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CBAI Unanimously Endorses Patty Clarke for St. Louis Fed Board

CBAI’s Board of Directors has unanimously endorsed the nomination of Patricia Clarke (Patty), president and CEO of the First National Bank of Raymond, for election to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Patty is a lifelong member of the Raymond community, has successfully guided her bank during her tenure as President and CEO, and has served in various leadership positions within the Community Bankers Association of Illinois. The CBAI leadership believes Patty will do an outstanding job of representing the interests of community banks in the St. Louis Fed District Group 3.

For those banks eligible to vote in this election, please watch for your ballot, and then vote for Patty Clarke. Voting will run from November 10 to the afternoon of November 25, 2015. See CBAI Board Endorsement Letter. See Patty Clarke's Bio.

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Registration Begins for Chicago EGRPRA Outreach Meeting

September 22, 2015 – Registration is now open for the Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) outreach meeting in Chicago on October 19, 2015.

The outreach meeting will provide an opportunity for bankers, consumer and community groups, and other interested persons to present their views directly to senior management and staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the Agencies) on any of the Agencies’ regulations.

The meeting will consist of panels of bankers and consumer and community groups to present particular issues. There will be limited time after each panel for comments from meeting attendees. In addition, there will be a session at the end of the meeting during which audience members may present views on any of the regulations under review.

CBAI encourages Illinois community bankers to attend this important outreach meeting and express their views on regulatory burden directly to the Agencies. Registration Information.

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CBAI Leadership Banker Attends "Meet the Comptroller Roundtable"

September 10, 2015 - Mary Sulser, President and CEO of Buena Vista National Bank, Chester, and former Chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, attended a "Meet the Comptroller Roundtable" at the Central District Office of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency in Chicago. This roundtable was an opportunity for the invited bankers to share with senior OCC regulators their views on important community bank and thrift issues.

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CBAI thanks the OCC for hosting these discussions and thanks Mary Sulser for participating in the Roundtable, not only on behalf of her bank but also for also highlighting issues of interest and concern to all Illinois community banks.

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CBAI FedPac Fundraiser – Another Grand-Slam!

September 9, 2015 – CBAI extends a BIG THANK YOU to the many bankers, associate members, and staff for stepping up to the plate and supporting CBAI FedPac!

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A capacity crowd of CBAI FedPac supporters filled a Redbird Row suite and enjoyed an exciting late inning St. Louis Cardinals’ victory over their Central Division rival Chicago Cubs. This was a great opportunity to take off the banker pin stripes, get comfortable, and have fun. Many brought teammates which provided a great mix of veteran players and rookies that made this FedPac fundraiser another base-clearing home run!

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CBAI FedPac was created to enhance the voice of Illinois community banks in Washington, D.C. CBAI FedPac is an important tool for community bankers to exert a strong and proactive influence by supporting those Members of Congress who believe in our mission to compete and serve our customers and communities.

Participation in fundraisers like this event is an enjoyable and effective way to contribute to CBAI FedPac and get involved. CBAI sincerely thanks all of our team members for their contributions to CBAI Fed Pac.

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CBAI FedPac Fundraiser – Another Base-clearing Home Run!

CBAI extends a BIG THANK YOU! to the many community bankers, associate members, and staff for stepping up to the plate and supporting CBAI FedPac!

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A capacity crowd of CBAI FedPac supports popped-up to the Redbird Row suite to watch the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Central Division rival Pittsburgh Pirates. This was a great opportunity to take off the banker pinstripes, get comfortable, and have some fun in support of a great cause. Many brought their teammates which made for a great mix of veteran players and rookies which made this FedPac fundraiser another base-clearing home run.

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CBAI FedPac was created to enhance the voice of Illinois community banks in Washington, D.C. CBAI FedPac is an important tool for community bankers to exert a strong and proactive influence by supporting those Members of Congress who believe in our mission to compete and serve our customers and communities.

Participation in fundraisers like this event is an enjoyable and effective way to contribute to CBAI FedPac and get involved. CBAI sincerely thanks all of our team members for their contributions to CBAI FedPac.

July 7, 2016