Republic Bank expands its Cincinnati footprint with the acquisition of CBank

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Republic Bank announced it will acquire Cincinnati-based CBank and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Commercial Industrial Finance, Inc. (“CIF”).  CIF, which is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, provides equipment leasing and financing to businesses nationwide. Under the terms of the agreement, Republic will acquire all of CBank’s outstanding common stock in an […]

C2 Strategic celebrates a growing team and 10 PRSA award wins

By Andrea Watts, Building Kentucky Adding talent to the team C2 Strategic Communications, one of Louisville’s largest public relations firms with offices in Lexington and Indianapolis, added 113 years of combined experience just this year. Over the last three months, the team has seen 30% growth, adding expertise in tourism, health care, agricultural policy and UX/UI design. […]

Republic Bank earns national award recognizing leadership in community and economic development

By Jennifer Brislin, Building Kentucky Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or “Republic Bank”) has earned the prestigious 2022 American Bankers Association (“ABA”) Foundation Community Commitment Award. The award was given to Republic for its work in the Community and Economic Development category. Just seven banks across the entire country were honored with Community Commitment […]

Op-Ed: Why Kentucky is poised to reach new heights

By Chad Carlton, Building Kentucky The following op-ed was written by Chad Carlton, who is CEO of C2 Strategic Communications, one of Louisville’s largest public relations firms. My mother’s heart is still strong and sweet as she turns 80 years old next week – a muscle crafted from hard work on the farm, raising three […]

Op-Ed: Going mobile is key to improving health care for more Kentuckians

By Dr. Giavonne Rondo and Dr. Kwane Watson The following op-ed was written by Dr. Giavonne Rondo, who is the founder and owner of GobileMD; and Dr. Kwane Watson, who is the founder and CEO of Kare Mobile, Inc.       As doctors, our number one priority is the health and well-being of our patients. Unfortunately, […]

Op-Ed: Check your checks – mail fraud is on the rise

By James A. (Ja) Hillebrand, Chairman and CEO of Stock Yards Bank & Trust The following op-ed was written by James A. (Ja) Hillebrand, who is Chairman and CEO of Stock Yards Bank & Trust, a community bank serving Kentucky and Indiana since 1904. An old-school type of fraud is making its way back into […]

Stoll Keenon Ogden merges with Indianapolis-based Katz Korin Cunningham

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Two well-respected law firms have joined as one. Kentucky and Indiana-based Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC (“SKO”) has merged with Indianapolis-based Katz Korin Cunningham, effective July 1, 2022. Pre-merger, SKO had 145 lawyers in offices in Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort, Kentucky and Indianapolis and Evansville, Indiana. With the addition of Katz […]

Republic Bank’s new Simple Access checking account receives national certification

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Republic Bank & Trust Company announced today its new Simple Access checking account was officially certified by the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) as meeting the Bank On National Account Standards (2021 – 2022). The national safe account Standards, co-created by consumer advocates, leading national nonprofit organizations, […]

New homeowner loan program offers forgivable mortgages for home improvement

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Stock Yards Bank & Trust has partnered with Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund to help homeowners pay for needed repairs and replacements at home. The new Stock Yards Bank Home Improvement Grant offers forgivable mortgages to those with low-moderate income to make home repairs including replacing HVAC systems, doors, windows, […]

Republic Bank launches new BankTech Incubator, supporting innovation and entrepreneurship

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Republic Bank & Trust Company launched a new BankTech Incubator, aimed at supporting technology companies and their innovative products that complement the Bank’s strategic goals through investments in the companies and their products, and through knowledge-sharing. “The BankTech Incubator allows us to create long-term partnerships with technology companies and share […]

The Republic Bank Foundation Donates $200,000 to Simmons College

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Republic Bank Foundation donated $200,000 to Simmons College of Kentucky, Louisville’s only Historically Black College University (HBCU), to fund five annual student scholarships and restore the historic SchoolHouse building, which was Kentucky’s first-ever public school for Black students. “This investment from Republic Bank will help us recruit and develop […]

Kentucky-based community banks complete merger

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Two Kentucky-based community banks are now one. Stock Yards Bank & Trust completed its acquisition of Commonwealth Bank & Trust this month. This marks the second major merger for Stock Yards Bank in recent years, following the acquisition of Kentucky Bank in the summer of 2021. Details of the Commonwealth […]

Republic Bank offers new down payment assistance program for home buyers

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky Republic Bank is offering down payment assistance for home buyers on a first-come, first-served basis, with up to $6,000 awarded to each recipient who qualifies in the Lexington area, as well as in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The program includes a total of $500,000 available to the public, and the […]

Maryhurst announces new CFO and welcomes former resident to the Board of Directors

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Maryhurst has added new experience and perspective to its team with the hiring of chief financial officer (CFO) Anne McArthur and appointing licensed clinical therapist and former resident, Cherie Jones, to its Board of Directors. Jones’ appointment will mark the first time in several decades a former Maryhurst resident has […]