Main Street Matters Blog

Find out what's happening in communities across America, from grassroots advocacy efforts, to fintech innovations and everyday successes of Main Street banks.

Recent Blog Posts

Community Bankers Give Back in Light of COVID-19 Crisis

Apr 10, 2020
In the face of a global pandemic, it’s easy to be drawn into a doom-and-gloom mindset that focuses only on the negative. At ICBA, we know that out of the darkness light emerges, with community banks like you serving as bright spots.

SBA Provides Answers on PPP Notes, Forgiveness Period

Apr 8, 2020
The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration just answered key questions ICBA has been asking about the Paycheck Protection Program. Here's a summary of the updates.

SBA Launches PPP Portal, Issues FAQs

Apr 7, 2020
The SBA launched a long-awaited portal while ICBA Chairman Noah Wilcox and ICBA Vice Chairman Brad Bolton participated in a virtual White House meeting with President Donald Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza to discuss the status of the PPP.

SBA Posts Lender Agreement Amid Flawed Launch

Apr 3, 2020
We know today's flawed launch of the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program has been filled with high tensions and desperate attempts by community bankers to meet the needs of their small-business customers.

Emergency Program Rollout Left Out Too Many Community Banks and Their Customers

Apr 3, 2020
Unfortunately, the Payment Protection Program rollout did not work for many of the nation’s community bankers. In my opinion, one community bank left out is one too many.

Latest Updates to SBA Paycheck Protection Program

Apr 2, 2020
There are many late-breaking developments from the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration on the Paycheck Protection Program, and we want you to be fully up to speed.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator: Navigating the New Norm and Giving Back

Apr 2, 2020
The technologies community banks have deployed over the past decade—from mobile apps to remote deposit capture to contactless cards—mean that today, we can continue to access our finances, anytime, anywhere—even within the confines of our home.

Treasury Issues Paycheck Protection Program Information

Mar 31, 2020
Just as community bankers are working nonstop to support their local customers and communities amid the coronavirus outbreak, ICBA is working around the clock and committed to getting you the facts and resources you need as soon as possible so you can focus on running your bank.

Congress Passes Stimulus with Key Community Bank Provisions

Mar 27, 2020
While you have stood strong for your customers and communities, ICBA has been standing strong in Washington to shape and advance this critical legislation to support you during this uncertain time.

Key Provisions for Community Banks Secured in Stimulus Bill

Mar 26, 2020
Undoubtedly due to the tireless efforts of Team ICBA, community bankers secured key provisions in the stimulus bill that will help them continue to serve their customers and communities during this difficult time.