Insights

Squared Away – How Can Bankers Succeed as Economic First Responders

Guest: Jeff Marsico, President, The Kafafian Group, Inc. Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps for […]


Culture Building in a Telecommuting World and What’s the New Normal for a Post-Coronavirus Workplace?

Guests: Alan Kaplan, CEO Kaplan Partners, Austin Stonitsch, EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Dime Community Bank and Janet Whitehead, SVP, Human Resources, Univest Financial Corporation Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be […]


Branch vs. Lending Organizations: Which Organization Won the 2020 Profitability Battle?

Community financial institutions came off of a strong year in 2019 and entered 2020 a little apprehensive. The economy was slowing, the Fed started lowering interest rates and there was a presidential election on the horizon. By the middle of the first quarter of 2020, apprehension turned into anxiety. Today we are not completely over […]


Top Banking Issues in 2021

Guest: Randy Hultgren, President and CEO, Illinois Bankers Association Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps […]


Credit Risk and Post-Pandemic Lending

Guest: Ronda McDowell, EVP and Chief Credit Officer, Sandy Spring Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid […]


Purpose Driven Banking – A Better Business Model?

Guest: Clay Adams, President and CEO, Mascoma Bank Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps for […]


Conscious Banking

I was once that guy who pulled into a Whole Foods Market parking lot, parked next to a Prius, revved my Camaro, and smiled. I hope I evolved since then. At least my stereotype about the grocer was wrong. Its co-founder, John Mackey, is a libertarian who believes corporations should serve a higher purpose. It’s […]


Bob Kafafian’s Year-End Message

Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on the last Wednesday of every month here, and on Apple and Droid podcast apps for your listening enjoyment. Join us on your commute, […]


Two High Performing Banks Merge in the Midst of COVID

Guests: Christopher Martin, Chairman and CEO of Provident Financial Services, Inc., and Anthony J. Labozzetta, President, COO & Director of Provident Financial Services, Inc. Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available […]


Transitioning Away From LIBOR – Are You Ready?

Guests: Matthew Tevis, Managing Director, Head of Sales at Chatham Financial, and Kim Johnston, Director of Regulatory Advisory for Chatham’s Financial Institutions Group Podcast Show Notes: Our This Month In Banking (TMIB) podcast features discussion with colleagues and other industry thought leaders on interesting banking news that happened this month. TMIB will be available on […]