Press Releases

Peoples Bank, Legacy Foundation Partner to Launch Neighborhood Businesses

Date: June 1, 2018

That philanthropy and economic development can be the twin engines to grow small businesses in Lake County is the basis of a partnership between the Legacy Foundation, Peoples Bank, and Accion.

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Valparaiso University Partners with Peoples Bank to Provide Scholarship for Local Students

Date: May 23, 2018

Valparaiso University has partnered with Peoples Bank, one of Northwest Indiana’s most reputable banks, to establish the Peoples Bank Scholarship.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase May 2018

Date: May 21, 2018

On May 18, 2018, the Board of Directors for the NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, declared a $0.01 (one cent) per share increase in its quarterly cash dividend paid to shareholders....

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2018

Date: May 9, 2018

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp” or “NWIN”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an earnings increase of 11.4% for the first three months of 2018, compar...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp and First Personal Financial Corp. Announce Signing of Definitive Merger Agreement

Date: February 21, 2018

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (OTCBB: NWIN) (“NWIN”), the parent of Peoples Bank SB, and First Personal Financial Corp. (privately held, “First Personal”) announced today they have executed a definitive agreement whereby...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend 2018

Date: February 16, 2018

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.29 per share payable on April 6, 2018, with a record date of March 30, 2018.

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Earnings For The Twelve And Three Months Ended December 31, 2017

Date: January 25, 2018

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the financial holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported earnings of $9.0 million for twelve months ended December 31, 2017, compared to $9.1...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

Date: November 17, 2017

Munster, Indiana - - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.29 per share payable on January 9, 2018, with a record date of Decembe...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Earnings For The Nine And Three Months Ended September 30, 2017

Date: October 23, 2017

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the financial holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an earnings increase of 3.8% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same period ...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Declares Third Quarter Divdend

Date: August 25, 2017

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.29 per share payable on October 5, 2017, with a record date of September 29, 2017.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For The Six And Three Months Ended June 30, 2017

Date: July 24, 2017

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an earnings increase of 7.6% for the six months ended June 30, 2017, compared to the same period for 2016.

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Peoples Bank Partners with Legacy Foundation To Provide Scholarships

Date: June 8, 2017

Peoples Bank announced today that they have partnered with the Legacy Foundation, Lake County’s community foundation, to provide scholarships to three high school graduates or students enrolled in a post-secondary accredited college o...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

Date: May 19, 2017

The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a $0.01 (one cent) per share increase in its quarterly cash dividend paid to shareholders.

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Peoples Bank Names Todd Scheub Chief Banking Officer;John Diederich Named Executive Advisor

Date: April 28, 2017

Peoples Bank announced today that effective June 5, 2017, Todd Scheub has been promoted to Chief Banking Officer, taking over for John Diederich, current CBO.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For The Three Months Ended March 31, 2017

Date: April 26, 2017

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an earnings increase of 2.4% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to the same period...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend

Date: February 24, 2017

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.28 per share payable on April 7, 2017, with a record date of March 31, 2017.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Record Earnings For 2016

Date: January 26, 2017

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported an annual earnings increase of 16.4%, as net income totaled $9.1 million for 2016, compared to $7.9 million for 2015.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend 2016

Date: November 18, 2016

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.28 per share payable on January 10, 2017, with a record date of December 30, 2016.

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Robert E. Johnson III Elected to the NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Board of Directors

Date: October 28, 2016

Northwest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced that the Board has elected Robert E. Johnson III to the Board of Directors for a term that ends in April 2017.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For Nine And Three Months Ended September 30, 2016

Date: October 24, 2016

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an earnings increase of 17.0% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, compared to the same period for 2015....

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For Six And Three Months Ended June 30, 2016

Date: July 25, 2016

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported earnings increase of 14.9% for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared to the same period for 2015....

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Terry Quinn, Chief Wealth Management Officer, to Retire from Peoples Bank

Date: June 3, 2016

Following a career that has spanned 24 years in the trust and investment industry, Terry Quinn will retire from his position as Chief Wealth Management Officer at Peoples Bank effective Friday, June 3, 2016.

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase

Date: May 20, 2016

Munster, Indiana - - The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a $0.01 (one cent) per share increase in its quarterly cash dividend paid to shareholders....

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For First Quarter

Date: April 26, 2016

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported a first quarter 2016 earnings increase of 16.5% compared to the first quarter of 2015....

