CBI holds and sponsors a number of informative and entertaining events throughout the year, intended to educate our members, provide networking opportunities, raise funds for educational and advocacy efforts, and support the professional development of Iowa's community bankers. Below is a schedule of dates for major CBI events tentatively being held during 2023. This is not an exhaustive list of all future live events, and dates/locations and times are subject to change.
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CBI's Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT) group members held their Fall Business Meeting at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. Guest speaker Alicia Nicoletto from Nyemaster Law updated LOT members on changes to the Uniform Commercial Code, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), cryptocurrency and other issues in digital asset management.
Scott Brickman, EVO/COO of the Swarm Collective NIL presented on that organization's mission and developments in "Name, Image, Likeness" contracts, on the rise after recent NCAA regulation changes regarding college sport player compensations. Brickman explained that an important part of the Collective's purpose is to assist players in the process, and that verifiable, ongoing community service and outreach is required as part of a player's agreement with the Collective.
CBI Endorsed Member Storey Kenworthy & Workspace Foundation for Giving is accepting grant applications from qualified non-profit organizations until Aug. 31, 2022.
Five $5,000 grants will be awarded to selected non-profits whose programming aligns with the core giving priorities:
Additional information about the Storey Kenworthy & Workspace Giving Programs and a grant application is available at www.storeykenworthy.com/community.
The Storey Kenworthy & Workspace family of companies, with 10 locations across Iowa, is a family-owned, independent office supplies and commercial interiors dealership.
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Rural Mainstreet Index Soars to Record High: 90% of Bankers Report Labor Shortages Restraining Growth
May Survey Results at a Glance:
OMAHA, Neb. (May 20, 2021) – For the sixth straight month, the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) climbed above growth neutral. According to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.
Overall: The overall index for May jumped to a record high of 78.8 from April’s very healthy 69.0. The index ranges between 0 and 100 with a reading of 50.0 representing growth neutral.
Approximately, 60.6% of bank CEOs reported that their local economy expanded between April and May.
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Iowa lawmakers inch toward adjournment
Legislative leaders worked mostly behind the scenes this week crafting a massive tax relief package, setting the stage for adjourning the 2021 session potentially as early as next week.
House and Senate GOP leaders have been at odds over their must-do items on tax policy. The latest Senate bill, SF619, is a sweeping proposal that includes many of the priorities leaders from both chambers have wanted to include in tax reform this year. Among the bill’s chief provisions:
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Census results show Iowa keeping all four congressional seats
Iowa will retain all four of its seats in the U.S. House after preliminary data from the 2020 Census show Iowa with modest population growth of 3.6 %.
As more detailed Census data is released, Iowa lawmakers will be required to vote on new congressional and legislative districts that become effective for the 2022 election. Iowa has an often-praised, nonpartisan process for drawing new political maps. Most of the work is left to computers, which will draw new district lines to create 50 Iowa Senate and 100 Iowa House seats, along with four districts for U.S. Congress.
The Des Moines and Iowa City metro areas had the fastest growth in population and are expected to gain new legislative seats, while most rural parts of the state continue to lose residents.
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