A letter from our President
In over a century of community banking in this state, never before has the door of opportunity been opened so wide. Three quarters of the community banks have been merged out of existence in the last 40 years, leaving fertile ground again for your institution.
By raising fees and decreasing personal service, the regional banks frustrate banking customers as they dominate and sometimes monopolize many markets. Lack of personal service alienates customers and creates a favorable climate for increasing your market share.
It was said once; ” I don’t care how much you know, until I know how much you care”. Community bankers, it’s time to take back market share. Look across the street, look to the next town, look to the next county, the time is ideal for progress.
In our first 20 years of marketing community bank stock, we excitedly reported to your shareholders of your annual 5% growth in assets. Today, sometimes 15% growth is possible. Our most successful banks seek out the competition and opportunities that surround them…and the shareholder and customer alike, reap the benefits.
We at C.B.I. wish to help you take advantage of this window in time. Let us help you tell your story.