The "Culture Club" at Machias Savings Bank is not a group of '80s music fans. It's a committee made up mainly of people who work in its human resources and marketing departments that oversees the bank's employee engagement initiatives, including its new Culture Champion program.
Roughly once a quarter senior executives at Community Bank in Brandon, Miss., take a select group of up-and-coming managers on a three-day retreat. The trips are part of a management training course known as the Falcon Program that took flight in 2012.
Behind the scenes at SafeAmerica Credit Union's core conversion, a tech executive finds the project consumes more of his time than he ever thought it would, with tasks like testing, data cleansing and data integration requiring attention.