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Defining a Community Bank—Past and Present

Defining a Community Bank—Past and Present

After decades of transformative growth and change, relationship banking continues to distinguish community banks By Bill McDonald and Tim Cook Not really that long ago, nearly every bank in America was a Main Street community bank. And virtually every one was a locally owned and operated financial institution, where local bankers knew their customers and […]

The Other Central Bankers

While maintaining low profiles, ICBA leaders are playing an influential role for the nation’s economy as Federal Reserve Bank directors By Beth Mattson-Teig As Federal Reserve Board chairman, Ben Bernanke, like his predecessor, Alan Greenspan before him, is certainly the globally recognized face of the U.S. central banking system. Names such as Paul Mello, Megan […]

Giant Slayers

ICBA Membership Focus Lessons learned competing head to head in megabank hometowns By Tam Harbert Has your community bank ever sent Valentine’s Day cards? For the last two years, Carolina Premier Bank has sent them to the residents in its marketplace of Charlotte, N.C. Actually, the bank’s cards are more like anti-Valentine’s Day notes: The […]

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