Community bankers are making a big push into trust management, rushing to pick up clientele who might feel left out after bank mergers in their markets.

"Our philosophy is there will be monoliths and us," said Edward F. Walker Jr., the senior investment and trust officer of First National Bank of Hope, N.J. "We're hoping that the people the monoliths kick out will come to us."

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