High Touch, High Profits

Donald Price | Liberty National Bank | Ada, Ohio Donald Price grows business loans through relationship banking By Carol Patton Credibility and integrity. Those two principles have guided Donald Price’s outstanding community banking career for more than 20 years. Many people think banks are the same, says Price, vice president of commercial lending at Liberty […]

Doing His Homework

Kent A. Nelson | Brighton Bank | Salt Lake City Preparation and training help Kent Nelson serve his customers best By Beth Mattson-Teig At Salt Lake City-based Brighton Bank, Kent Nelson wears a lot of different hats. In addition to serving as a senior vice president and branch manager at the Center City location, he […]

A Lifelong Banker

Mark Vis | First State Bank Southwest | Worthington, Minn. Homebuyer referrals, including from first-timers, drive Mark Vis’ success in originating mortgages By Howard Schneider A mortgage originator who brought in 148 loans in 2012 has to be special. That record is even more impressive when you find out that just one processor assisted him […]

15 minutes with … Marty J. Lombardi

Senior Vice President and Senior Lending Officer Of the $930 Million-Asset Savings Bank of Mendocino County in Ukiah, Calif. IB: Tell us about the Savings Bank of Mendocino County. Lombardi: We are located in Ukiah, Calif., about 120 miles north of San Francisco. The bank was founded over 110 years ago by the Mannon family, […]

15 minutes with … Deena Gisholt

V.P., Branch Manager and Commercial Relationship Manager Of the $177 Million-Asset Oregon Pacific Bank in Florence, Ore. IB: Tells us about Oregon Pacific Bank? Gisholt: Oregon Pacific Bank is a strong advocate of government-guaranteed lending programs. We actively use the USDA’s Rural Development and Farm Service Agency and the state of Oregon’s programs to guarantee […]

Next Generation Advocacy

A young David Mason learned a life lesson at ICBA’s advocacy summits: Washington’s policymakers really are listening By Tim Cook At age 31, David Mason is almost an old hand at Washington advocacy for community banking. He participated in ICBA’s Washington Policy Summit the last two years, joining hundreds of other community bankers across the country […]

15 min With … Mark A. Zaback

President and CEO of the $230 Million-Asset Jonah Bank of Wyoming, in Casper, Wyo. IB: Tell me about Jonah Bank of Wyoming. What’s your market like? Zaback: Jonah Bank opened in 2006 as a de novo. We have three locations, two in Casper and one in the state capital, Cheyenne. Natural resources drive the economy […]

15 min with … Mark A. Zaback

President and CEO of the $230 Million-Asset Jonah Bank of Wyoming, in Casper, Wyo. <strong>IB: Tell me about Jonah Bank of Wyoming. What’s your market like?</strong> <strong>Zaback:</strong> Jonah Bank opened in 2006 as a de novo. We have three locations, two in Casper and one in the state capital, Cheyenne. Natural resources drive the economy […]

15 min with … Megan Clubb

President and CEO of the $519 Million-Asset Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla, Wash. IB: Tell us about your community bank’s marketplace. Clubb: We are headquartered in Walla Walla, in southeastern Washington. The Walla Walla valley is a highly productive farming area. It’s also home to three colleges. Tourism is a growing part of the […]

Divide and Conquer

Janet Mueller tackles growing compliance burdens as a shared staffer for two Nebraska community banks By Elizabeth Judd Family-style meals, secrets and Kodak moments are all meant to be shared. Until quite recently, however, community bankers hadn’t quite wrapped their minds around the idea of sharing a compliance officer. The experience of a few Nebraska […]