Small Business 500

National Small Business Week

Join the Independent Community Bankers of America and our nation’s more than 5,000 community banks in celebrating their shared commitment to America’s small businesses during National Small Business Week.

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Cornerstone of Community Banking

More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year.

When COVID-19 threatened to shutter thousands of small businesses, community banks stepped up, providing nearly 2.8 million in loans and saving an estimated 33.7 million jobs.

Join the Independent Community Bankers of America and our nation’s more than 5,000 community banks in celebrating their shared commitment to America’s small businesses during National Small Business Week, Sept. 20-26.

After, join the conversation on social with the hashtag #SmallBusinessWeek

Bank Locally Small Business

The Meeting Place for Money, Community and Life

Community banks put local deposits to work in the communities they serve, establishing a healthy cycle of reinvestment and leading to prosperous, vibrant communities—one loan, one deposit, at a time.

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Open COVID

Share Your Success

ICBA is recognizing National Small Business Week in a national news release that community banks can customize for their communities. The custom release notes that community banks are the leaders in small-business lending, including via the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Innovation

Tell Your Story

The ICBA Marketing and Communications Toolkit invites you to "Tell Your Story" throughout the year. It provides ICBA members with exclusive resources to help your community bank leverage local media along with traditional and digital marketing channels.

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Payments

Prepare Your Digital Payments Strategy

Digital payments are not just a reality but an increasingly critical product in the retention and growth of consumer and small business relationships with banks.

And while digital payments can add a great deal to a bank’s overall value proposition, they can also attract and retain new customers. This guide and attached assessment tools can help you formulate the best strategy for your community bank.

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