Magazine article American Banker

What Is Your New Year's Resolution?

Magazine article American Banker

What Is Your New Year's Resolution?

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* Kenneth E. Perry Executive vice president and chief operating officer Farmers Savings Bank, Northwood, Ohio

My resolution for the bank is to do whatever is necessary to understand and comply with the regulatory burden. That's just a major consideration for us.

My personal resolution is to become computer literate. The business as we used to do it - with a hand-held calculator and a yellow legal pad - is gone forever.

You've got to be able to utilize PC-based technology, even to take a loan application. In order to be able to more effectively handle the workload in the bank, I've got to lead the way in that area.

* David A. Laferia Vice president First National Bank and Trust Co., Aurora, Neb.

I'm going to lose some weight in 1993. I had my doctor's appointment recently, and he told me to do it. I resolve to finally utilize the exercise bike I bought a year and a half ago.

It's time - because I've had stress-related problems on and off for the last three years. In most jobs you can't avoid the stress, but one thing you can do is cope with it. I resolve to handle that stress a little better by exercising more. I've got little kids, and I'd kind of like to be around for them.

One other thing - I resolve to use ethanol all the time. It's clean-burning fuel, and it's good for the local economy. This is country.

* Annette Bertolini Senior vice president Feather River State Bank, Yuba City, Calif

Personally, I want to quit smoking. It's just not good for me.

I'm in a nonsmoking environment at work, and that has helped me cut down somewhat. I'm going to get some help from my doctor, too. …

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