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Louisiana Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

Mar 21, 2019

Preston L. Kennedy, president and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc. in Zachary, La., was elected chairman of ICBA for 2019-20. His term begins March 22 at the conclusion of the ICBA LIVE® national convention in Nashville.

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ICBA Announces 2019-20 Executive Committee

Mar 21, 2019

ICBA today announced the election of its 2019-20 Executive Committee during the 2019 ICBA LIVE® national convention in Nashville.

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New ICBA Chairman: Use Your Influence

Mar 22, 2019

Incoming ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy encouraged 2019 ICBA LIVE® attendees to exert their political influence to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

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Megabanks Admit Ditching Local Communities

Mar 22, 2019

A new report from the nation’s largest financial institutions confirms they are withdrawing from Main Street communities while community banks reinvest in them, ICBA said.

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ICBA Raises Concerns with GSE Credit Score Plan

Mar 22, 2019

ICBA said it generally supports a Federal Housing Finance Agency proposed rule on validating and approving credit score models by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but it expressed concerns regarding the concurrent implementation of the Uniform Mortgage Backed Security and the Current Expected Credit Loss standard.

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Have you seen the Marketing & Communications Toolkit?

The ICBA 2019 Marketing and Communications Toolkit invites you to "Tell Your Story" throughout the year. It provides ICBA members like you with exclusive resources to help your community bank leverage local media along with traditional and digital marketing channels. Visit the page regularly for new content, ideas, how-to tutorials, webinars and social media events which are exclusively for ICBA members. Login required.

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Credit Analyst Institute* - MN
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