IBAT Announces Return of Women in Community Banking Conference

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas’ IBAT Education Foundation has announced a new day-long conference coming this fall: Women in Community Banking, a forum for women at all levels of the community banking industry to come together to share, learn and grow from one other’s experiences. The event will be held on October 30, with … Read more

Priority Services for Financial Institutions: Make Calls with Confidence When Needed Most

Editor’s note: Did you know that financial institutions have access to a free resource that allows priority service for phone calls made when communication lines are congested? Bankers Digest and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas asked the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to provide details on the program. Community banks—especially those located in areas … Read more

First Financial Bank Elects Cook Executive Vice President of Marketing

The board of directors of Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares NA, the holding company for First Financial Bank NA, has announced the election of Chris Cook as executive vice president of marketing. The announcement was made by Ron Butler, executive vice president/chief administrative officer. Cook spent 22 years at Texas Tech University working closely with the … Read more

HC3 Acquires Banc Statements Inc.

HC3, a data-driven technology company based in Birmingham, Alabama, that delivers unique customer communications, has acquired Alabama-based Banc Statements Inc. (BSI), a company that specializes in printing and mailing demand-deposit and savings account statements for community banks. Beginning October 1, all work contracted through BSI will continue operation as HC3. HC3—in business for 58 years—helps … Read more