Peoples Bank is expanding into southern Lake County.
Munster-based Finward Bancorp is growing its Illinois presence.
Regional bank leaders say the pandemic created challenges to communication, but relationships were still key to making clients comfortable.
The parent company of Munster-based Peoples Bank now operates as Finward Bancorp.
NorthWest Indiana Bancorp, parent company of Peoples Bank, has submitted an application to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Capital Market.
The operators of Munster-based Peoples Bank say operating under a new corporate name will help with its future growth.