Aleesha Webb - Village Bank
The Community Banking Community

Aleesha gave an overview of why more and more community banks are leaving the area and challenges.  Besides talent gaps and the personal touch that small community banks can provide to clients, the are also faced with:
 
- Cost of compliance is rising
- Security risks rising
- Technology gaps
- Succession planning, pace, and cultural disconnect
- Maintaining the "business"
 
At Village Bank, she focuses on teams and supporting each other and lives by "The 5 Village Values:"
 
1.  Relationships first
2.  Earn it everyday
3.  Own it
4.  Build something special
5.  Do the right thing