Power in Numbers

By Bill Loving You’ve heard the saying, “there’s power in numbers,” and in the world of community banking, that statement sums it all up. Whether you’re talking about the fact that community banks operate more than 53,000 locations nationwide and employ nearly 700,000 Americans; or whether you hear that community banks hold $3.4 trillion in […]

Painting Pictures

By Bill Loving There are so many great things about the community bankers I’m lucky enough to meet during my travels as ICBA chairman. Some community bankers I’ve known for years, and others I’m just getting to know. Either way, I’m incredibly grateful for the experience of meeting them and for the honor to represent […]

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Our Mighty Engine

By Bill Loving No one would argue that Washington has taken notice of our industry’s impressive advocacy achievements over the years. No longer can anyone doubt today that community bankers are a powerful force to be reckoned with in our nation’s capital. So when hundreds of community bankers storm Capitol Hill each spring during ICBA’s […]

Taming the Unruly Bulls

With regulatory measures falling flat, Congress is taking the lead on ending too-big-to-fail, advancing legislative action to subdue Wall Street’s financial mega-institutions once and for all By Kelly Pike and Tim Cook Fed up with years of Wall Street’s perilous blundering and reckless shenanigans, increasingly impatient Washington policymakers are on tenterhooks to end too-big-to-fail once […]