Archives for January 2013

Registration is Open for the 2013 ICBA National Convention and Techworld!

Don't miss the opportunity to experience the greatest community banking convention and tech show in the world.  This year, the ICBA National Convention is being held at the glamorous Wynn Las Vegas and Encore, March 11-15, 2013.  You can register for the convention here. The Montana Independ noah s ark robot chicken video ent Bankers Read the Rest…

ICBA and MIB’s “I Luv My Community Bank” Campaign Launches on Valentine’s Day

Campaign Encourages Consumers to Talk About Their Local Experience at Community Banks Today, the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) and Montana Independent Bankers announced that its annual “I Luv My Community Bank” campaign has returned — just in time for Valentine’s Day. This national marketing and communications campaign celebrates the love that customers have Read the Rest…

ICBA and MIB's “I Luv My Community Bank” Campaign Launches on Valentine’s Day

Campaign Encourages Consumers to Talk About Their Local Experience at Community Banks Today, the Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) and Montana Independent Bankers announced that its annual “I Luv My Community Bank” campaign has returned — just in time for Valentine’s Day. This national marketing and communications campaign celebrates the love that customers have Read the Rest…

House Bills and Banking and the Helena Market

The house considered HB 14 yesterday to allow for bonding for the construction of various state buildings.  As you can imagine, there was much support for the bill. I suspect some form of bonding bill will pass, but what the content will ber remains open Here is a good article on the hearing yesterday: HB14. Read the Rest…

House Bills and Banking and the Helena Market

The house considered HB 14 yesterday to allow for bonding for the construction of various state buildings.  As you can imagine, there was much support for the bill. I suspect some form of bonding bill will pass, but what the content will ber remains open Here is a good article on the hearing yesterday: HB14. Read the Rest…

Court Ruling May Force Deal on CFPB Structure

ByDonna Borak and Victoria Finkle and Kate Berry JAN 28, 2013 6:35pm ET WASHINGTON — A ruling by a federal appeals court last week that President Obama acted improperly in recess appointing members of the National Labor Relations Board may encourage Democrats to cut a deal on the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Read the Rest…

ICBA Statement on Nomination of Richard Cordray

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 24, 2013)— The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today released this statement following President Barack Obama’s renomination of Richard Cordray for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). “ICBA congratulates Director Cordray for being renominated to lead the CFPB and encourages him to continue to consider the unique role of Read the Rest…

Executive Director Update: Jan 25, 2013

Overview The 63rd Legislature is through nearly two weeks of hearings and floor sessions of the 90-day Session. The main focus so far has been setting numbers for the Session-long budgeting process. The Joint Appropriations Committee decided to adopt a baseline budget that uses last biennium's budget as a starting point, instead of the customary Read the Rest…

Melanie Hall Reappointed as State Banking Commissioner

Montana Governor Steve Bullock has reappointed Melanie Hall as the State Banking and Financial Institutions Commissioner.   ( -more-appointments/article_b9db30ec-7dd5-57a1-a8d2-489bf5750570.html” target=”_blank”>Read more here.)  MIB offers Ms. Hall our congratulations, and we look forward to working with her for another term. zp8497586rq

Executive Director Update: Jan 14, 2013

Well, week one of the legislature is done The legislature has come out of the gate roaring this session, and I like it. In 2011, it took about 8 days before bills started to be heard.  This session, bills were heard on the second day, and the appropriations committee has already started in on the Read the Rest…

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