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How to respond to an unsolicited offer

How to respond to an unsolicited offer

While they’re rare, community banks should understand their duties when receiving an unsolicited acquisition offer. But how should your community bank respond to one? By Beth Mattson-Teig Banks hungry for growth are looking to mergers and acquisitions as a quick way to scale up operations and expand into new markets. The competitive marketplace is even […]

Meet the winners of ICBA’s 2019 National Community Bank Service Awards

ICBA’s 2019 National Community Bank Service Award winners didn’t blink when their communities faced challenges. Whether they’re helping their community recover from devastating forest fires, investing in first responders or even spreading financial education, these community banks are rolling up their sleeves and improving their communities. Grand National Winner Golden Valley Bank Assets: $350 million […]

Why your bank should be budgeting for the big picture

Your community bank’s strategic plan often takes things like innovation, growth and succession planning into account, but does the budget? How can your bank plan for these often unpredictable expenses in its budgeting process? Experts say it requires doing your homework, reassessing your budget more frequently and, yes, accepting some risk. By Kelly Pike • […]

40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders

Independent Banker asked community bankers to nominate emerging leaders under the age of 40, and did you ever deliver. Here are short profiles of 40 young innovators who are making waves in the industry but still manage to keep their communities front and center. In no particular order, let’s meet our winners—the industry’s future.

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