Byron Earnheart

Byron Earnheart is the Programming Director for the Barret School of Banking in Memphis, TN and the host of the “Main Street Banking” podcast…the only podcast solely devoted to community banks. He has over 15 years experience in the financial services industry; 11 of which have been in banking in various roles from teller work to branch management. He spends his time playing guitar and singing in Delta Heart (the “house band of the Mississippi Delta”), writing music, cooking, hunting, fishing, reading, and enduring the UT Vols athletic seasons. He is married to his wife Kelly of 10 years and has two children, John Aubrey (8) and Mary Laura (5).

Byron Earnheart

Community Banking Month…#banklocal

April is Community Banking Month if you didn’t already realize this. I fully realize that, more than likely, the town is not redecorating the square/Main Street/main hub in your honor and I seriously doubt the schoolchildren are coloring the pictures from “Great Moments in Banking” for you to hang on the fridge. (“Daddy, who is …

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"I don’t wanna grow up…" The Power of Experience in Branding

So, we’ve all heard the news about what was probably our first experience with a brand…Toys R Us. After the “right in the childhood!!!” moment this brought about, it really made me focus on the power of brands in our lives…and just how damanging financial mismanagement can destroy powerful (even dare I say culturally important) …

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Personal Branding and the Lender…A New Way of Thinking For the Community Banker

  If you were to spend any time hanging out with me, first, I’d feel bad for you! Be prepared to hear about guitars, music, college football, and pipes. Second, I would hope you would find me to be someone who likes to find “the new way of thinking about or doing something”. This is …

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5 Realistic Questions Community Banks Need to Ask for the New Year

At the risk of throwing one more “Top 5 for 2018” blog post on to your feed, let me explain my reasoning. Before a bank (or any enterprise for that matter) can embrace any sort of cultural change, they must first identify honestly who they are, who they are not, the things they do well, …

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