Community Banks Central to Local Economy: Impact Recognized During Community Bank Week

Across the state of Kansas, community banks serve local customers, businesses and families each year – resulting in a significant impact on the local economy. During the week of April 23 – April 28, 2018, Community Bankers Association of Kansas (CBA) and community banks across the Kansas recognize Community Bank Week and honor this impact […]

Where Will You Be April 8th Thru 11th?

In a few weeks a group of dedicated Kansas community bankers will travel to Washington, DC to attend ICBA’s Capital Summit with intentions to yet once again push for meaningful change that might help our community banking industry. Why will this group of Kansas community bankers take a week out of their busy schedules to […]

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Your Community Bank Can Shine: Let’s Celebrate the Ways Community Banks Are Different

Different. Personal. Rooted. Committed to local success. It’s easy to describe how community banks are different from big national banks, and it’s important to share this message continually with customers and stakeholders. After all, you’re in touch with your neighbors. You strive for activities and initiatives that make a difference to the local economy, schools […]

Security at Your Community Bank

Managing Security for Your Community Bank is Another Opportunity for Service Money laundering and fraud can be a problem for any size of bank. However, reports show that community banks may become a target for money launderers because they may perceive that a smaller bank may allocate security resources in different ways than a larger […]

Secrets to Attracting Talent to Your Community Bank

A Community Bank Can Boost Culture and Community Bringing the right candidates for employment to your community bank is important for your company culture. While many new hires may come from within your community itself, data shows that larger numbers of candidates are seeking positions for a “change of pace” and finding these opportunities through […]

Changing Trends in Farm Loans and How Small Banks Can Support Farmers

Small Banks Are an Important Resource For Farmers If you’re seeing changes among your local farmers’ loan needs, you’re not alone. Whether they’re avoiding debt to keep their farms financially secure or making smaller investments in machinery and land, farmers are asking for smaller loans across the industry. Small banks that support farm loans can […]

Customer Engagement at Community Banks Begins With Your Employees

Boosting Customer Engagement at Community Banks Starts by Focusing on Employee Satisfaction You know the unique role that community banks hold in a local economy. That personal connection and community involvement are why you got into banking in the first place. With a changing marketplace affecting customer engagement, that role may be becoming less pronounced. […]

Are You Setting Sail With CBA of Kansas?

The CBA Western Caribbean Cruise is November 12-19 When you’re a CBA of Kansas member, you receive many opportunities to connect and collaborate with fellow community bankers. Sometimes that setting is more business-focused, with seminars and training sessions, but in other instances, you get a chance to catch up with other members in a fun […]

What Millennials Like (And Don’t Like) About Community Banking

Community Banking Won’t Attract Millennials Without Listening to Them Community banking seems like a perfect fit for attracting millennials. After all, one of the identifying traits of the millennial stereotype is that they value interacting with companies that have a bigger purpose. The local investment and interests of the community are always at the heart […]

Risk Management in Banking: 5 Mistakes That Can Expose Your Bank to Risk

Common Problems Can Cause Risk Management in Banking to be a Challenge There are always new software solutions promising to handle your technology requirements, while relieving you of all heavy lifting of risk management in banking. You know that it’s too good to be true, but you may be tempted to implement one of these […]

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