August 07, 2014

Fear of Change and Its Barrier to Growth

Jeff Bezos launched Amazon.com on July 16, 1995 with a vision of a virtual bookstore powered by (relatively uncharted) e-commerce technology. He built a strategy, took a chance, and within a few short months, Amazon had sold books in 45 different countries. Sales hit $20,000 a week – astounding for a start-up in any industry.

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Topics: Community Banking

July 30, 2014

How Do Economic Progress and a Cup of Coffee Go Together?

Berkeley, California in the 1960s was a radical place. The vibrant, politically active culture would inspire future generations to challenge the status quo and stand up for their beliefs. It was during this charged, forward thinking era that a Dutchman named Alfred Peet opened a small store in Berkeley selling coffee beans. 

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Topics: Community Banking

May 22, 2014

Why Should Your Community Bank Care About Digital Banking?

Recently, we shared our viewpoints on the industry shift to a ‘click and mortar’ banking model. We outlined the growth opportunities available to those banks that embrace the changing expectations of their customer base. 

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Topics: Community Banking

May 15, 2014

Steer for the Curve Ahead

“Steer for the curve ahead.” Governor Mike Huckabee offered these great words of wisdom during today's general session of the Mississippi Bankers Association Annual Convention. He spoke passionately about shifting the vision of our country from a focus on the past, to a focus on the opportunities ahead. His message was one of preserving the American Dream and reestablishing a sense of hope and opportunity for everyone. 

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Topics: Community Banking, Bank Growth

May 14, 2014

Reflections from Mississippi Bankers Association Convention – Where Everybody Knows Your Name

“Sometimes you want to go…where everybody knows your name… where they’re always glad you came.”

Do you ever feel like Sam Malone? As bankers, you know that creating and nurturing feelings of belonging and trust for your customers is critical to maximizing the value of the relationships.

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Topics: Community Banking

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