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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.

From Friends to Coworkers

Two Nebraskans met at GSBC. By nurturing this friendship, they became coworkers seven years later. Read Allen Chaffee’s reflection on he and Barry Lockard’s friendship.

Two Arkansans Bond in Colorado

A story about how Colorado brought two Arkansas community bankers together, Natalie Bartholomew tells how meeting Erica at GSBC has made a lasting impact.

The Best of Friends, 30 Years Post-Graduation

Thirty years after GSBC, four ladies have remained the best of friends. Read Becky Sorbel’s reflection on the friendship they developed at GSBC.

Podcast: What is the First Step to Developing a Sound Investment Strategy for Bond Portfolio Management?

Tune into this podcast with Community Bank Investments School faculty member, Chris Nelson, to explore fixed income investments, portfolio management and more. In the show, he will help you learn how to use your investment portfolio more effectively to help your institution meet its goals and optimize its performance. Above all, you’ll take away from…

Investment Strategy: Risk/Reward With Mortgage Investing

Bankers track many key interest rates, but surely mortgage rates get a lot of attention, as they can have a significant impact on a community bank’s earnings and profitability. Residential mortgage loans typically represent a meaningful earning asset for many financial institutions. Additionally, an average bank investment portfolio often holds an allocation of mortgage products, the…

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…

GSBC Completes Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce the completion of its Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®. Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI) participants are up-and-coming C-level executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. EDI equips these community bank leaders for success with extensive leadership…

The Meaning of Excess Reserves in Today’s Financial System

At the September Federal Open Market Committee meeting, the Fed felt that, with “ample reserves” in our banking system, they could orchestrate a cut in the federal funds rate (the interest rate on overnight reserves exchanged between banks) by simply announcing the new lower target for the funds rate to be in the range of…

Unplugging the Dam – Working Faster Payments into Business Receivables

The question you need to ask your treasury services department is, “Are we initiating the conversations with our business customers that will highlight ways we can be strategic?”. Instant payments may only look like a trickle now, but by taking a strategic approach to solving the current problems of today, your business will be prepared…

Colorado, Missouri & Kansas Bankers Elected to GSBC Alumni Advisory Board

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has elected three bankers to its Alumni Advisory board, effective July 26, 2019. Quentin Leighty, office president and chief financial officer of First National Bank of Las Animas in Monument, CO, will serve a three-year term on the GSBC Alumni Advisory Board. Leighty has been with First…

Obenauer Elected Chair of GSBC Alumni Association

Christie Obenauer, president and CEO of Union State Bank in Hazen, ND, has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) Alumni Association, effective July 26, 2019. Obenauer is a 2016 graduate of GSBC and is active in many local, regional and state-level boards involving banking and community development. Obenauer worked…