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ICBA Upgrades Community Bank Locator with Social Media
ICBA has upgraded Community Bank Locator to allow community banks to include their social media information in addition to all of their branches. The association is encouraging community banks to add their social media outlets to the locator via their company profile.

To update your branch or social media information, go to www.icba.biz and use your username and password or email ICBA with your information. Questions? Email info@icba.org or call (800) 422-8439.

The Community Bank Locator, which is available at www.banklocally.org, allows consumers and small-business owners to find their local community bank by simply typing in their ZIP code. The locator also is available via an app for Android, BlackBerry and iPhone devices.

More Information: With marketing activities planned for next month’s Community Banking Month and the ICBA Washington Policy Summit, community bankers will want to ensure their Community Bank Locator profile is up to date. Update Your Profile.


News and Information
ICBA Members Eligible for Compensation Survey Discount
ICBA members are eligible for a 60 percent discount on results of the 2014 ICBA-Crowe Compensation Survey. The survey provides valuable compensation benchmarking data that allow community banks to make critical decisions about compensation, human resources and benefits.

The discounted survey results will help community banks determine whether their compensation practices are competitive and how they can control the costs of benefits.

More Information:
Go online to take advantage of the discount and participate in the 2014 compensation survey today. The survey closes June 1, and results will be available in August. Learn more and take the survey.


Advocacy

Washington Policy Summit Registration Fee Waived
Registration for the upcoming ICBA Washington Policy Summit is free for community bankers and a spouse or guest. Scheduled for April 29-May 2 in the nation’s capital, the summit will feature addresses from Washington insiders and face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and regulators.

ICBA this week announced that Senate Banking Committee members Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) are confirmed to speak, as is FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg. Visit ICBA’s Washington Policy Summit webpage to learn more and register today.


More Information: Learn more and register.


Products & Services
White Paper: Compliance Officer 2.0 
The role of the compliance officer has significantly changed and examiner expectations have become much more stringent. Does your bank pass the muster? Continuity Control, ICBA’s new Preferred Service Provider, is offering ICBA members a free white paper: “Compliance Officer 2.0 –  Are You Ready?” Read this complimentary guide and accompanied self-assessment checklist to evaluate your readiness and determine what you need to do to make the transition.



ICBA Member Access is sponsored by FIS: When it comes to serving community banks, FIS is right in your neighborhood.  FIS understands that you’re more than a bank. You’re a vital resource to your community. That’s why we offer a wide range of integrated solutions that can be tailored to the unique needs of your valued customers. To stay competitive in an ever-changing banking landscape, you need to be more connected with your customers than ever before and  FIS is focused on connecting the best people, processes and technology to your business to help you succeed.  Learn more about FIS’ solutions at the “2014 FIS InfoShare – Future Forward,” April 8 – 11, 2014, at The Gaylord Palms and Resort Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. and register for our EMV pre-conference Workshop, “EMV Migration and Chip Card Fundamentals." For more information on FIS’ complete suite of technology solutions, visit www.fisglobal.com.


Products & Services
Bank Policies
Alleviate the tedious task of developing bank policies from scratch. These policies and procedures provide a quick reference with thorough, easy-to-read instructions to guide you through the policy development or revision process for your bank. There are more than 95 policies to choose from covering compliance, lending and management. Using any standard word processor and following the instructions provided, you can customize these policies for your bank. 


Education
Audio Conference: Leveraging Credit Analysis for Growth
This 60-minute audio conference featuring, credit and business relationship expert Jeff Judy will review the credit-decision making process and examine the “trusted advisor” approach loan officers can employ when providing assistance to a client. In this approach the loan officer becomes a key part of the client's financial activities and cultivates a relationship with the business, which opens the door for new products and services.

When: Monday, March 24, at 11 a.m. (Eastern time).

More Information: Register for this event.


Education
Webinar: Business Continuity Plan Testing Made Easy for Banks
We all face regular challenges to business operations, not the least of which are potential catastrophic disasters. Being properly prepared for disasters - both large and small - can have a huge impact on your ability to serve your clients, maintain business, and keep partners happy.  Dependence on technology and communication is critical to every business, and testing a disaster recovery plan is not only an essential part of planning, but a required step that could mean the difference between giving in to a crisis - and surviving one. 

Join ICBA Preferred Service Provider Agility Recovery’s testing experts and member services specialists as they provide actionable advice on enhancing your testing program, and include specific examples of the benefits of testing that evolved out of the disasters from 2013 affecting banks in the United States.

When:
Thursday, March 27, at 2
p.m. (Eastern time).

More Information:
 Register for this event.


Education
Webinar: Time to Think About Student Loans. Your Customers Are!
ICBA Preferred Service Provider iHELP is hosting a webinar to help community banks prepare the upcoming peak season for private student loans. Topics will include marketing best practices, successful marketing stories of participating community banks, and a review of the 2014-2015 iHELP student loan program.


When: Thursday, April 3, at 2 p.m. (Eastern time).

More Information: Register for this event.


Education

Webinar: How to Earn CRA Credit By Combating Elder Abuse
ICBA and the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation are hosting an upcoming webinar on the nationally acclaimed Senior Crimestoppers program to protect seniors from abuse, neglect and exploitation. Funding for this program comes exclusively from the banking industry and can serve as an easy way for community banks to earn valuable Communities Reinvestment Act credit.

When: Wednesday, April 16, at 11 a.m. (Eastern time).

More Information: Register for this event.





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