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The Artistry of a Dealmaker

Glacier Bancorp seems at first glance to be just another bank. The most outwardly extraordinary thing about it is that its hometown of Kalispell, Montana, sits at the center of the Flathead Valley, a picturesque seam cut into the Western slope of the Rocky Mountains. You expect to find hikers, kayakers, skiers and fly-fishing enthusiasts bustling around Kalispell. What you don’t expect to find tucked away in a nondescript building on a nondescript commercial loop on the northern edge of town is the top performing bank in the country over the past three decades. But appearances can be deceiving. Based...