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New Name. New Logo. Same Client-centered Mission.

By Pinion Editorial | August 8, 2022
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PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: SALINA, Kan. – Today, a national leader in food and agriculture consulting, KCoe Isom, is writing a new chapter. With roots dating back to 1932, this ‘U.S. Top 100’ accounting firm is rebranding as Pinion to encompass a more forward-thinking, proactive and global approach to business. “This …

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Pinion Joins Leading Harvest as a Program Supporter

By Pinion Editorial | July 26, 2022
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July 26, 2022 – The leading food and agriculture consulting firm Pinion and its sustainability and land (formerly DIGS Associates) advisory divisions are excited to announce that they have joined as a Program Supporter of Leading Harvest, a nonprofit organization who created a scalable program for independently verifying sustainable farm …

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Potential Scrutiny Around Re-presented Transactions

By Pinion Editorial | July 11, 2022
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In case you haven’t heard, the FDIC recently has been scrutinizing how banks are treating single items that are repeatedly rejected for insufficient funds.  Guidelines for Insufficient Funds and Fees Financial institutions may charge a non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee when a charge is presented for payment but cannot be covered …

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5 Ways Community Banks Can Recruit and Retain Talent

By Pinion Editorial | July 11, 2022
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Like many industries, community banks are fighting to recruit and retain talent in this tight labor market. Pinion’s community banking advisors have compiled the following strategies for attracting and retaining talent. Implement Flexible Work Options Strategy:  Be realistic and accommodating.  Working remotely and/or finding opportunities where there is scheduling flexibility …

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Community Banking Tips, Trends, and Takeaways from 2022 Events

By Pinion Editorial | July 6, 2022
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The Pinion Community Banking team members have attended several conferences and trainings over the past month.  I just wanted to share with you a few of the highlights that stood out to us from the OBA Annual Convention, MBA Annual Convention, and the KBA Legal Update. Be prepared for what’s …

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TEFRA Tax Disallowance

By Pinion Editorial | July 1, 2022
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We’ve been seeing more activity with community banks purchasing non-bank qualified bonds.  It’s important to remember the tax consequences of purchasing these bonds.  For both S Corps and C Corps, the TEFRA penalty applies.  The penalty results in an interest expense disallowance equal to 100% of the proportionate amount of …

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How to recruit and retain manufacturing talent

Appealing to the Next Generation: 6 Ways to Attract and Retain Future Leaders

By Pinion Editorial | June 21, 2022
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If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught businesses any one thing, it’s how dynamic and adaptable business models can become when needed.  This resilience bodes well for businesses as the challenges surrounding their workforce gaps, future leadership uncertainties, and workforce adaptations have been an active, ongoing issue. “Essentially, businesses have proven …

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Discover Opportunities for Collaboration Between U.S. and Indian Agriculture

By Pinion Editorial | June 14, 2022
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On Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 10:30 am eastern standard time, KCoe Isom, the Mann Deshi Foundation, and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum will host a forum on “The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Opportunities for Collaboration Between U.S. and Indian Agriculture”. The forum will bring together governments, civil society organizations and …

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