Letters from Leton: Be Careful Swinging Your Fireball

New Year’s Day, like most holidays, comes with traditions.

Having some Scottish ancestry, I know of certain traditions like –

  • Cleaning the house for a healthy new year
  • Gifting salt for health and coal for warmth in the new year
  • Having a black haired stranger be the first to enter your home in the new year for good luck
  • The new year’s swim
  • And of course, the swinging of the fireballs in a night parade to remind folks of the return of the sun

Today I suspect all of us are thinking about what we want to improve or change in 2023. You know the traditional list – exercise, habits, read more, the list goes on.

But what about the Bank? Shouldn’t the Bank think about things that we should do better in 2023 too?

Part of identifying what we can do better for next year is assessing and realizing where the industry is going.

We know that before Covid, customers were moving towards electronic services. During Covid, this move became a stampede.

We are committed to serving all of our community and that will continue.

In addition to looking forward during this time of year, we often look back. 

Looking back is okay as long as we don’t let it stop us from moving forward.

The past is the past, but the future is ours to write.

Happy New Year.

– Leton


“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.