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Peoples Bank Names Benjamin Bochnowski CEO; David A. Bochnowski to serve as Executive Chairman

Date: February 26, 2016

  MUNSTER, IN – The Board of Directors of NorthWest Indiana Bancorp announced today that Benjamin Bochnowski will be named the Chief Executive Officer of the Bancorp and its subsidiary Peoples Bank effective at the annual shareh...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Record Earnings for 2015

Date: January 28, 2016

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an annual earnings increase of 6.2%, as net income totaled $7.9 million for 2015, compared to ...

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Taxpayers should remain on "High Alert" to IRS Impersonators

Date: January 19, 2016

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) urged taxpayers to remain on “High Alert” and announced additional outreach efforts to prevent them from falling victim to criminals who impersonate Internal Revenue ...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

Date: November 20, 2015

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.27 per share payable on January 6, 2016, with a record date of December 28, 2015.  ...

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Increased Earnings Announced for Nine and Three Months Ended September 30, 2015

Date: October 27, 2015

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported earnings of $5.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, and earnings of $1.9 million for the three...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares Third Quarter Dividend

Date: August 28, 2015

Munster, Indiana - - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.27 per share payable on October 2, 2015, with a record date of Septemb...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings for Six and Three Months Ended June 30, 2015

Date: July 31, 2015

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the "Bancorp"), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the "Bank"), reported an earnings increase of 4.0% for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to the same period for 2014. ...

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Peoples Bank Completes Acquisition of Liberty Savings Bank

Date: July 1, 2015

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (NWIN.OB), the holding company for Peoples Bank SB, announced today that Peoples Bank has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of Liberty Savings Bank, FSB (“Liberty”), a federal ...

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Peoples Bank Recognized Nationally for Performance

Date: May 5, 2015

For the 11th consecutive year, Peoples Bank, along with its parent company Northwest Indiana Bancorp, has been named one of the nation's Top 200 Community Banks for performance as reported in the May 2015 issue of American Banker magazine....

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings For First Quarter

Date: April 23, 2015

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported a first quarter 2015 earnings increase of 6.8% compared to the first quarter of 2014....

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Peoples Bank Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Liberty Savings Bank, FSB

Date: March 20, 2015

NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the "Bancorp"), the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced today that its bank subsidiary, Peoples Bank SB ("Peoples") has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Liberty Savings Bank, FSB ("Liberty"), a fed...

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John Diederich Celebrates Banking Milestone

Date: March 9, 2015

Munster, IN – John J. Diederich, executive vice president of Peoples Bank and Northwest Indiana Bancorp, recently celebrated 40 years in banking and financial services. 

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend

Date: February 27, 2015

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.25 per share payable on April 2, 2015, with a record date of March 27th, 2015....

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Record Earnings For 2014

Date: January 30, 2015

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported an annual earnings increase of 3.9%, as net income totaled $7.4 million for 2014, compared to ...

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Benjamin Bochnowski Appointed President of the Northwest Indiana Bancorp and Peoples Bank

Date: January 15, 2015

Munster, IN - Peoples Bank, and its holding company Northwest Indiana Bancorp, today announced the promotion of Benjamin Bochnowski to president and chief operating officer of the locally managed, independent community bank and the Bancorp....

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NWIN Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

Date: November 21, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.25 per share payable on January 2, 2015, with a record date of Dece...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Earnings for Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

Date: October 22, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the "Bancorp"), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the "Bank), reported earnings of $1.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014, and earnings of $5.7 million for the nine month...

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Information Regarding the Home Depot Data Breach

Date: September 10, 2014

Peoples Bank was recently notified that the nationwide retailer Home Depot experienced a data breach which may have compromised your debit card account between April 11 and September 7, 2014. Home Depot is in no way associated with Peoples ...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares Third Quarter Dividend

Date: August 29, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.25 per share payable on October 3, 2014, with a record date of September...

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Update on Worldwide Internet Security Issue

Date: August 8, 2014

Update on Worldwide Internet Security Issue

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings for Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2014

Date: July 28, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the "Bancorp"), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the "Bank"), reported a second quarter 2014 earnings increase of 14.2%.

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Stock Repurchase Program

Date: April 25, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the "Bancorp"), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the "Bank"), announced today that the Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to 50,000 shares of the Bancorp's common stock,...

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Response to the Heartbleed Bug

Date: April 11, 2014

Peoples Bank is aware of the "Heartbleed" Bug. Our Online and Mobile Banking systems have been assessed and have not been compromised.

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Peoples Bank Completes Acquisition of First Federal Savings and Loan Association

Date: April 2, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (NWIN.OB), the holding company for Peoples Bank SB, announced today that Peoples Bank has successfully completed the previously announced acquisition of First Federal Savings and Loan Association...

