Independent Banker

Founded in 1950, Independent Banker is a monthly trade magazine published by the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 6, June

Off to Press
Thinking in reverse can move printing projects forward Planning a new marketing campaign is often a timely project. But what can be done when, during a Monday morning meeting, an idea is suggested and approved that will require a new marketing piece...
On the Level
Services Update Two of ICBA Mortgage's four program levels offer easy secondary market access The ICBA Mortgage Program has easy options to do business in the secondary market. The secondary mortgage market can be an intimidating place. Every loan has...
Pitching In
To bridge a demographic gap, rural America answers the call for more jobs and opportunity. Fifteen years ago, Conrad, Iowa, had the look and feel of a town in its twilight. The town's infrastructure was still intact-it had a sound school system, quality...
Seasoning Green Staff
Banks take different approaches in finding and developing loan officers Seven years ago, a bank customer approached Mark Field, president and CEO of The Farmers Bank of Liberty, Ill., about filling an open lending officer position at the bank. At the...
Seizing the Moment
Comprehensive deposit insurance reform had reached a delicate stage. Congress needed a nudge, and ICBA members were right there to provide it. Sometimes good timing makes a world of difference. And nowhere is that more is that true than in politics....
Spring Training 2002
Training camp for this year's investments and golf games I know, I know. This year's ICBA Securities "Spring Training" session for community bankers doesn't even start until 10 days after spring has ended. We should have called it "Summer Camp," but...
Top Honors
targeting the affluent proves winning formula for some of 2001's top performers Banks across the country have different strategies in achieving a top financial performance each year. What works for a community bank in Fargo, N.D., isn't necessarily going...