John V. Anderson: 75 years in community banking

John V. Anderson celebrates 75 years in community banking this year. The chairman emeritus of F&M Bank offers us a glimpse of his life, his career and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

How these community banks support Native communities

Community banks with deep roots and pride in their Native American heritage are committed to providing financial assistance, housing aid, lending and educational outreach to underserved tribal communities across the United States.

Out of Office: Mickey Schwarzbek

In 2019, the president and CEO of $87 million-asset Sherwood State Bank in Sherwood, Ohio, and his family opened the popular restaurant Iron Horse Brews—right next door to his community bank.

Brad Bolton

Brad M. Bolton: Protect customers against fraud

The knowledge we have cultivated over years of circumventing attacks means that we have a depth of understanding about cyber and data security that the general population doesn’t—and those are lessons we can share.

Winning through words

College-bound high school students in Massachusetts were asked to complete essays about the intrinsic value of community banks for a chance to win a scholarship from North Easton Savings Bank.