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- Meet MBA Chairman Deborah Smith-Olson
- MBA Executive Officers Provide Leadership and Financial Literacy Education Outreach Insight for the Banking Industry
- Anything But Average by Carla Kalogeridis
- Talmer Bank & Trust Partners with FHLBI by Marjorie Green, FHLBI
- Countdown to Compliance by Carla Kalogeridis
Three Years Into Dodd-Frank by David Worthams, Policy Director, Michigan Bankers Association
- Independent Bank raises money for disaster relief
- Social Media and ROE by Carla Kalogeridis
- How Banks Can Use Analytics to Build Better Customer Relationships by Ted Triplett, Chief Marketing Officer, Insight Ecosystems
- Come Along for the Ride by Carla Kalogeridis
- Rick Barz Name 2013 MBA Banker of the Year
- The Interest Rate Cycle: Impact of Bank Portfolio Returns by Richard Consul, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Munder Capital Management
- Huntington Bank’s Mike Fezzey Lauded for Efforts to Deliver Help Resolve Landmark Discrimination Case
- The Right Mix by Carla Kalogeridis
- Love What You Do by Bryan Dodge
- Banks Impact Michigan Communities and Improve Lives by Tom Edmiston, Senior VP Tax Credit Investing, Great Lakes Capital Fund
- The Root of the Issues by Carla Kalogeridis
- MiBankPAC Contributor's List
- Nominate the Next MBA Banker of the Year
- Meet MBA Chairman Craig Kus, Bank of Alpena
- MBA Executive Officers Provide Leadership and Community Outreach Insights for the Banking Industry
- The Secret Sauce by Carla Kalogeridis
- West Shore Bank Receives the Veterans Support Award for Protecting Elderly Veterans by Donna Yager, Marketing Officer, West Shore Bank
- MBA 125 Years Celebration
- Education Highlights: MBA Professional Development 2013
- Bay Port State Bank's Annual Halloween Open House by Annie Simon, Marketing Director, Bay Port State Bank
- Monroe Bank & Trust Brings MBA Endorsed Partner EverFi to Local Schools
- Congratulations to the 2012 MBA Financial Literacy Award Winners
- Chartering the Perfect Storm by Carla Kalogeridis
- Bank of Ann Arbor Unveils a New Way to Bank
- The More Things Stay the Same, by Carla Kalogeridis
- David Ramaker Named 2012 Michigan Bankers Association Banker of the Year
- UDAAP Considerations in New Product Development by Kathlyn L. Farrell
- Wolverine Bank’s Student Andrew Dyke Takes Third in ABA ‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ Competition
- Your BEST Bet by Carla Kalogeridis
- The BEST Tips for Creating a Positive Organizational Culture by Erika Oliver, MPA
- The ABCs to Quality by Becky McCrary, CSP
- Mercantile Bank of Michigan incorporates technology at ArtPrize
- Insuring Your Future, by Carla Kalogeridis
- What the New Census Means to Your Business, Today & Tomorrow, by Kelly McDonald, McDonald Marketing
- MEDC and MBA team up to certify banks for MEDC Loans — mBank offers lending success story
- Honor Bank fights hunger with annual “Fall Food N’ Things” drive.
- Meet MBA Chairman Tim Doyle
- MBA Executive Officers Provide Leadership Advice, Encouragement and Vision for the Banking Industry
- Building Your Bank’s Leadership Through Mentoring and Career Advocacy Programs, by Beth Handley-McMall, Principal, Rehmann Consulting
- Reinventing Leadership, by Carla Kalogeridis
- Wolverine Bank staff spent time talking with students about the differences between saving and spending, providing interactive games and activities to help emphasize the importance of saving.
- Protecting Against Fraud, by Carla Kalogeridis
- New Internet Banking Guidance Raises the Bar, by Keith Laughery
- Easy Money by Robert Worthington
- Citizens Bank Helps Keep Seniors Safe
- Shedding Light on the Dodd-Frank Act by Pandall L. Harbour, JD and Joseph A. Zito, CPA, MBA
- CFPB More Questions than Answers by Charlie Goode
- Caring for a Community by Carla Kalogeridis
- Doug Chaffin Named 2011 MBA Banker of the Year
- The Next-Generation Customer by Richard Lavolette
- Superior National Bank provides an afternoon of music and fun for it’s customers and the community.
- Bank of Ann Arbor Facebook page benefits local nonprofits.
- 7 Steps to Happy Crap by Erika Oliver, MPA
- 10 Ways to Stumble in a Crisis by Barbara Lezotte
- BEST Conference by Carla Kalogeridis
- Century Bank and Trust supports youth in government program.
- Local winner for Wolverine Bank wins second place in national video contest.
- Value of Volunteering by Carla Kalogeridis
- Importance of Grassroots by David Worthams
- Independent Bank serves a variety of causes.
- Meet MBA Chairman Bob Chapman
- Board of Directors
- Regulation Reform, by Richard Lavolette
- Developing Future Leaders, by Lori LePla
- Banks support their communities by offering free financial seminars and sponsoring annual events.
- Preserving Your OREOs for Another Michigan Winter, by Blake Johnson
- Renewed Focus Softens Budget Cuts, by Jeremy Kane
- Lessons from the Economic Battlefield, by Scott Eisenberg
- 2010 MBA Financial Literacy Award Winners.
- New MBA Web site Provides Resources, Information and Updates
- Destination: Planet Blog, by Shelby Reno
- Michigan bankers visit local schools for annual Teach Children to Save Day.
