DBA Digest for November 12 , 2021
2021 Regulatory Compliance School -
December 14 & 15 - Registration Now Open!
Compliance professionals: get all the updates you need to face the regulatory challenges of 2021. Attend the DBA Regulatory Compliance School: In-person, Virtually and On-Demand, December 14 and 15 at the Wilmington University Brandywine Campus. The agenda is filled with the most up-to-date regulatory information on Lending, Deposits, BSA/AML, and more! Get the same amount of content with greater convenience and at a lower price! $999 for DBA members ($1499 for non-DBA-members).

Presenting Sponsor: Troutman Pepper
2021 Women Connect Happy Hour
December 8 - Makers Alley, Wilmington
Join us for a night of networking! Reconnect with Women Connect December 8 at Makers Alley in Wilmimgton. Open bar from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm with live music, cornhole, and light appetizers. Registration is required. Space is limited - register today!
All Sessions of the 2021 Delaware Trust Conference Now On-Demand! 18 CLE Credits Available!
All sessions of the 2021 Delaware Trust Conference are available for on-demand viewing on the conference app through November 30th! Attendees can earn up to 18.0 CLE Credits, Including 2.0 Ethics Credits! All the sessions feature the stellar line-up of the nation’s top trust, legal, and wealth management experts for which the Delaware Trust Conference is known. Registrations are still being accepted! The All-Access Pass is only $995 for DBA Members!

Barclays Reopens at the Riverfront
(left to right) Barclays CEO of the Americas Richard Haworth, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki, Barclays US Consumer Bank CEO Denny Nealon, Delaware State University President Tony Allen, Governor John Carney
Barclays US Consumer Bank division took the wraps off its newly refurbished Riverfront headquarters in Wilmington on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. The bank now owns the site on South West Street that it had leased for about 13 years. At a ribbon-cutting ceremony, that also welcomed back employees from a lengthy absence due to the pandemic, U.S. Consumer Bank CEO Denny Nealon made a couple of important announcements.

"Over the next eighteen months we plan to welcome one thousand new team members across the nation including hundreds of new jobs right here in Wilmington," said Nealon, who then went on to announce ongoing support to Delaware State University with which it's had a decade long relationship. "Barclays is donating one million dollars to Delaware State to support its Global Institute for Equity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights, a network designed to create a more equitable and inclusive economy," said Nealon.
Your Holiday Shopping Can Support Financial Literacy in Delaware... At No Additional Cost to You!
When you shop at smile.amazon.com, or in the Amazon app with AmazonSmile turned on, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to The Delaware Financial Education Alliance. You'll still find the same Amazon products and low prices you are used to. Simply enroll by visiting: smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2549908
You can select The Delaware Financial Education Alliance as your AmazonSmile charity by visiting: smile.amazon.com/ch/22-2549908
Federal Reserve Webinar: Toward an Inclusive Recovery - November 17 - 2 p.m.
Next Wednesday, November 17, the Philadelphia and Atlanta Feds are co-hosting Toward an Inclusive Recovery: Increasing the Housing Security of Vulnerable Renters through Rental Assistance. This webinar will explore research behind rental debt, lessons learned from relief policies and programs, and long-term solutions for increasing rental housing security. Several national experts, including Raphael Bostic, Atlanta Fed President and CEO; Peggy Bailey, Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and Rebecca Yae, Senior Research Analyst with the National Low Income Housing Coalition, will join.
Business Writing & Grammar Courses -
Virtual Live: January 12, 2022, and January 26, 2022
The Delaware Bankers Association/Delaware Financial Education Alliance is offering two virtual courses on Business Writing and Grammar. Both courses are being facilitated by Linda Comerford with Comerford Consulting. Attendees will be able to refine and enhance their professional writing abilities through this training program.

Business Writing Workshop -
January 12, 2022 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Taking the “Grr” Out of Grammar -
January 26, 2022 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Click on the link below for full details on these two courses!
DBA partners with the Federal Reserve on the 2021 Small Business Credit Survey for Delaware small businesses with less than 500 employees
Completing the survey increases policymakers’ understanding of small business conditions at both the national and state levels. It is important for policymakers to understand what small business conditions are like in Delaware to make decisions and legislation related to the small business sector.

The survey closes on November 19, 2021. Take the 10-minute survey at the link below.
Jenifer Jurden is a Cartoonist from Wilmington who has graciously provided her Planet Jurdy cartoons for the DBA Digest. Jurdy® is her other-worldly "Hero of Happyness" whose cartoons bring levity to humans worldwide.
Richards, Layton & Finger Labor & Employment Update: Biden Clarifies COVID-19 Rules for Employers

In an effort to boost lagging vaccination rates across the country and as part of its Pathway out of the Pandemic, the Biden Administration charged the Department of Labor, through the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to clarify and implement its recent COVID-19 mandates through rules for large employers and healthcare workers. 

Belfint Briefing Webinar - Year-End Tax Update -
December 9th - 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Join Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs for their annual tax update. They will look at 2021 tax planning strategies and opportunities, along with any potential changes on the horizon. Topics include: Covid-19 Tax Updates; American Rescue Plan Act, 2021; Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021; Other relief programs passed in 2020 continue to impact 2021 taxes; Employee Retention Credit; Paycheck Protection Programs; Payroll Tax Deferrals; Economic Injury Disaster Loans; HHS Grants; Other Guidance and Updates; and, Update on Tax Proposals. Plus a Q&A at the end!
26 Richards, Layton & Finger Practices Recognized in U.S. News “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Richards, Layton & Finger has been recognized for excellence in 26 practice areas in the 2022 edition of the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings, including receiving the survey’s top Tier 1 ranking in 20 practice areas. Richards Layton has more practices listed in the “Best Law Firms” Delaware rankings than any other firm in the state. Two of the firm’s practices—Mergers & Acquisitions Litigation and Securitization and Structured Finance Law—also achieved national ranking.
5 GF&M Attorneys recognized in
The Best Lawyers in America® 2022
Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A. is excited to announce that eight of their practice areas have been regionally ranked in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers ® “Best Law Firms.” GF&M’s practice areas for Litigation – Trusts & Estates was again listed as Metropolitan Tier 1, and additionally Real Estate Law and Trusts & Estates Law moved up a rank to Metropolitan Tier 1. The following GF&M practice areas were ranked Metropolitan Tier 2: Arbitration, Corporate Governance Law, Mediation, and Tax Law. GF&M’s Corporate Law practice area was ranked Metropolitan Tier 3. For the 2022 edition, over 8.2 million evaluations were provided for over 22,000 law firms throughout the United States. GF&M would like to thank those who submitted evaluations for our firm and U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for giving us the honor of being included in the 2022 Edition of “Best Law Firms.”
Morris James ranked among “Best Law Firms” by U.S News & World Report
Morris James has been ranked in twenty-six practice areas in the 2022 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers guide to “Best Law Firms". The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Clients and peers are asked to evaluate firms based on the following criteria: responsiveness, understanding of a business and its needs, cost-effectiveness, integrity, and civility.
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