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Steve Cocheo

Steve Cocheo’s career in business journalism has taken him to all 50 states and nearly every corner of banking in institutions of all sizes. He is executive editor of ABA Banking Journal, digital content manager of, and editor of ABA Bank Directors Briefing. He coordinates the popular Pass the Aspirin and First Person features and wrote the booklet series Focus On The Bank Director. He is the only journalist to have sat in on three federal banking exams, was a finalist for the Jesse H. Neal national business journalism awards, and a winner of multiple awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.

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Union Bank offers mix-and-match web page

Have you ever wanted to order just one favorite channel from your cable provider? Fat chance-you nearly always have to take a package stuffed with channels you'll never watch and don't want to pay for. But Union Bank's Art Smith thinks his bank has learned from cable's obstinate approach, and says consumers seem to appreciate a program unveiled last October: "Banking By Design."

Tale of four cities

Community bank leader Ken Burgess learned versatility meeting challenges in three diverse Texas markets. He's using it to help meet banking's challenges in Washington



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