IBA - Illinois Bankers Association


President's Message - September / October 2014

Traditional banking has never been more complex, making this a critical time for staying on top of the growing list of regulatory compliance and risk issues, new technologies, business development and other essential training.

The IBA is working non-stop to respond to your training needs, and we hope that you have noticed our exhaustive list of fall and winter education seminars, conferences, school series, forums, webinars and online training. We understand that banks are operating today with limited resources—both budget and time—that is why, when it comes to education, our top priorities are high quality, timeliness, and delivery options that are cost-effective for you and your bank.

To help you stay on top of the colossal number of new requirements, guidelines and industry standards, our line-up of programs includes training on call reports, appraisals, commercial real estate lending, regulatory compliance, IRAs, secured lending, security management, ACH issues, and the list goes on…!

In fact, we just held our Annual Ag Banking Conference with a first-rate program along with record attendance, and we are very excited about our fall and winter flagship conferences—which include our Compliance Conference in Fairview Heights, our Women in Banking Conference in Springfield, and our Midwest Bank Leaders Conference and Bank Counsel Conference in Chicago.

Connecting bankers to other bankers, associates and elected officials is just as important to us as connecting bankers to critical training opportunities. That said, our fall and winter season would not be the same without several important networking events. Our popular Let’s Talk Banking Series continues with the latest program in Springfield, followed by our annual Peoria Area Golf Outing on September 22, our Annual Washington, D.C., Visit from September 30-October 2, and our Chicago Area Chapter Breakfast on December 4.

Every time I write about our list of programs, events and services, I am completely “wowed” by the magnitude of opportunities and connections we offer to Illinois bankers! The IBA is here for you, and you and your employees can turn to us for all of your industry needs.

As always, for more information about all of our educational and networking programs, go to www.ilbanker.com, or call us at 800-783-2265!