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 […]

Who is CBA of Kansas?

We Have One Mission – Community Banks The answer to the question of “who is CBA of Kansas” is simply this:  CBA of Kansas was founded in 1978 to represent the interests of Kansas community banks without interference and/or influence from large out-of-state financial institutions.  CBA of Kansas serves every community bank in Kansas as a strong […]

What’s the Best Thing You Can do for Community Banks?

Three Critical Reasons to Attend the ICBA Capital Summit, April 30 – May 3, 2017 in Washington DC Why is it important to take time out of your busy schedule, spend your hard-earned resources, board a plane and fly halfway across the country to visit an overcrowded city to spend time with your elected officials, […]

Blind Loyalty

What a year we have had in the world of community banking.  Just when you think that the creation of new regulations has got to start slowing down, that common sense will again prevail and real regulatory relief will actually occur… nope!  To add insult to injury the Too Big To Fail Banks continue breaking […]

Lets Get Engaged

What keeps you up at night?  What drives you to the edge of insanity?  In other words… what are you passionate about?  I know that this might appear to be a strange question, but one well worth exploring.  What gives you a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement?  Is it the same thing that causes […]

Buckets

Ever heard the following? “Why me? I didn’t ask for this.” “This isn’t my problem.” “Fools rush in.” I’ve said them all.  It’s no secret that I have a tendency to get excited and rush into a situation where I see something amiss.  I have this strong urge to “fix” whatever is broken, unjust or […]

The Good, the Bad and My Attitude

Do you ever have one of those days when every thought… well most thoughts, seems to be negative or unproductive?  Lately it seems that I have had more and more of those dreaded days when my thoughts race in directions that are neither good, nor constructive.  I find myself dwelling on all the negatives of […]

Great Events

Civil war historians are almost unanimous in their conclusion that the fate of the war turned on one historic battle…the battle for Little Round Top at Gettysburg. On July 2, 1863, Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a mere school teacher from Maine, was ordered to take his 20th Maine, along with the 83rd Pennsylvania, the […]

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