15 Minutes with ... SAMMIE DIXON
CEO, PRIME MERIDIAN BANK
Q. How does your bank's mission statement-"to serve, deliver and protect"-define the way you lead your $44 million-asset community bank?
A. We start with our five core values-passion, grace, integrity, tenacity and accountabilityz We have little plaques here on every teammate's desk that say, "Let's think about how it can be done."
Q. Describe your bank's most recent successful project?
A. We had our one-year anniversary Feb. 4, so we feel our most successful project was getting open in 2008 and exceeding every performance number that we had. Our biggest project would be implementing a new bank in probably the most historic time we've ever seen.
Q. How are small businesses in Tallahassee faring?
A. Retail is hurting a little bit. People aren't spending a bunch. A lot of businesses in town are pulling back, figuring out what to do. We're very fortunate in Tallahassee. We have state government and three universities. That helps keep a pretty stable employment rate.
Q. What has been your customers' reaction to the problems at larger financial institutions?
A. We don't try to talk about anybody else. If we start judging ourselves …
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