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Now that the eagerly awaited tool is out many of you may be
experiencing frustration over completing it.
CBC has studied the tool, instructions and multiple
resources. We have developed the strategy and knowledge to help
complete the tool, make sense of the results and report to your
board of directors.
Please contact us to discuss your bank's cybersecurity
assessment tool completion strategy.
Darrell has been with CBC for 20 years! As our Chief Information
Systems Officer and Security Auditor Darrell provides key direction
for how CBC provides IT consulting and planning for our
Thanks Darrell for being a major contributor to the success of
CBC recently a launched a new website for Dixon, Davis,
Bagent & Company. Take a look at the site here: www.ddbco.cpa.pro
The Tri-State League of Financial Institutions Social
Committee held it's Holiday Luncheon at Cooper Creek at Blue
Ash Golf Course near Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tri-State League of
Financial Institutions holds numerous events throughout the year;
it gives members the opportunity to have mutual discussions and
share ideas to help promote the financial institutions
For the second year, our CBC staff members Paul Elder, EVP of
Compliance, and Renee Horton, Public Relations, were among a couple
hundred fellow TSL members from all over Ohio, Indiana, and
Kentucky in attendance. The event began with a social hour followed
by a delicious buffet-style lunch, which allowed members to mingle
and network with some new and familiar faces. After lunch, the
installation of League Officers and New Board Members were
Joanna Gaynor, TSL's current Vice President and representative
of Valley Central Savings Bank, was revealed as the new TSL
President of 2014. Also recognized were TSL Board Members that are
retiring after this year. This year's designated charity was
Cincinnati Housing Partners, Inc., a non-profit organization that
builds and rehabs homes in local communities and provides resources
to increase buyers' capacity to manage their finances.
Doug Barnaclo, a sponsor of CHP, was presented a check at the
luncheon to help support the cause. Besides the mouthwatering candy
bar and wild raffle prizes, we enjoyed meeting new people and
catching up with others we hadn't seen in a while.
We had the opportunity to advertise how CBC is the solution to
any IT service or IT compliance issues that community banks might
be facing. It is our objective, as members of The Tri-State League
of Financial Institutions, to be recognized as the support system
community banks need to thrive in the ever changing and competitive
financial institutions industry.
Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc. announces the launch of
a new Website for Mt. Victory State Bank. Click www.mtvictorybank.com to visit the new
The event was held at The Fawcett Center in Columbus. It was the
second year that CBC exhibited at the event. Gary Coffield, Renee
Horton, and Paul Elder attended the event. "It is always a good
event for us because many banks attend because they know the
speakers will provide good information," said Gary. This year's
keynote speakers were Martin Gruenberg, Chairman of the FDIC and
Gene Smith Athletic Director for The Ohio State University. "After
his speech, Gene Smith gave me the inside scoop on the movie "Rudy"
which was enlightening. The event was the usual high quality I have
come to expect from OBL."
For info on the 2014 Annual Meeting Click here
The meeting was held at the DDBCO office at 1205 Weaver Drive,
Granville, Ohio and the Granville Country Club. CBC provided
sponsorship to the meeting. Paul Elder and Gary Coffield attended
the event. The event continues to be one of the best events of the
year. DDBCO always has great speakers and excellent food. "Many of
our clients use DDBCO and we provide DDBCO with IT consulting, so
it is a natural fit for us to help by sponsoring the event. DDBCO
is a great company, and that is reflected in the number of banks
that attend their meeting. We are happy to be a part of it,"
commented Paul. "I would also like to add that my team which
consisted of Cindy Yunk and Rick Turner from Farmers and Merchants
Bank in Caldwell, OH, placed second."
The Annual Golf Outing was held at the Golf Club at Stonelick
Hills in Batavia, Ohio. CBC sponsored several hole and skill
prizes. Paul Elder and Gary Coffield played in the event with mixed
results. We won't comment further. The event consisted of lunch, 18
hole scramble, dinner, and prizes. As always the TSL event was
successful and enjoyable.
