Membership articles

In the life of an ICBA lobbyist

In the life of an ICBA lobbyist

The word “lobbyist” might conjure up smoky backrooms and furtive meetings on park benches, but the reality is a little different. Two ICBA lobbyists take us behind the scenes at Capitol Hill, where they’re working hard to advance the community banking agenda.

Solar panels, sustainable construction: Is it time to explore “green” lending?

The growth in sustainable real estate construction, renewable-energy installations and other environmentally friendly projects could make green lending opportunities worth exploring. By Beth Mattson-Teig Many commercial lenders, including some community banks, are hopping on the “green” bandwagon. They’re offering expertise and products for borrowers looking to finance everything from sustainable products and business concepts to