By Anthony Burnett
When it comes to banking, Laurie Stewart has seen it all. She started her career as a teller at a regional thrift; later, she worked as a bank examiner, and more recently, she served as chief executive of a credit union, a mutual bank and a commercial bank.
For Jim Edwards, a third-generation banker and the chairman and CEO of United Bank Corp. in Zebulon, Ga., community banking is about providing a “high-touch” experience.
How one bank developed a creative storefront solution for small businesses’ cashflow needs.
Meet Ken Burgess, a quiet but determined advocate for America’s banks.
Community bank leaders weigh in on how they handle technological changes and IT strategic planning while keeping focused on customer needs.
From challenges to rural banks to the rise of millennials to regulatory pressure on growth areas—community bankers discuss the outlook for the industry.