CBAO's 39th Annual Convention and Trade Show was
held at the Sawmill Creek Resort at 400 Sawmill Creek Dr., Huron,
OH, for a second year. The two day event was filled with
informative and relevant education sessions. Topics ranged from
payment trends to corporate account takeover to raising capital.
Community Banc Consulting of Ohio exhibited at the event for the
10th year in a row. Attending the event for CBC were
CEO Larry Krietemeyer, EVP Paul Elder, Director Gary Coffield. CBC
sponsored hole and skill prizes at the annual golf outing held on
Tuesday before the convention.
For information about the 2014 CBAO convention click here. http://www.cbao.com/annual_convention.aspx
The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, OH engaged CBC for a new
website this year. It is the second website CBC has built PBC. The
development focus this time was to simplify the navigation and
implement the site on a new, user friendly content management
Click here to see
the site. Click here to see a testimonial from PBC president Jack
TSL Summer Social was being held at Tin Roof on the Banks
located at 160 Freedom Way, Suite 150, Cincinnati, Ohio. The Tin
Roof sits in the shadow of the home of the Cincinnati Reds, Great
American Ballpark. The weather was beautiful and the event was well
attended. The league reserved the restaurant and provided a buffet
of food for attendees. It was an excellent opportunity to enjoy a
drink and conversation with colleagues.
The North West region meeting was held on June 12, 2013 at
Marion Country Club, 2415 Crissinger Road Marion, OH 43302. The
South Central Region Meeting was held on June 20, 2013 at Raintree
South GC (formerly Cooks Creek GC), 16405 U.S. 23, Ashville, Ohio.
The North East Region Meeting was held on June 25, 2013 at The
Quarry GC, 5650 Orchardview Dr SE, Canton, Ohio. Topics covered
were the state of the association, legislative hot topics, IT
compliance, customer delinquency and relationships, and an open
forum. Following the meetings, golf scrambles were played with
varying degrees of success. Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc.
sponsored numerous holes and skill prizes at the events. Attending
for CBC were EVP Paul Elder and Director Gary Coffield. "I enjoy
meeting with the bankers in the smaller platform of the region
meetings. The discussions are very open and you can really discuss
and understand the concerns of the community banks. And it is
always good to get out and enjoy a round with colleagues."
For more info about the meetings or courses click here http://www.cbao.com/region_meetings.aspx
EVP Paul Elder attended the OBL CEO Symposium this week at the
Hilton Columbus at Easton 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, Ohio,
43219. This year was the largest attendance ever. A focus of the
event was the upcoming retirement of a large number of bankers and
how do the banks replace that labor. "The closing speaker Steve
Gilliland was excellent. He really hit home the point of making a
difference in the lives of those you contact. He was very funny and
touching all at once."
To learn about Steve Gilliland: http://www.stevegilliland.com/index2.htm
To find out about the 2014 OBL CEO Symposium:
The event was being held at the Centennial Barn at 110 Compton
Rd, Cincinnati, OH, and the theme of the evening was Monte Carlo.
The evening consisted of dinner and a night of gambling for prizes.
It was a great networking event to meet Cincinnati area bankers and
unwind. The Barn had many Vegas style table games such as
blackjack, Texas hold-em, and roulette. The players played for
raffle tickets that then were drawn for prizes.
The event was being held at The Grand which is located at the
corner of East 5th Street and Madison Avenue in Covington, Kentucky
41011. The event consisted of a cocktail hour, lunch, prizes and
charitable donations. CBC donated several gift cards to the raffle.
