Entries by Susie Clayton


Nonprofit Young Americans Center for Financial Education builds skills, sparks entrepreneurial spirit in youth

Amelia Moore is optimistic that consumers’ interest in supporting small business over the holiday season bodes well for her business, Mimi’s Minis, whose products—miniature stuffed animals—will be available exclusively online from late November to early December. “No two Minis are exactly alike, and they make a special holiday gift for young children, teachers—anyone, really!” she […]

Unemployment fraud on the rise: what can be done to curb it

by Chris Hill, SVP & CFO | Bankers’ Bank of the West While unemployment trends are improving, the current environment has created a new vector for fraudsters. Numerous state governments and law enforcement agencies have been getting reports from citizens who received cards used to facilitate unemployment payments and accompanying paperwork even though they had […]