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Spotlight Your Good Works - Nominate Your Bank Today!
ICBA is seeking nominations for the 2014 National Community Bank Service Awards. The awards recognize community banks and their employees that have gone above and beyond to improve their communities through their commitment of time and resources. ICBA encourages community banks with community service or volunteer programs to go to www.icba.org/awards to nominate their bank.

Entrants should describe how their programs positively affect their local communities. Entry is free for all community banks, and multiple entries are encouraged. The Grand National Award recipient will receive $2,000 to use toward future community service efforts, and two National Award recipients each will receive $1,000 for their programs. Additionally, award recipients will be recognized in the September edition of ICBA Independent Banker magazine.

More Information: Nominate your bank today.

News & Announcements
Read the Latest Issue of ICBA Chartwell Compass
A special issue of Chartwell Compass is produced for ICBA members. The May 2014 issue tackles topics ranging from "How to Spot A Good Fraudster" to "A Closer Look at Enforcement Actions" and much more.

More Information: Read the May issue of ICBA Chartwell Compass.

Leadership Development Conference
Education Topics Announced 
Now is the time to make the best decision of your career and attend the 2014 ICBA Leadership Development Conference. Join hundreds of emerging leaders in the community banking industry and strengthen your leadership skills and influence at this one-of-a-kind national conference. Education sessions with CPE credits have just been announced!

The second annual Leadership Development Conference converges on the “Blues City” of Memphis, Tenn., September 21-24. Register now and receive a $200 early bird discount. Build a personal growth strategy, sharpen your leadership skills and learn more about the community bank of the future.

More Information: Learn more about ICBA's Leadership Development Conference.

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Webinar: Win Big and Drive Growth - Commercial Lending 2014
With continued regulatory pressure and low loan demand, your community bank may be having challenges finding new lending opportunities. Lower capital ratios may also restrain your ability to lend. Join ProfitStars, an ICBA Preferred Service Provider, to learn how hundreds of banks have found new ways to attract small business customers, generate fee income and increase deposits to creditworthy, growing businesses in a manner that is safe and sound.

When: Tuesday, May 20 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time).

Audio Call: Robber Proofing Your Bank
When it comes to robbery prevention, apprehension and recovery, you can never be too prepared! This audio call featuring robbery prevention expert Troy Evans will provide financial institutions with real-life insight surrounding robbery prevention, apprehension and recovery. Troy has met and interviewed more than 300 bank robbers and will share his insights "inside the mind of the enemy." This session will teach you how to train your employees to spot and prevent robberies. In the event of a robbery, you will also learn how you can help law enforcement apprehend the thieves and assist in the recovery of your bank's funds.

When: Tuesday, May 20 at 4 p.m. (Eastern time).

More Information: Register for this event.

Webinar: 5 Reasons Our Cloud is More Secure Than Your Current IT Environment
ICBA Strategic Technology Solutions knows what keeps your IT management up at night and has solutions to banks' top five security challenges, including; 
  • Do you really know where your sensitive data is?
  • Could it be on devices other than your server?
  • Do you still worry about a virus infection or malware installed on your employees’ computers?
  • Do you allow employees to use mobile devices for work purposes, including email?
  • Do you worry about the next DDOS attack?
Join Principal Technology Strategist of Compushare Solutions Kevin Prince to learn why our cloud solution is more secure and compliant than your current IT environment in all areas, including information security, business continuity, vendor management and IT risk management.

When: Wednesday, May 21 at 1 p.m. (Eastern time).

More Information: Register for this event.


Webinar: Why a SERP Still makes Sense
ICBA Preferred Service Provider M Benefit Solutions will demonstrate to bankers what a Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (SERP) is and why banks utilize this recruiting, rewards and retirement strategy. The webinar will cover basic SERP design options, legal, tax and 409A considerations, and the pros and cons of different payout options.

When: Wednesday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time).

More information: Register for this event.

Webinar: Q1 Enforcement Actions Analysis
Continuity Control, ICBA’s new Preferred Service Provider, is hosting a free webinar: Q1 Enforcement Actions: What We Can Learn and How to Avoid Being the Next Victim. Recently, there has been a shift in focus on the issued citations in Q1 2014 enforcement actions. This webinar will provide a detailed review of recent enforcement actions and outline steps your bank can take to make sure you are prepared to withstand increased regulatory scrutiny.
When: Thursday, May 22 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time).

More Information:
Register for this event.

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