Community Banking

Missouri Bankers Give Vets the Gift of Mobility

By Max Cook “Segs4Vets gave me my life back.” This statement from Army veteran Chris Stout echoes similar sentiments of U.S. veterans who have benefited from Segs4Vets, a nonprofit organization that gives Segway mobile transporters to severely injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Launched in 2005, the organization’s mission is to help veterans choose the path of independence ...

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Diversity as a Differentiator

Successful, diverse companies no doubt have an easier time attracting both talent and customers. As community leaders, our industry must embrace such a competitive differentiator. And in so doing—by comparison—become rare in our diversity rather than have our diversity be rare.

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Fed Advisory Council Highlights Concerns over Regulations, Exams

Members of the Federal Reserve’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council — which includes several ABA member bank CEOs — raised concerns about compliance examination processes and the current regulatory landscape in a recent meeting, according to minutes released by the Fed. “The council is very concerned that the working partnership that has existed for many years between examiners and bankers ...

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