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Paula Lay: Why I am working at Core Bank

Core Bank: So Much More than a Bank

By Paula Lay, SBA Senior Servicing Specialist, Core Bank Last September I was contemplating my career. After working a year as a credit analyst at a wonderful $40 million bank in my home town, I was restless. I craved professional development. I wanted to learn more, and although I did not know what “more” was, […]


A Simple Act of Kindness

Core Bank: Random Act of Kindness

By Bridget Clark, SBA Credit Manager, Core Bank It was a cold dark night, and I was driving like a crazy woman to get my nervous 9 year old to his first ever wrestling practice. (I wasn’t sure if he was nervous because of my driving or his first practice, but that is for a […]


New Year’s Resolution? I’m going with Kung Fu Panda.

2018 New Year's Resolution

By Jason Moxness, Market President, Core Bank Loan Production Office Who do I get to blame for the pressure of coming up with a New Year’s Resolution? Dick Clark? Mariah Carey? Ryan Seacrest? I need a name! Actually, the first people to make New Year’s resolutions were the ancient Babylonians over 4,000 years ago. They were […]


Lessons Learned From Chickens, Pigs, and Liars!

Chickens, Pigs and Liars

By Stacey Huddleston, Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager, Core Bank Loan Production Office I’m baffled! Nothing my father taught me as a young boy seems to be true today. Hold Doors for Others I grew up on a small farm just outside of Moline, Illinois where I absorbed a great deal of fatherly wisdom that […]