Straight Talk — Thanks for saying no

I want to take this opportunity to thank every banker who has ever said “no.” It’s not an easy thing to say in this have-it-all culture. Bankers, however, have to say no regularly, and it certainly doesn’t do anything for their personal popularity ratings. But I am writing this column to say “thank you.”

      I often think about bankers who live in small towns, where they know everyone and they see just about everyone at the ball game, church or village . . .

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