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ICBA Encourages Consumers to Support America’s Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

May 4, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America joins the nation’s community banks in celebrating National Small Business Week (May 1-7) and showing their support for locally owned and operated businesses.

ICBA Releases 2022 Community Banking Policy Resolutions

May 3, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released its legislative and regulatory policy objectives for 2022 during the ICBA Capital Summit.

As Community Bankers Gather in Washington, New Polling Confirms Public Support for Local Banking

May 2, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today is kicking off the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit in Washington with new national and state-level polling data showing Americans in all 50 states view community banking favorably.

Banking Associations Raise ‘Significant Concerns’ with Proposed Changes to Fed Master Account Guidelines

Apr 22, 2022 | Press Release
A coalition of banking associations responded today to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as it seeks to establish guidelines for how institutions applying for a Fed master account will be evaluated.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day Showcases the Future of Community Banking Innovation

Apr 20, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, today hosted the fourth annual ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Demo Day.

Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20

Apr 12, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will host the 2022 Virtual Demo Day, a culmination of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program’s 16-week incubator and immersive bootcamp.

ICBA Wins Association Trends Award for Campaign Opposing IRS Bank Reporting Proposal

Apr 11, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) earned an Association Trends 2022 TRENDY Award for its campaign opposing a plan to require banks to report customer account information to the IRS.

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Speech on Digital Assets Reflects ICBA Priorities

Apr 7, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s remarks on digital assets.

Banks, Credit Unions and Consumer Groups Call for Passage of Bipartisan Solution to Close ILC Loophole

Apr 5, 2022 | Press Release
A broad coalition of bank and credit union associations and consumer organizations today submitted a letter to the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services urging passage of the Close the ILC Loophole Act (H.R. 5912), introduced by Representatives Chuy Garcia (D-IL) and Lance Gooden (R-TX).

ICBA: Financial Literacy is Key to Establishing Fiscally Responsible Habits

Apr 4, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks are encouraging Americans to take control of their financial future and embrace sound money management practices during Financial Literacy Month this April.

ICBA Celebrates the Community Banking Difference During Community Banking Month

Mar 31, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America is honoring the contributions of the nation’s nearly 5,000 community banks during April, which is ICBA Community Banking Month.

Nation’s Community Bankers Meet in Washington for ICBA Capital Summit

Mar 24, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA to host hundreds of community bank leaders during the 2022 ICBA Capital Summit May 1-4 in the nation’s capital.

ICBA and Community Banks Celebrate America’s Ag Community

Mar 22, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA and the nation’s community banks celebrate America’s local farmers, ranchers and agricultural enterprises during National Ag Day.

ICBA to Congress: SBA Direct Lending Would Undermine Successful Programs

Mar 16, 2022 | Press Release
ICBA today told Congress that community banks are critical to the success of Small Business Administration lending programs, which should not be undermined by instituting direct SBA lending under its 7(a) program.

ICBA Examining Executive Order on Digital Assets and Its Impact on Community Banks and Consumers

Mar 9, 2022 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the White House’s executive order on digital asset risks and opportunities.

Jennifer Newman Joins ICBA Congressional Relations Team as Assistant Vice President

Mar 8, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), announced today the hire of Jennifer Newman as assistant vice president of congressional relations.

Alabama Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

Mar 2, 2022 | Press Release
Brad M. Bolton, president, CEO and senior lender of Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Ala., was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America for 2022-23. His term begins March 3 at the conclusion of the ICBA LIVE national convention in San Antonio.

ICBA Announces 2022-23 Executive Committee

Mar 2, 2022 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the election of its 2022-23 Executive Committee during the 2022 ICBA LIVE national convention in San Antonio.

Incoming ICBA Chairman Brad Bolton: There’s No Success without Sacrifice

Mar 2, 2022 | Press Release
Incoming Independent Community Bankers of America Chairman Brad Bolton encouraged community banks attending ICBA LIVE to sacrifice a few minutes of every day to engage in ICBA advocacy efforts for the benefit of future generations.

ICBA’s Rebeca Romero Rainey: Race for Community Banks and Main Street a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Mar 1, 2022 | Press Release
During her keynote speech today at ICBA LIVE, Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey reminded community bankers theyare the heartbeat of this nation’s economy and every community deserves a community bank dedicated to its success.