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5,287 days of Cam Fine

Camden R. Fine is retiring as ICBA president and CEO, a position he’s held for 15 years. In that time, the former Missouri community banker saw three presidents, weathered the Great Recession and was The Hill’s top lobbyist for 10 straight years. Through it all, he’s never wavered in his fight to protect the rights

Chris Lorence: Money isn’t everything

It’s opportunities that really matter. By Chris Lorence With the recent reductions in business taxes, many community banks are evaluating their employee pay scales. Some have already increased hourly rates for nonexempt staff and given salary increases to many exempt staff as a result. The increase in wages will certainly provide a shot in the

Erik Qualman: The secret of social media success

Erik Qualman, author and keynote speaker at this month’s ICBA Community Banking LIVE, describes social media as “word of mouth on digital steroids.” That, he says, makes it an unmissable opportunity for community banks. Here are his tips for doing it right. By Roshan McArthur A little over a decade ago, Erik Qualman watched his

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