The American Bankers Association Foundation invites entries for the 2020 Community Commitment Awards, which recognize and promote the essential role banks play in their communities—a role that has become even more apparent in recent days as banks nationwide have stepped up to provide economic assistance during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Compliance officers and CRA professionals can leverage the powerful resources in banks across the country to make an impact both now and throughout the extended recovery period from this national emergency.
After a career as a nonprofit executive, Midwest BankCentre Chairman and CEO Orvin Kimbrough discusses the unique perspective he brings to his role and how his bank is reaching underserved communities in the St. Louis area.
Union Savings Bank pairs personal finance skills with its banking careers program for underrepresented communities.
Two rising community bank executives in North Carolina share lessons in career development and leadership.
With just 44,000 residents, how did the town of Columbus, Indiana, become one of the nation’s leading architectural destinations — ranked sixth of all U.S. cities for architectural innovation and design? The answer: a community bank president named J. Irwin Miller.
Santander Bank is helping to bring awareness to domestic abuse. In particular, the bank is helping victims to overcome two daunting obstacles that can often prevent victims from leaving an abusive situation: learning about finances and establishing their own credit history.
“When you think about what’s happening in America, there’s a bifurcation that’s happening,” says Orvin Kimbrough. “You have more and more people pushing to the upper echelons of economic continuum, and you have many more who are pushing to the lower end, and the middle group is being squeezed.”
There’s a clear business case for offering Bank On-certified accounts as a way for financial institutions to both serve the unbanked and grow their banks.
The latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast continues a pre-Thanksgiving tradition by interviewing the winners of ABA’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. These stories present the perfect inspiration as we prepare for the season of thanks and giving.