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ICBA Kicks Off 2014 National Convention

Honolulu, HI (March 3, 2014)—Today 3,000 community bankers, industry thought leaders and financial experts gathered for the 2014 Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) 2014 national convention at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Honolulu, Hawaii. This meeting, which runs through Thursday, March 6, is the largest, most comprehensive educational event for the nation’s community bankers. Attendees will hear from Washington’s top policymakers while learning the latest top-of-mind community banking issues from more than 50 educational workshops.

“It is always a thrill to have thousands of bankers in one place to help facilitate conversation, education and networking. Community bankers are vital in the growth and development of local economies by serving residents and small businesses, so having this opportunity to have a lot of the industry together to discuss important issues is something we all look forward to each year,” said Bill Loving, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, W.Va. “The national convention is a great opportunity for community bankers from around the nation to gather and exchange ideas, learn the newest technologies and discover banking trends. These discussions fuel ideas of how community banks can better serve their local towns and cities across the country.”

Highlights from the convention will include remarks from national financial industry leaders such as Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Chairman Martin Gruenberg, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray.

Additional speakers who will be present in Honolulu include NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, broadcast journalist and co-editor of 60 Minutes Lesley Stahl, Karl Rove, former deputy chief of staff and senior advisor to President George W. Bush, and Chief Strategy Officer for The Center for Generational Kinetics Jason Dorsey.

Attendees will stay tuned for up-to-the-minute information on the meeting with the ICBA 2014 Mobile App and by following #ICBALive14 on Twitter.

Visit www.icba.org for more information.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.

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