Community Banking News

  • Independent Banker: Small biz loves community banks

    Jul 02, 2020
    The July issue of Independent Banker magazine focuses on why small businesses love their community banks—especially now. The cover story profiles four enterprising business owners whose community banks have guided them through thick and thin.
  • House sends PPP extension to president

    Jul 02, 2020
    The House passed legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program application deadline until Aug. 8, sending it to President Donald Trump to be signed into law. The House vote came hours after the SBA stopped accepting PPP applications.
  • Senate bill would forgive PPP loans under $150K

    Jul 02, 2020
    Senate Banking Committee member Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) introduced ICBA-supported legislation that would forgive Paycheck Protection Program loans under $150,000.

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Main Street Matters

  • Mapping out career paths

    Jul 02, 2020
    Given today’s competitive labor market and rising employee expectations, finding the right talent for your bank can be challenging. So, why not look internally and focus on the human capital that you already have?
  • Reflecting on ICBA Bancard’s 35-Year History of Success

    Jun 30, 2020
    In celebration of ICBA Bancard’s 35th anniversary, I sat down with our Chairman Greg Deckard, president, CEO and chairman of State Bank Northwest to reflect on key milestones that have led to the organization’s success.
  • Community Banks Respond to Americans’ Needs

    Jun 24, 2020
    While we have never before experienced anything quite like COVID-19, we can identify a bright spot: community banks rising to serve the needs of their communities.
July 2020

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ICBA has several experts on staff who can discuss vital issues pertaining to our nation's Main Street community banks and the broader financial services sector. For more information about community banks, and to speak with one of ICBA staff experts, please contact Aleis Stokes, ICBA's senior vice president of communications at 202-821-4457 or