A key to Alex Sheshunoff's longstanding popularity with small-town bankers may be the reassuring message he has for them: Worry about the customers you have today, not the ones you may attract tomorrow.

With just such words, Mr. Sheshunoff introduced a two-day Electronic Money and Banking Forum in Dallas last week. The entry fee was $1,600 to learn about smart cards, personal computer banking, and the Internet. About 250 community bankers attended.

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