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Bates of Iowa to Lead GSBC in 2021

Mary Kay Bates, president and chief executive officer of Bank Midwest in Spirit Lake, Iowa, has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021. As president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Bank Midwest, Bates leads a regional, $1 billion community bank that provides banking, insurance, wealth management and…

Schroll of Nebraska Elected Vice Chair of GSBC

Kim Schroll, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of NebraskaLand National Bank in North Platte, Neb., has been elected vice chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2021. Schroll’s community banking career began in high school at the First National Bank in O’Neill, Neb., where she was a runner,…

GSBC Faculty Panel: Where is the Economy Headed?

Each year during the first week of GSBC’s Annual School Session, the entire student body attends the much-anticipated faculty panel in the Wolf Law Courtroom. This year, the panel is coming straight to your desktop. You’re invited to see economics experts discuss, debate and share insights on what could economically lie ahead for community banks.

GSBC Cares Makes Nationwide Impact

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) in April launched GSBC Cares: A Virtual Education Experience as a service to the nation’s community banks amid the COVID-19 pandemic. GSBC is proud to report great success with its initiative and is currently planning additional virtual programming to fit the needs of the nation’s community banks.

GSBC Continues to Meet Uncertainty With Innovation

While community bankers have done an amazing job stepping up to the various challenges over the past few months, the staff at GSBC has also been working to continually educate bankers in new and innovative ways. GSBC continues to support our industry through live virtual learning, virtual networking and, as always, timely articles from our network of experts.

Reflections on the Paycheck Protection Program

The passage of the CARES Act and associated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans have largely consumed bankers since the Small Business Administration (SBA) began accepting applications on April 5.

COVID-19 Updates: Programs Rescheduled, Postponed Due to the Virus

GSBC has cancelled or postponed a number of educational programs in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic including the 70th Annual School Session.

Tell GSBC About Your Bank’s PPP Efforts

We are attempting to collect information related to community banks’ support of jobs and general conditions in their local trade areas as a result of the recent Payment Protection Program (PPP), and we need your help.

2020 Scholarship Recipients Announced

Approximately $100,000 in scholarships are funded by GSBC annually, and awards are made through partnerships with co-sponsoring bankers associations, intermediate schools of banking and the GSBC Alumni Association.

Boulder, Colorado: Find Big Inspiration in a City of Learners

The town of Boulder, with its iconic Flatirons mountains, historic downtown and blue skies is more than just a pretty setting for the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC).

Let’s Celebrate! GSBC Turns 70

For 70 years, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has been America’s premier community banking school. Since 1950, GSBC has been entrusted by the financial services industry to develop its leaders with world-class education and unmatched networking opportunities, all at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.

2020 Gold Rush Referral Program

GSBC’s prime enrollment period is here, and you can get rewarded for helping in our recruitment efforts! Alumni and students are eligible to earn two tiers of rewards by referring colleagues and fellow community bankers to GSBC’s core programs: 70th Annual School Session Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® Community Bank Investments School How to…