President’s Blog

President’s Blog


Equifax Hack

We certainly do live in troubling times! Equifax just announced that the personal information for 143 million US customers was accessed. I think I might be in that mix! Information lost could include credit card ...
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Future of Banking

One constant in my banking career is change.  I was talking to my friend John just this past weekend, and he reminded me that it was 25 years since Sue and I introduced him to ...
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Thoughts on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a favorite American holiday but giving thanks is not uniquely American.  Over the course of human history many thanksgiving proclamations were proffered by national leaders and prominent figures.  President Washington established our National ...
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It’s time to increase financial literacy

I have counseled a number of families over the years regarding their financial status. Generally, the meetings are the result of an unexpected event that has upset the family's financial apple cart or a realization ...
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Go ahead, set a goal

I’m not one that makes New Year’s resolutions.  The New Year does afford itself to the occasion as there is something about starting a year with a fresh start.  But, I found that such resolutions ...
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Back to school, back to school savings: Why people need a plan to save money

Did Labor Day already pass me by? One thing that my wife doesn’t get – Labor Day is not labor day!  But, I guess when there’s a day we have off together, what could be ...
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Thoughts on 9/11 – a Q&A with Chief Peenstra

Generations Bank was honored to share a Q&A with Stu Peenstra, Police Chief of the Seneca Falls Police Department: Tell me about yourself - how did you get to be the SFPD Police Chief? I ...
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When a Community Cares Amazing Things Happen

From L to R: Volunteers install a support beam at the Haigh Street build in Seneca Falls as part of Habitat’s 2016 projects. Children from Elizabeth Cady Stanton School enjoy a book with Menzo Case ...
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