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Covid-19 is Changing How We Work

Like many bankers, Katie Wahlquist has put in long hours due to the Covid-19 pandemic. While the mad rush to issue Paycheck Protection Program loans has contributed to her lack of sleep, she’s also thinking about how the crisis will impact the 78 employees at family-owned Star Bank in Maple Lake, Minnesota – how to keep them productive, assured and safe. Wahlquist, the bank’s chief administrative officer, stays up until 2 a.m. some nights, reading information and attending countless webinars to stay abreast of the seemingly endless changes. Her experience isn’t uncommon for the industry these days. It’s amid this...