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2017 Issues

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The Missouri Banker - September 2017

We Want To Hear From You!
MBA Debuts New Website Design
Chairman's Column: Use ‘3P’ Approach To Succeed With Lawmakers
Missouri Banks Support Relief Efforts For Hurricane Harvey  
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point
MBA Shares Concerns On Small Business Lending Data Collection
MBA President and CEO Max Cook: MBA Brings The Heat To Washington, D.C.
Guest Commentary: CECL Implementation Considerations
Compliance Update: New Definition Of Delinquency
Young Bankers Take On KC For Annual Conference
MBA Names Finalists For 2017 Young Banker Award
Bankers Look To The Sky Celebrating 2017 Solar Eclipse
Guest Commentary: Why America’s Dual Banking System Matters
Guest Commentary: The Importance Of Updating Property Info For Insurance
MBA Welcomes New Associate Members

The Missouri Banker - August 2017

MBA Discusses Small Business Lending Data Collection
Chairman's Column: If We’re Not At The Table, We’re On The Menu
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: Bill More Closely Bases Regulation On Bank Risk
MBA President and CEO Max Cook: Showcasing The Benefits Of Our Industry
Compliance Update: Yes, It’s Hot – And So Are These Lending Topics!
Guest Commentary: Understanding New Fiduciary Requirements For Third-Party Investment Providers
Young Bankers Day at the Federal Reserve
Guest Commentary: LIBOR Set For Elimination In 2021

The Missouri Banker - July 2017 

Greitens Signs Banking Legislation
Bandura Systems Becomes Latest MBA Endorsed Partner
State Finance Division Seeks Comments On Existing Rules
Chairman's Column: Bankers, It’s Time To Step Up To The Plate
Hartzler Visits Heritage State Bank
2018 MBA ‘Scenes Of Missouri’ Calendar Available To Order
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: Operation Choke Point Moves In Right Direction
MBA President and CEO Max Cook: Making Our Way Toward Regulatory Relief
Compliance Update: Regulation CC Changes Are On The Horizon
Guest Commentary: Bankers Can’t Ignore The Critical Reality Of Employee Theft
Guest Commentary: Purple Wave Transforms How Sellers Turn Assets Into Cash 
MBA Welcomes New Associate Members
Springfield Banker Chosen For Leadership Missouri
MO Bankers Graduate From GSB At LSU

The Missouri Banker - June 2017 

MBA Launches Program Promoting Bank Careers
MBA Installs 2017-18 Officers; Barrett To Serve As Chairman
Banker Named Acting Commissioner Of State Finance Division
Chairman's Column: What Are You Doing That Is Worth Reading?
MBA Guide Assists Banks With Disaster Preparedness
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: U.S. House Passes Financial Choice Act Legislation
MBA President and CEO Max Cook: Together, We Can Strengthen Our Industry
Guest Commentary: Dealing With Patent Notice Letters: Tools For Fighting Bad Faith Claims
Miles Honors Peggy Mantle With Chairman’s Award
Bill Lee Inducted Posthumously Into MBA’s 50 Year Club
Reflections Of MBA’s 127th Annual Convention: Navigating The Future, Bank Leaders Find A Way
MBA Honors Bankers With Induction To 50 Year Club
Compliance Update: Nah, Compliance Is Easy!!!
Guest Commentary: Consider Plastic Card Fraud Insurance For Bank Customers
Guest Commentary: Vegas Strategy: A Warning Story

The Missouri Banker - May 2017

State Legislators Pass Banking Measure
Chairman's Column: Trust Your Team, Expand Your Circle, Be Engaged 
A Great Ride Reaches Its Destination  
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: Financial CHOICE Act Moves To House Floor
MBA President and CEO Max Cook: Legislative Session Brings End Of An Era
Guest Commentary: U.S. Supreme Court Permits City To Sue Lenders For Fair Housing Act Violations
Compliance Update: Upcoming Changes To Credit Reports
Guest Commentary: Attracting Deposits: The Marketing Value Of Branches
Guest Commentary: Reduce Expenses, Increase Productivity With Print Optimization
Century Bank of the Ozarks Establishes Flood Relief Fund
2017 Bank Finance & Accounting Conference
Guest Commentary: Banks Must Remain Vigilant Over Threat Of Ransomware
Guest Commentary: Enter An Era Of Disruption To Community Banks
Young Bankers Announce Teach Children To Save Winners
Eight Graduates Receive $1,000 MBA Foundation Scholarships

