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November 29, 2018 - Articles include: What does your "S" mean to you in ESG Investing?, IRS Ups the Ante on Retirement Contributions, Merchant Services, Estate Tax Planning Tips for Married Couples, Tax Cheer for Holiday Gifts to Employees, Protect Your Internet Activities and Electronic Data, Steps to Become a Better Manager.

November 15, 2018 - Articles include: Sweet Martha's Cookie Jar, Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, Merchant Services, Small Employers: Should You Jump on the MEP Bandwagon?, Are You Eligible for the New Dependent Credit and HOH Filing Status?, Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Business, Avoid Losses From Dishonest Employees.  

November 1, 2018 - Articles include: The Bike Drive Results Are In, "What does your "E" mean to you?", Veterans Day, BankCherokee Fraud Alert - Know of suspicious activity before funds leave the account., Daylight Saving Time, 7 Year-End Tax Planning Moves for Small Businesses, Vacation Homes Classified as Rentals See Little Impact from Tax Reform, Enhance Your Telephone Skills, Managing Technical Employees Can Take Special Understanding.

October 18, 2018 - Articles include: Doing Right By Small Businesses in Minnesota, BankCherokeeConnctions, Neighborhood Shred Day & MORE at Smith Ave., Reporting Income from Vacation Home Rentals under Today's Tax Rules, IRS Issues Guidance Deducting Meals Bought During Entertainment, Should You Worry About Credit Identity Theft?, Naming a Product.

October 4, 2018 - Articles include: Neighborhood Shred Day & MORE at Smith Ave., Employers: Consider Telemedicine and Make Sure Employees Use It, Create an Accountable Plan to Reimburse Employees for Business Expenses, Claiming the New Employer Tax Credit for Family and Medical Leave, Guidelines When Getting a Credit Card for Your Child, Creating and Using an Employee Benefits Policy.

September 20, 2018 - Articles include: Freezing Credit Will Now Be Free; Fake Check Scams; Used Bike Drive; Tax-Exempt Organizations: IRS Provides Guidance on New UBTI Rule; Calculating W-2 Wages for Limitations on the QBI Deduction; The Importance of Having a Disaster Recovery Plan; Legal Cautions on Absenteeism. 

September 6, 2018 - Articles include: 2018 Community Impact Week; Used Bike Drive; IRS Issues Proposed Guidance on Controversial SALT Limitation; How "Aggregating" Businesses Can Boost Your QBI Deduction; Smart Seniors Avoid Scammers' Common Tricks; Money Manners: Solutions to Common Financial Dilemmas.

August 23, 2018 - Articles include: Buying, Rehabbing and Reselling Homes; Swarm!; What's Next for State Tax Nexus?; QBI Deduction Provides Tax Break to Pass-Through Entity Owners; Evaluating Mortgage Types; Tax Consequences of Employer Provided ID Theft Protection.

August 9, 2018 - Articles include: Millennials, pets and paying for Fido; Fill A Backpack!; Advocating for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses in Minnesota; How Tax Reform Affects Tax Planning for C Corporations; Many Taxpayers Will Pay No Tax on Long-Term Gains and Dividends; Should You Invest in Key Person Life Insurance?; Lessons from the Worst Managers ... and the Best.

July 26, 2018 - Articles include: New Law, New Limit on Deductions for Business Interest Expense; Calculating Deductions for Business Interest Expense; Custodial Bank Accounts for Your Children or Grandchildren; Getting Ready to Borrow.

July 12, 2018 - Articles include: Parents putting allowance on plastic, Joseph's Coat Needs your Help!, Understanding the 4 Cs of Credit, Neighborhood Shred Day & MORE at North Oaks, Effects of the Tax Law Vary Based on Major Life Events, Is an Association Health Plan Right for Your Company?, Need a Simple Retirement Plan? Check Out a SEP IRA, Thirteen Tips for Securing Your Personal Information.

