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July-August 2020 Issue

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CDFI Program Offers Help to Small Businesses in Underserved Communities

Aug 25, 2020
On Sept. 3, a complimentary presentation hosted by CDFI certified bankers, federal agency staff, and ICBA experts will share the benefits of becoming a CDFI lender, how the process works, and real-life banker experiences and outcomes with this program

ICBA’s Annual M&A Workshop Goes Virtual through a Webinar Series

Aug 25, 2020
Kicking off Oct. 13, Community Banker University® is hosting a four-part Mergers & Acquisitions Webinar Workshop series presented by Gerrish Smith Tuck. This series replaces ICBA’s annual, live in-person M&A Workshop for 2020.

Kickoff! A Football Fan’s Guide to Portfolio Management

Aug 25, 2020
As the calendar turns to September, millions of Americans gear up for their favorite sport of football. Of course, with this being a year unlike any other, we’re still trying to figure out what it will look like. Nonetheless, what better way to usher in the new football season than to relate common gridiron phraseology to its investment portfolio equivalent?

2008 vs. 2020: A Financial Crisis Comparison

Aug 25, 2020
How does the financial crisis of 2008 compare with the pandemic-driven economic crisis of today? Though both significantly impacted our economy, there are key differences between the two.

Why Succession Planning is Key to Bank Independence

Aug 25, 2020
Independence is at the heart of many community banks’ ethos, but how do community bankers embed this core value into their strategic planning? Here are three critical strategies that use succession planning and board management to maintain independence.

A Guide for Community Banks Reopening Their Doors

Jun 29, 2020
ICBA has compiled a guide to help community banks resume more normal operations and person-to-person services.

Paycheck Protection Plan Flexibility Act Increases PPP Loan Program Flexibility

Jun 29, 2020
On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) Flexibility Act was signed into law by the President. The PPP Flexibility Act could help organizations that may still be closed or partially closed meet the requirements for forgiveness.

Raising Community Banker Awareness of CDFIs

Jun 29, 2020
ICBA is working to raise awareness of a special designation available to certain community banks – the Community Development Financial Institution.

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Delivered bi-monthly, Bank Director News provides timely articles on industry developments, trends, and practical advice for community bank directors. Bank Director News addresses topics such as:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Regulatory Issues
  • Technology Innovations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions