Community Banks – Relevant Today, Relevant Tomorrow

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Community Banks – Relevant Today, Relevant Tomorrow

At a strategic retreat of family owned and closely held banks, I was privileged to connect with community institution leaders from the Upper Midwest. As we went around the room, each introduced themselves and shared a little background about their bank and what made them unique. There was an overriding theme that resonated with each …

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What’s Lurking in your Loan Portfolio?

“Unexpected and unpleasant surprises may be lurking behind what could be interpreted as an initial rebound after such an unprecedented year.” In a recent opinion piece, this was the solemn conclusion my colleague Jeff Voss reached when he offered his evaluation of the state of community banking, once the COVID-driven government intervention completely recedes. For …

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For Community Banks, the Worst May Not Be Over

There’s a lot of talk lately about getting back to normal. People are getting vaccinated. Mask restrictions are easing. Towns and cities across America are opening up again. Businesses are beginning to call people back into the office and many industries are seeing signs of real recovery.  Banking is something of a different story. Given …

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New Services from Artisan Advisors

Artisan Advisors is now offering two great new tools that will help your bank and your clients survive – and thrive – in the COVID economy: the COVID-19 Assessment Readiness (CAR) Program and the Rapid Real Estate Loan Evaluation. Both were created by Artisan banking experts, to help community banks gain quick and reliable insight into their regulatory exam …

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Your Questions about COVID-19 and Regulators

Your Questions about COVID-19 and Regulators Today. Tomorrow. And Post-Pandemic   By this time, you have already activated your financial institution’s Pandemic and Business Continuity plans. Your regulators are contacting you for updates. You are addressing customer service and staff needs. You are also working with your vendors to determine how COVID-19 will impact the …

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Artisan Advisors Adds Hecht and Mercer to their Roster

Artisan Advisors is pleased to announce that we have added two exceptional banking specialists to our roster: John Hecht  and Ron Mercer. John and Ron each bring decades of experience and a wealth of knowledge to Artisan. John’s C-suite track record for delivering results in both banking and corporate environments is undeniable and positions him well …

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