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How Homebank drives customers to digital

How Homebank drives customers to digital

By integrating innovations from its core provider into its branches, this Missouri and Illinois community bank has driven its customers to embrace new technology—without sacrificing the human interaction at the core of the relationship banking model. By Eric Best Name: Homebank Assets: $400 million Location: Palmyra, Mo. When Homebank was planning its seventh branch location, it […]

Greg Massey: Conscious capitalism

“Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.” These words come from the credo of Conscious Capitalism, a way of thinking that recognizes the enormous potential of […]

Teaching teens through friendly competition

Central Bank of Kansas City invites students to form business plans in a Shark Tank-style competition to promote financial education and entrepreneurship in its community. By Beth Mattson-Teig Central Bank of Kansas City created its own version of Shark Tank to give local high school students a hands-on lesson about entrepreneurship. What started as a […]

Why these community banks joined ICBA

Each ICBA member bank has its own reason for joining. Independent Banker asked the newest ICBA members what made them decide to join the nation’s only association dedicated to community banks. Here’s what they said.