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Each week, we at Peak Consulting try our best to put out a featured post for our clients and customers about relevant issues in their fields.

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Peak Conference Highlights

Peak Conference Highlights

Peak Conference Highlights Peak Consulting's 1st Annual Training Conference was held September 20th - 22nd at the Graduate Hotel in Lincoln, NE.   Highlights of the conference included training sessions focused on deposit and loan operations, vendors with...

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Core Optimization – Deposit Hot Topics

Core Optimization – Deposit Hot Topics

Core Optimization - Deposit Hot Topics: I have been on several Deposit Core Optimization engagements in the last couple of months, so I thought I would share some of the hot topics specific to the core that I've run into.  I've worked with both large and...

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Conversion Phases

Conversion Phases

Conversion Phases When a Financial Institution acquires another Financial Institution, it can take several months to convert the accounts onto the current system.   There are six conversion phases to take into consideration when planning for an account conversion....

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Productivity Tips

Productivity Tips

10 Productivity Tips These tips for productivity will help you find the motivation you need to be more productive each day. Get your blood flowing by doing some sort of physical activity in the morning. Even a quick 15 minute walk can help prepare you for the day...

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Millennials and Banking

Millennials and Banking

Millennials and Banking by Christy Mollhoff The definition of a millennial is those born between approximately 1980 and 2000. Millennials (Gen Y’ers) have just recently passed up the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation with about 80 million. It’s forecasted...

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Conversion Phases

1098 Forms and Seasonal Addresses

Millennials and Banking by Christy Mollhoff The definition of a millennial is those born between approximately 1980 and 2000. Millennials (Gen Y’ers) have just recently passed up the Baby Boomers as the largest living generation with about 80 million. It’s forecasted...

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Conversion Phases

Implementing Change Management in Core Operations

1098 Forms and Seasonal Addresses 1098 forms for the 2016 tax season require information regarding borrower address compared to collateral address on loans.  Box 7 may be incorrectly checked on the 1098 form if a Seasonal Address is being used.  For example, the...

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End of Year 1099-MISC Reporting Changes

End of Year 1099-MISC Reporting Changes

Keys for Implementing Change Management in Core Operations by Cole Anderson  Identify a Change Management Champion (CMC) to be accountable and champion the process as a whole. The CMC’s job is to ensure the Change Management process maintains the momentum necessary to...

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Mainframe Operations Training Services

Mainframe Operations Training Services

End of Year 1099-MISC Reporting changes   IRS Publication 1220 states a change for the 2016 tax year when reporting nonemployee compensation payments in Box 7 of the 1099-MISC tax form.  If your Financial Institution has 1099-MISC forms with Box 7 information, they...

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End of Year Form 1098 changes

End of Year Form 1098 changes

Mainframe Operations Training Does your Financial Institution have a newer mainframe operator or backup operator that is struggling to understand the concepts behind the Fiserv Premier® update process and what each program does?  Or has your Financial Institution...

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Road Notes from Peak Consulting

Peak Consulting travels around the country, as well as in their local state of Nebraska, to help banks and credit unions maximize their core operating platforms. Learn more about our experiences, learnings, and trainings.

Follow us on our journeys as we help financial institutions around the nation.

Vegas Event Highlights

Vegas Event Highlights

Peak's 2018 Vegas Event was held at Gilley's in Treasure Island Peak held their annual event in Las Vegas during Fiserv Forum. The Peak Team and some of our partners welcomed many bankers on the evening of April 16, 2018. Highlights at Gilley's included:...

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Hershey, PA and Hershey’s Chocolate

Hershey, PA and Hershey’s Chocolate

Peak Consulting recently worked with a client near Hershey, PA.  Hershey is home to Hershey's Chocolate World and Hershey Park among many other attractions. How did Hershey's chocolate and Hershey, PA get started?  Milton Hershey, Hershey's Chocolate founder, tried a...

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Striped Pig Distillery

Striped Pig Distillery

Striped Pig Distillery On a recent client trip to Charleston, SC, Cole and Christy had the opportunity to tour the Striped Pig Distillery in North Charleston. Johnny, one of the owners, gave us the tour.  He was very passionate about the entire process and made the...

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Memphis, TN Travel Blog

Memphis, TN Travel Blog

Memphis, TN Travel Blog We recently had the opportunity to visit Memphis, TN for a conference.  Memphis is the largest city in the state of Tennessee and is located on the fourth Chickasaw Bluff where the Mississippi and Wolf Rivers meet. We had the chance to check...

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Charleston, SC Local Dining

Charleston, SC Local Dining

Charleston, SC Local Dining  We traveled to Charleston, SC to work with a client at the end of August and were able to try some great local restaurants during our time there.  Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and is known for its rich history,...

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New Hampshire Lakes Region Local Dining

New Hampshire Lakes Region Local Dining

Charleston, SC Local Dining  We traveled to Charleston, SC to work with a client at the end of August and were able to try some great local restaurants during our time there.  Charleston is the oldest city in South Carolina and is known for its rich history,...

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Burlington Breweries

Burlington Breweries

New Hampshire Lakes Region Local Dining New Hampshire is a small New England state with quaint towns, beautiful lakes, trees and mountains.  At the heart of New Hampshire is the Lakes Region which has Lake Winnipesaukee, a popular destination for canoeing, fishing and...

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Bath, Maine

Bath, Maine

Burlington, VT local breweries Brent recently worked with a client in Vermont and was able to check out a few of the local breweries. Magic Hat Brewing Company is located in southern Burlington.  Magic Hat started in 1994 and moved to the current location in 1997. ...

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Las Vegas

Las Vegas

The Peak Loan Team goes to Bath, Maine. We had the privilege to work with a client in Bath, Maine and what a beautiful place to be in May!  The weather was perfect, the air crisp and clean, and no snow! Things to do: Reid State Park was a neat place to visit on our...

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Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Las Vegas Road Notes We recently went on a trip to Las Vegas for client meetings and a conference.  The weather was not as warm as we would have liked (it was actually warmer in Nebraska a couple of days), but we were able to do some fun things while we were there. ...

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