Introducing CBA Convention: Version 42.0 July 15-17, 2020

With safety as our first priority, and realizing social distancing guidelines will prevent in-person networking at Convention, we will host an online Annual Meeting and an exciting Online Auction. We are calling it CBA Convention: Version 42.0 because this marks our 42nd year of this exciting and valuable event. While it will be different in 2020, […]

Shawn Mitchell Stars In “CBA Castaway” – A Preview of the CBA Annual Meeting & Online Auction, July 15-17, 2020

You don’t want to miss this. Find out why Shawn Mitchell, CBA of Kansas President, has been painting volleyballs and hitting some interesting shots on the golf course. Plus, find out key details for the upcoming 2020 CBA Annual Meeting and Online Auction, July 15-17, 2020.  Ready to check out the Online Auction items? View […]

Community Bankers Association of Kansas: Insured Deposits Are Safe at a Community Bank

PRESS RELEASE  UPDATED: MAR 24, 2020 TOPEKA, Kan., March 24, 2020 ( – The Community Bankers Association of Kansas (CBA) today reminded consumers and community banking customers that their insured deposits are safe and backed by the full faith and credit of the federal government through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC). The FDIC fully insures funds […]

Community Banks Central to Local Economy: Impact Recognized During Community Bank Week

Across the state of Kansas, community banks serve local customers, businesses and families each year – resulting in a significant impact on the local economy. During the week of April 23 – April 28, 2018, Community Bankers Association of Kansas (CBA) and community banks across the Kansas recognize Community Bank Week and honor this impact […]

Where Will You Be April 8th Thru 11th?

In a few weeks a group of dedicated Kansas community bankers will travel to Washington, DC to attend ICBA’s Capital Summit with intentions to yet once again push for meaningful change that might help our community banking industry. Why will this group of Kansas community bankers take a week out of their busy schedules to […]

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Your Community Bank Can Shine: Let’s Celebrate the Ways Community Banks Are Different

Different. Personal. Rooted. Committed to local success. It’s easy to describe how community banks are different from big national banks, and it’s important to share this message continually with customers and stakeholders. After all, you’re in touch with your neighbors. You strive for activities and initiatives that make a difference to the local economy, schools […]

Security at Your Community Bank

Managing Security for Your Community Bank is Another Opportunity for Service Money laundering and fraud can be a problem for any size of bank. However, reports show that community banks may become a target for money launderers because they may perceive that a smaller bank may allocate security resources in different ways than a larger […]

Secrets to Attracting Talent to Your Community Bank

A Community Bank Can Boost Culture and Community Bringing the right candidates for employment to your community bank is important for your company culture. While many new hires may come from within your community itself, data shows that larger numbers of candidates are seeking positions for a “change of pace” and finding these opportunities through […]

Changing Trends in Farm Loans and How Small Banks Can Support Farmers

Small Banks Are an Important Resource For Farmers If you’re seeing changes among your local farmers’ loan needs, you’re not alone. Whether they’re avoiding debt to keep their farms financially secure or making smaller investments in machinery and land, farmers are asking for smaller loans across the industry. Small banks that support farm loans can […]

Customer Engagement at Community Banks Begins With Your Employees

Boosting Customer Engagement at Community Banks Starts by Focusing on Employee Satisfaction You know the unique role that community banks hold in a local economy. That personal connection and community involvement are why you got into banking in the first place. With a changing marketplace affecting customer engagement, that role may be becoming less pronounced. […]

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