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Preferred Solutions Providers

ACB created its niche in the bank products and services arena in the late 1980’s.  Today, Community Bank Services, Inc. promotes over 35 participating Preferred Service Providers and Associate Members offering hundreds of products and services to our member banks. The annual volume purchased by the participating banks exceeds $375 million.  The average participating bank realizes over $23,000 in discounts, value added features and/or increased revenue resulting from their purchases.  This program offers tangible, bottom line value in return for the nominal annual ACB member dues.

If your bank is not benefiting from this program take a look at the list below to see what might make sense for you.  If your bank is participating take another look at the current list, we add new service providers often.


Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC), established in 1957, is the flagship company of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group. ACC is a private, non-profit lending corporation dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through capital availability programs in Arkansas through partnerships with the lending community… Your Reliable Lending Partner. 

Al Hodge – 800-216-7237

Banker’s Assurance, LLC is the leading compliance consulting company in the State of Arkansas serving over 54 banks in Arkansas.  Our clients are of a wide range of asset sizes from the largest bank to one of the smallest banks in Arkansas.  Our professionals are very knowledgeable in the consumer compliance and have conducted training in all areas of compliance including RESPA, BSA, Regulation Z, and Regulation E.  You will have the expertise, along with a comprehensive audit program without the expense of a full-time employee.

Shaun Harms  –  501-410-3198

The Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking is a non-profit independent school created by and governed by a Board of Regents, whose members are executives from banks and other firms involved with the financial services industry. The mission of the School is to provide an adult learning experience for the career-oriented individual in commercial banking.  * Three year graduate program * Annual one-week residency session * Over 40 hours of classroom instruction each year, for a total of 128 hours * More than 40 years of providing advanced banking education * Annual tuition subsidy of over $1,600 for each student from endowment funds *

Chris Kelley – 901-725-4822

At Celerit, we work effectively for your business, reflecting your business goals, helping you reach your full potential. Since our founding in 1985, we’ve been building our knowledge base and nationwide network of resources that know IT, banking, and results.  We mine the expertise of a meticulously assembled team of professionals and accelerate your business.

Although our industry is complex, our guiding principles remain rather simple – take care of our customers and take care of our staff.

Randy Covington  –  501-312-2900

Serving community bankers for 33 years, Financial Education & Development and the Community Bankers Webinar Network currently partner with 30 community bankers associations to deliver quality webinar training for bankers in all 50 states. The synergy of these relationships allows us to successfully deliver more than 130 webinars annually, covering critical issues for every level of the financial institution.   And bankers attend!   

       In 2016, over 119,000 bankers participated in Community Bank webinars. 

Chris Padgett  –  501-246-4975

Through a strategic partnership with Dell and ICBA, Arkansas Community Bankers Association (ACB) members can enjoy preferred pricing on computer equipment.

Hardware covered under the agreement includes workstations, laptops, ultrabooks, desktops, servers, printers, electronics and accessories as well as services and software. ACB members will have access to a dedicated account executive familiar with this program who will advocate on your behalf with appropriate technical experts from all of Dell’s brands and product lines.

Preferred pricing is also available to bank employees and bank customers. 

800-757-8442  or Click to Chat.  Simply use Member ID: 141351622

With industry leading security and a dedication to service excellence, our payment solutions — from checks and forms to cards and related payment services — continue to satisfy account holders seeking security, affinity and convenience. We meet your strategic goals with integrated and secure technology and marketing solutions.   Whether applied in one area or extended across the spectrum of your organization, Harland Clarke‘s complement of comprehensive and secure solutions provides incremental benefit derived from being integrated and aligned with your objectives.

Bradley Ward  –  800-382-0818 x 2732

The Independent Community Bankers of America is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of community banks. ICBA Membership provides the resources and environment for your community bank to thrive.  Fulfill unique continuing education and certification requirements through programs for, and taught by, community bankers.  Membership enables your bank to become more competitive and profitable and receive preferred member pricing on a wide range of financial products.  ICBA’s many publications and communications inform members about the trends and issues affecting the community banking industry.   ACB is the ICBA Arkansas State Affiliate.

