Letters From Leton: The Taste of Progress!

Like flowers, they sprout up in the spring.

Of what or whom do I speak? – Girl Scout Cookie Sales Tables. In front of the Wise Fire Department. In front of Food City. They are everywhere, and their cookies (especially Samoas and Thin Mints) call to me like the Sirens of O’Brother Where Art Thou (and Greek Mythology).

In the past, I’ve been able to resist the call. As I generally do not carry cash on my person, I can avoid being lured by their tasty offers.

However, not to be out done by the simple strategy of a Bank CEO, the Girls Scouts now take cards.

Just another indication that the world of banking and commerce has changed (forever) the way we do business, even when it comes to buying Girl Scout Cookies.

As I handed over my PVB Debit Card I simply said, “Two Samoas and Two Thin Mints.”

Ahhh, the price (and taste) of progress!

– 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.