• 2019 Survey Shows Community Bankers' Concerns Shift to Funding

    2019 Conference Volume Funding and cybersecurity top the concerns for community banks, according to the latest annual community bank survey conducted by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS). The survey was released Tuesday with the conference volume of the seventh annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference, which is sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, CSBS and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., is hosted each fall at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

  • 2019 Spotlight: American State Bank and Trust, Williston, North Dakota

    Dave Hanson, president and CEO of American State Bank and Trust Company in Williston, North Dakota, discusses the bank's 113 years in the community and how it survived several oil and gas booms and busts over the decades. He also reflects on the bank's relationship with long-time customer Industrial Equipment, which began as a start-up in 1999 in the home of one of the three founders and which has experienced great commercial success in the oil and gas sector.

  • 2019 Commissioner Perspectives: Lise Kruse of North Dakota

    Lise Kruse, commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Financial Institutions, discusses the importance of community banking in her state. Her department not only oversees 68 state-chartered banks with total assets of $26 billion, it oversees the only state-owned bank in the nation, with assets of close to $7 billion.


Conference News

  • 2019 Conference Kicks Off Tuesday Morning

    Community bankers, academics, policymakers and bank supervisors from across the country will meet Tuesday and Wednesday at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis for the seventh annual Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference. The conference, sponsored by the Federal Reserve System, the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., features the latest in community banking research and will be webcast live throughout both days. more →

  • 2019 Commissioner Perspectives: Charlotte Corley of Mississippi

    Charlotte Corley, commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance, discusses how bankers in Mississippi serve a variety of communities, from the beach towns along the Gulf Coast to the agricultural towns in the heart of the Delta. more →

  • 2019 Spotlight: Bank of Kilmichael

    Buddy Mortimer, CEO of the Bank of Kilmichael in Kilmichael, Miss., and Stan Blaylock, senior vice president, discuss the bank's history and its relationship with family-owned Gun Dog Supply, a popular online retailer of hunting dog training gear and supplies. Steve Snell, Gun Dog Supply president, provides a look into the business of dog hunting supplies and discusses how the bank has assisted with the growth of the company. more →

  • 2019 Spotlight: Bank of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania

    Lori Maley, president and CEO of Bank of Bird-in-Hand, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., and Bill O'Brien, executive vice president and chief lending officer, discuss how their team has tailored the bank's services for the members of its Amish community, as well as for their non-Amish neighbors and businesses. Kevin Eshleman, lead pastor of Ephrata Church, Ephrata, Pa., explains how the Bank of Bird-in-Hand helped his fast-growing congregation build a new place to worship that they also offer as a gathering place for all members of the community. more →

  • 2019 Emerging Scholars Announced

    The Community Banking in the 21st Century research and policy conference committee is pleased to announce the names of the three students selected as Emerging Scholars for 2019: Thi Hong Nguyen Nguyen of Auburn University; Kuan Liu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Prithu Vatsa of the University of Miami. more →

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