Oct 8, 2013 – BankNews Media is pleased to announce the rebranding of its Financial Placements division to Community Banking Recruiters. This rebranding better distinguishes the division as a leader in community bank employee recruitment. Launched in 1967 by BankNews Media, the executive search and recruitment service has a proven track record in both areas: helping banks recruit experienced, successful, quality senior and mid-level executives, and assisting banking professionals to obtain new employment opportunities that provide career advancement.
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The tagline on the cover of this issue of BankNews says it all: “The Magazine for Community Bank Management Teams.” In fact, that describes this publication’s mission for more than 100 years, during which time it has earned respect as a privately owned, independent voice for community bankers, primarily in the Midwest and Southwest.
“Any change, even for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts.” — Arnold Bennett, English Novelist
For the past 40 years bankers from Northwest Missouri and Southwest Iowa have played golf to determine who has bragging rights to a much-revered traveling trophy. This year, after finishing a round in Missouri and a round in Iowa, Iowa bested Missouri and retained the trophy.
Where do you fit? Are you a little fish in a big pond or a big fish in a little pond? Whether you are a large market candidate considering a rural town position or a rural town banker needing quality candidates, consider carefully what each has to offer.
Innovation. We can’t afford to stop it, even in the middle of a recession. Survival demands it, whether you’re a community bank or BankNews Media. Clients and stakeholders deserve no less, be they depositors, borrowers and investors, or readers and advertisers.
Abraham Lincoln once said, “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” The banking industry has certainly had to look inward to find the strength and resolution to weather the current economic downturn. But what Lincoln didn’t mention was that part of the recipe for success also includes being informed about competitors’ strengths — or as the case may be, their weaknesses.