Bill Sanford Speaks about Family Business at TS Bank Ag Summit
“Bill Sanford’s keynote presentation at our Annual Ag Summit was a great match up,” said Josh Guttau, TS Bank President & CFO. “He engaged the audience with practical steps and best practices for building their business, and we look forward to how his message will affect the business plans for both our clients and others in the community.”
An annual event, the Ag Summit brings together ag producers, business leaders, and agriculture advocates for an opportunity to learn about the transition and impact of agriculture, and to implement vital management tools for their businesses. Mr. Sanford spoke on the twin themes of building a great business and building a great life.
Chartered in 1923, then purchased in 1978 by Chairman and CEO Michael Guttau, TS Bank is a symbol of strength and growth in the communities it serves. After fighting in Vietnam, Guttau came home ready to work at the family farm. But instead, he was lured to the world of banking, and at the age of 31 he purchased the local community bank with the help of his parents, using the family farm as collateral. Today, TS Bank’s roots run deep into Southwest Iowa soil. With branches in Treynor, Macedonia, and Council Bluffs, the family-owned bank draws clients from neighboring cities with its hallmark “hometown service.”ur hiring. Creating a win-win for both the potential candidate and the bank with a strong match in one another’s values is key. This has only continued to aid to our existing company culture.”