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ICBA Convention Offers Nine Exciting New Workshop Tracks
The 2013 ICBA Convention and Techworld® promises to provide insight into the latest developments in community banking and how regulatory changes will affect how community banks do business. Based on attendees’ feedback from last year’s convention, ICBA developed workshop content for specific bank segments, including:

Leadership: CEO, CIO, DVO, CMO and Chief Lender
Management: EVP, SVP and VP
Plus: Owners, directors and board members

With this year’s newly designed programming, attendees will take away real-world solutions based on best practices and the advice of experts. The program offers nine exciting new workshop tracks from which attendees can design their own learning experience based on personal and professional needs while earning CPE credits. The tracks include: Lending (including Agriculture, Small Business, Mortgage and Commercial), "C Suite" Management, Revenue & Growth, Emerging Leaders, Compliance and Risk Management, Your Bank, Your Brand & Social Media, Individual Growth & Professional Development, Regulations & Exams and Technology.

Take advantage of the $300 discount for early bird registration and experience unparalleled networking opportunities and the opportunity to engage with the more than 200 exhibitors at Techworld to learn about the products and services that will drive innovation during the next year.

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Membership News & Announcements
Dues Auto-Renewal Saves Time, Money

More than half of ICBA’s member banks are using auto-renewal for their annual dues. If you are interested in this method, please register your bank now to auto-renew via ACH and let us do the work for you; no paperwork, no mailing costs, no hassle!

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    Products & Services
    Visit the ICBA Community Bank Career Center

    Looking for that perfect fit? The ICBA Community Bank Career Center is the community banking industry’s resource for online employment connections. This easy-to-use resource is designed to help you recruit the most qualified professionals in the industry. Enjoy easy online management of job postings, including job activity reports, access to a searchable résumé database and automatic email notification when new résumés match your criteria.

    Through Sunday, Sept. 30, your community bank or financial services company can save up to $50 when you post a job with the ICBA Community Bank Career Center.

    Use the following codes to maximize savings.
    $25 off single 30-Day Job Posting Package: CBCareer1
    $50 off three 30-Day Job Posting Package: CBCareer2

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    How Can My Bank “Go Green?”
    APPI Energy, an ICBA Preferred Service Provider for energy procurement and management solutions, has released a Q&A to help community banks to understand what it means to “go green” and how they can help protect the environment – even in the absence of local green energy sources!  Learn how your bank can advertise 100% green energy usage through Renewable Energy Credits.

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    Free Conference Highlights CRA Opportunity

    Join the Senior Housing Crime Stoppers Foundation for its ninth annual Doing Well, By Doing Good Bankers Conference from Oct. 25-26 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Attendees will learn how their banks can earn CRA credit while transforming and protecting the lives of nursing home residents across the country. 

    Keynote speaker Sandra Braunstein, Director of Compliance Policy and Community Affairs for the Federal Reserve, will discuss developments in CRA and what is on the horizon in the regulatory arena. Bankers will reveal best practices on how to prepare for your next CRA examination, and more. 

    The Foundation provides complimentary conference registration, a travel reimbursement of up to $200 and one complimentary hotel room (including tax) for the night of October 25th.

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    Compliance Focus: Products & Services from ICBA Education

    ICBA’s Compliance Deskbook and Bulletin Service helps you stay on top of regulatory mandates by including information from all four regulatory agencies (OCC, FED, FDIC, OTS), annotations that explain what is changing and when it goes into effect, an easy-to-use, quick-reference calendar, plus email compliance bulletin alerts. A 30-day free trial is available.

    Compliance Check Up includes checklists for Deposit, Lending, Administrative and IT/Tech/Security regulations. By selecting the desired checklist and answering a few questions you can determine how well your compliance program is meeting requirements, how effective your training is and save time creating reports for your board and management.

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    Save the Date! Upcoming Events from ICBA Education
    Audio Conferences
    Oct. 2
    Motivating Fewer Employees to Make More Profits

    Nov. 7-8
    Community Bank Buying and Selling
    Join ICBA and Gerrish McCreary Smith in Las Vegas, Nev. For a unique community bank merger and acquisition workshop. Unlike a typical workshop on mergers and acquisitions, the experts will work through an actual acquisition agreement showing both buy and sell side strategies.

    Nov. 9-10
    Community Bank Chairman’s Forum
    This two-day open forum, dialog discussion among chairmen of the board from across the country will be facilitated by two of the nation's leading community bank experts. As the chairman's role becomes more important, it is becoming more difficult for individuals in that position to truly know how to handle emerging opportunities as well as lingering concerns.
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    Education Anytime, Anywhere
    Peruse ICBA’s comprehensive online education resource center for over 200 courses geared for community bank professionals. Topics range from compliance (bank specific) to human resources to personal development. Employees can earn certificates of completion, plus they can train at their convenience.
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    Bond Basics and Beyond

    The ICBA Community Bank Investment Institute (CBII) is designed to provide community bankers with the knowledge needed to plan, create and manage effective community bank portfolios. Community banks have discovered that CBII is an essential part of management succession planning.

    A high performance investment portfolio can add up to an additional .35 percent ROA to your bank’s bottom line. The Institute will provide you with the tools to develop and manage a high performance portfolio that more than meets the needs of management, directors and regulators.

    Institute topics will progress from the basics to more advanced topics during the session. You will learn something new, regardless of your level of experience. Make your reservations today.

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    Webinar: Adapt for Success in a Transforming Industry

    Join ICBA Mortgage and Mortgagebot on Thursday Nov. 8 from 2-3:15 (Eastern Time) to learn how web-based technology can transform your enterprise-wide origination business into a “transactional point-of-sale”. See why other ICBA members—who are using it to streamline the application, product and pricing, compliance, disclosure, and approval processes—reveal it’s the best strategy to compete for profitable business, manage volume fluctuations, boost efficiency, remove compliance headaches, and deliver the self-serve online options their borrowers expect.

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