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Community banks make banking magic in Orlando

Community banks make banking magic in Orlando

With 1,500 people moving there every week—and stellar job growth over the past four years—the Orlando, Fla., metro features a competitive banking environment where the opportunities are open for enterprising community banks. By Bridget McCrea | Illustrations by James Taylor Orlando, Fla., is well-known for its warm climate, short drive to the beach and one […]

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Kennebec Savings Bank’s recruitment tool

Back in the mid-1990s, Kennebec Savings Bank in Augusta, Maine, started recruiting interns during the summer when its primary source of loans—homebuyers—was busy. The program is now a significant recruiting tool that’s responsible for attracting one in every 10 of its employees. By William Atkinson Name: Kennebec Savings Bank Assets: $1.1 billion Location: Augusta, Maine kennebecsavings.bank […]

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How community banks cross language barriers

To better reach everyone in their communities, many community banks seek to cross language and cultural barriers by making transactions in other languages or by offering services that appeal to immigrants. By William Atkinson Many community banks across the country serve their customers and attract new customers by speaking their language. Some banks are located […]

Liberty Bank Minnesota’s community legacy

When Liberty Bank Minnesota outgrew its home and needed to build a new headquarters, leaders gave back to the community by donating the bank’s downtown building to a good cause. By William Atkinson Recently, Liberty Bank Minnesota in St. Cloud, Minn., opened a new headquarters outside of the central Minnesota city’s downtown. The two-story headquarters […]

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 […]

How to market your community bank in 2020

In the new year, make a resolution to amplify your community bank’s voice. ICBA has the resources to help, provided exclusively to members at no cost. A new year brings new opportunities to share your story with your community. With more platforms than ever before to get your message out there, ICBA offers tips for […]

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