State Meetings

SBA: Outreach during pandemic sparked economy, community banks

SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman said her organization has strengthened its  relationship with community banks by increasing its number of preferred lenders and helping bankers navigate a sometimes complicated lending process. Guzman’s Aug. 16 comments came during a roundtable in downtown St. Paul as part of a nationwide tour intended to highlight the nation’s economic recovery from the pandemic and emphasize the importance of vaccinations to ensure further growth. [Continue]

Credit union discussion percolates at IBA convention

Leadership of the Iowa Legislature gathered for a panel discussion at the 133 rd annual convention of the Iowa Bankers Association. Meeting at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines on Sept. 24, credit union competition dominated the conversation among five elected officials, all Republicans. [Continue]