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From the “Examiner from Hell” to “The director time forgot,” attorney-consultant Jeff Gerrish knows community bankers’ challenges, and provides practical advice and awareness.

Time to return to banking basics

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 12/01/2016 - 15:33 |
What could be more exciting than higher profits?

How do you slice up capital?

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 11/16/2016 - 19:06 |
Allocating capital represents key board duty

5 Wells lessons for community banks

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 10/21/2016 - 00:42 |
Some real-life observations on what can go wrong

Community banking’s “Dear Donald and Hillary”

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 09/25/2016 - 10:50 |
What would you tell the candidates? Jeff Gerrish sends 5 key messages

Hard to “unscramble an egg”

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 08/25/2016 - 15:07 |
Getting M&A structure right in the first place saves a lot of angst and money

Variation on employee ownership theme

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 08/04/2016 - 11:16 |
A taste of things when employees own the profits and the risks

Politics beckons. Should your bank follow?

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 07/29/2016 - 09:47 |
Careless political participation can breed reputational risk

5 recruitment and retention tips

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 07/08/2016 - 16:10 |
As retirement shrinks pool of excellence, community banks must focus

Does your board “get” tech?

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 07/01/2016 - 09:59 |
 “M.E.G.O.” is not a reaction that passes muster anymore

Hard decisions for community bankers

Written by Jeff Gerrish | 06/02/2016 - 18:35 |
For CEOs and board members, difficult choices come with the title
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