DBA Digest for October 15 , 2021
2021 Delaware Trust Conference October 19 & 20!
In Person - Live Streaming - On-Demand!
Download the Agenda & Program Book Now!
Conference App Now Available!
Wealth Management Professionals the biggest, most convenient conference experience is just a few days away! You can attend the 2021 Delaware Trust Conference in person at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, or via live stream on your computer, tablet, or phone. And all sessions will also be available for on-demand viewing after the conference! 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. The All-Access Pass is only $995 for DBA Members!

Download the Agenda & Program Book now! There will not be a hard copy version of this at the event, but all the agenda, sponsor, and exhibitor information is available in this electronic version, and will also be available on the conference app.

Conference App
The conference app is available for download on Google Play and Apple Store under the search: Delaware Bankers 2021. The event app code is 2021DTC. To access the app online go to eventmobi.com/2021dtc. You will be required to log in using the email address you registered with. Only registered participants will be able to access the mobile app.
The app is your resource for all things Delaware Trust Conference – speaker bios, presentation materials, sponsors, exhibitors, and live streaming! If you have any issues accessing the app, contact Corinne.Stayton@debankers.com. Please note content updates will continue to be made leading up to the day of the event. 

And there's still time to register! Follow the link below for agenda and registration information!

Introductory Discount Extended!
Post Your Bank’s Jobs for 50% thru Oct. 31st!
Delaware Bankers Association Unveils BankTalentHQ – Talent Gathers Here!
BankTalentHQ is designed as a talent management resource for the financial industry and is brought to you by the Delaware Bankers Association, in partnership with other state banking associations across the country. BankTalentHQ is the premier talent management site for financial industry careers.
There are still two weeks to take advantage of the introductory posting discount for DBA Members and Associate Members. Use coupon code LAUNCHDE at checkout through October 31st to receive 50% off a 30-day job posting. This code can be used an unlimited number of times until October 31, 2021. To get started, please click on the link below...
Artisans’ Bank Joins American Bankers Association and other Banks Across U.S. for #BanksNeverAskThat Anti-Phishing Campaign
Artisans’ Bank cares about your security. That’s why they joined the ABA to promote an industry-wide campaign educating consumers about the persistent threat of phishing scams. The FTC estimates that consumers lost $3.3 billion to phishing schemes and other fraud in 2020, nearly double the losses in 2019. To combat phishing, the #BanksNeverAskThat campaign uses attention-grabbing humor and other engaging content to empower consumers to identify bogus bank communications asking for sensitive information like their passwords and social security numbers.

Artisans’ Bank, along with banks across the country and ABA, are kicking off the campaign on Oct. 1 to mark the beginning of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Throughout the month, Artisans’ will have information in their branches and be sharing tips on social media to help consumers spot phishing schemes.
The Big Short(ages): The Northern Trust Economics Team Shares Its Outlook for the U.S. economy.

The Delta variant’s impact on supply chains and domestic spending slowed economic activity in the third quarter. Consumer confidence dipped noticeably, and businesses’ outlook dimmed somewhat. Rising inflation, the product of goods and labor shortages, has been a concern.

That said, the fundamentals remain strong. Economic output has returned to its pre-pandemic level. Household and business balance sheets are in good shape, and consumer savings are still elevated. An improving health situation should lead to renewed consumer buoyancy, and a resilient labor market recovery will underpin incomes amid reduced fiscal impulse. 

Downside risks stem from the uncertainty around the fiscal situation in Washington, the path of the virus, and the possibility that supply constraints could linger for longer, weighing heavily on production and consumption.
Taking the "Grrr" Out of Grammar: October 27th
Surveys show that 80% of those in the business world tend to say, “Grr!” a lot when editing a document. Participants will enjoy working with practical grammar and punctuation rules that help them do so more quickly and easily. Some topics for avoiding grammar glitches include subject-verb agreement, verb tense, misplaced as well as dangling modifiers, parallel structure, sentence structure, and pronoun case. Also included are the latest rules to help participants eliminate punctuation pitfalls while mastering commas, semicolons, and colons. Then, others won’t be likely to say, “Grr!” about the written or edited documents they receive.

Join Linda Comerford, Comerford Consulting for this valuable on-line course via Zoom, October 27th: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Just $99 per person!

Mid-Atlantic CEO Forum - November 7-9
The Mid-Atlantic CEO Forum, an Event for Bank CEOs and Senior Leadership, will bring together bankers and industry partners for sessions with nationally recognized speakers providing relevant and timely content geared specifically to bank CEOs and other senior leaders. The Forum will be held November 7th through 9th at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. Follow the link below for full agenda and registration information.
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.
Myron Steele Honored for
Weinberg Center Leadership Role
On Monday, October 18, there will be a gala dinner marking the 20th anniversary of the University of Delaware’s John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance. It is one of the longest-standing corporate governance centers in academia, and the first and only corporate governance center in the State of Delaware.

Through the generosity of the center’s advisory board and friends of the center, the event will highlight Myron Steele’s years serving on and chairing the advisory board by establishing the Myron T. Steele Fellowship, which creates sustainable support for a fellow who will do research and scholarly work for the Weinberg Center.

Steele, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, is a partner in Potter Anderson & Corroon's Corporate Litigation Group. Previously, he served as a Judge of the Superior Court and a Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery after eighteen years in private litigation practice. He has presided over major corporate litigation and LLC and limited partner governance disputes, and writes frequently on issues of corporate document interpretation and corporate governance.
Troutman Pepper Insight: Gearing Up for Climate Disclosure
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) matters have become a focal point for investors and regulators. For financial institutions, and other companies, climate risk has become a key component, and an increasingly pressing area of consideration. Climate risk clearly constitutes the “E” in ESG, but it also has implications for the “G.” These issues frequently require boards of directors and management to adjust their oversight and risk management structures to account for climate considerations.
Ballard Spahr Webinar: Pitfalls of Using Subscription Services in the Consumer Financial Services Industry
As consumers increasingly look for opportunities to avoid going back to brick-and-mortar stores, companies are exploring new mechanisms to generate revenue from the explosive growth in e-commerce. During this webinar, we will discuss the legal considerations that should be addressed when developing online subscriptions for consumer financial products and services. Tuesday, October 19, 2021 | 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
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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