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Our goal is to help community bankers succeed and thrive. We have a passion for community banks and believe they are the backbone of main street America. The BankerCast presents the case for community banking best practices and the relationship between a strong community banking system and the community it serves standard of living.This a banker’s must listen to guide to success.
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Conversations with entrepreneurs about the joys and struggles of running a successful business in today’s fast paced ever changing business environment. A listener will hear about how to respond to failure, how to parlay success, building business relationships and more.A must listen for small business owners and individuals running businesses.
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Join us on the latest episode of Banker Cast with S1 Technologies' Hunter Thevis as we unpack the essentials of branding, security, and share valuable advice. Tune in for a concise guide to navigating the banking landscape in the digital age. Intro: 3:30 Branding: 13:00 Security: 15:30 What must you do? 21:50 Advice and Motivation: 30:20 Lagniappe:…
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In this special Bankercast episode, we reflect on the transformative highlights of 2023, celebrating the growth and accomplishments at High Performance Teams. Grateful for the milestones achieved, we express our appreciation and delve into how these experiences have fueled our commitment to shaping better teams for better business in the banking in…
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In this episode of Bankercast, join us as we address recruiting with a special guest, Kayla Stoulig, the HR Manager at Gulf Coast Bank. Together, we explore the qualities that make a candidate stand out, from strong work ethic to a sense of responsibility. Tune in for valuable insights on finding the right talent to build a thriving and dynamic tea…
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Join us in this episode as we sit down with Carey Chopin, an experienced commercial lender, to explore advice within the world of banking. Beyond banking, he also imparts wisdom on the importance of teamwork and shares life lessons, making this episode a must-listen for anyone seeking financial wisdom and personal growth. Intro 0:00 Background Info…
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In this podcast episode, join us for an insightful conversation with industry expert Mark Fontenot as we delve into the world of employee benefits. Discover the diverse range of challenges facing businesses today and solutions to address them. Mark also sheds light on the latest trends reshaping the benefits and offering valuable insights for emplo…
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In this podcast episode, we dive into the heart of the modern workplace with Jeff Benton, a local entrepreneur. Jeff enlightens us on the role of morals and love in a thriving work environment, sharing insights from his upcoming book 'People Are Cra Cra.' Join us as we explore the power of compassion and integrity, leaving you inspired to reshape w…
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In this podcast episode, we delve into the world of tax credits and financial innovation with Vine. Join us as we explore how Vine navigates the landscape of tax credits, uncovering unique strategies and success stories. Our special guest, Addison Henry, provides firsthand insights into Vine's remarkable journey and the their financial solutions. W…
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With the second largest bank failure in US history looming in the background, Smith Shellnut Wilson's Russell Guess dives into how and why certain big banks have gone under in the past few months. Guess, a man with extensive background in different facets of the banking industry, offers a well researched and thoughtful perspective. As a bonus, list…
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When it comes to banking, regulation and legislation play no small role in determining the health of the industry. Thankfully, we can look to the Louisiana Bankers Association to promote policies that benefit bankers and consumers alike. Listen to LBA's new CEO Ginger Laurent update us on the latest legislation affecting Louisiana bankers today. Gi…
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Join us on this episode in welcoming Winnsboro State Bank's Howard Dee Smith (President and CEO). Howard Dee recounts a lively story of Winnsboro's rapid acceleration over the past three years and shares some tips to their overwhelming success. Listen in for a thoroughly entertaining, and informative, conversation. :15 - Introduction to Winnsboro a…
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The Bankercast welcomes American Planning's Jeff Fair to discuss the whirlwind of challenges battering the community banking industry today. Fair brings to the table decades of experience in the banking world and a perspective trusted by bankers throughout the southeast and beyond. Tune in for an invaluable industry overview and quite a few laughs.…
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You and Your business welcomes Dr. Jacob Imam, founder of the think tank New Polity, to discuss Distributism, work, education, community, and anything else that contributes to a fully integrated Christian life. Imam, an Oxford man and Steubenville graduate, offers a thoughtful and well researched perspective on such matters that draws further richn…
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In this special edition of BankerCast, Jay Toups and Joseph Benton of High Performance Teams, by RMR, Inc. interrupt regularly scheduled programming to celebrate twenty exciting years of operation. Tune in for a riveting story and to glean key insights into starting a business built to last. BankerCast Anniversary Podcast Summary 1:44 – Jay’s Backg…
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I think, without fail, our small business customers want us to know something about them and at the same time, there are things that we wish we could get small business customers to understand about our side of things. Byron Earnheart at the Barret School of Banking/host or Main Street Banking and Jay Toups, Pres/CEO of High Performance Teams have …
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Stacey Romero, President and CEO of The Broussard Chamber of Commerce, joined Jay Toups to talk about business, the exciting growth that is happening in Broussard, Louisiana and how partnering with the Broussard Economic Development Office and the Mayor's office has sparked the growth to make the City of Broussard one of the fastest growing cities …
