Thumbnail for Out in the field

Out in the field

F & M Community Bank CEO Dan Christianson, one of ICBA’s most active member advocates, isn’t shy when it comes to lobbying lawmakers.

Thumbnail for Start Preparing Today for CECL

Start Preparing Today for CECL

SPONSORED | The Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued the new CECL standard, and now financial institutions must start the work of adhering to it. Start preparing now!

Thumbnail for Getting in on the Ground Level

Getting in on the Ground Level

Internship programs can be a great idea not just for the interns, but also for community banks with one eye on recruiting the next generation of talent

Thumbnail for 15 Minutes With…Dan Kemp

15 Minutes With…Dan Kemp

Senior vice president for the $930 million-asset Security State Bank & Trust in Fredericksburg, Texas, and award-winning cyclist

Thumbnail for Older, but not always wiser

Older, but not always wiser

Whether online or in person, 20 percent of older Americans are victims of financial abuse every year. Community banks can provide a strong line of defense.

Thumbnail for The Password Impasse

The Password Impasse

We each have dozens of online accounts, and let’s face it: Sometimes it’s just too hard to remember unique passwords for all of them. But security is important, so how can community banks help outsmart “password fatigue”?

Thumbnail for Long-haul banking

Long-haul banking

He went from sports broadcasting in Texas back to his family’s century-old community bank in North Dakota. When it comes to Peoples State Bank, Rick Beall is willing to go the distance.

Thumbnail for What a Bright Idea

What a Bright Idea

Comfy chairs, tester tablets and Ms. Pac-Man: Farmers State Bank’s innovative lobby stands out from the crowd

Thumbnail for In It Together

In It Together

Nearly all Bank of San Francisco shareholders are local—some so local that they work at the bank. President Wendy Ross tells us why that matters