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Lindsay LaNore: A new spin on training

Lindsay LaNore: A new spin on training

By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA Professional development programs are vital to the health of a community bank, and the new year is a great time to revisit training opportunities. Before this year ends, take a close look at what your bank is doing to offer an employee experience that includes dynamic learning opportunities. According to the 2019 […]

The Best Community Banks to Work For 2019

Ninety-eight percent. That’s the percentage of community bank employees who would recommend their employer to others. In a tight labor market, that number is something to shout about—so we are. Based on anonymous employee responses, our first-ever Best Community Banks to Work For awards recognize banks that have built exceptional work experiences for their employees. […]

Lindsay LaNore: Ripping off the Band-Aid

By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA Regardless of the job you do, there are times when you realize that you’ve delayed starting a task, finishing a project or just plain moving ahead. It happens for so many reasons. But often, when you sit back and look at all the scenarios in which you have found yourself on […]

Lindsay LaNore: Ways to be a daring leader

By Lindsay LaNore, ICBA In her book Dare to Lead, author Brené Brown writes, “Daring leaders must care for and be connected to the people they lead.” It’s a simple idea but one that can’t be overstated. Again and again, studies have shown that the more invested employees are in an organization, the more productive […]

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 […]

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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