There has been so much misinformation about the Export/Import Bank we decided to reach out to our friends at Forbs Export Services to see if we couldn't find a thread that helps Iowa businesses. We did and here is that conversation with Adrienne Baughman & Stacy Timperley from Forbs.
Who you are and where you come from has an impact on your business. That is clearly true when it comes to the diverse and multi-cultural efforts of Bankers Trust, a near century old bank, that is anything but...closed. Suku Radia is the President/CEO of Bankers Trust. We talked about inclusion, building community and how that helps build a solid brand.
Not long ago we reached out to Banker's Trust, the "home-town bank" of Des Moines and Tim Kintner the Executive Vice President for Consumer, Private and Regional Banking Markets. Tim recently accepted that position moving from Cedar Rapids and we wanted to know more about the banking business...from a person who has spent a career in the business. From lending to banking in Phoenix lot's of ground to cover.
The most recent "report card" on the banks in Iowa says things here are pretty healthy and they are ready to loan money again. We asked the President/CEO of the Iowa Bankers Association, John Sorensen to drop by the studio and talk a bit about banking. We think you'll find this interesting and valuable.
The Iowa Association of Business and Industry is this state's oldest professional business organization. We wanted to learn more about that and this business groups set of legislative priorities as we move into the legislative season. In addition, ABI will be doing a special event on the evening of January 8th at Lincoln Savings Bank where you are invited to attend. Here is Nathaniel Tagtow from Lincoln Savings Bank and Mike Ralston the president of ABI to chat about their business efforts and this event.
On the day Lance Hanson a Broker with ReMax Real Estate Concepts visited the studio a national story had broken indicating that, nationwide, twenty-percent of real estate appraisals were over-valued by thousands of dollars. We asked Lance about that and about another story facing first time home buyers and why they can't find home loans. Here is that extended interview:
Bank Clubs...those efforts at relationship marketing that many community banks do to not only market their services but also extend the personal relationship with customers. Heritage Clubs International started here in Iowa back in 1980 and now extends to 33 states. We visit with Ted Nelson the Executive Director of HCI about the business of bank clubs, the challenges they face and the future. Here is that conversation: