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President's Blog; Spring 2022

March 01, 2022

Silver Lake Bank has been very fortunate over the years to have a very stable board of directors who have given many years of service. Their business experience and dedication to our community has been invaluable. Helen Crow, a valued member of our Board of Directors for over 20 years, has chosen not to stand for reelection. Helen is hoping to spend more time with her California based grandchildren and is transitioning herself to a part time real estate professional. Helen is a lifelong Topekan with a successful career of selling homes for over 45 years. She is a tireless community volunteer, co-teaches with husband Dan at Washburn University School of Law and opens her home to international high school and college students needing a place to stay. We will miss her counsel and are very thankful for her contributions to the board.

I am pleased to announce two new additions to our Board of Directors. Joining us are Brent Boles, Managing Partner of Green Pest Solutions and Schendel Lawn and Landscape, and local investor; and Scott Hunsicker, Owner and President of Kansas Financial Resources Inc. We are looking forward to the skills and new perspectives they bring to the table. Current board members remaining in place are Kerry Martin, C.J. Gideon, Jr., Austin Gideon, Nicholas Gideon, Bill Jones, Dr. Scott Hamilton, Marvin Spees and myself.

If the last two years have taught us anything, we know you prefer options for banking face-to-face or remotely. We are committed to exceeding your expectations along both paths, with staff in place that focus on your digital experience. Our Digital Banking Services leadership team are Shane Koci, VP and Manager, and Melissa Beard, Systems Administrator and Digital Bank Support. Together they have over 35 years’ experience with SLB. And, because meeting your needs is our priority, they are accessible to you remotely OR in person!

As part of our new program ‘We Care’, promoting safe online banking, we are offering a new product called ‘IdentityForce’. This service delivers ongoing credit bureau and dark web monitoring, real-time alerts, breach notification and identity recovery services. Our staff can answer your questions or assist you with set up. Please consider the 1 hour of time it takes to enroll as an investment in your safety and security.

Referrals are 70% of our business and the best referral is from a friend. Please let us know if we can be helpful to someone you know. Thank you for being our Customer.

Patrick R. Gideon