ICBA’s 2018 top lenders: Who made the cut?

Every year, ICBA calculates the top community bank loan producers in the agricultural, commercial and consumer categories, broken down by asset size. This year’s lending leaders can point to many different success factors, but at the heart of it all is second-to-none customer service. Read on for their stories.

How incoming ICBA chairman Tim Zimmerman navigated a merger of equals

During last year’s “merger of equals” with Allegheny Valley Bank, Standard Bank’s CEO Tim Zimmerman and his colleagues learned the value of pragmatism and team building. Now, he’ll apply this approach to his term as ICBA chairman, continuing the association’s fight for regulatory relief.

Erik Qualman: The secret of social media success

Erik Qualman, author and keynote speaker at this month’s ICBA Community Banking LIVE, describes social media as “word of mouth on digital steroids.” That, he says, makes it an unmissable opportunity for community banks. Here are his tips for doing it right. By Roshan McArthur A little over a decade ago, Erik Qualman watched his […]