friday off and would prefer to stay away from the crowds and … Continue reading

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5 Savings Tips for Turkey Day

Now that November has arrived, we can imagine you’re started to think about Thanksgiving Day plans. If you’re the lucky winner who gets to host this year, the cost can add up fast. However, with a little planning, that Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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GMB is Simply…80!

You’re perhaps too young to remember, but a lot was happening 80 years ago. Fred Astaire sat atop the music billboard, Babe Ruth played his last baseball game, Elvis was born in Mississippi and, despite the Great Depression, on a … Continue reading

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#OurStory

If you’re a current customer, you probably know some of #OurStory.  In the words of our 4th Generation Family-Run Bank President, Dennis Doyle, “we know who we are, and we know who we are NOT.”  Any successful organization tends to … Continue reading

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5 Great Ways to Save on your 4th of July BBQ

‘Tis the season for fireworks and BBQ! But that doesn’t mean you should let your finances go up in flames! Five great tips for saving on your 4th of July BBQ: BYOM: Why not ask your quests to bring their … Continue reading

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3 Financial Tips We Learned From Dad

Because Father’s Day is right around the corner, we thought we would take a minute to pass on some words of advice from the some of the men in our lives that have influenced us the most, our dads. Not … Continue reading

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Four Ways To Save At the Ballpark This Season

Do you feel that? The warm weather rolling in, the smell of brats on the grill, and the ground vibrating as fans across Milwaukee stampede in the same direction… This can only mean one thing – baseball season is back! … Continue reading

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4 Reasons to Use A Piggy Bank (And What To Do Once It’s Full)

In an effort to further encourage all of our customers to follow our 2015 financial resolutions, we wanted to highlight one of the easiest, most convenient ways to save: the piggy bank. Every person receives a piggy bank at some … Continue reading

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Places Where Germs Hang Out

Bacteria is everywhere—and most people talk about it in terms of making sure your bathroom is kept germ free (if that’s ever possible). However, there are other places in the home to consider. Door Knobs and Light Switches – Use disinfecting … Continue reading

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Have a Simply…Local, Simply…Merry Christmas!

There’s not too much we love more around here than the holiday season! If you’re following us on Facebook, you’ve most likely seen us getting into the holiday spirit in more ways than one this year. Why do we love … Continue reading

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OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SO GREAT!

Over the last couple of months, we’ve been asking one very clear and simple question: “What Makes Great Midwest Bank…GREAT?” From comments and reviews on social media to over 300 completed customer surveys, we’ve received some truly GREAT responses. I … Continue reading

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Tips for Hosting Thanksgiving

From setting the dinner table to putting up holiday decorations, there is plenty to do this time of year. Planning to host Thanksgiving dinner? Well, then there’s even more work to get done. Lucky for you, you’ve made it to … Continue reading

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Small Remodeling Tips that Pay Big Returns

Do you ever watch those “remodeling “ shows on TV?  It seems like they totally gut a room and then spend thousands of dollars and a lot of time turning it into something fabulous. If you’re not quite ready to … Continue reading

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“Our Simply…Local events are just that, Simply…Local”

How does a Simply…Local Bank stay local? By continuing to be involved in the community, of course! Great Midwest Bank has been active in a variety of local events this past month with plenty more events on the horizon. Those … Continue reading

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78 Reasons to Like Us!

We’re in our 78th Year.  Started @ Jefferson & Wells.  Cathedral Bells. In 1935, when we were founded, a car cost $580. We’re Simply Local. We’re Simply Social. Mortgage Lending.  It’s what we do.   Seriously, we’re really good at … Continue reading

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