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Teaching teens through friendly competition

Teaching teens through friendly competition

Central Bank of Kansas City invites students to form business plans in a Shark Tank-style competition to promote financial education and entrepreneurship in its community. By Beth Mattson-Teig Central Bank of Kansas City created its own version of Shark Tank to give local high school students a hands-on lesson about entrepreneurship. What started as a […]

Which member banks are celebrating milestones in 2019?

With rich histories and proud legacies, community banks have been the cornerstone of the American financial system since the 19th century. Every year, ICBA honors member banks that have reached significant milestones. As vital members of their communities, they have important lessons for all of us on the value of learning, growing and remaining relevant […]

Why banks are becoming B Corps

A number of community banks have joined a coalition of companies whose commitment to better business practices—from worker benefits to leadership structure—is certified by a third-party nonprofit. These B Corps, designated by the B Lab, are a growing force that count many financial institutions and household brands as members. Could being a B Corp benefit your community bank?

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