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David Chew: Am I Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

David Chew : 5th Grader

By David Chew, SBA Credit Analyst, Core Bank Last month I had the opportunity to go to my Alma mater Christa McAuliffe Elementary school for Cain’s Arcade (if you don’t know what this is, please refer to Bridget Clark’s blog last month.) As we were driving up to the school, I took a trip down […]


Riding Out the Storm

Riding Out the Storm

By Jason Moxness, Market President, Core Bank To call me a biker might be a bit of a stretch, but I’ve had bikes off and on since I was 10 years old. My first bike was a Honda Trail CT70. My most recent was a 9-foot long rigid (no suspension) Chopper. And there were a […]


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 […]