Category Archives for Personal


Because You Served, We Serve You

By Alicia Walker, SBA Relationship Manager, Core Bank One of my most memorable “character-building” experiences happened when I was in the Army some 25+ years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. Well, not quite, my memory ain’t what it used to be. But, here’s what happened… Joining the Army Right after high school, […]


If You Think It’s Confusing to Get a Loan, Try Getting a Child Ready for College!

Jen's Daughter

By Jen Williams, Loan Assistant, Core Bank Being in the lending industry for the last twenty plus years has taught me so much. There are times when I’m talking the Banking language and clients think I’m speaking a foreign language. I frequently get the “deer caught in a headlight” look from clients, or someone will […]


An Ode to the Mom Purse

Core Bank: Ode to the Mom Purse

By Bridget Clark, SBA Credit Manager, Core Bank There was a time, long, long ago, where I could buy cute little purse, big enough to carry my identification, lip gloss, and a breath mint and I was ready to go out into the world. I wasn’t prepared for the amount of stuff I needed to […]


Want to do things differently? Go Left.

Core Bank: Go Left

By Tricia Luedke, Vice President, Private Banking, Core Bank Doing something different isn’t easy but with strong leadership, ambition and the ability to learn from new opportunities why not try to Go Left? As I was watching my eight-year-old play basketball for the first time this year, I started thinking about why doing something different […]