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Main Street Banking: A Podcast for Community Bankers
13 minutes | 2 days ago
Switching Accounts Made Easy? Conversation with Cale Johnston of ClickSWITCH
If you've been in any level of retail banking, switching customer accounts can be one of the most frustrating parts of the job...for banker and customer alike. ClickSWITCH has a solution for that that not only makes it easier but delivers some tangible efficiencies to the bank's bottom line...and that is where we want to see the magic happen. Be sure to check out ClickSWITCH at https://www.clickswitch.com/ and check out our sponsor, ICBA Securities, at https://www.icbasecurities.com/
16 minutes | 9 days ago
What Is Old Is New Again--Mystery Shopping with Paul Nunn from Pinnacle Financial Strategies
Don't know about anyone else, but part of my early training involved Mystery Shopping. I learned more about product and brand differentiation doing that than anything else. Sadly, I haven't heard that much about it in a few years until Paul Nunn brought it up in some conversations we had for our previous episode. I had to bring him back on and go into mystery shopping a little bit more. Check out Paul out at https://www.pinnaclefinancialstrategies.com/ and don't forget our sponsor, ICBA Securities, athttps://www.icbasecurities.com/
26 minutes | 16 days ago
Staying Relevant: Recapping The Chairman's Forum
For the past several years, Barret has been sponsoring the Chairmen's Forum along with Gerrish Smith Tuck in Naples, Florida every year. On today's episode, we have Phillip Smith and Greyson Tuck from the firm to recap some of the takeaways from this year's Forum. It's a great insight into what is on the minds of banking executives as they approach 2021. Be sure to check out Gerrish Smith Tuck at http://gerrish.com/ as well as our sponsor, ICBA Securities at https://www.icbasecurities.com/
16 minutes | 23 days ago
MSB Industry Update with Jim Reber of ICBA Securities (Feb 2020)
Jim Reber, CEO of ICBA Securities, is back today to give us his industry update. Check out https://www.icbasecurities.com/ for more information
25 minutes | a month ago
Finding Efficiencies in "High Risk Business Markets". Interview with Justin Fischer of RiskScout
Today we're taking a look another look at technology and efficiencies in the high-risk business markets. It's a fact that many community banks have to deal with the economic realities of their local communities and, in many communities, that means MRB's, MSB's, and other traditionally high risk customers. Join us today as we talk with Justin Fischer of RiskScout about a wide range of topics from cannabis production and what the farmers are having to deal with to finding efficiencies in handling compliance intensive customers. Check out RiskScout at: https://www.riskscout.com/ And don't forget to visit our sponsor, ICBA Securities at: https://www.icbasecurities.com/
21 minutes | a month ago
Bank Training In A Remote Environment: Paul Nunn with Pinnacle Financial Strategies
We are in a brave new world and training our bankers is becoming an ever increasing challenge. Yet, at the same time, it is becoming more of a requirement in order to build culture and retention. Paul Nunn, with Pinnacle Financial Strategies is our guest today and he's got some great insights on this topic that I think you'll enjoy. Check Pinnacle out at https://www.pinnaclefinancialstrategies.com/ Also, don't forget to check out our sponsor, ICBA Securities at https://www.icbasecurities.com/
13 minutes | a month ago
SuperHero Community Banking: Bank On The March
Welcome back to the Superhero Community Banking series! It’s been a minute since we last dove into Sun Tzu and The Art of War and how it applies to community banking. There’s so much really cool stuff in the book that we can all learn and apply...particularly in this new environment where we find ourselves. If 2020 had a silver lining, it’s that banks were forced to adapt and change...and that’s a good thing. Bankers had to seriously consider the innovations that maybe had been pushed to the back burner in 2019. We had to grow up (so to speak) very fast. Undoubtedly, there are and will continue to be growing pains...but that’s ok too! To register for our Understanding Bank Profitability program: https://barretbanking.org/landings/understanding-bank-profitability-2/
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Technology With A Side Of Humanity: A Conversation with Ray Chandonnet of Neocova
We're wrapping up our series we've been doing on technology and innovation with Ray Chandonnet from Neocova. Technology really does not have to be the scary thing we sometimes make it out to be. In a world with razor-thin margins and still needing to maintain those customer relationships...technology and humanity have to be seen as extensions of each other. To find out more about Neocova, check out their website at https://neocova.com/ As always, thanks again to ICBA Securities for their sponsorship!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
A Very Barret New Year - -2021 Edition
My favorite episode every year...the Barret team year in review. And what a year it's been. But on flip side of that...what a year 2021 is going to be. We have a very special team at Barret and, each year on the podcast, we let you all take a look "behind the curtain" and get to know us a little better. Also, we have a new sponsor! Go check out ICBA Securities at their website, https://www.icbasecurities.com/ Have a great new year!!!
