Apex Bank team members cleaning up storm damage

Apex Bank’s support after the Tenn. storm

In August, a devastating storm rocked Tennessee’s Humphreys County. In the city of Waverly, Apex Bank employees not only rescued their neighbors but helped affected families rebuild their lives and grieve for their loved ones.

The 2022 lending outlook

Despite possible headwinds, community bank lenders remain optimistic about lending activity in the coming year. We asked them about their experiences with CRE, C&I and mortgage lending in the current environment.

Stephen Gordon

De novos in the time of COVID

The 2008 financial crisis kept the number of de novos low for years, but that trend has started to reverse. Then, the pandemic happened. Today, de novos and beginner banks report that they’ve faced a unique set of challenges—and opportunities—while launching their financial institutions.

Greg Ohlendorf

Out of Office: Greg Ohlendorf

The president and CEO of $200 million-asset First Community Bank and Trust in Beecher, Ill., wrote a book relaying his successful journey to be one of the first people to complete the 2010 Golfweek Magazine Top 100 Modern and Classic courses, the Golf Magazine 2005–2013 Top 100 World courses, and a course in all 50 states.