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Fitech Forum

Welcome to The Fitech Forum! Education, innovation, and industry-relevant solutions are just some of the topics you’ll hear on this podcast. Through interviews and casual conversations, we’ll explore a variety of ways community banks and their customers can stay ahead of the curve utilizing marketing, advanced technology, and industry knowledge. Partner with us on this journey into the world of community banks and small businesses.

Jun 30, 2021

It’s no secret that nonprofit organizations are fully dependent on fundraising & charitable giving. As Bridget Daly, of GiveCentral, shares, gone are the days of gifting by check. While COVID may have thrown a wrench in gifting briefly, new & improved ways of receiving donations have surfaced. Ease of giving & use of...


Jun 29, 2021

Community banking & community involvement tend to go hand-in-hand. But for Becky Goldberg, she takes being involved in her community to the next level. The passion Becky has for supporting local businesses and truly being part of her community is a reflection of having positive role models and strong mentorships. This...


May 24, 2021

Small businesses everywhere are looking for avenues that will make running their companies easy. As a financial institution, why are you allowing non-bank competitors to serve the needs of your customers? In Episode 10, Derik Sutton shares his experience helping institutions meet their customers where there are by...


Nov 24, 2020

Strategic planning is something every bank should be doing on an annual basis, but according to our guest in Episode 9, Bert Purdy, it shouldn’t just be about the numbers. A community bank's mission is to help their customer's dreams come true. Part of how they achieve that is by having a strong company culture with a...


Nov 24, 2020

Partnership. An overused term these days? Sometimes, maybe. But to Gordon Roberts & Southside Bank, they trust and rely on a true vendor partnership. Join us in Episode 8 as Gordon discusses what partnership means to him and the bank and why it’s so important. It’s more than just a contract. It’s having...