The Human Side

Celebrating Twenty Years


Tim Vaccardo and Jim Lincoln both joined Modern Banking Systems twenty years ago. They were honored with a dinner at Anthony’s Steakhouse in Omaha. More than a dozen other 20-year veterans also attended.

Pictured are Tim Vaccardo, Mike Cronin, CEO, and Jim Lincoln.

The Last Day of the Year

American Exchange Bank

Pictured are Andy Clements and Vance Comstock (and a dead power supply). Picture by Rob Clements.

Around 7:30 p.m. – on the last day of the year – the American Exchange Bank in Elmwood, Nebraska, scan station went dark. Of course, they would be closed on New Year’s Day, but planned to open the following day and wanted to process proof. A quick phone call to MBS and a service call was scheduled.

Vance Comstock, MBS technician, volunteered for the job and showed up at the bank around 9:15 a.m. on January 1. He quickly found the problem and had it fixed by 9:45 a.m. The problem was just a simple power supply issue, but Vance was prepared; he had a replacement PC ready to go.

Vance didn’t care that it was New Year’s Day. He said, “I take my work personally. If a customer isn’t up and running, it’s my responsibility to do whatever it takes to get them back on-line. Besides, it was a nice drive and those guys are fun to work with.”

The American Exchange Bank’s executive vice president, Rob Clements, said, “We thank you for today’s great service and for 35 excellent years with MBS.” The bank  is located in Elmwood, Nebraska.