Uncategorized

Banks and Old Time Hockey

January 31, 2010 | Jeff For Banks, Uncategorized

I went to see an AHL hockey game last night, the Hershey Bears versus the Albany River Rats. You are probably already thinking of how I’m going to build a bridge between hockey and banking, but bear with me. You, like me, probably think of hockey players as some version of the 1970’s movie Slap […]


About Jeff For Banks

January 29, 2010 | Jeff For Banks, Uncategorized

Welcome to my new blog about community banking. I titled it “Jeff For Banks” because I tend to be pretty passionate about the long term sustainability of the community banking industry. As an industry consultant, I am constantly learning about success stories in our industry. But banking is undergoing tremendous sea changes, and I thought […]


Are you Steering by the Screws?

This past year I was invited to join the faculty of the ABA School of Bank Marketing and Management (SBMM).  At first, I was a bit skeptical.  I always believed myself to be a left brain thinker, one that processes information in an analytical and sequential way.  Marketers, on the other hand, are thought to […]


How did we get into this mess and what can community banks do to get through it?

Much has been written about the current economic crisis, the worst since the Great Depression.  Unfortunately, many successful, safe, and sound community banks have been whitewashed by the bad deeds of a few and the misconceptions of many, including the media. Using the word “bank” generically to include large banks, small banks, mortgage brokers, insurance […]