Industry Insight articles

Why your bank should be targeting ‘encore entrepreneurs’

Why your bank should be targeting ‘encore entrepreneurs’

Young startup founders may grab headlines, but their elders are increasingly putting off retirement in favor of becoming business owners. How might community banks reach this potential population of later-in-life entrepreneurs?

Ken LaRoe: Something meaningful

As the founder, CEO and chairman of Florida’s First GREEN Bank, Ken LaRoe is an outspoken advocate for the environment and for values-based business—while generating a sizable profit for investors. Here, and on the coming pages, we meet ICBA’s National Community Banker of the Year, as well as the regional winners. All are being recognized for their exceptional work and dedication to their local communities.