With the close of September we've compiled the best stories from the month. Check out the top five:

1. Brokerage Program Gets Big Push at Susquehanna Bank

Susquehanna Bank is getting behind its brokerage program in a major way. For starters, the bank recently appointed an executive to lead the 10-plus-year program formerly co-led by two sales managers. The mandate given the new program manager:  double revenue over the next three to five years.

2. Bank of the West Pushes into Mass-Affluent Market

For the past two years, Bank of the West has assiduously courted high-net-worth clients. But now it’s starting to spread the love more broadly. The bank recently made a series of moves to woo the long-neglected mass-affluent customer.

3. To Tweet or Not To Tweet

Advisors don't need to devote hours a day to get started with social media — a simple weekly message or educational information that engages people is a great start.

4. Community Bank Investment Programs Hit High-Water Mark

Investment programs at community banks are on a roll. In the first half of 2013, they generated $283.3 million in revenue, the most they’ve made in the first six months of any year since 2007.

5. Bank Advisors on the Move

For bank advisors looking to advance their careers, there’s no better news than a promotion or a new job. Here is a sampling of moves among bank advisors this month.

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