04/26/21

Forecasting Bank M&A Activity for the Rest of the Year

This week we sit down with Eric Corrigan, senior managing director of Commerce Street Capital, to get thoughts on post-pandemic M&A transaction activity. To get Tom’s bond portfolio report, visit www.southstatecorrespondent.com/bondreport.

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04/19/21

Planters First Bank’s CMO on How Covid Has Changed Bank Marketing

This week, we sit down with Dan Duchnowski to discuss how covid has forced community banks to change the way they approach marketing and digital banking. To get Tom’s Bond Portfolio Trends Analysis, visit www.southstatecorrespondent.com/bondreport.

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04/12/21

Why Your Bank Needs a Strategic Plan

This week, we sit down with Bert Purdy from BKD to discuss all things strategic planning.  To learn more about Bert, you can find him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bertpurdy/

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03/29/21

Jesse Cole – Owner of the Savannah Bananas Baseball Team

This week we have the honor of learning from Jesse Cole, founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of the Savannah Bananas. His teams have welcomed more than one million fans to their ballparks and have been featured on MSNBC, CNN, ESPN and in Entrepreneur Magazine. The Bananas have been awarded Organization of the Year,…

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03/23/21

The Steep Yield Curve, FOMC Meeting, & What it Means for the Bond Portfolio

This week Tom sits down with Chad McKeithen, Managing Director of Strategy for Duncan Williams, and Greg Rains SVP of Fixed Income Sales at SouthState. They discuss the steepened yield curve, the recent FOMC meeting, and advice they have for CFOs as they navigate their balance sheets and bond portfolios.

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03/15/21

SouthState COO Renee Brooks – A Conversation on Digital Banking

This week, we sit down with our COO Renee Brooks to discuss the latest topics and trends in digital banking.

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03/09/21

Building an Innovative Community Bank with Steve Schnall, CEO of Quontic Bank

This week, we sit down with Steve Schnall, CEO and founder of Quontic Bank in New York City.  He founded the bank in 2009 and has transformed the bank into a profitable, well-capitalized, philanthropic, digital financial institution which does business in all 50 states. We discuss innovative, bitcoin, and what kind of culture it takes…

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03/04/21

Using LinkedIn to Develop New Business

Today with sit down with Mark Galvin, founder & CEO of ePresence. Mark started ePresence to serve business people that do not have the time, know-how, or desire to manage their own social media. His ultimate goal is to help people find more success through social media. On the show, we discuss all things LinkedIn…

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03/04/21

Alex Sanchez – CEO of The Florida Bankers Association

Today, we sit down with Alex Sanchez of the Florida Bankers Association to get his thoughts on what lies ahead for community banks in 2021. To learn more about the FBA, visit www.floridabankers.com

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02/27/21

What is Your Bank Known For?

This week with sit down with Jeff Henderson to discuss all things culture, marketing, and creating remarkable experiences for your customers. Jeff is an entrepreneur, speaker, pastor and business leader and was recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of twenty speakers you shouldn’t miss.

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02/08/21

What Bankers Can Learn from Non-Profit Leaders

Today we sit down with Laura Whitaker, Founder and Executive Director of ESP to discuss the importance of casting vision and inspiring your team. Over the last 15+ years, Laura has led ESP to growth and the expansion of their mission. She is passionate about leadership and uses her management strengths to manage staff, oversee…

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01/19/21

Joe Keating’s Economic Outlook for 2021

This week we sit down with Joe Keating, economist and CIO for NBC Securities, to discuss his economic outlook for 2021.

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12/28/20

Our Best Podcasts of 2020

To wrap up 2020, we take a look back at some of our favorite moments and guests on the podcast this year!

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12/17/20

Steve Andrews – CEO of the Western Bankers Association

This week, Chris Nichols sits down with Steve Andrews, CEO of the Western Bankers Association.  They discuss all of the major issues relevant to community bankers today and the challenges and opportunities for lie ahead for 2021.

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12/08/20

Why Selling is Dead but Value Creation is Alive

Daniel (the Deal Closer) is an internationally renown speaker, trainer, and consultant. The Deal Closer is a sales process that can help you win more key deals faster- by creating more value for your clients and prospects. To connect with Daniel, you can go to www.danielthedealcloser.com or email [email protected] We also feature a “Bank Spotlight” with Kane Connell…

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12/01/20

Building a Remarkable Culture with David Salyers from Chick-fil-A

David Salyers was one of the original two marketing executives at Chick-fil-A. He went on to spend 37 years in the Chick-fil-A Marketing Department, most recently as a Vice President, before his retirement. During his time at Chick-fil-A, David was instrumental in the growth and development of the iconic ‘cow campaign’ and helped champion a…

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11/23/20

Jeremie Kubicek – Making Your Leadership Come Alive

Jeremie Kubicek specializes in getting leaders to a higher level through his speaking, consulting and books. He takes complex concepts and adapts them into powerful tools that are practical and scalable.  He speaks worldwide to audiences of all sizes across various industries and sectors.  In addition, Jeremie is a best-selling author of the books Making Your…

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11/16/20

What a Vaccine + Biden Administration Might Mean for the Economy

This week, Tom sits down with Joe Keating, Chief Investment Officer for NBC Securities.  They discuss the economic outlook for 2021 and what impact a vaccine and Biden administration will have.

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11/04/20

Where Do Banks’ Investment Portfolios Go From Here?

This week, Tom Fitzgerald sits down with Nathan Goodnight and Greg Rains from CenterState’s Capital Markets division to discuss how the election might impact investment portfolios and opportunities going forward.

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