mbaBanking is the award-winning official publication of the Michigan Bankers Association. Articles cover banking-related topics ranging from the latest trends and technology to community outreach efforts to new banking rules and regulations.

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November/December 2019
A Shift to universal Staffing...a Challenging Commitment - By James G. Caliendo, President & COO, PWCampbell 
Calculate Your Bank's Capital Ratios Before Opting into the New Leverage Framework - By Adam Mustafa, CEO, Invictus Group  
Are Banking Leaders Ready To Go First? - By Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence International 
How do America's Banks Support Our Men and Women in Uniform? - By Stephanie Fisher, SVP, Education, MBA
Psalm for Bank Directors - By Don Jeffery
Journeys with Jeanne
Navigating the Seas of Contract Negotiation - By Cornerstone Advisors 

September/October 2019
How New Technology May take Us Bank to the Past - By Compliance Alliance
Journeys with Jeanne
Quarterly Firewall Audits: What Do I Need To Do? By Jeff Dice, SBS CyberSecurity
ReThinking CECL - By Earl Charneske, PCBB
Compliance Has Evolved - Is That Reflected In Your Recruiting? 

July/August 2019  
Getting to Know MBA Chairman Jeanne Richter
MBA NEW Executive Committee - What does it take to be a leader?
Building for a Brighter Future MBA-Annual Convention
New Section - Washington Update with Rob Nichols, President & CEO, American Bankers Association
How to define going digital? Write your own script - by Elizabeth Conslisk, Business Development Executive, Lenderful Solutions
Leadership versus Management: Six Little Words Tell the Difference - by Lou Rabaut, Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Mi Bank, the first Michigan Denovo Bank in 6 Years
The Key to True Leadership - by Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence International

May/June 2019
How Does Mindset Have To Do With Performance in Banking Anyway? By Chris Scaffifi, MBA Convention Speaker, The Pacific Institute
Meet 2019 Banker of the Year, Craig S. Connor, by Alyssa Harasim, Director of Communications and Public Relations, MBA
Are you Ready For 'Snackable' Financial Services? By Virginia Heyburn, MBA Annual Convention Speaker, Fiserv
Libor to SOFR – Making a Successful Transition, By Earl Charneske, SVP, Regional Manager, PCBB
MBA and Newsrooms Work Together to Promote Banking, By Alyssa Harasim, Director of Communication and Public Relations, MBA
Why Banks Are Struggling to Attract Millennials – and What They Can Do About It! By Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence International

March/April 2019  
Embrace Your Evolution by Sarah Noll-Wilson, BEST Keynote Speaker
The Secrets to Mortgage Success in a Competitive Market, by Lender Select Mortgage Group, BEST Conference Speaker
Marketing Automation: How Newton Can Inspire Your Own Success, by Cathie Rourke, Galapagos
Checkers or Chess - What Game Are you Playing? By Steve Lowisz, CEO, Qualigence International
Michigan Traveling Circus, by Don Jeffery Sr. 
Millennial Are Still Using Checks, by Karen Aalamone, VP Marketing,
Go to Market, Harland Clark, MBA Endorsed Partner

January/February 2019        
Regulatory, Risk Concerns Persist in Latest Indicator Bank Survey
Digital Marketing Trends for Your 2019 Budget
MiBankPAC Campaign Contributions 
What Community Banks Are Doing to Increase Deposits
Creating Connections for Successful Banking
There's a New Sheriff in Town
Emojis in Financial Services Messaging?