Take a Bow

Celebrating eight outstanding community lenders who make a big difference for their banks, customers and communities Every community bank has outstanding employees whom everyone marvels at and admires. By definition, these people are extremely effective at what they do. They’re thoroughly knowledgeable, hardworking and as dependable as the postman. They’re producers and go-getters. Their integrity […]

Niche Knowledge

Gary Griffith | The Clay City Banking Co. | Clay City, Ill. Farming expertise powers Gary Griffith’s agricultural lending success By Judith Sears Gary Griffith’s ability to sit down with agricultural customers and analyze their operations is legendary. Raised on a grain and livestock farm in Wayne County, Ill., Griffith, market president and senior agricultural […]