Banker Involvement


7th Annual Golf Open



Every September the Community Bankers of Iowa hosts a Golf Open for members to network, enjoy a little competition, and raise funds for CBIs PAC. The 7th Annual Golf Open will be held September 8, 2014 at Legacy Golf Club in Norwalk, IA. Get out onto the greens with fellow Community Bankers of Iowa members during a split scramble best shot tournament -- it's your chance to work and play!

The CBI PAC is the non-partisan political action committee of the
Community Bankers of Iowa, the voice in Iowa for community
                                                                                          banks. CBIs political efforts concentrate on defending the views
                                                                                          to Iowas community banks and their local economies.

Buy A Game! Purchase Mulligans to support CBI's PAC, or Pro Drives to support LOT's Scholarship Fund!
See the registration brochure for more information.


3rd Community Bankers State Fair Conference

Providing Blue Ribbon worthy Advocacy, Services and Education to Iowas community bankers.

Community Bankers of Iowa's 3rd State Fair Conference was held August 12, 2014 in the Prairie Meadows Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa. The State Fair Conference provides a forum for Iowas independent, community bankers to discuss with legislators how policy changes and regulations are impacting their businesses.

With the inclusion of candidates as well as the incumbents this year, all four federal congressional districts were represented. The event keynote address was delivered by Governor Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Reynolds, who outlined their efforts so far in promoting rural, small business and economic development in Iowa.

Bankers also discussed issues with members of Iowa's state general assembly leadership and a panel each of Democrat and Republican candidates and incumbents at the federal level, where they were able to ask Iowa's leaders about their views on pending legislation, regulations, and ongoing issues. Rural economic development, tax laws, and small business growth were stressed as their top priorities in the coming year.

Among the topics discussed were: the prospects in 2015 for enhancing the deployment of broadband services in rural Iowa; how the competition from Farm Credit systems and credit unions can be addressed; rural infrastructure; too-big-to-fail legislation; regulatory compliance burden; economic development; and bipartisan cooperation.

The Iowa leadership panel included Iowa Senate Republican Whip Jack Whitver (R-District 19), Speaker of the Iowa House Kraig Paulsen (R-District 35), Iowa Senate Majority Leader Michael Gronstal (D-District 8) and Iowa House Ranking Member on Commerce Committee Chris Hall (D-District 13). The federal congressional Democrat panel included Congressman David Loebsack (District 2), and  candidates Pat Murphy (running for District 1), Staci Appel (running for District 3) and Jim Mowrer (running for District 4). Sitting on the federal Republican panel were Congressman Steve King (District 4) and candidates Rod Blum (running for District 1), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (running for District 2) and David Young (running for District 3).

Closing out the event, breakout speakers educated Conference attendees on mortgage compliance rules, maximizing non-interest revenue, risk management, and recent legislative developments in Washington.

Thank you to Conference sponsors ICBA Securities, SHAZAM, ICBA and Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines!


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 Presidents 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 CBIs 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?