By Natalie DeLaCruz, guest contributor May is recognized as AAPI Heritage Month, a period dedicated to honoring the abundant and diverse contributions of the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) community to American society. 
By Cathy Planchart, Senior Project Manager  
By Melissa Chefec, Business Development Manager There are many reasons banks acquire other banks: to gain market share and grow deposits; to establish and deepen relationships with new customers; to expand their footprint to create new business development opportunities; to build scale to enhance product and service offerings.