2021’s Best Community Banks to Work For

Premium benefits packages, professional development and TLC during the pandemic—this year’s winners do everything in their power to keep their community bankers happy and fulfilled. We asked both leaders and staffers to tell us what makes their community banks stand out as employers.

4 tips for better vendor management

Community banks use dozens or even hundreds of vendors—making it critical that they have an efficient way to stay compliant, track performance and more. Some banks are using a combination of software and internal personnel and systems to do just that.

Are banks taking advantage of the CECL extension?

The CARES Act extended the CECL implementation deadline for many larger community banks until the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. Community bankers tell us that while the extension is welcome, they’re already down the road to implementation.

Strategies for finding the diverse board members you need

Today’s community banks need to have both eyes on the future, and that can mean looking outside of familiar business circles for potential board members. Here are some strategies for finding diverse board members who can help your bank adapt to changing customer demands.

The banks serving active duty personnel

Community banks operate on a majority of the country’s military installations. Given their selfless service, active-duty personnel rely on community banks that understand their unique needs.