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05/20/2016 - ICBA


WHO WE ARE

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.

With 51,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ 700,000 Americans, hold $3.8 trillion in assets, $3.1 trillion in deposits, and $2.6 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community.


WHAT’S NEW
 
ICBA is seeking nominations for its 2016 National Community Bank Service Awards, sponsored by FIS. ICBA is the only national trade association that is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.
 
History
 
The National Community Bank Service Awards were launched in 2002 to acknowledge the valuable role community banks play in sustaining communities across the nation, and nationally recognize and reward community banks for their unparalleled volunteer community service and financial literacy efforts. In 2011, the awards program was redesigned to be more inclusive of all community service activities, and to streamline the nomination process. Since 2002, more than 100 community banks, their employees, and the communities they serve have been recognized as part of the National Community Bank Service Awards.
 
Eligibility
 
All eligible community banks with a volunteer community service program helping to sustain and improve the communities they serve, are eligible to be nominated for the 2016 National Community Bank Service Awards. Entry is free for all community banks and multiple entries are encouraged.
 
Awards

  • Grand National Award: Awarded to a community bank that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to its local community by creating and participating in a volunteer community service program that has had tremendous positive impact on the communities it serves.
  • National Awards: Two community banks that have demonstrated exemplary commitment to their local community through volunteer community service efforts.
  • Honorable Mentions: Five community banks recognized for unparalleled volunteer community service programs.

National Award recipients and honorable mention honorees will be recognized in the August 2016 issue of the nationally recognized community banking magazine ICBA Independent Banker®. As a bonus, the Grand National Award recipient will receive $2,500 to use toward future community service efforts. National Award recipients each will receive $1,000 for their respective programs.
 
Nominations are being accepted at http://www.icba.org/awards/about.cfm
  
CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact ICBA at Turn on JavaScript! or (800) 659-8111 with questions about the National Community Bank Service Awards.