DBA Digest for January 28 , 2022
2022 Teach Children to Save - April 25th - 29th
Save the date now for Teach Children to Save Day - April 25th through 29th. This year marks the 24th Annual Teach Children to Save Day in Delaware. Over the years Delaware’s bankers have taught an important lesson on saving to over 225,000 kids. The 2022 effort will feature a hybrid model with teachers being able to request their banker either live or virtually, as conditions allow. Bank volunteer registration opens in early March.

The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance are proud to announce a new book – The Lonely Bill - created especially for this year. The Lonely Bill tells the story of a ten-dollar bill that a boy receives from his grandmother, and what happens to money when it is squandered. The book reinforces the concept of the value of saving in a local bank for the depositor and for the community as a whole. Bank sponsorships for the book and the event are welcome. Please contact Sarah Long or Greg Koseluk for more information.

David Thompson Celebrates 45 Years
with Shore United Bank
Shore United Bank is happy to congratulate David Thompson on 45 years of service. David began his career with the bank in January 1977, just after graduating from West Virginia Wesley College with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He began his career by working in bookkeeping, customer service, and on the front line, but has held many other positions such as Branch Manager and Relationship Manager.

David’s current position is a Consumer Loan and Mortgage Underwriter, with his primary responsibility to administer the bank’s indirect loan program that began in May of 2019. He also assists with Shore United Bank’s retail marine lending program as well. “I receive great satisfaction working with all our associates in the branches and departments. As a team, we treat each other with common respect and work well together to achieve our objectives. With our combined knowledge and experience, we provide a solid quality of service to our company and customers,” explained David.

“David exemplifies what it means to be a community banker. He has lived in and supported the Eastern Shore community his entire life. He continually gets calls from customers he has developed relationships with over the past 45 years who are seeking his advice. David values those relationships, treating both customers and co-workers like family,” expressed David Allen, Shore United Bank’s Consumer Loan Manager.
Now Available for Credit!
DBA Regulatory Compliance School On-Demand
On-Demand Sessions for the 2021 DBA Regulatory Compliance School are now available! Compliance professionals can get all the updates needed to face the latest regulatory challenges. The agenda is filled with the most up-to-date regulatory information on Lending, Deposits, BSA/AML, available for viewing on your schedule. $999 for DBA members ($1499 for non-DBA-members).

Presenting Sponsor: Troutman Pepper
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Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. Announces Promotion at Firm
Phillip A. Giordano has been promoted to Director at GF&M. Phillip received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware. He earned his Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law, where he was Copy Editor of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. Phillip is admitted to practice in the State of Delaware and in the United States District Court of Delaware. GF&M is delighted to add another attorney to their team of Directors.
Wilmington University Open House Coming Up!
Ready to make a move? Wilmington University works to help build your associate degree, college credits, or work-based trainings into a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Learn more at WilmU’s Virtual Open House on Wednesday, February 2, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Stop by to live chat with faculty and staff, starting at 11 a.m. Explore 200+ programs, download helpful guides and materials, learn about Dual-Credit ADVANTAGE™, navigate the admission process, and more. Plus, the application fee will be waived at this event. RSVP at wilmu.edu/OpenHouse
Sign Up Now! Two On-Line Courses:
Fundamentals of Commercial Banking; and,
Analyzing Repayment Sources!
The Delaware Bankers Association & Delaware Financial Education Alliance has partnered with Andy Keusal with Keusal Learning LLC to offer two new online Breaking into Banking videos:

  • Breaking into Banking 101: Fundamentals of Commercial Banking - ten learning modules, over 5 hours in total content

  • Breaking into Banking 201: Analyzing Repayment Sources - nine modules covers topics including how to analyze income statements, balance sheets, collateral, and risk rating.

Each module includes a video lesson and a multiple-choice self-check. Many of the lessons include exercises/case studies for learners to work through that are related to a sample company outlined in the course’s Reference Guide.

Get the full details, including an introductory video at the link below.
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Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com