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GSBC, Leeds School of Business Partner to Offer Executive Leadership Certificate in 2022

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced its new Certificate in Executive Leadership, developed in partnership with the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business.

New Educational Product Empowers Community Banks to Make Strategic Investment Decisions

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced the launch of its newest educational products, GSBC + Invest, designed to equip community banks with reliable and impartial information to enhance investment-portfolio performance.

Q&A: Meet Michael Stevens, GSBC’s President-Elect

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) Board of Trustees in November 2020 announced the school’s incoming president, Michael Stevens. In January 2021, Stevens began collaborating with the school’s board, staff and faculty to design its 70th Annual School Session.

The Continued Evolution of Community Banks

This month I began “Phase 3” of my career as I prepare to become the president of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). This transition will be complete when my friend, Tim Koch, retires on July 31. As I closed out my career with the Conference of State Bank Supervisors a few weeks ago…

2021 Alumni Association Golf Tournament

Come out and join fellow classmates, faculty, trustees, alumni and friends for a fun-filled day on the greens with a marvelous view of the Colorado Rocky Mountains! Colorado National Golf Club is located in Erie, CO, just 30 minutes east of Boulder.

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.

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.