Payment Convenience for Community Bank Customers
ICBA Bancard, as part of the Independent Community Bankers of America, helps community banks offer competitive credit, debit and merchant processing options to strengthen your customer relationships – and your bottom line.

The combined clout of thousands of ICBA member banks enables us to forge partnerships with leading third-party service providers. Supported by these top-value capabilities, we provide comprehensive card management tools that range from card issuance to turnkey marketing to best-of-breed operational support, including the exclusive ICBA Bancard Fraud Loss Protection program.

Chrystina Giorgio  –  800-242-4770


ICBA Mortgage Solutions offers ICBA member banks an exclusive Correspondent Lending Program designed to support community banks concerned with balance sheet risk as well as regulatory and compliance challenges.

Through our program your bank can:  Offer multiple, long-term fixed rate mortgage products; Reduce operational costs; Increase fee income; Serve your community while growing market share; Mitigate secondary market exposure and risk; Manage operational risks; Remain compliant and avoid buybacks.

Ron Haynie  –  202-821-4436



ICBA Securities provides a full suite of investment products and services for community banks through its exclusively endorsed broker, Vining Sparks.  Included are traditional debt securities, interest rate products, whole loans, M&A and valuation services, and investment advisory services. Vining Sparks also has state-of-the-art asset/liability and bond accounting products.  ICBA Securities, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the ICBA, provides a full calendar of educational events for community bankers and investment professionals.  As the only broker/dealer owned by the community banking industry, ICBA Securities returns 100 percent of its earnings to the industry.

Jim Reber  -  800-422-6442
Andy Smith  –  501-772-381

MPA‘s disaster recovery program was established in 1989 to help financial institutions with a quick recovery in a disaster situation. The program guarantees members a 14′ x 70’ modular building equipped with furniture, teller counter with under counter steel pedestals for each teller, drive-up window, night depository and safe, camera and alarm system, telephone, computer wiring, lobby area, work area, enclosed offices, ADA-compliant restrooms and an air conditioner/heating unit among many other features free of charge for six months. There is no transportation, placement/tie down charges, removal fees, etc., and there are no rental charges from MPA during the first six months. We also offer as an option our Connectivity Package which includes all the necessary equipment and connection capabilities to access the internet, and connect to your core processor.

Gary Halstead  –  888-233-1584


At SHAZAM, we’re your partner  –  not your competitor.

For more than 35 years, SHAZAM has provided nearly 1,500 community financial institutions with an independent source and voice in the electronic payments industry. We are one of the last member-owned, member-controlled, and not-for-profit payments networks in the industry today.

At SHAZAM, we consistently strive to keep entry costs the lowest in the industry; while continuing to provide the personal service and reliability we are known for. Today, we remain committed to providing cost-effective products and services that help you compete effectively and meet your business goals.

Rob Buchanan  –  800-717-4460


The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is a privately held group of for-profit and non-profit corporations dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans. ACCG and its affiliate companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its capital availability programs and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational and technological improvements.

Al Hodge – 800-216-7237


At S&P Global Market Intelligence, we integrate financial and industry data, research and news into tools that help track performance, generate alpha, identify investment ideas, understand competitive and industry dynamics, perform valuation and assess credit risk. For community banks, we offer solutions to help bankers evaluate market opportunities, manage risk and maximize performance.


Claiborne Kitchin  – 617-530-8139


We understand banking risks

For more than a century, Travelers has supported community banks by offering an extensive selection of customized insurance solutions. Our product line responds to the most recent trends in community banking.

Through  Travelers, you can obtain coverage for a wide range of exposures and help reduce potential gaps and overlaps in coverage.

Anita Redd  –  501-223-6746


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