- Redesigned MBA Web site Provides More Information, Easier Navigation
- MBA Trust Committee Modernized Trust Code by Deborah Mitin
- James Conboy Named 2010 Michigan Bankers Association Banker of the Year
- Students become royal savers with Blissfield State Bank’s financial education program.
- Building Relationships in Challenging Markets. Learn how to keep customers happy and gain new ones.
- Focus on Leadership. Become a leader in difficult times.
- Social Networking Sites Offer Opportunities for Banks. Social media creates new communication avenues for bankers.
- Chemical Bank creates storybook to promote saving.
- Art Johnson Guides the Industry Through Turbulent Times. Learn about Art Johnsons’ goals while he serves as ABA chairman.
- OFIR Commissioner Ross to Congress: Michigan Community Banks Unfairly Paying the Price by Ken Ross.
- Wolverine Bank helps community in time of need.
- Meet MBA Chairman Eric Eishen. MBA Chairman Eric Eishen outlines his goals for the association.
- MBA Executive Officers Give Leadership Advice as Michigan Fights to Recover.
- How to Address the Too Big to Fail Theory: What Steps to Take to Avoid Future Problems.
- Passionate Debate is the Key for Making Sounder Decisions by Jim Woods.
- Leadership Development that Sticks: Accelerating the Development of Your Future Leaders by Mazy Gillis and Steve Gravenkemper.
- Macatawa Bank helps Hispanic communities understand banking basics.
- Women Find Opportunities in Banking. Women share their stories of climbing the corporate ladder.
- Mary Fowlie Reflects on Banking Career. She explains her banking story from teller to entreprenuer.
- Life Balance: Show Up Fully No Matter Where You Are by Roxanne Emmerich
- Superior National Bank & Trust supports local hockey initiatives.
- Financial Literacy Efforts Benefit Local Communities. Banks reach out to their communities with free financial information.
- Children Learn About Saving With In-school Bank Programs.
- 2009 Financial Literacy Award Winners. Banks are honored for outstanding financial literacy initiatives.
- Michigan Bankers Participate in Teach Children to Save Day’s Million Child. Nearly 4,000 Michigan students receive Teach Children to Save Day lessons.
- Banks of All Sizes Offer Mobile Banking. Learn how to give your bank a competitive edge with mobile banking.
- What Just Happened in the Economy and What’s Next. Predictions for the future of banking and Michigan
- Faxing to Go by Steve Adams. A look at new time-saving technology.
- Monroe Bank & Trust offers extraordinary financial literacy programs.
- Bank Marketers Measure Profit Risk in Changing Times. New marketing strategies revealed to help make your bank more successful.
- Brand Bytes by John Mathes. Learn how to capture your bank’s identity in a few simple words.
- Mayville State Bank employees teach students about credit.
- Federal Regulators Discuss Current Industry Conditions by Lauren Henderson. FDIC and Fed representatives respond to help banks in challenging economic times.
- $700 Billion — A Buy-in not a Bailout. A review of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act and where it has taken the industry.
- Rep. Bert Johnson Shares Industry Outlook. An outline of Rep. Johnson’s future plans and goals.
- Meet MBA Chairman Doug Chaffin. MBA Chairman Doug Chaffin outlines his goals for the association.
- MBA Executive Officers Lead Banking Industry During Challenging Times. MBA officers discuss how they’re leading their banks and association into the future.
- Secrets Revealed: Becoming the Best Boss. Get tips on how to become a more effective boss and mentor.
- Historical Leaders Inspire Future Leaders. Learn how to develop leadership skills in the workplace.
- Peoples State Bank offers services in multiple languages. Senior citizens receive helpful information from First Federal of Northern Michigan.
- Banks Teach Consumers How to Protect Their Identity by Lauren Henderson. Discover what banks are doing to teach their communities about the risks of identity theft.
- Banks Work to Prevent Financial Elder Abuse. Learn how to detect and prevent financial elder exploitation.
- The Red Flag Identity Theft Program: A 41-Hour Project by Richard B. West. Learn what to include in your bank’s Identitfy Theft Red Flag Program.
- Bank Fraud, Scams and Robbery by Richard Lavolette. Unsual scams to be aware of.
- Sturgis Bank & Trust Company host Millionaire for a Day program.
- MBA Provides Valuable Resources for Member Banks. Discover the benefits of being a MBA member bank.
- Paul Clabuesch Named 2008 Michigan Bankers Association Banker of the Year.
- The Future of Community Banking: Six Factors Defining the Next Five Years. James Jones discusses six factors affecting the future of banking.
- Banks Support MSHDA Program to Assist Homeowners. Governor signs bill to help homeowners in need.
- Citizens State Bank in-school banking program teaches children important financial lessons.
- Mortgages and Foreclosures Impact Communities. The causes of Michigan’s mortgage challenge and how to solve it by Richard D. Lavolette
- Banks Invest in the Environment by Building Green. Banks are becoming environmentally-friendly by building green.
- Pandemic Planning: What Banks Should Do To Prepare. An outline of activities to help banks prepare for a pandemic outbreak.
- Remote Deposit Capture Leads the Way in Banking Technology. How to get involved with the newest banking technology.
- Bank of Ann Arbor teams up with local teen organization.
- MBA Executive Officers Guide the Industry. The MBA’s new executive officers outline their goals for the association.
- Single Business Tax Replacement: Everybody had a Plan. The makings of Michigan’s new business tax and Financial Institutions Tax.
- The Growing Roles and Responsibilities of Bank Directors. Directors are facing increasingly complex regulations as leaders of their financial institutions.
- MBA Past Chairman Encourages Association Involvement. Art Johnson, Chairman and CEO, United Bank of Michigan, explains how serving his industry and association benefits his bank.