Leadership articles

Meet the community bankers who ran for office

As we cast our votes in the midterm elections, three former community bankers who are now members of Congress tell us why they took their skills to Washington, D.C.—and how their former colleagues (you!) can make the biggest impact on policy.

Is bigger always better?

Community banks are under pressure to acquire or be acquired to reach greater scale, deal with growing compliance costs and stay competitive in a fierce market. But is merging always the right thing to do for a bank and its customers?