mbaBanking is the award-winning official publication of the Michigan Bankers Association. Articles cover banking-related topics ranging from the latest trends and technology to community outreach efforts to new banking rules and regulations.

Send your bank's news to Alyssa Harasim, Director of Communications and Public Relations.



2021 Banker of the Year – Jeanne E. Richter, President & CFO, Farmers State Bank of Munith, by Alyssa Bouchard, MBA
Don’t Get Left on the Sidelines, by Sean Payant, PH.D, Chief Consulting Officer, Haberfeld
Grant Smith – Leading in Tremulous Times by Alyssa Bouchard, MBA
Burnout or A Better Bottom Line, By Dr. Sherene McHenery, CSP
High Touch Coaching in a High-Tech World, by Tony Cole, Anthony Cole Training Group, LLC
Horizon Bank – Fostering a Culture of Diversity and Inclusion in the Communities They Serve by Alyssa Bouchard, MBA
The Art of Survival During a Global Pandemic by James G. Caliendo, President & CEO, PWCampbell 

How the MBA Is Your Resource with You in Mind By Stephanie Fisher, SVP, Education 
Creating Innovation – A Post-Pandemic Imperative By Joe Sullivan, CEO Market Insights 
Why Hire an Intern?! By Stephanie Fisher, SVP, Education, MBA 
How Renewable Energy Sources Can Benefit Agribusinesses and their Financial Partners By Kala Jenkins 
Executive Succession Planning Plays Vital Role in Long-Term Bank Health
The National Defense Authorization Act: BSA/AML Initiatives By Elizabeth Madlem, Vice President of Compliance Operations and Deputy General Counsel, Compliance Alliance 
2021 Could See More Retirement and Health Legislation By Mike Rahn, CISP, Ascensus 
One-Size Strategies Don't Fit All Situations By Mark Roe, Executive Vice President of National Sales, JMFA 
What International Business Customers Want from Their Community Bank By Earl Charnesky, SVP & Midwest Regional Manager, PCBB 
6 Ideas to Prepare For Audit Season By Rehmann 

January/February - A Clean Slate

MiBankPAC 2020 Contributors!
How to Navigate Through Difficult Change By Marianne Renner
10 Tips for Recruiting a Diverse Workforce By American Bankers Association
2021: An Odyssey Away from LIBOR By Tim Dominguez, Compliance Alliance  
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Human Capitol Aspect Q & A with Cynthia H. Bowman, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Bank of America, and Felecia Roseburgh, Diversity & Inclusion Program Manager, FHLBank Indianapolis.
Mercantile Bank - Embracing Human Diversity
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion: Key Terms By Naomi Mercer, SVP, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, American Bankers Association
And many more!


November/December Banker of the Year 
Do You Embrace Servant Leadership? By Michael Veltri, Bank Management & Directors Conference Keynote Speaker 
Survival Tips, Part 1: How to Achieve Optimal Results, Pandemic or Not By Ron Jennings, Executive Vice President of National Sales & Alliances, Bank Management & Directors Conference Sponsor
Stress Management: Are you a Burnout? By Kit Welchlin, Bank Management & Directors Conference Sponsor 
Recovery of Rebound? By Michael Moran, ProBank Austin, Bank Management & Directors Conference Sponsor 
2020 Banker of the Year Michael J. Manica – Advocate & Leader
The BHG Loan Hub: Delivering FinQuant to Community Banks By Chris Panebianco, Chief Marketing Officer at Bankers Healthcare Group – Bank Management & Directors Conference Sponsor
The Race is On – Keeping Up With the BSA  By Steve Mandersheid, MBA Owned Company Compliance Alliance 
Debt Selling 101 by Craig Geisler, Cherrywood Enterprises 


September/October Cybersecurity & Compliance 
Giving Back by Stephanie Fisher, SVP, Education 
Michigan Traveling Circus by Mark Anderson, President, HUB International 
Helping Customers Through the PPP Forgiveness by Earl Charneske, SVP, Regional Manager, PCBB 
Should I Test Employee Security Awareness? by Shane Daniel, Senior Information Security Consultant - SBS CyberSecurity, LLC 
Shared Services for Compliance by Chris W. Bell, Associate General Counsel, Compliance Alliance 
Clicks without Bricks by James G. Caliendo, President & CEO, PWCampbell 

July/August - Leading the Way
10 Best Practices to Ensure the Integrity of Remote Ink-Signed Notarizations by Bill Anderson, Vice President of Government Affairs, National Notary Association
Connecting with the MBA by Stephanie Fisher, SVP – Education
Get to Know Grant Smith by Alyssa Harasim, Director of Communications and Public Relations
Your 2020-21 MBA Board of Directors
Why Conscience Capitalism by Gene Pickelman, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Tri-Star Trust, Conscious Capitalism Great Lakes Bay Region Chapter, Board ChairAnd more! 

May/June - A New Day
A Year with Jeanne - 81 Bank Visits. One Mission - Putting Bankers First
Brand in the Age of COVID-19 - by Sarah Turner, Galapagos
Managing Talent in Times of Turmoil - by Steve Lowisz, Qualigence International
Cutting Down the Nets - Finding Victory at the End of March Madness - By Dave Davlin
Use Downtime to Create Better Up Time - by Tom Hershberger
Cinnaire and MBASC Launch Sixth Housing Tax Credit Investment Fund - by Corinne Hyzny, Cinnaire
Learn About Kenneth Kelly 


March/April - Financial Literacy Matters...Period!
2020 Financial Literacy Award Winners and Scholarships – By Alyssa Harasim
Financial Literacy Today
Should I keep riding the refi wave or transition to a purchase market? YES! By Michael Goyne, Lenderful Solutions 
Don’t Get Left on the Sidelines: Aligning Marketing and Execution – By Sean Payant, Haberfeld
Financial Literacy Matters. PERIOD!
Human Trafficking: Closer to Home Than You Think – By Jackie Myers, Sr. Content Manager, Abrigo – Speaker at MBA BEST Conference 
Tax Credit Investments Change Lives with High Quality Affordable Housing – By Tom Edmiston, Cinnaire, MBA Endorsed Partner
Outsourcing Technology Services – What’s the Risk? – By Randall Brinks, CEO, RedRock Information Security – Speaker at MBA BEST Conference 
Digital eStatements vs. Paper Statements: Which Claims the Banker’s Budget? - By Kim Gibson, CSI
Important SECURE Act Provisions – By Joseph Doolittle, Relationship Manager – Strategic Partnerships | RPS, Ascensus,

January/February 2020 - 2020 Vision
Bring Job Seekers and Bankers Together, by Stephanie Fisher, SVP, Education, MBA
What to Prepare for in Employment Law in the Coming Year, by Patricia Wise, Law, Spangler Nathanson, P.L.L. Attorneys at Law
4th Annual Economic Forecast, by Alyssa Harasim, Director of Communications
and Public Relations, MBA
Cultivating the Next Generation of Leadership, by Terry Saber, Principal, Sales Advisory Group, LLC
Unconventional Wisdom to Grow Core Deposits, by Sean Payant, Chief Consulting Office, Haberfeld
Lead with Connection - Bank Management & Directors Conference Recap
MiBankPAC Thank You
Legislator Profile Q & A with Senator Dan Lauwers


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