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Rebeca Romero Rainey

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Tell your incredible story

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Tell your incredible story

“You’ve got an incredible story to tell, and ICBA is honored to help you tell it.” Community Banking Month holds a special place in my heart. It began early in my career at Centinel Bank of Taos. Every April, I would visit local elementary schools to speak about community banking. And let me tell you, […]

Rebeca Romero Rainey

Rebeca Romero Rainey: A world of opportunity

“Today’s technology environment opens the door to a world of opportunity for community bankers.” Welcome to Independent Banker’s ICBA LIVE 2020 issue! It’s amazing that we’re already celebrating our first convention of a new decade. As a child, the concept of the year 2020 seemed so far-fetched. Fueled by visions of flying cars and robot maids […]

Rebeca Romero Rainey

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Embrace the opportunity

“A plethora of new digital payments offerings now must factor into business strategies.” As Winston Churchill said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” That sentiment rings true for digital payments. Today, community bankers hold a place at the digital payments table, both as drivers of change and as witnesses to […]

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Take pride in the work we do

“While community banks could certainly benefit from the tax advantages credit unions have, we flourish despite them.” There’s something about September that inspires a focus on priorities. Maybe it’s a throwback to back-to-school, or perhaps I’m gearing up for the switch of seasons. But come September, I spend some time reflecting on where I stand […]

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