Around the Industry – April 2018

Legacy encapsulated
Created by artist Lawrence M. Romorini of One Of A Kind, Inc. Art Studio, this mixed-media shadowbox was presented to outgoing ICBA president and CEO Cam Fine at ICBA Community Banking LIVE on March 16. From pins and business cards to bobbleheads and television freeze frames, the artwork incorporates dozens of mementos from Fine’s 15 years of ICBA leadership.


Happy Community Banking Month! Here’s your free toolkit

Last year, ICBA celebrated Community Banking Month by launching its own marketing and communications toolkit for members. This year’s iteration of the free toolkit is your yearlong guide to smarter marketing. In it, you’ll find:

  • Content calendars
  • Social media images and posts
  • Media relations tips
  • Customizable op-eds and press releases
  • Quarterly webinars and Twitter chats

Check it out at


ICBA Capital Summit kicks off on April 8

Hundreds of community bankers are heading to Washington, D.C., for the 2018 ICBA Capital Summit. From April 8–11, bankers will meet with legislators and industry experts to discuss industry issues including access to capital, regulatory and tax relief, mortgage reform and agricultural lending. Confirmed guest speakers include Joseph Otting, the OCC’s comptroller of the currency, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and CFPD acting director Mick Mulvaney. See the full schedule at

Shawn Mitchell of the Community Bankers Association of Kansas engages with Kansas Rep. Ron Estes at last year’s Capital Summit.


What a time we had!
More than 3,000 bankers and experts from across the country attended ICBA Community Banking LIVE at The Venetian in Las Vegas last month. Over five days, bankers were treated to inspirational keynote speakers, informative Learning Labs, the vendor Expo, conversations with industry experts and much more, culminating in a glittering evening in celebration of ICBA president and CEO Cam Fine, who is retiring after 15 years at the helm.

ICBA president and CEO-elect Rebeca Romero Rainey and attendees take the “biggest community bank selfie ever” in appreciation of senators’ support of S.2155.
Keynote speaker
Erik Qualman
Cam Fine gave his final convention address as ICBA president and CEO on March 14
Independent Banker’s Mad Dash for Cash
Convention goers explore the Expo