40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders awards

40 Under 40 is a nomination-based award that recognizes up-and-coming community bankers who demonstrate exceptional potential in leadership, innovation and community work. Winners are featured in the June issue. Learn more and find out how you can nominate! Sponsored by FIS.

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The Ledger: 2022’s economic outlook

Recent forecasts from the Conference Board’s U.S. Economic Outlook paint a picture of an improving economy—with some inflation and supply chain challenges.

The Ledger: The importance of good managers

The pandemic gave many workers an opportunity to rethink their careers in what’s been described as the “Great Resignation.” A recent Predictive Index report reveals that effective management is correlated with staff retention.

The Ledger: A digital shake-up

Last year changed many Americans’ lifestyles, including how they spend their money. HootSuite’s annual review of U.S. digital and buying habits reveals how we’ve shifted our use of devices and what we use them to spend money on.

The Ledger: Breach detectors

Verizon’s annual report on U.S. data breaches in 2020 shows businesses’ data is increasingly being exposed by internal errors, but they’re discovering them much more quickly.

The Ledger: Planning compliance costs

Planning for the next year means looking back. A 2020 FDIC, Federal Reserve and Conference of State Bank Supervisors survey of community banks reveals how they’re planning for compliance and risk.

The recovery is on its way

More and more vaccines are entering the arms of Americans, and daily life and the economy are on the upswing.

2021 Best Community Banks to Work For Award

This is the first step on the path to being recognized as one of Independent Banker’s best industry employers! If your community bank is chosen to move to the next step, your bank’s employees will be invited to complete a survey.

The Ledger: Post-pandemic tech priorities

When the pandemic challenged in-person banking, many banks increased their use of digital channels. A Computer Services, Inc. survey found that most plan to continue to invest in this technology.

The Ledger: Thwarting elder financial abuse

Elder financial abuse robs older Americans of billions of dollars in money, property and other assets every year. As those safeguarding their customers’ finances, community bankers are key watchdogs for monitoring and preventing this abuse.