“Evaluating Your Strategic Alternatives,” was presented by Craig Mancinotti and Rick Maroney, co-managers of Austin Associates’ Strategic Consulting practice area. The factors driving community bank consolidation are forcing boards of directors to take a hard look at the decision to remain independent. Margin compression exacerbated by the low rate environment, a slow growing economy, tepid loan demand in many markets and increased regulatory compliance costs, to name a few, have resulted in below average ROE performance and lackluster shareholder returns. As banks engage in their annual strategic planning, more and more boards are asking the question, “Should we evaluate our strategic alternatives?” To fully consider your options, the planning process requires substantial information and a willingness to challenge conventional thinking. This webinar was designed to provide a framework for your community bank to objectively and efficiently consider its strategic options.