If I could put Emojis in Credit Memos… A Millennial’s Take on Banking

By David Chew, SBA Credit Analyst for the Core Bank Loan Production Office talking about millennials in banking.

Let me start this blog off right… With a #selfie.

David Chew Selfie

Millennials are defined as the generation born between 1981 and 2000. When I was given the opportunity to write this blog, I did what any millennial would do. I googled “millennials in the workplace.” All that came up was article after article about how to deal with millennials, how to get the most productivity out of them, and worst of all, how millennials are lazy.

Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I was born in 1991 right in the middle of the millennial generation. I currently live in downtown Kansas City, in a maintenance free condo, and drive a hybrid. I guess one could say that the only non-millennial thing about me is the fact that I work for Core Bank.

Banking is one of the oldest professions, and a lot of banks “look the same.” So what attracted me, a millennial, to banking? What if I said banking is exciting?

As a Kansas City native, I’ve had the pleasure to watch Kansas City grow. Without banks, this wouldn’t be possible. Being in banking is much more than just giving loans and taking deposits. Banking to me is about relationships, strengthening the local economy, and helping give small businesses the opportunity to grow.

Working for Core Bank in the Kansas City SBA department, I get to help small businesses that make Kansas City the great city it is. I get the chance to do things a little differently than the other banks. In the SBA department, we’re passionate about small businesses and most importantly passionate about our city.

I believe that millennials such as myself can bring a great sense of passion and energy to the workplace. We’re a generation that when given the opportunity to be different, think freely, and make a difference, we can be even more productive than previous generations. We want to go to work and feel a sense of worth as though we’re part of something bigger than ourselves.

This is why I chose to work at Core Bank in the SBA department. I believe in what we’re doing for the city I love.