June 28, 2018 - Articles include: Branch and Bough Tree Service, In the News - Jonathan B. Kvasnik ChFC, 4th of July - Bank Closed, BankCherokee Fraud Alert - Know of suspicious activity before funds leave the account., Sales Tax: Supreme Court Ruling Affects Retailers and Consumers, IRS Encourages Taxpayers to Check Withholding, Reducing Your Debt Burdens, Great Managers Master Eight Contradictory Roles. 

June 14, 2018 - Articles include: BankCherokeeConnections, Work. Here. Now!, BankCherokee Fraud Alert - Know of suspicious activity before funds leave the account., Watch Out for these Tax Issues When Planning for Your Business in 2018, Will States Conform to the New Tax Rules?, Use Automatic Savings Programs to Reach Your Financial Goals, Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Business.

May 31, 2018 - Articles include: Grounded in the Past While Embracing the Future, Work. Here. Now!, Grand Old Day, 6 Cool Ways to Save Taxes during the Hot Summer Months, Supreme Court Spotlights Employee Status: Exempt or Not?, What Is this 'Cloud' I Keep Hearing About?, Business Lifecycle Management Is a Natural Process.

May 17, 2018 - Articles include: Room to Grow, Grand Old Day, BankCherokee Fraud Alert - Know of suspicious activity before funds leave the account., BONUS Shred Event, Should Your Business Be a C Corporation or a Pass-Through Entity?, New Study Reveals Costs, Means and Ways to Stop Fraud, Paid Vacation: Is it Optional or Required?, Pay More Than the Monthly Minimum on Credit Cards.

May 3, 2018 - Articles include: National Small Business Week, New and Improved Cherokee Online Is Coming May 8th., Do Employers Have to Compensate Hourly Technicians for Travel Time, Take Advantage of Expanded Tax Breaks for Business Vehicles, Timing and Taxes: Two Critical Issues when Buying or Selling a Home, Some People Really DO Find Money, Providing An Employee Benefit Program. 

April 19, 2018 - Articles include: Red's Savoy Pizza, New and Improved Cherokee Online Is Coming May 8th., Save or Shred? Follow These Recordkeeping Guidelines, Mandatory E-Verify May Be Coming, Are You Ready?, Is Your Business at Risk of Being Hacked? Evaluating Your Employees.

April 5, 2018 - Articles include: April is Community Banking Month, They're Baaack!, Jim Herbert Joins BankCherokee, Barb Whelan Joins BankCherokee, Neighborhood Shred Day & MORE, Good Reasons to File Extensions for 2017 Returns, Last Chance to Claim the Domestic Production Activities Deduction, When Should You Provide Employees Education?, Taking a Loan From Your 401(k) Plan.

Mar 22, 2018 - Articles include: Neighborhood Shred Day & MORE, Congress Raises 401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Limits, Got Bitcoin? Virtual Currency Complicates Tax Reporting, The Importance of Job Descriptions, ATM Security and You.

Mar 8, 2018 - Articles include: marchFOODdrive, Budget Better with the 50-20-30 Approach, Daylight Saving Time, Close-Up on Mortgage Interest Deduction Rules, Employing a Family Member in Your Business, Employer Shared Responsibility Rules: Are Seasonal Workers Counted?

Feb 22, 2018 - Articles include:  Volunteering at The Sheridan Story, Work. Here. Now! , 2018 Neighborhood Shred Event Schedule, 6 Last-Chance Tax Breaks: Do You Qualify?, How Not to Trash Your Credit Score, Terminating Employees: Understand the Risks.

Feb 8, 2018 - Articles include: Paint My Hive, 2018 Neighborhood Shred Event Schedule, Prepare + Prosper offering Free Tax Prep, New Law Revamps the Kiddie Tax, Avoid Mixing Personal and Business Accounts, Tips on Document Retention and Safe Disposal.

Jan 25, 2018 - Articles include: BankCherokee Fraud Alert - Know of suspicious activity before funds leave the account, 2018 Community Impact Awards, Cyber Security: The Twelve Pillars of Prevention, New Tax Law: Topics of Special Interest for Individuals, Evaluating a 401(k) Plan for Your Business, 'Use-It-or-Lose-It' Policy Questioned.

