Advice & More from Blackhawk Bank | April, 2017

Gain Greater Success with a Marketing Plan

It often seems that handling the everyday aspects of your business takes all your time and then some. However, it is in your long-term interest to take time to consider how your business functions today, and identify where you want to take it in the future. 

This article outlines the basics of how to start the process and get your company on the path to greater success. 

The Great Outdoors Beckons!

This time of year it seems that we just can't wait to get outside. Fresh air, sunshine and the aromas of Spring fill you with energy, and you're overtaken by the desire to hike, bike or just kick back in some lovely spot.  There's no better place to do that than in our magnificent parks.  This month we explored some options for you in Illinois. Watch for Wisconsin ideas next time!   Read on! 

Found a home you absolutely L-O-V-E?  

The inventory of homes in our area is moving fast.  If you don't want to lose out to another buyer, you must take action quickly by being prepared to make an offer. 

Do this: Apply online with Blackhawk Bank to gain that  competitive edge!  

You and your Realtor will have a competitive advantage when you have a letter in hand that states the amount of money you're qualified to spend for your new home.  Visit to get started on your Application right now.  It's fast and easy. 

Homebuyers always have questions. Blackhawk Bank is where you get answers, with easy access to real people, right here, responding in real time.   

Talk with a Mortgage Planner.  You'll find us helpful, responsive, hard-working, and never farther away than a call, text, or an in-person visit.  It’s as if we become a member of your family during the home buying process! 

"Ouch!"  The Security Awareness Newsletter 

The challenge we all face is that cyber attackers have developed sophisticated and effective methods to brute force (automated guessing) to steal passwords.

This means bad guys can compromise your passwords if they are weak or easy to guess. An important step to protecting yourself is to use strong passwords.  

Read Now  and learn about creating and using strong passphrases!
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