While You Were Taking Care of Your Customers

For more than a year, community bankers have been hard at work saving the nation’s small businesses via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The effort has been nothing short of heroic—and, from what I am hearing, PPP didn’t just provide short-term income for community banks in 2020; the relationships earned with new customers in the … Read more

IBAT’s VendorConnect Offers a Virtual Improvement Over Old-School Meet-’n’-Greets

Many aspects of life are beginning the return to normal. In a number of ways, we can see light at the end of the tunnel. We look forward to the days when we can do things the ways that we had before, prior to COVID-19. But we are also asking: Should everything go back to the way … Read more

Independent Bankers Association of Texas Honors 2020 Five*Star Award Winners

On September 8, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) announced the three winners of its coveted Five*Star Award: Fenimore, Kay, Harrison & Ford LLP (tier 1); CalTech (tier 2); and Fitech Payments (tier 3). Since 2002, IBAT’s Five*Star Award has recognized associate members that routinely provide excellent service and innovative solutions to help community … Read more