Monthly Archives: April 2015

Real Insight for Banks

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Tony La Russa to speak at Barret

Legendary World Series winning coach, Tony La Russa was the guest speaker for Barret’s Annual Lecture Series on May 21, 2015. This was an invitation-only event for those attending the 6th Annual Bank Director/Senior Management Conference, or for those attending the 43rd Annual Barret Graduate School program. Anthony “Tony” La Russa, Jr. is the Chief Baseball Officer of the… Read more

New Strategies for Community Banks in 2015

So far in 2015, it seems the community bank environment has evolved from one that might have been described as “fragile” to one that is recovering and where many community banks are looking for new strategies to employ going forward. Here are a few ideas and suggestions. Community banks of all sizes need to be… Read more

Regulatory Expectations for Community Bank Directors

“They don’t really expect me to know that, do they?” This is almost always the first question asked by at least one (generally more) outside director when a regulatory or compliance concern comes to light. The good news is that regulators recognize community bank directors cannot be expected to know every one of the laws… Read more