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ICBA Offers Financial Preparedness Tips to Help Speed Recovery Following a Natural Disaster

Sep 1, 2021
In recognition of National Preparedness Month in September, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and the nation’s community bankers are offering tips to help Americans secure their financial documents before disaster strikes.

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Media Advisory: Community Bankers to Gather in Nashville for 2019 ICBA LIVE

Dec 5, 2018
ICBA's 2019 National Convention, ICBA LIVE®! — the largest, most comprehensive educational and networking event for the nation’s community bankers — will be held March 18-22 in Nashville.

ICBA Statement on Community Bank Leverage Ratio

Nov 20, 2018
Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey today issued the following statement on today’s proposed rule to reform capital requirements for community banks.

ICBA Urges Community Reinvestment Act Modernization

Nov 19, 2018
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on regulators to improve consistency and transparency as they reform the Community Reinvestment Act framework.

ICBA Congratulates New Fed Governor Miki Bowman

Nov 15, 2018
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today congratulated Michelle “Miki” Bowman on her confirmation to serve on the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

ICBA Statement on FDIC Call Report Proposal

Nov 7, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on federal regulators’ proposed rule to implement quarterly reporting relief required by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155).

ICBA and Venture Center Launch First Community Bank Fintech Accelerator

Oct 31, 2018
ICBA announced that it is partnering with The Venture Center in Little Rock, Ark., to launch the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, a community bank-focused fintech accelerator program.

Media Advisory: ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator Announcement

Oct 30, 2018
The Venture Center, in partnership with ICBA and the State of Arkansas, will announce the launch of the ICBA ThinkTech Accelerator, a community bank-focused fintech accelerator program. This will be the only accelerator program in the nation with a focus on community bank innovation in the digital age.

ICBA Supports Senate Letter Urging Broad Access to Tax Deduction

Oct 17, 2018
ICBAthanked Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) for leading a letter with 11 other senators calling on the Treasury Department to revisit its proposed rule implementing a 20 percent tax deduction for Subchapter S banks and other pass-through businesses.

ICBA Congratulates New Members of FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking

Oct 10, 2018
ICBA congratulated the community bankers who have been named to serve on the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking.

Ken LaRoe Is ICBA’s Community Banker of the Year

Oct 10, 2018
ICBA announced Ken LaRoe, founder and chairman of First GREEN Bank in Orlando, Fla., as its 2018 National Community Banker of the Year. This annual ICBA award recognizes the exceptional work and commitment of individual community bank employees and their dedication to local communities.

ICBA Launches Bipartisan Campaign Supporting Pro-Community Bank Efforts of Lawmakers ​

Oct 10, 2018
ICBA today launched a bipartisan campaign applauding the work of pro-community bank members of Congress and encouraging them to continue their support of local communities.

ICBA Continues Call for Fed Role in Faster Payments

Oct 3, 2018
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on the Federal Reserve Board request for comments on its role in faster payments.

ICBA Urges Swift Implementation of Remaining S. 2155 Provisions

Oct 2, 2018
ICBA today called on regulators to quickly implement provisions of the ICBA-advocated Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155), including simpler capital rules and short-form call reports for community banks.

ICBA Offers Cybersecurity Tips to Protect Sensitive Information

Oct 1, 2018
In recognition of National Cybersecurity Month in October, ICBA is reminding consumers of simple steps they can take to safeguard their sensitive data when making purchases online or via a smart device and what to do if they suspect their information has been compromised.

ICBA Grows Advocacy, Member Relations and Marketing Departments with New Hires

Jul 30, 2018
ICBA today announced three new hires. David “Chip” Bartlett will serve as vice president of congressional relations, Sean Murphy as vice president of member relations for the Midwest region, and Leela Vosko as director of marketing engagement.

ICBA Names NextGen Scholarship Award Recipients

Jul 27, 2018
ICBA today announced the recipients of its 2018 NextGen Scholarship Awards.

ICBA Seeks One-Year Delay in ‘Beneficial Ownership’ Rule

Apr 24, 2018
ICBA is calling on the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to delay the implementation of a rule requiring community banks and other financial institutions to identify the individuals that own controlling interests in their corporate or business customers.

ICBA Endorses Miki Bowman for Fed Governor

Apr 16, 2018
ICBA today thanked President Donald Trump for nominating Kansas Bank Commissioner Michelle “Miki” Bowman for the Federal Reserve Board. Bowman would fill the ICBA-advocated position dedicated to individuals with experience in community banking.

ICBA Announces 2018-19 Executive Committee

Mar 16, 2018
ICBA today announced the election of its 2018-19 Executive Committee during its 2018 national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE, in Las Vegas.

New ICBA Chairman’s Message to Community Bankers: Build on Our Strong Foundation

Mar 16, 2018
Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank in Monroeville, Pa., who becomes chairman of ICBA, encouraged ICBA Community Banking LIVE 2018 national convention attendees to leverage their political might to fight for additional reforms.

ICBA/Travelex Celebrate 35 Years Serving Community Banks

Mar 13, 2018
ICBA today recognized the 35th anniversary of its strategic relationship with Travelex during the 2018 ICBA national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®.

ICBA Thanks Senate Committee for Passing Community Bank Regulatory Relief

Dec 5, 2017
ICBA thanked the Senate Banking Committee for advancing bipartisan legislation to stimulate local economic growth by providing much-needed community bank regulatory relief.

ICBA Statement on Nomination of Jelena McWilliams for FDIC Chairman ​

Dec 1, 2017
Scott Heitkamp, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of ValueBank Texas in Corpus Christi, and Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO, issued the following statement on the nomination of Jelena McWilliams for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chairman.

ICBA Extends iHELP Relationship for Community Bank Issued Student Loans ​

Nov 17, 2017
ICBA has extended its Preferred Service Provider relationship with iHELP to help students and their families cover the gap between the cost of education and other financial resources such as scholarships, grants and federal student loans.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Tax Reform Bill

Nov 16, 2017
ICBA President and CEO Camden R. Fine issued a statement on today’s House passage of the pro-growth Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1).