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Mission Driven Innovation With Charles Potts, CIO Of ICBA
Charles Potts is the SVP and Chief Innovation Officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America. "Innovation" and "community bankers" don't often go together you might say...but...Charles (and Barret frankly) say otherwise. Charles lays out his vision for the ICBA's role in bringing innovation to the community banking space and shares how they've already been doing that. There really is no excuse for community banks to lag in this area any more thanks to the ICBA and the ThinkTECH accelerator which you've heard some about on this podcast in the past. To find out more about the ThinkTECH accelerator, check out https://www.icba.org/solutions/thinktech
38 minutes | 3 months ago
Year In Review For 2020 With Jimmy Sawyers
Jimmy Sawyers needs very little introduction to students and alumni of Barret, but for our new listeners, Jimmy Sawyers is CEO/Chairman of Sawyers and Jacobs in Memphis, TN. They are a consulting firm specializing in technology, security, and many other areas for community banks. He has been one of our highest rated faculty members year-in, year-out for over 23 years. Each year, Jimmy does his predictions for the coming year and it's become a sort of tradition here on the podcast to take a look at those predictions at the end of the year to see how he did. For more about Sawyers and Jacobs, check out their website at https://sawyersjacobs.com/
48 minutes | 3 months ago
Finding The Right Ag Lender
It's one thing to say "go make ag loans" but as anyone who has ever tried to do that...it's a little more difficult than that. What makes a good ag lender? How can banks find and/or develop that talent within? If you're a college student or looking to move into agri-banking...what should you be looking for? We'll talk about those today with the guys from Ag Head Hunters. Find out more from them at their website...https://www.agheadhunters.com/
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Ag Lending: The Next Generation
Agriculture is facing many of the same problems community banks are facing today...reaching that next generation of producers through technology while still retaining the relationships necessary to be successful. Scott Sartor, with CropLine Financial, is our guest today and addresses the concerns both banks and farmers have in leveraging fintech to meet farmers' needs. To read more about CropLine Financial: https://www.croplinefinancial.com/ To check out Barret's Ag Lending Summit on-demand register and we'll send you the links: https://barretbanking.org/landings/ag-lending-summit/
7 minutes | 3 months ago
Community Banking Gratitude List
Who needs a breather? I do...so, I thought I'd write down and share with you my community banking gratitude list. These are the things that I am thankful for in our industry that have arisen out of this "one of a kind" year. We have a tremendous amount to be thankful for in our industry as we each do in our lives. Hope this helps you be proud of all the hard work you have done this year!
13 minutes | 4 months ago
Main Street Banking Industry Update: Closing Out a One-Of-A-Kind Year
We welcome Jim Reber, CEO of ICBA Securities, back to the podcast to give us an update as to what is going on with bank's balance sheets. We have election season behind us, good news with the vaccines, earnings appear to be strong...what does all of this mean for your bank?
9 minutes | 4 months ago
Superhero Community Banking: The Definition Of Insanity
Why fix it if it ain't broken? Well, the answer is simple...you're looking at two different problems. No two situations are ever identical and while there may be many similarities, it still requires us to approach each situation differently. Hope you're enjoying the series and if you're interested in our Ag Lending Summit, here's the website.: https://barretbanking.org/landings/ag-lending-summit/
7 minutes | 4 months ago
Superhero Community Banking: Movin' On Up
It's easy to get ahead of ourselves some times....but that can kill strategy. This is particularly true when all the pieces of the puzzle are not together. We in banking are notorious for building up "silos" in the bank and that can be dangerous. It's why culture is so. very. important. to talk about and fix in our banks before we even try and execute a strategy.
9 minutes | 4 months ago
Superhero Community Banking: Controlling The Chaos
Today we go deeper into the idea of "controlled chaos" to understand how and, more importantly, why we need to engage with our competition in this manner. But, it is also important to remember the great amount of emotional intelligence this whole superhero community banking thing requires. It's the difference and "good" and "great". It's the difference in "doing things the same old way" and really engaging your competition in a way that nearly guarantees victory and leaves them on their heels.
9 minutes | 4 months ago
Superhero Community Banking: The Momentum Of Culture
Why is culture so important to the Superhero Community Bank? It's like the energy stored in a bow and arrow when you pull back on the string. Knowing when to release is important...but it's the work beforehand that makes the impact. And how is victory won before the battle is even fought? That's what we'll discuss today.
36 minutes | 5 months ago
CDFI & PPP Discussion With Darrin Williams, CEO Of Southern Bancorp
Once again taking a break from the Superhero Community Banking series, we're talking with Darrin Williams, CEO of Southern Bancorp out of Little Rock, AR. Southern Bancorp has an amazing story in serving the underbanked, unbanked, and low-income communities in its footprint. They are also a leading CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution)of which there are over 1100 in the US to date. That alone is worth hearing about, but recently Darrin was invited to serve on the White House Task Force for Economic Revival alongside some of the CEO's of America's largest banks...and he did not shy away in speaking up for the community banking industry! Many of our listeners know how well our industry did during the PPP launch and it was community banks that really led the way in getting those funds out there to our small businesses. To read the referenced Bloomberg article on Darrin, click here: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2020-09-21/southern-bancorp-is-bringing-equality-to-banking-with-loans-for-the-underserved To read more about Southern Bancorp, click here: https://banksouthern.com/
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