Community banks are proceeding with caution as they confront some of the industry's biggest challenges: expanded use of social media and mobile banking and changing regulation.

Executives who attended this year's Independent Community Bankers of America's national conference say they realize social media is here to stay and that they must adapt to reach more customers. Several attendees said they were heading back to their banks intent to bolstering their use of nontraditional outlets.

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