The Louisiana Banker Newsletter

for June 20, 2018

Staff Columns

Community Banking & Technology

LBA Chief Executive Officer Robert Taylor
At this year’s LBA Annual Convention in May, a speaker presented the banking technology landscape and I was taken aback.


LBA Chief Operating Officer Ginger Laurent
Last night, I was at a meeting where they talked about headwinds (barriers) and tailwinds (encouragers) in your life.

Around the Capitol

LBA Director of Government Relations Joe Gendron
The signing of S. 2155 into law last month was a significant victory for Louisiana banks and certainly one that was hard fought and a long-time in the making.
The LBA passed two pieces of legislation during the regular legislative session this year that take effect on August 1, 2018.

Association News

Social Media Connections

LBA Communications Coordinator Jayme Foster
We found a blog on the Small Business Administration’s website that makes suggestions for how to review a workplace’s safety plan. Below are a few of the posts we scheduled from the article’s tips.
As he begins his year as LBA's Chairman-Elect, Gary Littlefield tells us about the biggest challenges he thinks banks face today and his goals for the Association for the upcoming year.
LBA 2018-2019 Chairman Pat Biglane of Concordia Bank Trust As he begins his year as LBA's Chairman, Pat Biglane tells us about the biggest challenges he thinks banks face today and his goals as chairman of the Association for the upcoming year.

Education News

3rd Annual 365 to Rich Program to be Held in October

LBA Education Administrator Lauren Brown
In 2016, The Louisiana Bankers Education Council introduced the 365 to Rich program for high school seniors to shadow a banker for a day.
Most of you are familiar with the ABA courses offered through the LBA. Today many bankers are opting for the online ABA classes or holding an ABA class in their bank.

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Job Opportunities

Check out the latest LBA Classifieds.

LBA Products & Services

LBA associate members "associate" themselves with Louisiana's commercial banks and thrifts by monitoring developments in the banking industry with the information they receive from the Association.
The LBA has been able to negotiate lower prices and rates for a number of products and services.
Check fraud costs financial institutions and their customers millions of dollars each year. In a statewide effort to help combat crime and protect consumers, the Louisiana Bankers Association has developed the Thumbprint Signature Program.

Member Announcements

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Phillis Boyd, Janet Pitts and Robert Taylor celebrate their anniversaries with LBA this month.

Consultant Articles

To no one’s surprise, health savings accounts continued to experience major growth throughout 2017.
CoNetrix is offering complimentary training this summer.
Bank of Montgomery was named 2017 Lender of the Year by USDA Rural Development State Director Dr. Carrie Castille.