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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.Craig Calafati – 501.374.9247
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
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
CRA Partners offers turnkey CRA compliance programs established to create safe and secure living environments for the elderly with help from local banks. Through the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, we have helped hundreds of community banks across the country protect residents of low-income senior housing facilities through our trusted protection programs: Senior Crimestoppers, Senior Secure, and Senior Sentry.
Partner with us and you will satisfy your bank’s CRA requirements, boost your community relations profile and develop new business relationships, while ensuring safe, secure environments in nursing homes, HUD communities, and veterans homes.
Terry Rooker - 901-500-7538
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 and simply use Member ID: 141351622
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.
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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 Securities provides a full suite of investment products and services for community banks through its exclusively endorsed broker, Stifel. Included are traditional debt securities, interest rate products, whole loans, and M&A and bank valuation services. Stifel also has state-of-the-art asset/liability and bond accounting products. It offers investment banking services through KBW. ICBA Securities, a wholly owned subsidiary of the ICBA, provides a full calendar of educational events for community bankers and investment professionals. ICBA Securities is endorsed by 34 affiliated state banking associations, and is the only broker/dealer owned by the community banking industry.
Jim Reber - 800-422-6442
Andy Smith – 501-772-3816
When you choose JTS Financial to design, implement and manage your employee benefits, you get a team of professionals that know the business and have raised the bar on world-class service. As one of the fastest growing benefit consulting firms in Arkansas, we know that our most valuable asset is our ability to help our clients leverage their resources to achieve their goals. We help you increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your employee benefit programs, directly translating into stronger employee retention and a better bottom line.
At JTS Financial, we recognize that employee benefits must be understood and appreciated by employees before they can produce any return on investment. The process of educating and enrolling employees must be efficient and effective for both the employee and the company. At JTS Financial, our experts will help your employees get the most out of their benefits by: 1. Effectively communicating benefits and reducing employee questions; 2. Conducting a streamlined enrollment using flexible, personalized methods; 3. Providing year-round benefits support to employees and new hires.
Our approach to employee communications, support and enrollment combines traditional methods with the latest technologies to achieve both understanding and efficiency.
Your dedicated account manager works with your HR staff year round – helping with everything from payroll to billing to filing a claim for an employee. You get an experienced team from day 1.John Starling – 501-400-1800
Why Lively HSA for Banks?
Deliver a best-in-class HSA experience
Lively’s team has years of experience assisting banks like yours to improve the profitability of their HSA business. Partner with Lively to drive new retail and commercial traffic through your branches, grow your core deposit base, avoid and/or completely eliminate risk and compliance issues, and retain current customers that may be shopping for alternative HSA solutions via competing financial institutions within your footprint.
Banks seeking solutions to boost revenue and market differentiation can take advantage of HSA deposits and the relationships these accounts generate on both the commercial and retail sides of the institution. Or maybe you want to move the compliance and expense of your HSA’s off your books but still receive non-interest income? This exclusive partnership now makes either possible.
Adam Berry - 208-724-0309
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
Board meetings should be informed, effective, and uncomplicated. The OnBoard board intelligence platform transforms complicated processes so boards can focus on what matters most: Realizing their vision for the organization. Experience a board portal that makes decision-making easier with a system of record for directors, executives, and administrators and intuitive data and analytics on any device, in any place, at any time. Test before you invest with OnBoard’s no-strings-attached free trial or join a group demo!
Contact – Colin Baker - 765-535-1882
Our attorneys provide a broad range of business oriented services and can meet virtually any transactional or regulatory need: ♦ BANKING ♦ BUSINESS TRANSACTIONS ♦ REAL ESTATE ♦ SECURED TRANSACTIONS ♦ SECURITIES REGULATION ♦ TAXATION ♦ BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ♦ BANKRUPTCY
Tim Grooms – 501-379-1713
The 200,000 small businesses in Arkansas employ one million people and provide nearly half of all Arkansas jobs.
We are a small staff with our main office in Little Rock, and a field office in Fayetteville. Each year, our office helps to provide about $100 million in loans to small businesses, we and our SBA-funded partners provide management training and consulting to thousands of entrepreneurs, and we help small business owners pursue contracts from the federal government and prime federal contractors.
Visit the SBA-ACB Small Business Resource Center to find many useful contacts, archived SBA training videos and information to help you and your small business borrowers navigate the journey of opening a small business or expanding current business operations. This is a great resource to learn more about SBA products and how to bring them to your bank to ensure that your local small businesses have the resources necessary to start, grow, and succeed.
Edward Haddock – 501-324-7379
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.
Craig Calafati – 501.374.9247
In 2016, SNL Financial and S&P Capital IQ, two of the world’s leading financial analytics providers, joined forces as S&P Global Market Intelligence to deliver the most sector-specific, comprehensive and reliable intelligence in the industry.
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.
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals and companies to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.
Stacy Sheehy - 434-529-1978
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
Vericast, formerly Harland Clarke Holdings, is a leading marketing solutions company that helps businesses across many industry verticals connect with consumers through data, analytics, and a broad portfolio of digital and print solutions.
We help businesses understand, engage, grow and retain customers. Every day, we influence the consumer purchasing and transaction behavior of more than 120 million households – impacting where people eat, shop, buy, save, and borrow.
It’s crucial to maximize every engagement tool at your disposal to drive brand awareness and revenue. With a full suite of services designed to engage customers including, Check Solutions, Card Solutions, Contact Center Solutions, Customer & Employee Insight, Customer Change Management and Acquisition and Retention; Vericast solutions combine superior service and deep experience to build a program tailored to your goals and brand strategy.
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