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CEO of Smith Shellnut Wilson, Frank Smith, started his business over 20 years ago. In this episode, Frank shares the wisdom he has learned during his career in banking, gives us insight on how banks manage their investment portfolios, and takes a look at the state of affairs in banking today as well as the future. 0:00 - Intro 7:40 - Earning your S…
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After being in the sales game as both a student and a teacher, Reece Theriot started his company, Fulcrum Sales and Marketing, to solve problems and build meaningful relationships. 0:00 - Intro 4:24 - Sales Background 13:40 - Advice for Sales in Banking 17:15 - The definition of sales 21:05 - Inbound and Outbound Marketing 25:15 - Cold Call Strateg…
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CEO of the Better Business Bureau, Jillian Dickerson, explains what her organization it is, what it isn't, and how they have been helping business all across Acadiana. She speaks on what it's like to be business minded in a non-profit organization. www.BBB.org 0:00 - Intro 3:10 - Prior Experience 5:25 - What is the Better Business Bureau? 9:06 - Ho…
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Josh and Olivia Savoie write beautiful biographies about your friends and loved ones in their business: Raconteur Writing. Their mission is to preserve lives and legacies through the lost art of heritage storytelling. 0:00 - Introduction 10:22 - What story touched your heart the most? 13:15 - How has the business affected you? 15:00 - What have you…
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This week, Jay has on Robert and Lana Michalk, who are the owners of Robert M’s salon in Lafayette, Louisiana. On the podcast, they talk about the journey to the hair industry, and what makes them different. This week is loaded with conversation about culture and client interactions and how to give top tier service. They also talk about advice on s…
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Fred Mills joins host Jay Toups to take a fun look at the changing face of banking, people and customers. Fred is a bank CEO, owns and operates a pharmacy, and is a Louisiana State Senator. Listen to his fun stories about marketing and his wisdom that comes from experience. This is a podcast you will want to listen all the way through. Time Stamps:…
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2021 was an interesting year in banking after following 2020, which was chaotic with the pandemic and its broad impact. In retrospect, 2021 was a year of necessary change as we all looked to the future. The highlights emphasize what was on the minds of bankers everywhere. Highlights include: 0:00-1:08 - Introduction 1:15-5:47 - Jeff Fair, President…
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Most business owners took a sigh of relief and were ready to put 2020 behind us. 2021 proved for must us to be a time to look to the future and make decisions related to the future of our businesses. Many of the highlights this year focused on what how to look at that future and how to keep life in balance as we do that. Highlights for 2021: 0:00-1…
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his week, Jay has on Ginger Laurent, incoming CEO of the Louisiana Bankers association. They talk about the community environment in community banking, and the most touching experiences Ginger has seen in the industry. They also talk about the current crop of young people in banking and the future that the industry holds, especially within the scop…
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This week, Jay has Ben Howington, a 4th generation family farmer. He talks about the role his wife and business partners play in the success of his farm. They also talk about the future of the farming industry and how it’s changed in the past. 0:00-13:08 Ben Introduction, Life in Family Farming 13:08-22:54 Impact of Bankers and Family in the indust…
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This week, Jay’s guest on the podcast is Jeff Fair, who is the President of American Planning Corporation. They talk about the services American Planning Corporation provides, the importance of community banking, and the challenges that small banks faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Jeff also talks about the impact of programs like CDFI, PPP, and …
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This week on You and Your Business, Jay has on owner and founder of Jet Coffee, John Tommasini. Jet Coffee has become one of the most successful businesses in Acadiana after its opening in October of 2019. On the podcast, John talks about his journey to opening Jet with his partners, his wife’s involvement in the company, and what makes Jet so succ…
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This BankerCast features guest Mechelle Roberthon. Mechelle is the Director of Talent Development at Home Bank and a Doctoral Candidate at Baylor University. On the podcast she talks about her experience being a “toddler banker.” She also talks about the importance of company culture and the impact it makes on the performance of a company, as well …
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On this podcast, Jay has Anita Begnaud, CEO of Lafayette Downtown Development Authority. Anita shares her wisdom regarding the effect downtown has on a city and the culture it provides within the community of business owners. Anita and Jay also talk about diversity and inclusion, self-employment, effective leadership, and work-life balances. Also i…
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In this month's episode we had local health and fitness coach, Reed Streva, in for a talk about how to maintain a healthy mind and body for maximum effectiveness at work. Reed talked about how important it is for business owners to recognize that the employees who help their businesses run are the "goose" that lays the golden egg. "Feeding the goos…
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Retired bank president Janet Wood joined us to discuss her career in banking and how she became one of the first women in the gulf south to be named to the position of bank president. She gives us great personal advice about how to grow in knowledge and succeed in today's world of banking. Janet's passion and love for the industry and the many indi…
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Wade Berzas shares with the audience how he came back after a devastating plane crash, how to grow and start a business. Wade is truly an inspiration and offers some true wisdom that only comes from a lived experience. As a fellow small business owner, Wade offers great advice that comes from his experience as a leader and small business owner. Lis…
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