Ohnward Economic Summit cancelled


An economic summit scheduled for later this month has been canceled.

Following recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ohnward Banshares has decided to cancel the March 30 event to avoid putting attendees, team members and speaker William A. Strauss at risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Ohnward family of banks and affiliates are taking the recommendations by the CDC seriously and is primarily focusing on the health of its clients, team members and community members, Ohnward Bancshares president Abram Tubbs said.

“We want to maintain a safe environment for not only our employees, but our communities as a whole,” Tubbs said.

Tubbs also is encouraging clients and community members to consider the many options available through mobile and online banking offered by Ohnward Bancshares, as the spread of COVID-19 is ongoing in the United States. For more information on those options, call bank representatives at Ohnward Bank & Trust, Maquoketa State Bank or First Central State Bank.

Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., a billion-dollar plus holding company with 18 financial offices in eastern Iowa including First Central State Bank with offices in DeWitt, LeClaire, Clinton, Goose Lake and Eldridge, Maquoketa State Bank with offices in Maquoketa, Andrew, and Preston; Ohnward Bank & Trust with offices in Baldwin, Cascade, Monticello, Marion, Central City and Cedar Rapids.

Ohnward Bancshares, Inc., has assets of $1.2 billion, capital of $170 million and employs over 260 full- and part-time. Ohnward is locally owned by shareholders living primarily in Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Jones, and Linn counties.