Strategic Management

The Talent and Customer Portal in the New Year

The Tradition that was New Year’s Day College Football New Year’s Day was (and still is) one of my favorite days – besides the pork and sauerkraut, New Year’s Day […]


The Economy and Interest Rates – Where Are They Going?

Guests: Dorothy Jaworski, SVP and Treasurer at Penn Community Bank, and Hugh Blaxall, Managing Partner at VBC Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with […]


Row in the Same Direction: Branch Profitability in Action

//This article originally appeared in Jeff4Banks.com// Chris Nichols from Southstate Bank Correspondent Bank Division recently wrote an excellent piece about branch profitability, a subject near and dear to my heart […]


Banks Should Avoid Rabbit Holes

*This post was originally published on Jeff4Banks.com on November 7, 2021* We have much work to do, little resources to get it done, and a short time to make it […]


Build Your Own Bankers

*This post originally appeared on Jeff4Banks.com on October 23, 2021* A colleague is working with a nearby college to develop a curriculum for a banking minor. They asked us to […]


COVID’s Ongoing Impact on Bank Branches

Guests: Jacob (“Jake”) Iampietro, SVP & Director of Retail Banking, Penn Community Bank and Thomas (“Tom”) Minichiello, SVP & Head of Retail Banking, Kish Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This […]


Rest in Peace Purple Pen

Robert “Bob” Earl Prothero passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home in Bluffton, South Carolina on January 9th, 2021. He was 87 years old. Bob attended Beaumont High […]


Bankers Automate! With This Asterisk

Last week the Virginia Bankers’ Association had a futurist at their annual convention. Among other things, he predicted that the pandemic induced, government supported prolonged labor shortage will accelerate the […]


The Future of FinTech! Are You Ready?!

Guest: Charles E. Potts, Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast […]


Data Cleansing & Data Governance: What the heck does that mean?

Guest: Kim Snyder, Founder and CEO of KlariVis Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking […]