Community bank leaders entered 2014 with a rosy view of their companies' prospects, according to a new survey from Abound Resources.

A majority (61%) of community bank CEOs said they were optimistic or very optimistic about the year ahead, according to the survey of top executives from 111 banks with under $10 billion of assets. That's a big jump from last year, when just 28% of CEOs had a positive outlook.

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