The Rising Standard: Your Guide to Ongoing Financial Success

Summer 2020

  • Message from the CEO: Newly appointed President & CEO of Standard Bank shares his thoughts on teamwork and its importance in 2020.
  • Seven Ways to Engage and Empower Employees Over Multiple Locations (and Home Offices!): From remote workers to multiple business locations, engaging and empowering employees over the miles can be difficult. We share seven ways that have helped us over the years.
  • Commercial Real Estate: Which Type of Investor are You?: There are several options and commitments when it comes to commercial real estate. Which type of investor are you?
  • Is the Time Right to Buy a Second Home?: Our residential loan manager explains options and rates when it comes to purchasing a second home.
  • Small Customer Service Tips that Make a BIG Difference: The devil is in the details. That’s why good customer service requires dedication in even the smallest of matters. Advice straight from our offices, see what small gestures make the most impact.
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Standard Bank Summer 2020

Spring 2020

  • Adapting and Moving Forward: Andy Hasley discusses how Standard Bank handled pandemic changes and adaptions, while keeping an eye on the future of recovery.
  • Remote Workers: Is Your Business Ready? COVID-19 brought new ways of doing business and collaborating. See our six steps to plan and deploy your own remote workforce.
  • 10 GOOD Reasons Local Schools, Governments, and Non-Profits Should Pledge to Bank with a Community Bank: Local organizations don’t have to look far for a bank that is on their side—with the best option usually right in their backyard!
  • SEO for the CEO: Consumers are “Googling” solutions that you offer. Is your business listed as an answer? See some tips and tricks you can oversee to make sure your business is digitally accessible.
  • Thank You to Our Team: Our associates worked around the clock to adapt to COVID-19 changes and process business-saving loans for local organizations. Their service and dedication deserves our sincere thanks.
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Standard Bank Spring 2020

Fall 2019

  • Becoming a Rock for Your Customers: Customer trust is key to building a successful business. See our advice on how you can earn and keep it.
  • Social Engineering: Are Your Employees Prepared? There are many facets to social engineering and all employees are vulnerable. Learn what your employees need to know to keep your business (and customers) safe.
  • The Benefits of an Advisory Bank: Whether you are a startup entrepreneur or a well-established, mature company, partnering with the right bank can help propel your business forward.
  • Connecting with Communities: The Standard Charitable Foundation recently awarded many grants to local non-profits who needed a hand, and we have the smiles to show for them!
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Standard Bank Fall 2019

Summer 2019

  • Jeff Martin: Looking Forward, Looking Back: Long-time commercial lender and banker discusses his approaching retirement and the wisdom he has gained along the way.
  • Customer Service vs. Technology: Which to Choose? Technology expands daily; however, nothing is as solid as an in-person relationship. Which should your business choose to focus on?
  • Maximizing Efficiency and Security for Your Business: Q&A with Andy Hasley about the benefits of Treasury Management for all types of businesses.
  • Make the Most of Your Digital Banking Experience: New technology and automation can make your banking easier and quicker. See our top picks.
  • Connecting with Communities: We are deeply ingrained within our communities. See just a few places we’ve been this past quarter. You may just recognize someone you know!
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Standard Bank Summer 2019

Spring 2019

  • Q&A with Tim Zimmerman: Tim Zimmerman discusses what he has learned about community banks across the nation and where he thinks they will be in 20 years.
  • Turning Satisfied Customers into Strong Advocates: Customer relationships are the key to a successful partnership and can drive the growth of your business.
  • Five Reasons to Borrow from a Community Bank: Get the facts and see why loan growth at community banks exceeds growth at non-community banks.
  • Security: Read about the top three things your business can implement quickly and easily to improve information security.
  • Visual: Simple tables to help you and your customers understand tax diversification of retirement assets.


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Standard Bank Spring 2019

Why we share what we know...

As a true community bank, Standard has been an integral part of the communities we serve for more than 100 years. The secret to that longevity is adhering to the relationship principles we were founded on:

  • Listen to your customer, find out what they need and what is important to them
  • Work with them and recommend a solution that fits their needs
  • Always maintain the highest level of integrity, transparency, and honesty

Standard Bank proudly offers key financial products, services, and technology features to help our business customers flourish; however, we are even prouder of the way we deliver those products and services. All of our associates serve as advocates and work hard to counsel for the betterment of our customers and communities.

I invite you to join us as we offer some words of wisdom from our local experts. Every day, we’re dedicated to supporting the local economy in all that we offer and in all that we do.

We grow by building relationships.
We grow by supporting you.