Banker Involvement


3rd Community Bankers State Fair Conference

Providing Blue Ribbon worthy Advocacy, Services and Education to Iowa’s community bankers.



Community Bankers of Iowa's 3rd State Fair Conference will be held August 12, 2014 in the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The State Fair Conference provides a forum for Iowa’s independent, community bankers to discuss with legislators how policy changes and regulations are impacting their businesses. Panel discussions from Iowa’s legislative leadership and Congressional delegation allow community bankers to ask Iowa’s leaders about their views on pending legislation, how recent laws are being implemented, and regulations.

The State Fair Conference was designed with those who are unable to attend our Annual Convention in mind. If you didn't attend Convention this year, then you SHOULD attend the State Fair Conference for the chance to network with other community bankers, view products and services at the mini trade show, learn during the Breakout Sessions, and hear from those who represent Iowa.

Conference Speakers, Iowa Legislators:
Governor Terry Branstad  •  Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds
Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen (R)  •  Iowa Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal (D)
Iowa House Ranking Member on Commerce Committee Chris Hall (D)  •  Iowa Senate Republican Whip Jack Whitver (R)

Congressional Panel, US Legislators:
Congressman David Loebsack (D) • Congressman Steve King (R)

Congressional Panel, US House Candidates:
Pat Murphy (D-District 1); Staci Appel (D-District 3); Jim Mowrer (D-District 4). Rod Blum (R-District 1); Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-District 2); David Young (R-District 3).


Robert D. Dixon Founder's Award

The Robert D. Dixon Founders' Award recognizes an Iowa community banker for their dedication and devotion to the independent, community banking industry. Please take a moment to nominate a fellow community banker who is devoted to the industry.

The selection will be made by a committee comprised of two President’s Council Members, two existing CBI Directors and the Executive Committee. The selection committee will review the following factors to determine the recipient of the 2014 Robert D. Dixon Founders' Award:

  • Dedication to community banking;
  • Support of their local community;
  • Involvement in the Community Bankers of Iowa and ICBA;
  • And support of the community banking industry.

2014 Robert D. Dixon Founders' Award Recipient
Steven R. Lane - Security Savings Bank, Gowrie, Iowa







Community Banking Month 2014 Best-of-the-Best Contest

April was Community Banking Month. This was your bank's time in the spotlight! How did you celebrate Community Banking Month and spread the message “We Make A Difference On Main Street?”

2014 Best-of-the-Best Contest Winner:

Shelby County State Bank, Harlan, Iowa

Shelby County State Bank received the Community Banking Month Traveling Trophy and a pizza party for their staff hosted by CBI, and will be featured in an issue of CBI’s weekly e-newsletter CommonCENTS, and an article in the August edition of the Community Banker Update.

Can Your Bank Capture the CBI Community Banking Month Traveling Trophy Next Year?