The Missouri Banker - April 2017

In Navigating The Future, Leaders Find A Way
Barrett, Burke Nominated For MBA Chairman, Chairman-Elect
Chairman's Column: A Tale Of The Legislatures In Missouri, D.C. 
Missouri State Treasurer Eric Schmitt: Building A Stronger Missouri Starts With Small Business Growth  
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: ‘Blatant Violations Of Due Process, Fair Dealing’
MBA President and CEO Max Cook: Be Persistent, Be Proactive, Be Patient
Regional Directors Begin Terms On MBA Board In June
MBA Board Approves New Associate Members
Compliance Update: Home
Photo Submission Deadline Is May 15 For MBA Calendar
Guest Commentary: Efficiency, Cost Savings, Technology Top Priorities For Community Financial Institutions In 2017
Guest Commentary: Banks Prevent Crime, Keep Students Safe, Promote Goodwill In Their Communities
Guest Commentary: Negligent Entrustment Of A Vehicle A Well-Recognized Tort

The Missouri Banker - March 2017

Cundiff Discusses Regulations, Economy With Trump
Chairman's Column: With The Game On The Line, Bankers Step Up 
Lobbyist's Update: MBA-Priority Bill In Good Position To Pass 
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: House Continues Work On Pro-Growth Agenda
Central Bank of the Ozarks Leadership Class Makes Target Banker Visit
When Opportunity Knocks, MO Banks Answer
Guest Commentary: Cyber Breach Preparedness For Community Banks
Compliance Update: Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign
MBA Compliance Services To Present Webinar On Fair Credit Reporting Act Refresher
Guest Commentary: MBA Endorses Strunk’s Compliance Manager Solution
Guest Commentary: Students ‘Making the Grade’ With Missouri Banks’ Help
Win $250 In MBA's Teach Children To Save Challenge

The Missouri Banker - February 2017

Fintech: Friend Or Foe?
George, Luetkemeyer Visit MBA Office
Chairman's Column: In Banking, ‘The Only Constant Is Change’ 
Lobbyist's Update: Labor, Tort, Regulatory Reform Focus Of Session 
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: House Begins Work To Repeal Dodd-Frank
Bank Star Visits Congressman Luetkemeyer In D.C.
Let’s Keep The Ball Rolling In Washington
Guest Commentary: Fintech - Internet Banking Across State Borders Creates Compliance Challenges For State Banks
Guest Commentary: Preventing Cybercrime At Your Bank
Hansen Retires After 25 Years Of Service To VEBA
Bankers Complete MBA School of Bank Management
Compliance Update: Show Me The Money!!! Or Maybe Don’t!!!
Ag Economist Kohl Shares Insights At March 9 Seminar In Columbia
Participate In The 2017 MBA Bank Compensation, Benefits Survey
Guest Commentary: Protect Your Bank From Auto Loan Collateral Loss

The Missouri Banker - January 2017

MBA Launches New Series For Executives, Directors
Luetkemeyer, Wagner Appointed Financial Subcommittee Chairs
Chairman's Column: Guiding The Next Generation Of Leaders 
Lobbyist's Update: New Governor, Legislature Off To Quick Start 
Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer: House Approves Bills To Control Regulations
2017: Our Best Shot For Significant Reform
Guest Commentary: Banks’ Websites Exposed To ‘Surf-by’ ADA Lawsuits
Compliance Update: It’s A Small World ... 
Photographers, Grab Your Cameras! MBA Wants Your Pics!
MBA Foundation To Award 8 Scholarships
MBA Leadership Opportunities