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Mutual Growth Podcast

A Podcast by Penn Community Bank

Penn Community Bank is banking powered by good values, deep roots, and proven expertise. Mutual Growth brings you into the conversation with industry leaders and gives you the tools and insights you need to guide your next-level growth.

Listen below, or on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Radio PublicBreakerAnchorFM, Stitcher. While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe and leave a rating.

Episode 7

“Pandemic Proof” with Sandy Ziegler, Director of Training, Development, & Education

As businesses across every industry respond to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of training and employee development has never been more important. In this episode, we’re joined by Sandy Ziegler – Penn Community Bank Director of Training, Development, & Education – to discuss the importance of training to Penn Community Bank and how this focus can translate to business owners and employees around the community. In our conversation, we discuss the benefits for learning and development for all businesses, how to make your brand “Pandemic Proof,” and what individuals should be doing today to prepare themselves for the jobs of tomorrow.

Episode 6

Safe and Sound with Rick Cimakasky, Director of Fraud and Security Management

When most of us think of bank security we likely picture large vault doors. But what does bank security look like in 2020… and in the middle of a global pandemic?

In this episode, we’re joined by former FBI agent and current Penn Community Bank Director of Fraud and Security Management Rick Cimakasky to review his role in keeping customer accounts safe. In our conversation we discuss his transition from law enforcement to banking, old frauds with new COVID-19 twists, and his recommendations for businesses and families looking to keep their money – and data – safe.

Episode 5

Community Commitment with Marissa Christie, President/CEO, United Way of Bucks County

While local, state and federal policy makers work to address the fall out of the coronavirus pandemic, it is community businesses and non-profits that find themselves on the front line of responding to needs in their neighborhoods. From economic support for small businesses to access to food and necessities for families, the need for local action has never been greater.

In this episode, we’re joined by Marissa Christie, president and CEO of the United Way of Bucks County, to discuss her organization’s response to community needs during the pandemic and the United Way’s partnership with Penn Community Bank. Later, we talk with Todd Hurley, Chief Relationship Officer at Penn Community Bank, to learn more about the bank’s response to the situation and his message of area non-profits during this period.

Episode 4

Banking Where You Need to Be with Jim Fecca – Director of Deposit Operations

From work meetings to happy hours, more of our daily activities are moving online. As consumers and businesses work to navigate the coronavirus pandemic, the realities of personal and business finance continue – even with significant disruption in their normal banking routines.

In this episode, we’re joined by Jim Fecca, Penn Community Bank’s Director of Deposit Services, to discuss the global shift to online finance and what it means for individuals and the industry. In our conversation, we cover: Trends in digital banking; What digital tools people should be using to stay in control of their finances during this period; And will banking ever return to the way it was?


Episode 3

The Coronavirus Economy (& What Comes Next) with Dorothy Jaworski – Director of Treasury and Risk Management

As governments and central banks respond to the unprecedented economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, businesses and economic analysts are trying to read key indicators to inform critical decision making. In this episode, we’re joined by Dorothy Jaworski, Penn Community Bank’s Director of Treasury and Risk Management, to get her thoughts on the state of the economy and her forecast for what comes next. In our conversation, we discuss: The key economic indicators she’s watching, how and why banks are making decisions at this time of volatility, and her reaction to Administration and Fed policies to aid the economy.

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Episode 2

Protecting Your Data in the Time of Coronavirus with Karen Shinn – Director of IT Compliance

As social distancing policies and economic restrictions continue in response to the coronavirus pandemic, more individuals and businesses are relying on digital channels to stay connected. With this surge in online sales, work-from-home requirements, and federal financial relief efforts, comes the increased risk of fraud and cyber threats. In this episode, we’re joined by Karen Shinn, Director of IT Compliance, Cyber Security, and Risk Assessment for Penn Community Bank, to discuss this critical issue. In our conversation, we cover some of the most common types of fraud during this pandemic, how employees can keep their personal and professional data safe while working from home, and tips for small businesses moving sales and service online.

Show Notes

Episode 1

Understanding the Coronavirus Market with Christian Wagner – President, Penn Investment Advisors

On February 19, the stock market hit its highest mark in history. Less than a month later, on March 11, the coronavirus outbreak was declared a global pandemic, setting off the largest single-day market drop in a generation. In the weeks since, volatility has been the only constant, with near-daily surges and loses as the market reacts to international reports on the virus and economic relief efforts from Washington. In this episode, we talk to Christian Wagner, president of Penn Investment Advisors, to gain a clearer picture of what is driving the volatility of the market, what individuals and families can be doing to protect their wealth during this period, and get his thoughts on what comes next.

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