Jan 11, 2018 - Articles include: Check Out The Buzz - The Winter Tour, Going To Bat for Local Small Business Owners, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Bank Closed, Traveling? Make Sure to Let Us Know, Important Changes for Individuals in the New Tax Law, Healthy Employees Help Bottom Line, Interviewing Job Applicants.

Dec 28, 2017 - Articles include: Happy New Year, Recent Incidents Fuel Concerns over Breach Response, Landmark Tax Reform Bill Passes, When Getting into Debt Makes Sense, Motivating and Managing Employees.

Dec 14, 2017 - Articles include: Upcoming LLC law change, Holiday Hours, IRS Increases Annual Gift Tax Exclusion for 2018, Comparing HSAs, HRAs and FSAs, Learn to Protect Your Information Online.

Nov 30, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokeeConnections, Shop Small & Shop Local this Holiday Season, Webinar Recording Now Available!, 6 Money-Free Ways to Give Back to Your Community, Save on Closing Costs when Buying a Home, Employing a Family Member in Your Business, The Science and Art of Generating Referrals.

Nov 16, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee honored to be a finalist for the MetroIBA Indie Awards, BankCherokeeConnections, Plaid Friday, Small Business Saturday, How to Maximize Tax Breaks for Work-Related Education Costs, Avoid Costly Mistakes with a Review of Plan Administration Basics, Inventory Your Belongings.

Nov 2, 2017 - Articles include: The Sheridan Story - Fighting Child Hunger, BankCherokee is proud to work with Stepping Stones Supportive Services, Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?, Why It's Risky to Rely on Unofficial IRS Guidance, Attacking Employees' Attitudes Can Backfire, Marketing with Direct Mail.

Oct 19, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee Provides Working Capital to Support the Continued Growth of Estetica Salon & Spa, Queen Golda's Legacy - A Solid Foundation, Money Smart for Small Business Town Hall-Q4, 2017, This Saturday is BankCherokee's Shred Event, Inadequate Records Lead to Unfavorable Results for Taxpayers, EAPs Promote Good Health and Boost Employee Morale.

Oct 5, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee Shred Event, Simple Ways to Prevent Fraud in Your Small Business, Business ID Theft: Is Your Data at Risk?, Maximize Your Retirement Plan Contribution, Motivating and Managing Employees.

Sep 21, 2017 - Articles include: Equifax Data Breach, Educational Workshop - What is ESG?, Webinar Recording Now Available!, Community Impact Week, 5 Keys to Disaster Planning for Individuals, Examples of Common E-Mail Scams, Make Your Work Life More Productive.

Sep 7, 2017 - Articles include: Understanding the 4 Cs of Credit, Community Impact Week, BankCherokeeConnections, 7 Steps to Buying Your First Home, Investigating Applicants Is Not a Luxury, Big Mistake: Hiding the Value of Benefits from Employees.

Aug 24, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee Stitches Small Business Sellers and Buyers Together, Free Seminar/Webinar: Building Value in Your Company, Smith High Bridge Closure Coming Soon!, Time for a Mid-Year Tax Check Up?, Casualty and Theft Losses: Find the Silver Lining in Dark Clouds, Small Steps to Help Employees Do More, Marketing with Newsletters.

Aug 10, 2017 - Articles include: Free Seminar/Webinar: Building Value in Your Company, Queen Bee-Oncé and the Hive, Fill A Backpack!, Smith High Bridge Closure Coming Soon!, Know the Rules for Amending a Federal Income Tax Return, Keep Track of Important Contacts and Information, Help Students Manage their College Loans.

Jul 27, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee is proud to work with Aggressive Hydraulics, Important Changes for Individuals in the New Tax Law, How to Handle Common Prepaid Debit Card Challenges, Buying a Home? You Might Qualify for Mortgage Help, Time Theft: What Does it Cost You?, Providing An Employee Benefit Program. 

Jul 13, 2017 - Articles include: Grounded in the Past While Embracing the Future, The Book Drive Was a Huge Success!, Congratulations to White Crane Construction!, Shredding & More in North Oaks, Sharing Tax Issues in the Sharing Economy, Top Mistakes That Kill Employee Involvement, Mistake to Avoid - Not Keeping the Right Tax Information.

