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How you can combat elder financial abuse

How you can combat elder financial abuse

The financial exploitation of seniors is a nationwide problem, but experts say community banks are in a key position to thwart this type of fraud. They recommend banks train staff to spot red flags and report suspicious activity to authorities. By Beth Mattson-Teig Community banks are finding themselves fighting on the front lines of a […]

How one community bank came to its town’s rescue

Campbell County Bank in Herreid, S.D., saved its community’s grocery store from closure by buying and renovating the business in order to prepare it for its next owners. By Hannah Merritt For rural communities, the loss of a business has devastating effects. This is exactly what Herreid, S.D., faced in 2018 when the town grocery […]

The community bank where people come together

Community State Bank is a gathering place for its small Wisconsin town in part because its main office doubles as a cafe staffed by students of a local college. The partnership supports the group of student-employees, local coffee lovers and the community bank. By William Atkinson Shepherds Community Cafe is a partnership between $395 million-asset Community […]

Teaching teens through friendly competition

Central Bank of Kansas City invites students to form business plans in a Shark Tank-style competition to promote financial education and entrepreneurship in its community. By Beth Mattson-Teig Central Bank of Kansas City created its own version of Shark Tank to give local high school students a hands-on lesson about entrepreneurship. What started as a […]

Which member banks are celebrating milestones in 2019?

With rich histories and proud legacies, community banks have been the cornerstone of the American financial system since the 19th century. Every year, ICBA honors member banks that have reached significant milestones. As vital members of their communities, they have important lessons for all of us on the value of learning, growing and remaining relevant […]

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