Just as the greatest fear of affluent couples is that their offspring will come back to live with them when they finish college, the greatest fear of many community bankers is the unfriendly tender offer.

Community bankers basically like their jobs. They have an important and comfortable role in their communities, and in many ways they have it all -- challenging working conditions in a community that offers a good lifestyle.

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