Noah Wilcox

Noah Wilcox: Stay positive

To succeed in this environment, we must focus on the things we can control and remain positive, and that’s become my daily mantra.

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Noah Wilcox: Fighting for our communities

“We’ve been in the trenches fighting for our communities, and we’ve emerged triumphant.” We shut our lobbies in late March due to COVID-19. In our community bank’s history, the only other time we have closed was during the Great Depression, yet we were the first in Minnesota to voluntarily lock up because of the pandemic. Making […]

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Noah Wilcox: Our decisions go beyond dollars

“Our decisions go far beyond dollars and cents and extend to finding ways to contribute to the greater good.” My senior year in college, I took a business law class that doled out a daunting assignment: Put a stake in the ground and say where you’re going to be at age 35 and how you’re going […]

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Noah Wilcox: Community banks are essential

“[The top-performing community banks] advanced with hard work and dedication to their communities.” I’ve shared this story before, but in today’s environment, it bears repeating. When I left for college, I was pretty sure of two things: One, I wasn’t going into the family business. And two, I wasn’t going to become a banker. But, […]

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Noah Wilcox: This industry is in my blood

“As a fourth-generation community banker, this industry is in my blood. It’s not just what I do; it’s part of who I am.” It couldn’t be more fitting that I’m penning my first column as chairman during Community Banking Month. As a fourth-generation community banker, this industry is in my blood. It’s not just what […]