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Liquidity Strategies for Illiquid Community Bank Stocks

If your community bank has adopted a strategy of long-term independence and your stock does not enjoy market liquidity, the following should be considered to provide for liquidity in the common stock.

First Quarter Fixed Income Strategy: Looking Back to Plan Ahead

As we close the books on 2020, we have the perfect opportunity to take stock of what bank balance sheets look like, assess what has worked (and what has not) and back test risk management methodologies. After having been through shocks and a series of surprises over the past 12 months…

Tim’s Takeaways: Community Banking in a COVID & Post-Election Environment

On November 19, GSBC offered a webinar that addressed the current banking and economic environment. The panelists included Cindy Blankenship (Bank of the West, Texas), Don Musso (FinPro, Inc.) and Michael Stevens (CSBS) who discussed issues that were ‘top of mind’ and strategic opportunities for community banks.

A Letter From Tim Karsky, GSBC Past Chairman

Although the GSBC Class of 2020 had to delay their graduation to 2021, I am positive the experiences you have gone through this year will make you better bankers. You have adapted to many changes on the fly, and I hope you will share with your banker friends what you have learned.

Observations on the Economy for Bankers

By Timothy Koch, Ph.D., GSBC President and Scott Hein, President, Hein Consulting According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), real GDP plummeted by 32.9 percent (annualized) in the second quarter of 2020, the largest drop ever recorded. This follows a 5 percent drop in the first quarter. As noted in Figure 1 below, GDP…

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.

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.

The Legacy of Gaylord Jentz

Guest Post by GSBC Faculty Member Roger Guerin: “It is the faculty that makes the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado what it is today,” often states Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) President Tim Koch, and I believe this to be of the utmost truth.

Cheers to 70 Years! A Poem by the GSBC Bank Simulation Team

Guest post by the GSBC Bank Management Simulation faculty (Becky Buhr, Jonathan Finley, Roger Guerin, Perry Haralson, Michelle Hodge, Brent Klanderud, Jeff McDonald, Cathy Morrissey, Lance Nunn and Kathy Schwerdtfager).

GSBC Faculty: Who’s Behind the Instructor?

GSBC faculty members hail from across the country to come to Boulder each July. They help shape community bankers’ careers and futures, and make lasting impacts on every student they teach.

The Results Are In! GSBC Alumni’s Boulder Memories

We asked, and GSBC alumni delivered! Since they spent a total of six weeks (42 days!) in Boulder, we wanted to know the lasting impression Boulder had on our former students.

GSBC at CU Boulder: Then & Now

The University of Colorado Boulder has served GSBC well since the school’s founding in 1950, and has provided GSBC students an immaculate campus to learn and network.