How To Dominate Your Strategic Planning Session

I’m a nerd. I LOVE strategic planning! There is something about the excitement of change, progress, and collaboration with my team that gets me jazzed! Throughout my banking career, I have been involved in various levels of Strategic Planning from market level to executive level and I always walk away energized and ready to conquer […]

Girl Banker In The Making: Madelyn McConnell

Welcome to the new series, ‘Girl Banker in the Making’ where young women just starting their banking careers share their Girl Banker stories in their own words. Girl Banker In the Making: Madelyn McConnell | Teller, Grand Savings Bank Student, friend, employee, daughter, and sister are all different roles I play. I live a busy, […]

To Golf or Not To Golf… That is the Question: Women and Business Development

Golf is a time-honored tradition for bankers. There’s no doubt about it. It’s a great way to spend quality, one on one time with your best customers and top prospects. It’s a prime opportunity to build relationships, work on your tan, drink all day, and most importantly, get out of the office. As a non-golfer, […]

Girl Banker of the Week: Jill Bright

As women in banking, it is important that we lift each other up and celebrate each other’s accomplishments. The entire purpose of the Girl Banker blog is to do just that! The Girl Banker of the Week series serves as a way to highlight Girl Bankers everywhere by telling their stories and motivating and encouraging […]

My Girl Banker Story

My Girl Banker Story

I have ALWAYS wanted to be a banker. As in, forever. My late grandfather, Wilford H. Thompson, was a Vice President at Farmers & Merchants Bank for 45 years, retiring in 1991, a year before it was purchased by Arvest Bank. As a kid, I was in there all of the time. My mom had […]