Membership News & Announcements
Take A Bow--National Community Bank Service Awards
Nominate your community bank for the 2013 National Community Bank Service Awards sponsored by FIS. ICBA recognizes the important role community banks and their employees play in supporting their local communities through generous acts of community service. If you’re a community bank with a community service or volunteer program, no matter how big or small, we want to hear from you. Describe your bank’s program and help us honor the commitment of your bank and its employees.

All community banks with a community service, volunteer, or financial literacy program, helping to sustain communities across the nation are eligible to be nominated for the 2013 National Community Bank Service Awards. Entry is free for all community banks and multiple entries are encouraged. You may nominate your own bank.

National Award recipients will be recognized in the April 2013 issue of the nationally recognized community banking magazine ICBA Independent Banker. National Award recipients will also be recognized during ICBA’s National Convention, March 11-15 in Las Vegas, Nev. The Grand National Award recipient receives roundtrip airfare, convention admission and hotel accommodations courtesy of ICBA.

As a bonus, the Grand National Award recipient receives $1,000 to use toward future community service efforts. National Award recipients each receive $500 for their programs.

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November’s ICBA Independent Banker Issue Available
Community bankers’ surging efforts and interest in providing mobile banking services are highlighted in this month’s coverage of ICBA’s 2012 Community Bank Technology Survey in ICBA Independent Banker. As part of IB’s annual technology issue, five community banks that are industry technology leaders are also profiled. Other coverage includes articles on promoting electronic bank statements, mortgage origination software systems, mobile banking and mobile payments, and services to help community bank customers protect their own computer systems. Also check out the story on Mark Holley, an IT project manager for Bank of American Forks.

Other coverage appearing online at includes a Q&A column by ICBA’s Cary Whaley on new international remittance disclosure rules, an article on the expanding leadership roles for chief information officers, and a column by David Peterson with Q2ebanking on getting the most value from your bank’s website.

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Member Renewal Notices Coming Soon
ICBA annual membership renewal notices will be mailed in the next few weeks.  Community banks are encouraged to review the information and take full advantage of all membership benefits. ICBA looks forward to continuing to work for community bankers in 2013 and thanks its members for their dedication and support.

Have you renewed your 2013 ICBA membership?
If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding your annual ICBA membership renewal, please contact the Member Relations department’s or phone: 800-422-7285, ext. 7325.

Personalize your Education Experience at this Year's Convention
Attend the ICBA National Convention & Techworld® at the Wynn Las Vegas and Encore March 11-15, 2013, and customize your learning experience based on your personal and professional needs while earning Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. ICBA provides you with the educational tools and resources to advance your career.

Top 5 Reasons Community Bankers Attend the ICBA National Convention & Techworld:

  • Network and connect with other community bankers;
  • Share industry knowledge and solutions;
  • Hear from  industry regulators and community banking leaders;
  • Custom design a learning experience and earn CPE credits; and
  • Test drive products and services designed especially for the community banking sector

Last year's attendees say that "the number and variety of quality speakers and topics cannot be found at any other conference... and the wealth of information and networking opportunities are unparalleled." Don't miss this unique experience.

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  • Register today to qualify for a $300 early bird discount. To learn more about the nine educational tracks and to start customizing your experience visit the convention website.

Latest ICBA Compliance Newsletter Now Available
ICBA Compliance and Risk Management released the latest edition of its compliance newsletter in conjunction with strategic ally Chartwell Compliance. The Chartwell Compass publication features the latest in financial institution regulatory compliance, financial crime prevention and risk-management issues. This edition features articles on final remittance and debit card interchange fee rules, managing vendor relationships, flood insurance and more.

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Products & Services
CD-ROM Brings a Simplified Approach to Compliance Management
Streamline your advertising compliance management with Check Your Ad. Check Your Ad helps you determine if your advertising efforts are meeting regulatory requirements and generates a report detailing areas that need attention.

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EMV Migration: What You Need to Know
Did you know the U.S. Payment Providers’ losses increase significantly when EMV migration starts later? Join ICBA Bancard and MasterCard Advisors for a 90-minute EMV webinar on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at 2:00pm Eastern. Attendees will be privy to a robust discussion on:

·    Business drivers for U.S. migration to EMV
·    EMV migration scenarios
·    EMV readiness assessment
·    Potential financial impacts for a U.S. issuer

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Preferred Service Provider Offers Webinar ICBA Members
Webinar: Role of Non-Brokered CDs in Liquidity Planning
Uncertainties related to potential liquidity events are always present and examiners expect community banks to proactively plan and manage for the unknown. QwickRate’s non-brokered marketplace can help banks better address these liquidity challenges and add an extremely valuable component to their contingency funding plans. Learn more about these timely benefits by joining ICBA Preferred Service Provider QwickRate for an informative tour of its marketplace on Wednesday, November 7th at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) or Thursday, November 8th at 11:00 a.m.

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Webinar: Adapt for Success in a Transforming Industry
Join ICBA Mortgage and Mortgagebot on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 2:00-3:15 p.m. (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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  • Register online or contact Julie Durham at (770) 507-9894, ext. 104 for this presentation, which will be given on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time).

Save the Date! Events from ICBA Education

Webinar: Desperation To Dedication-Robber Proofing Your Bank
Thursday, Nov. 8 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time)

Historically bank robberies increase dramatically during the holiday season. Combine this with our current economy, the high unemployment rate, our countries preoccupation with drugs, and the ease in which gambling can be accessed and we find ourselves in a time where "Robber Proofing" your bank has never been more important. When it comes to Robbery Prevention, Apprehension and Recovery no one can provide us greater insight than Troy Evans. Join ICBA Education and Troy Evans on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern time) to learn how to "robber proof" your bank.

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ICBA Bank Director Program

Help your directors guide your bank to growth and profitability. The ICBA Bank Director Program helps both new and seasoned community bank board members increase their knowledge and upgrade their skills.

ICBA Bank Director Program Benefits include:

Community Bank Director Newsletter: This bi-monthly newsletter is loaded with information on director roles and responsibilities, including business development, regulatory compliance, community relations and bank profitability. Enjoy featured articles from a real bank director's perspective.

Bank Director Online University
: This valuable tool will train or refresh the bank director so they can build a solid foundation for decision making. The Online Program offers 13 courses available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and it is absolutely FREE when you become a member of the Bank Director Program.

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All ICBA Online training courses now have full audio and randomized test questions

From compliance topics to desktop training and everything in between, the ICBA Online Education Center offers members access to hundreds of online courses that are customized for community banks and updated as regulations change. Included with the purchase of these courses is access to a learning-management system that allows community bankers to accurately track course progress and achievement rates. Courses are available for both institutions and individuals and include full-audio and randomized test questions.

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