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Why family succession planning comes down to communication

Why family succession planning comes down to communication

Family ownership is a hallmark of many long-running community banks, but leaders must navigate the often delicate matters of succession and board planning with loved ones. Establishing responsible corporate governance and knowing how to deal with awkward conversations can help growth-oriented banks manage family issues effectively.

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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