Jun 29, 2017 - Articles include: The Financial Rewards of Buying a Condo for Your Kid's College Housing, Understanding Auto Insurance, Taking a Loan From Your 401(k) Plan.

Jun 15, 2017 - Articles include: New and Improved Business Plus Coming Wednesday, June 21st, Bee Season is in Full Swing, Cyber Security Webinar Recording is Now Available, 10 Simple (and Fun) Ways to Cut Taxes This Summer, Tips to Retain the Best Employees, Evaluating a 401(k) Plan for Your Business.

Jun 1, 2017 - Articles include: New and Improved Business Plus Coming Wednesday, June 21st, Grand Old Day Parade, Educational Workshop on: How you can help the pollinators., Wedding Bells and Taxes: Tax Issues to Consider Before Tying the Knot, Educational Qualification for Hiring Often Questionable, New Business Considerations.

May 18, 2017 - Articles include: Thank You BankCherokee Volunteers, Neighbors and Mayor Coleman, Educational Workshop on: How you can help the pollinators, BankCherokeeConnections, Financial Survival Tips for Recent College Graduates, Protect Your Assets With Life Insurance, What Are these Fees in My Mortgage Closing Costs?

May 4, 2017 - Articles include: National Small Business Week, Cyber Security Seminar: The 10 Pillars of Prevention, Book Drive to support neighborhood schools., Update on Home Mortgage Interest Deductions, Family Leave, Hiring Issues Top HR Questions, Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Business.

Apr 20, 2017 - Articles include: Advocating for Women and Minority-Owned Businesses in Minnesota,   The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!, This Saturday, Spring Shred Event at Smith Avenue, Selling Your Home: Tax and Other Considerations, Should You Follow the Feds' Lead with Remote Employees?, Don't Ignore Business Opportunities on the Internet.

Apr 6, 2017 - Articles include: Doing Right By Small Businesses in Minnesota., April is Community Banking Month, Spring Shred Event at Smith Avenue, Countdown to Tax Filing: There's Still Time to Contribute to an IRA or SEP, Fight Back Against Identity Theft, Getting a Business Loan: Eight Helpful Tips.

Mar 23, 2017 - Articles include: Mobile Wallets, Still Time to RSVP for BankCherokeeConnections!, What Do I Need to Know About FDIC Insurance?, Seniors: Consider These Tax Breaks When Filing for 2016, Cash Incentives Often Don't Work, Creating and Using an Employee Benefits Policy.

Mar 9, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee's March Food Drive., PREPARE + PROSPER, BankCherokeeConnections!, Educational Workshop - The Prepared Caregiver, Have a Household Employee? Be Sure To Follow the Tax Rules, Avoid Risks: Clean Out Employee Records, SBA iPhone App and Separate Online Tool for Exporting Products Abroad.

Feb 23, 2017 - Articles include: Going To Bat for Local Small Business Owners, Spring Into Home Ownership, 2017 Neighborhood Shred Event Schedule, Is Your Estate Plan Bulletproof? Techniques to Help Avoid Fighting Later, Protecting Your Credit Card Activities, Arm Your College Student Against Credit Card Debt.

Feb 9, 2017 - Articles include: BankCherokee Honored for Community Involvement, IRS: Watch Out for a W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll and HR Departments, 2017 Neighborhood Shred Event Schedule, The Financial Risks of Sharing Too Much on Social Media, Short Naps Can Improve Output on Job, Tax Consequences of Employer Provided ID Theft Protection.

Jan 26, 2017 - Articles include: Proud to be a 2016 Small Business Success Stories Finalist., 2017 Neighborhood Shred Event Schedule, Bees Understand the Importance of Communicating to Help the Hive, Cures Act Approves HRAs for Small Employers, Workers' Compensation: Four Mistakes Employers Can Make, Navigating the Social Media Minefield.

Jan 12, 2017 - Articles include: Tips to Help Prevent Financial Theft, Fit Finances for 2017, Umbrella Insurance Policies, When Is Debt too Much Debt?.