Mazuma Olathe Branch | Futuristic Beacon, Sitting on a Hill

Team and Technology come together in the Mazuma Olathe Branch of the Future Today’s financial world is complex and ever-changing. Technology is moving at warp speeds and consumers are often left wondering what to do next. To combat this problem, we are proud to introduce Mazuma Credit Union’s new Olathe Branch. This branch of the […]

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From the Desk of: Leadership Lessons from our CEO | Learning Self- Leadership

Have you learned self-leadership? Psychologists often say that self-awareness first begins when we’re toddlers. Seeing ourselves in the mirror, we eventually move from pointing at our reflection to using those fingers to examine our own features. Self-confidence also begins as early as our first steps. For some, it comes naturally. For others it’s a struggle, […]

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From the Desk Of: A Leadership Series from our CEO Brad Eller | What Do You Want Me to Do?

What do you want me to do? “Ask and you shall receive.” – Anonymous Recently, I asked an associate to help me plan an event that would take place later in the day. It was a relatively simple task, so the two of us quickly came to an understanding of the steps needed to reach […]

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The Universal Banker the Real Gold in the Branch

What Would Motivate Consumers to Bypass the Most Convenient Branch in the World? Think back 11 years ago. It is the Summer of 2007 and only a select few are forecasting the fall of the financial industry. Maybe even less see that a Senator from Illinois will be our new President in 18 months. And […]

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Beware the Boogeyman of Design Fees

The F-word you’re likely to hear before construction starts A creepy clown hiding inside a sewer. A chainsaw wielding crazy man in a hockey mask. A hideous villain who tends to show up at night. If you’re a fan of scary movies, you can probably cite each of those movies by name. In reality, each these are […]

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The Northeast Credit Union Branch of the Future

New Hampshire Credit Union Grows into Hooksett Portsmouth, New Hampshire based Northeast Credit Union recently broke ground on its new Hooksett branch. The new facility represents the Credit Union’s latest Branch of the Future. The Northeast team partnered with Atlanta-based LEVEL5 (www.level5.com) on the branch site selection and design-build of the project. Tim Collia, President […]

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The Art of the Branch Site Selection Edition

The Book on Everything About Branch Site Selection Peruse any business book atop the bestseller lists, and you’ll find a veritable smorgasbord of topics addressing investment strategies, office politics, and personal success. The book with everything you need to know about branch site selection? Crickets. Save your Google search. We already checked, and you won’t […]

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Leadership Change Ushers in Next Wave of Growth

Expanding Design-Build Firm Calls Forth New Leadership Atlanta-based LEVEL5 is pleased to announce two key leadership moves effective July 31, 2018. Luke Kassler, formerly Chief Operating Officer, is now President of LEVEL5. Mr. Kassler has served as the company’s COO since 2015. Craig Bradley, President of the Special Projects Division, is now Chief Operating Officer. […]

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Bricks, Clicks and Community Banks Webinar

Maximizing Digital and the Branch Equals Transformation Our recent webinar on Bricks, Clicks and Community Banks dove into the need for financial institutions to optimize digital and physical channels. Consumers today desire an omni-channel approach (online, physical and automation) because digital channels have redefined the notion of “convenience”. A financial institutions ability to maximize online […]

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Is the Fox Guarding the Hen House?

“Very cool.” “Incredible!” “This doesn’t look like a bank.” Showing the world that a traditional bank doesn’t have to feel like one, today’s financial institutions are finding new ways to wow customers. So much so, it seems like the “design” in most building plans should come first and foremost. To that we say, “slow your roll.”   […]

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