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Pennsylvania Strong
Community Banks and Consumers, 1, Red Tape and Over-Regulation, 0. It seemed like only yesterday that President Donald Trump promised to “do a big number” on Dodd-Frank, political shorthand for the over-reaching, Obama-era law passed in 2010 to put speedRead More
Mid Penn Bank’s New Wave
Face Time With Young Professionals Mid Penn Bank, based in the forested hills and open cornfields of northern Dauphin County, is giving young professionals more bank for their buck by going straight to the source to track their likes andRead More
The 2018 ICBA Capital Summit: A Retrospective
Every year PACB and community bankers from all over the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania make the annual trek to Washington DC to advocate for regulatory relief, receive educational offerings and hear from regulators as part of the Independent Community Bankers ofRead More
Hyperion Bank: Bringing “Community Banking” Back to Philadelphia Communities
What does it take to build—or rebuild—a community? Lou DeCesare, President and Chief Operating Officer of Hyperion Bank, says, “Every neighborhood needs a bank, a supermarket, a drugstore—but these are things that not every inner city neighborhood has anymore becauseRead More
Take Control of Your Career Path
How Banks Can Uncover Internal Hidden Talent & Maximize Their Investment In Training Employees In the next five to ten years, there will be many talented community bank leaders retiring. Most senior leaders in PACB member banks express concern aboutRead More
PACB Regional Meetings & Awards Luncheons 2018: A Recap
During the last week of March, the PACB traveled across PA to reach out to members and provide them with an opportunity to network, learn and grow. During the three-day blitz we met with more than 200 bankers to talk about the importance of community banking and encourage PACB members to communicate how they are positively impacting their hometowns each and every day. Read More
Rep. Eric Nelson
Banking On Safety In Numbers Pennsylvania State Rep. Eric Nelson (R-57), his wife Susan, and their six kids often trade a brief but insightful mantra with each other: “You be you.” This ode to authenticity has served them well. HeRead More
GROW Award Winners 2017
The 2017 GROW Award winners exemplify the importance of community banks. These projects and stories are just a taste of what our members are constantly doing to ensure the success of the communities in which they serve. Community banks help to grow their communities in more ways then we’ll ever know, and for that, we thank you! Read More
Making A Name For Themselves
Indiana First Bank Transitions to InFirst Bank What’s in a name? A “bankable” bank name should embody an organization’s identity and goals, plus help drive a strategical and focused marketing campaign. It should encapsulate a bank’s character in one orRead More
Here’s the Plan…
Whether we are coaching a football team, booking a vacation, launching a business, or eyeing retirement, we need a plan. Never is this need more urgent than now, in an industry buffeted by an unpredictable economy, increased competition, a swampRead More
Fleetwood Bank: A Tale of Three Presidents
Great presidents shape, and are shaped by, the times. Through the years, Pennsylvania’s community bank presidents have been thrust into a larger universe of economic, political and social tumult and have often emerged as the steadying hand for customers andRead More
It Takes Lou…
Lou Barletta burst onto the political scene in 2000 after he was elected mayor of Hazleton, a down-on-its-luck, melting-pot of a city in northeastern Pennsylvania. In the blink of an eye, he was catapulted from a small-city mayor in LuzerneRead More
A Bankers’ Bank Becomes Bigger and Better
“We get talent and scale from mergers,” said health care CEO Angela Braly. And Roger Altman, former American investment banker, said, “Mergers generate substantial synergies.” Both business leaders could be speaking about the merger of Camp Hill, PA–based Atlantic CommunityRead More

Events

West Region: Embracing New Ideas to Improve Performance: A Strategic Conference for Senior Bank Executives
FHLBank Pittsburgh, ICBA Securities and Vining Sparks Interest Rate Products, LLC are pleased to present this timely conference in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this July. As interest rates have risen over the last two years, community banks have had toRead More
East Region: Embracing New Ideas to Improve Performance: A Strategic Conference for Senior Bank Executives
FHLBank Pittsburgh, ICBA Securities and Vining Sparks Interest Rate Products, LLC are pleased to present this timely conference in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, this July. As interest rates have risen over the last two years, community banks have had to adopt new strategies across their balance sheets to manage dynamics not encountered in nearly a decade. Growth in loan demand, a decline in the market value of investments and increasing cost of funds are all under scrutiny by bank management. FHLBank Pittsburgh and Vining Sparks Interest Rate Products, LLC will discuss these issues and offer products and suggestions that enable attendees to improve the profitability, and better manage the risk profiles, of their organizations. Read More
Bankers Insight Lending Program
Lenders – mark your calendars! Tuesday, October 16 at PACB Headquarters in Harrisburg. More information will be added as it is available.

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