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Top 6 Tips for Creating an Effective Website

There is a lot of competition between community banks and larger, national banks. The larger banks may offer products and services that community banks do not, or they may have more convenient locations. Your website should give them information about why you're the best choice. Below are several ways to make your community banking website [...]

Meet the Team – Kristine Sphon

Kristine is our Bank Services Supervisor.  See what we learned about her! Favorite color:  Royal blue. Favorite genre of movie:  Comedies and action movies. I'm a HUGE Mel Brooks fan and own alllll of the Fast and Furious series. Favorite food:  Sushi, rib eyes on the grill. Hobbies:  Gardening, Cooking, Touring wineries, and antiquing. Hidden Talent:  Fishing. I [...]

Meet the Team – Chris Lukes

Chris is our Software Release Manager.  See what we learned about him! Favorite color:  Blue most of the time Favorite genre of movie:  Comedy fallowed by Science Fiction/Fantasy Favorite food:  Prime Rib rare Hobbies: Anything with other people, right now playing Pathfinder with friends. When nothing else is going on I like reading and sometimes writing. [...]

Suspicious Packages

Within the last decade, there has been an uptick of incidents where police are called to evaluate a “suspicious package”. Inevitably, the bomb squad is called in and at times the item is destroyed or blown up in a controlled manner to neutralize the threat. No chances are taken and safety is not compromised on [...]

Meet the Team – Steve Urbauer

Steve is one of our Network Technicians.  See what we learned about him! Favorite color:  British Racing Green Favorite genre of movie:  Comedy Favorite food:  Lasagna Hobbies: I am a musician, I play guitar and piano. I also run for fitness, and bicycle for fun. Hidden Talent: Cooking! Place he has never been but wants to go:  Italian [...]

Meet the Team – Jim McClintick

Jim is our Client Training Supervisor.  See what we learned about him! Favorite color:  Burgundy Favorite genre of movie:  Westerns and mysteries Favorite food:  BBQ and, of course pie. I've never met a pie I didn't like. Hobbies: Golf and Hunting Hidden Talent: Really like to cookout on the grill - year round; as well as doing some [...]

Meet the Team – Miranda Haferman

Miranda is our one of our Bank Service Specialists.  See what we learned about her! Favorite color:  Burgundy Favorite genre of movie:  Suspense/Thriller Favorite food:  Chicken and waffles Hobbies:  Yes; I love to cook. I also enjoy gardening and practicing yoga. Place she has never been but wants to go:  Fiji, and I'd stay in [...]

Meet the Team – Jeremy Hoff

Jeremy is our QA Manager.  See what we learned about him! Favorite color:  Red Favorite genre of movie:  Action Favorite food:  Pasta Hobbies:  Golf and Basketball Place he has never been but wants to go:  Germany One animal he could be:  Eagle Who would you most like to swap places with for a day: Jordan Spieth (PGA [...]

Meet the Team – Jessie Kruse

Jessie is our Human Resource Manager.  See what we learned about her! Favorite color:  Black, but I have been told this is not really a color!?! Favorite genre of movie:  Goofy, funny... I mean who doesn't love Christmas Vacation or Planes, Trains and Automobiles? Favorite food:  Everything naughty... tacos, pizza, and cheeseburgers.  I do not [...]

Meet the Team – Ellen Wilson

Ellen is a Client Support Analyst II.  See what we learned about her! Favorite color:  Gray Favorite genre of movie:  Documentaries about people competing in obscure competitions (ballroom dancing, chess, spelling bees, etc.) Favorite food:  Anything my husband makes Hidden Talent:  I can pick up bugs and spiders that scare Jenny (co-worker) and relocate them [...]