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Community banker honored for 71 years of service

October 12, 2011
Traer Star-Clipper

The Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) recognized William (Bill) C. Talen of Farmers Savings Bank & Trust, Traer and Vinton, for 71 years of service to the banking industry. The IBA "50 Year Banker" luncheon and presentation was part of the 125th IBA Annual Convention held in Des Moines Sep. 18-20, 2011. In addition to Talen's recognition, fourteen bankers were also recognized for 50 years of service. Richard (Dick) E. Randall of Community Bank, Dunlap was recognized for 70 years of service.

"We are fortunate to have dedicated bankers like Bill Talen working for his customers and community for 71 years," said IBA President & CEO John Sorensen. "Talen's distinguished tenure of service demonstrates his commitment to serving others-and to making a positive impact in the community and the financial services industry."

A career banker, Talen started his banking career in his father's bank in Ogilvie, Minnesota as janitor at the age of 15. He purchased the Farmers Bank in Traer in 1974 and the Brenton Bank in Vinton in 1988. He is still actively involved as a director, chairman and CEO of Famers Savings Bank & Trust in Traer and Vinton.

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About the Iowa Bankers Association

In its 125-year history, the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) has dedicated itself to serving Iowa banks and employees. The IBA currently services 95 percent of banks and savings institutions in the state by providing legislative advocacy, training, regulatory compliance and services designed to enhance the ability of banks to serve their communities. Learn more at .



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