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To Outsource Your HR Operations, or Not, That is the Question…

By Shaunna Jones | August 13, 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes In an age of 9.2 million job openings, labor shortages across industries, and tight profit margins, HR outsourcing has become top of mind for many companies seeking to maximize value while navigating new labor legislation.  Recognizing When to Say ‘When’ Running an effective, well-rounded HR department can require a significant …

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Senate Democrats’ Budget Release Provides Insight to Congress’s Tax Priorities

By Clinton Baker | August 10, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes An internal memo outlining the Senate’s $3.5 trillion budget framework plan was released by Senate Democrats today.  The “fully-paid-for” plan includes specific spending targets as well as a $1 billion reduction in the deficit.  KCoe’s tax advisors have broken down the highlights for impacts to taxpayers and businesses. The Tax …

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Ethanol Producers Must Start Now to Support RFA’s Net-Zero Commitment

By Donna Funk | August 4, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has announced its commitment: Ethanol will achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (or sooner), and 70% GHG reduction vs. gasoline by no later than 2030. With demand for affordable zero-emission and innovations like sustainable aviation fuel on the rise, this commitment creates an exciting …

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Is a ‘Reg B Appraisal Notice’ Required when Applications are Denied or Withdrawn?

By Sandy Sporleder | July 19, 2021
Reading Time: 2 minutes Regarding the Regulation B Appraisal Notice, we frequently get the question of whether it’s necessary if the application is denied or withdrawn.  Reg B {§ 1002.14} is not very clear on this issue; and you may think the answer is crazy.  I think we all know that sometimes regulations just …

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Did you Know?: Your Bank’s Cyber Vulnerabilities may be Public Knowledge

By Sandy Sporleder | July 19, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know there might be information about your bank’s cyber vulnerability on the internet? Or that it’s common for a hacker to have access to a system months before an exploit? Or that ‘one password’ compromised is what brought down the entire Colonial pipeline recently? K·Coe’s cybersecurity consultants explain …

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How Additive Manufacturing is Transforming the Supply Chain

By KCoe Editorial | June 25, 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes By Derek Wagoner The mere mention of the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to business disruption has left many of us tired and depleted.  We have lived and breathed it for the past 18 months – and we have learned a lot. One monumental discovery for manufacturers:  While Additive Manufacturing …

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