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Kevin Tweddle: 5 retail banking predictions for 2020

The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to look ahead to the future of community banking. While forecasting the future is a tricky business, I enjoy the annual practice of making predictions for the year ahead with an eye toward how community banks can leverage technology to improve the customer experience. Here […]

ICBA LIVE speaker Alison Levine on reaching your peak

Alison Levine, a general session speaker at ICBA LIVE 2020, has dedicated her life to sharing the lessons she’s learned while reaching the tallest, and often most dangerous, points on the planet. By Eric Best Near the top of Mount Everest, a single step requires at least five breaths. The desolate peak’s freezing temperatures—even in the […]

Out of Office: Marcia Johnson

The marketing director of $1.3 billion-asset River Bank & Trust in Prattville, Ala., is on the board of the Autauga/Western Elmore Arc, which advocates for people with intellectual disabilities. It is an honor to be involved in an organization like Autauga/Western Elmore Arc. The board there is made up of all kinds of different people […]

Kevin Tweddle: 2019 hits and misses

By Kevin Tweddle, ICBA At the beginning of the year, I made several predictions about the innovation trends 2019 would bring. Some came true, while others fell short. As the year draws to a close, let’s circle back to those trends and examine how the community bank landscape is evolving as we all plan for […]

Portfolio planning tips for 2020

What will this year bring to your bank’s portfolio? We asked the strategists at Vining Sparks about what community banks should expect in 2020 and what strategies you should consider putting in place to better your balance sheet. By Cheryl Winokur Munk As community banks head into 2020, uncertainty abounds about what the year will […]

Out of Office: Jason Moore

The vice president of commercial banking at $2.1 billion-asset Tompkins Trust Company in Ithaca, N.Y., lends a hand at his family’s Christmas tree farm, which planted its first trees almost 50 years ago. I’m a banker Monday through Friday. I trim Christmas trees the months of July and August; planting is done in April. The […]