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The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Banking Industry Intelligence Report
Report focuses on California’s housing market recovery and analyzes state’s home foreclosure trends

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, and Beacon Economics have released a fourth California banking report that examines important issues that currently affect California’s banks and the overall economy. The report is authored by Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., founding partner, and Jordan Levine, economist and director of economic research, at Beacon Economics.

Press release Beth Mills

The California Bankers Association and Beacon Economics Release California Economic Impact Report
Study measures the significant benefits created by banks doing business in California

Sacramento, Calif. — The California Bankers Association (CBA), one of the largest state banking trade associations, and Beacon Economics have released a report, “The Economic Impact of Banks: Measuring the Benefits in California,” which examines the critical role banks play in supporting California’s economy and the communities where they do business.The report is authored by Chris Thornberg, Ph.D., founding partner, and Jordan Levine, economist and director of economic research, at Beacon Economics.


Business of Banking Presentation Now Available

The ABA has prepared and posted online a PowerPoint presentation and handouts to correspond with the association’s recently released Business of Banking guide.

The guide, which ABA distributed to all members of Congress in January, provides a foundation for understanding banking, its role in the economy, and how policy decisions affect customers and communities. The presentation makes it easy for bankers to share the guide’s key points with other audiences, including community groups and employees.


CBA Member Banks Give Nearly $111 Million to Charitable Organizations

To measure the giving spirit of the California banking community, the CBA recently conducted a Community Relations Survey to gauge member bank-sponsored community involvement throughout 2011.

A total of 53 CBA-member institutions responded to the survey, which CBA member banks reported annual contributions to charitable organizations in excess of $110 million. In 2011 alone, more than 19,000 organizations were the beneficiaries of donations by California banks.

Press release Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee Editorial: California Legislature should give struggling homeowners a break
Supports CBA-sponsored legislation, SB 30

Click here to read the Bee’s editorial urging lawmakers to pass CBA-sponsored SB 30, which will extend important tax relief to borrowers who under this legislation will not be required to report the amount of debt forgiven by a lender due to a negotiated short sale or principal reduction resulting from a loan modification.

Event National Registry of CPE Sponsors

Graduate School of Compliance Management
Renaissance Esmeralda Indian Wells in Palm Springs

This two and a half-day program will  provide in depth guidance on developing, implementing, and maintaining an effective Compliance Management System (CMS) that fits the Institution’s strategic plans and footprint. 

Our new graduate compliance school is designed for compliance officers and managers with at least five years of experience. We’ll weave the board’s and management’s perspective into all aspects of the program and focus on the intricacies of managing the compliance function. 

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Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsor and exhibitor information is available on the individual event pages. 

Sponsor/exhibitor presence at CBA conferences and educational seminars. 

Sponsorship tier’s are as follows:

Diamond sponsorship: $20,000+
Platinum sponsorship: $15,000-$20,000
Gold sponsorship: $10,000-$15,000 
Silver sponsorship: $5,000-$10,000
Bronze sponsorship: Less than $5,000

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Banker Benefits: Customized Plans Now Available Through Unum
Request a Quote Today!

The CBA is now partnering with Unum to offer life and disability insurance plans.

Unum is able to customize its insurance offerings to match your current plan design. Click here for more information, or contact us today to get a quote!

Contact Information:

Mike Doerr, CBA Banker Benefits: (916) 438-4431

John Melbon, CLU, EVP, Benefits Division Leader at SullivanCurtisMonroe: (949) 852-5741


Commercial Lending

Description: Commercial Lending provides the knowledge and skills required to identify the credit needs of various types of business customers and to sell a “total banking” relationship. It covers both the technical side of commercial lending and the interpersonal skills required to be a successful loan officer.

Press release Beth Mills

Jeffrey Ball Named New Chairman of the California Bankers Association

SACRAMENTO – The California Bankers Association (CBA) today announced that Jeffrey Ball, President and CEO of Friendly Hills Bank, will serve as the 2013-2014 chairman of the board of directors for California’s largest banking trade association. Ball founded Friendly Hills located in Whittier and also serves as director of the bank.

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California Banking Gold Book

The 2013 edition of the California Banking Gold Book, the definitive directory of California banks, is now available. The Gold Book is published by BankNews Media, one of the country’s most respected publishers of bank directories, and is endorsed by the California Bankers Association.


Frontline Compliance Training

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Description: Reviewed: Feb. 2012
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) focuses on Title I and Title III of the Act. This course explains the changes made by the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA). This  course defines the term disability by using examples and exercises thoughout the learning. It also defines essential functions and reasonable accommodations, and provides general disability etiquette guidelines.


Workplace Fundamentals

Business Etiquette

Description: Business Etiquette introduces the four guiding principles of business etiquette. This course explores how to make introductions with others appropriately, describes the importance of following professional dress codes, explains how workplace behavior can affect others, and describes how the rules of business etiquette apply to work situations out of the office.

Audience: Bank personnel in the branch and administrative office environments.


Retail Banking and Consumer Lending

Consumer Credit Products

Description: Consumer Credit Products provides students with the confidence they need to discuss consumer credit terms and products with their clients. The course begins with defining the basic terminology associated with consumer credit products. Then, it explores the different types of credit products – non-real estate-related and real estate-related – and explains how to calculate the maximum loan amount available for the real estate-related products.