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Feb 06, 2014
Value of Branches Based on More than Just Dollars and Cents
What they forget is that community banks exist to serve their customers and communities, not efficiency ratio-obsessed market observers. That is why...

Feb 05, 2014
Annual Credit Report
Did you know that you have the right to get a free copy of your credit report once every twelve months from each of the nationwide consumer credit reporting...
 

Feb 04, 2014
Shop Local: Good Community Strategy
Shop local programs are a nationwide trend that continues to grow as communities realize the importance of an ability to take control of their own local...

Feb 03, 2014
Far from 'Crushed,' Community Banks Punch Above Their Weight
Despite American Banker's sensational headlines to the contrary, the common knowledge about community banks and small-business lending is actually still...

Jan 27, 2014
As big banks stay stingy with mortgage money, small community banks fill in the gaps
As the largest banks in the country lose market share in the residential lending sector, small community banks are picking up the slack. According to...
Jan 27, 2014
Buy local study tallies up dollar spend in Gippsland
For every $100 of revenue in local Gippsland businesses, $96.93 is generated in local economic impact according to research conducted on behalf of the...

Jan 24, 2014
Community Bank Love

Jan 22, 2014
Buy locally...Why?
With the start of a new year, Dexter Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Janet Coleman says anytime is a great time to emphasize the importance of...

Jan 21, 2014
CIO
Small banks tap tech to take on giants
Mutual banks and credit unions are embracing technology initiatives to stay competitive with Australia’s largest financial institutions.

Top 10 Reasons to Support Locally Owned Businesses
1. Local Character and Prosperity
Jan 10, 2014
Small businesses keep fueling the economy, post largest jobs gains in nearly two years
Small business owners rebounded from a dismal showing in October to close out the year with their two highest hiring totals of 2013, according to the...

Jan 06, 2014
Local Bank Customer Testimonial
This is testament to all of the wonderful things that local banks are doingfor their communities

Jan 03, 2014
US Treasury Certifies Spring Bank As A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
The CDFI Fund reserves its designation for those organizations which demonstrate a history of working toward the revitalization of economically depressed...

Dec 31, 2013
25 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Actually Make For 2014
New Year’s Eve is often seen as a time of rebirth, the chance to start anew. We all come up with the regular resolutions for the upcoming year (losing...

Dec 31, 2013
In 5 Years, Buying Local Will Beat Buying Online
Or so says IBM in its annual "5 in 5" predictions report, which considers five ways technology will change the way we live within five years.