The Final Four – Developing Your Winning Strategy for New Technology

Posted by Matt Meehan

Fri, Mar 23, 2018 @ 10:00 AM


Reaching the Final Four requires both teamwork and effort. As John Wooden famously stated, “It’s not how big you are, it’s how big you play.” Community-based financial institutions can certainly relate to that sentiment. The fact is, playing big often translates into leveraging the technology of third-party vendors to help ensure your success and to bring the latest technology to your game without having to develop it internally.

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Topics: Relationship Management, Commercial Lending, fintech, Data, Processes & Procedures, third-party vendors, basketball, basketball tournament, Final Four

Using Stories in Business Presentations

Posted by Kristin Halvin

Wed, Mar 07, 2018 @ 11:00 AM

In my previous post, “The Four Elements of a Successful Presentation Opening,” I suggested that there are six ways to open a presentation: a story, a show of hands, a visual or prop, an outrageous or provocative statement, a rhetorical question, or a quote. While I believe that a story is the best way to open a presentation, if you don’t open with a story, you should at least have a few stories within your presentation.

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Topics: Financial Services Industry, Processes & Procedures, presentations

Observations from the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Posted by Eric Flick

Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 11:00 AM

First and foremost, we at JHA know that many communities are still in recovery mode from the 2017 hurricane season, and that there is still a lot of hard work ahead. Our thoughts and well wishes remain with all of those impacted.

During hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, three key areas surfaced as points-of-interest: people, connectivity, and data.

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Topics: Processes & Procedures

Work Smarter - Not Harder

Posted by Brynn Ammon

Wed, Dec 14, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

Systems are smarter today than ever before. Yet, at financial institutions everywhere, there are still employees working from paper reports daily. Technology has the ability to provide snapshot data at a moment’s notice for review, but your users still use processes that create work for themselves and others in the institution. Efficiency is not always about shiny new tools and robust software solutions. Very often, you already own the shiny, robust tools needed to operate efficiently… you just need someone in the organization to point them out. 

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Topics: Financial Services Industry, Processes & Procedures

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