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A Silver Celebration with Mobile Bidding - Pre-Register Today!
If you plan to attend ICBPAC's 25th Anniversary Silent Auction Fundraiser at ICBA Community Banking Live in Honolulu, Hawaii on Tuesday, March 4 we have an exciting announcement! New for 2014, Auction attendees will be able to bid on Auction items using any mobile device that is Internet capable including iPhone, Android, Blackberry and tablets.

The mobile bidding solution, ClickBid, will allow bidders to set a Max Bid and will automatically make bids on your behalf at the minimum raise level until your Max Bid is reached. You will no longer need to spend the Auction hovering over a paper bid sheet, as ClickBid will send you an email and text message if your Max Bid is exceeded. Check-out will also be simplified as winning bidders will have the option to pay for their item(s) via their mobile device and can use the email receipt confirmation to pick up their item(s).

If you do not have a mobile device, table host officials and Auction staff can make bids on your behalf.

More Information:
To participate in the Auction, it is necessary to register your mobile number with ClickBid. Complete this short form and ICBPAC will pre-register your number in advance of the event. Email questions to Auction@icba.org.


Convention
Leap into the 2015 ICBA Convention with a Free Ticket!
Yes, you read that correctly! We are giving away a free convention registration to the 2015 ICBA Community Banking Live Convention in Orlando, Florida!

Follow these steps for your chance to win:
A. Be a Twitter user or sign up for Twitter at www.twitter.com.
B. Follow us @ICBA.
C. Tweet during the 2014 ICBA Community Banking Live Convention using the hashtag #ICBALive14!


More Information:
Deadline to enter is before noon (Eastern time) on Thursday, March 13, 2014. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 14, 2014 via ICBA’s Twitter handle. For contest specifics, check out the social media section on our convention website. New to Twitter? Check out our "how-to"s section and the list of convention Twitter handles to follow. For more resources, go to www.icba.org/convention and click on the “Engage” tab.


News & Announcements

The 2014 Product & Service Solutions Directory is Here!
By now, you should have received your ICBA 2014 MarketPlaceNOW Product and Service Solutions directory in the mail. Packed with listings from hundreds of financial services vendors from across the country, ICBA’s MarketPlaceNOW buyer's guide is your one-stop resource for a comprehensive directory of solutions providers that support the community banking industry.

Vendors are conveniently indexed by the service offering they provide. Plus, you’ll find informative articles that discuss topics like the best ways to negotiate vendor contracts and much more.

More Information: An electronic version of the ICBA 2014 MarketPlaceNOW Product & Service Solutions directory can be downloaded here.
If you'd like to request additional printed copies send an email to corporate@icba.org.



ICBA Member Access is sponsored by QwickRate: Need to replace deposits without repricing your base? Post rates on QwickRate. Consistently. Attract a steady stream of institutional, non-brokered deposits – no transaction fees! Schedule a personalized webinar tour (introducing our beneficial new Bank Performance Report Card tool). Register for a webinar on this topic on Tuesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. or Wednesday March 12 at 11 a.m. (Eastern time).


Education
Webinar: Advanced Tax Return Analysis for Bankers
This 90 minute session will address several advanced tax return concepts and related analyses. It will begin with a brief review of analyzing a business owner’s personal “1040” tax return and the return of both an LLC and an S corporation including Schedules M-1 and M-2, Schedule K-1, pass-through transactions and other deductions. The remainder of the webinar will cover the following pertinent tax topics related to business clients such as, corporate tax issues, capital gain/loss issues, qualified retirement accounts, estate planning and more.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. (Eastern time)

More Information: Register for this event.


Products & Services

Bank Director Training CD Program

ICBA's Bank Director training programs are short primers that provide pertinent information for experienced and new directors. These programs incorporate elements of today's economic picture to show the relevance of the regulatory guidance for all banks. Each program is approximately 15 minutes in length.

More Information: Learn more about ICBA's Bank Director Training CD program.


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