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> OPERATIONS Bank When Disaster Strikes a BY GENE WILLERS Editor's note: In June 2014, two tornadoes struck the small town of Pilger, Neb. The tornadoes killed two and critically injured 20 more. At Midwest Bank's branch in Pilger, Market President Gene Willers followed the protocols for a tornado alarm and led his staff off to the vault-the safest space in the bank. They then realized the vault door could not be locked from within. To protect his employees, Willers closed the vault door and took shelter in the bank's basement just minutes before the tornado struck. The winds sheared a wall off of the bank, destroying the building, but Willers and the employees in the vault were kept safe. At ABA's National Conference for Community Bankers, Willers shared several tips from his experience for bankers facing a natural disaster. 14 ABA BANKING JOURNAL | JULY/AUGUST 2015

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABA Banking Journal - July/August 2015

CHAIRMAN'S VIEW
UPFRONT
OPERATIONS
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
PICTURE THIS
BANKING’S APPALLING REGULATORY STRUCTURE
HOW BANK CULTURE DRIVES SUCCESS
KEY CONSIDERATIONS FOR CREATING SUCCESSFUL BOARDS
VENDOR RISK MANAGEMENT
FIVE RISKS THAT WILL SHAPE BANKING’S FUTURE
CEO SYMPOSIUM
MOBILE BANKING
PAYMENTS
ABA COMPLIANCE CENTER INBOX
INVESTOR PERSPECTIVE
COMMUNICATIONS
REAL ESTATE LENDING
LEGAL BRIEFS
FROM THE STATES
BANKER RECOMMENDED READING
INNOVATIONS IN SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

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