Announcing CB Conversations
A lot has changed since Community Bank began. It seems like yesterday that we had one office in Forest, Mississippi with $200 million in assets. By applying a unique approach to one of America’s most routine industries, we have not only grown in assets, offices and people, we have invested in technology to provide the best possible services for our customers. We now have grown to more than $2.8 billion in assets, and more than 700 staff-owners in 4 states. The result is an overall better banking experience for each customer.
I am often reminded that our lives are geared toward technology more and more each day. It is with that in mind that we begin the Community Bank blog called CB Conversations. We understand that you have questions about banking services and products. It is our goal to provide you with tangible, real-world information about banking and finance, and a wealth of resources to guide you along the way. We will occasionally include fun, light-hearted stories and posts for you to enjoy. Being a truly local bank, many of our staff-owners grew up in the communities they now serve as bankers. The result is the best advice—both in banking and local culture.
While a lot has changed at Community Bank over the years, one thing that will never change is our commitment to always providing our customers with highly-personalized service that offers solid advice and real solutions. It was true when we started and it’s still true today—that local knowledge, local decisions, and our staff-members literally being the owners of the bank—it all means we care more about every customer.
With the CB Conversations blog, we hope that you will follow along as we share insights, information and fun. If you have suggestions for blog posts or questions you’d like to see answered, please let us know.
By: Freddie J. Bagley
Chairman of the Board, Community Bancshares, Inc.