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First Federal Merged with Peoples Bank

Date: April 2, 2014

We're excited to share the news that the merger of First Federal Savings & Loan Association of Hammond with Peoples Bank has received regulatory approval and has been successfully completed....

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Beware of Fraudulent Text Messages

Date: March 4, 2014

Beware of Fraudulent Text Messages

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend

Date: February 28, 2014

Munster, Indiana - - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.22 per share payable on April 4, 2014, with a record date of March 28,...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Announces Record Earnings For 2013

Date: January 31, 2014

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (The "Bancorp"), the holding company for Peoples Bank ("the Bank"), reported an annual earnings increase of 3.9%, as net income totaled $7.1 million for 2013, compared to $6.9 million for 2012....

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Peoples Bank Signs Definitive Agreement

Date: December 20, 2013

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced today that its bank subsidiary, Peoples Bank SB (“Peoples”) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire F...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

Date: November 22, 2013

Munster, IN - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.22 per share payable on January 3, 2014, with a record date of December 27, 2...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings for Nine and Three Months Ended September 30, 2013

Date: October 21, 2013

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank (the “Bank”), reported a nine month earnings increase of 10.0%. Net income totaled $5.8 million for the nine mon...

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Benjamin Bochnowski Appointed EVP, COO of the NorthWest Indiana Bancorp and Peoples Bank

Date: August 5, 2013

Munster, IN - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp announced today that Benjamin Bochnowski has been named Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bancorp as well as its operating subsidiary, Peoples Bank.

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Danette Garza Elected to the NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Board of Directors

Date: July 29, 2013

Munster, IN - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced that the Board has elected Danette Garza to the Board of Directors for a term that ends in April, 2014. 

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings for Six and Three Months Ended June 30, 2013

Date: July 23, 2013

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a six month earnings increase of 13.6%.  Net income totaled $3.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2013, c...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares Quarterly Dividend Increase

Date: May 31, 2013

The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a $0.03 (three cent) per share increase in its quarterly cash dividend paid to shareholders.

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Increased Earnings for First Quarter

Date: April 18, 2013

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a first quarter earnings increase of 23.3%.  Net income totaled $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, ...

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Peoples Bank Named One of the Best Places to Work in Indiana

Date: February 27, 2013

Munster, IN - Peoples Bank was recently named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana, based on results from a statewide survey and awards program designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Indiana....

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend

Date: February 22, 2013

Munster, Indiana - The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.19 per share payable on April 5, 2013 with a record date of March 29...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Announces Record Earnings For 2012

Date: January 18, 2013

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported an annual earnings increase of 27.3%, as net income totaled $6.9 million for 2012, compared to $5.4 million for 2011. T...

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Peoples Bank Announces Retirement Of President & Chief Administrative Officer Joel Gorelick

Date: October 19, 2012

Munster, IN—Peoples Bank, and its holding company NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, today announced the upcoming retirement of Joel Gorelick, president and chief administrative officer. He will officially retire on January 16, 2013, remainin...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Reports Increased Earnings For Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

Date: October 16, 2012

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a three month increase in earnings of 99.6%, as net income totaled $2.3 million for the three months ended September 30...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Reports Results for Six and Three Months Ended June 30, 2012

Date: June 30, 2012

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a six month increase in earnings of 4.3%, as net income totaled $3.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012, co...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares Quarterly Dividend Increase

Date: May 25, 2012

Munster, Indiana - The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the holding company for Peoples Bank, announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a $0.04 (four cent) per share increase in its quarterly cash dividend paid to shareholders....

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Reports First Quarter Results

Date: April 20, 2012

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a first quarter increase in earnings of 15.5%, as net income totaled $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, ...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares First Quarter Dividend

Date: February 24, 2012

Munster, Indiana - The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.15 per share payable on April 6, 2012 with a record date of March 30...

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Northwest Indiana Bancorp Reports 2011 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

Date: January 26, 2012

Munster, Indiana - NorthWest Indiana Bancorp (the “Bancorp”), the holding company for Peoples Bank, reported a fourth quarter increase in earnings of 24.0%, as net income totaled $1.4 million for the three months ended December ...

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NorthWest Indiana Bancorp Declares Fourth Quarter Dividend

Date: December 7, 2011

Munster, Indiana---The NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, the parent company for Peoples Bank, today announced that the Board of Directors of the Bancorp declared a dividend of $0.15 per share payable on January 6, 2012 with a record date of Decemb...

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