The TSL made a large donation to Little Brothers-Friends of the
Elderly. The event was attended by EVP Paul Elder and Director Gary
Coffield. Gary said, "A good time was had by all. It was nice to
kick off the holiday season with our friends in the Tri State
As stated on the TSL website, "The Tri-State League of Financial
Institutions was formed in 1960 as a result of a merger between
Greater Cincinnati Savings and Loan Exchange and the Greater
Hamilton County Savings and Loan League. The League and its
predecessors have been in existence since 1868. In the last
few years, membership in the League has expanded to include
community banks, savings and loan associations, savings banks and
building and loan companies in Northern Kentucky and Southeastern
Indiana." Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc. joined the league
to have a greater connection with the area and to better serve the
Cincinnati area's financial institutions. "I love this group. The
people are friendly, the events are well attended, and the
discussion groups are great. The banks really share
information well," said Paul Elder. He continued, "It seems like
every bank in the Cincinnati area is active in the
To learn more about The Tristate League of Financial
Institutions click here. http://www.tristateleague.info/asp/home.asp
CBC is proud to announce that we are sponsoring and attending
the 2011 CBAO Region Meetings. We look forward to seeing you
The meetings are held at the following locations:
SE Region Meeting
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Zanesville Country Club, Zanesville
NE Region Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Weymouth Country Club, Medina
NW Region Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Findlay Country Club, Findlay
Visit the CBAO website for more info.
CBC recently a launched a state of the art e-Branch for First
National Bank headquartered in Bellevue, Ohio. The bank employees
and customers are very excited about the e-Branch and its
capabilities. Along with the new website, CBC enhanced the FNB logo
and added a new color scheme. Take a look at the site here. www.fnblifetime.com
"I had a great time. The bankers were all enthusiastic and had
great questions. They seemed very interested in what it takes to
have a career in the banking industry and to be an entrepreneur. By
preparing for the discussion, I had the chance to reflect on the
time I have spent building Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc.
and the different people and positive influences that played a role
in our success. Those that know me know that I am not the best or
most eloquent speaker, but Robin Ritchey-Roy from the Emerging
Leader Program gave me a good idea of what kind of information they
were looking to get out of me. I am grateful that Dawn from CBAO
asked me to speak. I would eagerly do it again. I just hope those
in attendance got as much out of it as I did," said Larry.
What is the Emerging Leader Program?
The Emerging Leader Program (ELP) is an annual leadership
development program designed to actively enhance the leadership,
organizational and performance skills of highly motivated middle
level managers. The program establishes a network of future bank
leaders who understand the complexities of being a leader and can
respond to local and national issues impacting the community
banking industry and their communities.
The purpose of the Emerging Leader Program is to keep members on
the cutting edge of community banking through: Quality Educational
Programs, Professional Publications, Leadership Training and
Networking Opportunities. Make an investment in the future of
community banking, join CBAO's Emerging Leader Program.
To learn more about CBAO's Emerging Leader Program click here.
Emerging Leader Program
Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc. announces the launch of
a new e-Branch for The Ottoville Bank Company. Click www.ottovillebank.com to visit the new
Several members of our staff attended the Annual DDBCO
accounting and compliance update and golf outing. The event was
well attended and the staff members at DDBCO are gracious hosts.
The golf was a little dangerous this year - not only for the errant
shots, but because the area was experiencing tornados. A special
thank you goes out to Fred O'Dell of North Valley Bank for carrying
one of our golf teams.
Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc. attended the Community
Bankers Association of Ohio Annual Convention and Trade Show in
Columbus, Ohio. We had a great time at the event. We would like to
thank all the community bankers that attended and stopped by our
booth to speak with us. We would also like to thank the CBAO staff
for putting on another great event. We look forward to seeing
everyone throughout this year and next.
Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc. announces the launch of
a new e-Branch for The St. Henry Bank. Click www.sthenrybank.com to visit the new
We are pleased to announce that we are the Ohio's provider for
AltiGen Communications. AltiGen Communications is a leading
provider of affordable VoIP phone systems for community banks. The
major benefits of AltiGen's VoIP phone systems for banks include:
enhanced customer service capabilities, integrated business
continuity and disaster recovery services, reduced operating costs,
unified branch offices, and improved efficiencies. Now you can get
a VoIP phone system for community banks installed and configured by
a technology company that focuses on and understands community
banks, Community Banc Consulting of Ohio, Inc.