Ponce Bank serves the underserved

Ponce Bank has brought banking services to minority neighborhoods in the Bronx and greater New York City for more than six decades with a clear focus on community investment.

Robert Fisher, Chairman ICBA

Robert Fisher: Education is the foundation

Educated customers form stronger relationships with their community banks. They are more likely to repay loans, live within their means and maintain higher balances.

Banker Q&A

Q&A: Investment advisory and brokerage

Many community banks don’t offer their customers investment advice or brokerage services but contracting with a third party could bring opportunities to deepen relationships with existing customers.

Out of Office: Kandie Romines

The vice president, loan officer and lending services administrator at $414 million-asset Shamrock Bank in Coalgate, Okla., has showed livestock since the fourth grade, a hobby that she now continues with her family.

Robert Fisher, Chairman ICBA

Robert Fisher: A legacy of good

It’s our responsibility to help make our communities better places to live, to help pull people out of poverty and address issues they’re facing.