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Now displaying: 2018
Dec 21, 2018

Ten Things Community Bankers Should Be Thankful For During This Holiday Season

Hosts:  Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.                     Robert Kafafian, President & CEO, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Nov 27, 2018

Agencies Propose New Leverage Ratio for Community Banks

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Kyle Kuster, Senior Consultant, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Nov 27, 2018

Community Banks Serving Small Business Customers in the Credit Card Space—How ICBA Bancard and TCM Bank Are Here to Help

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guests - Tina Giorgio, President & CEO, ICBA Bancard

             Damon Moorer, President & CEO, TCM Bank N.A.

Oct 30, 2018

FDIC to Revisit Brokered Deposit Rules

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Oct 30, 2018

Is it Time to Start a New Bank?  De Novo Applications are Up!

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Joseph W. Major, Chairman of the Board & CEO, The Victory Bank

Sep 25, 2018

What's New (and Not!) in Stress Testing 

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Sep 25, 2018

Cybersecurity in Banking - Hot Topics!

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Sudhir Kondisetty, Principal, RSM US LLP

Aug 28, 2018

Cardless ATMs: No Card? No Problem!

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Aug 28, 2018

How to Deliver Value to Your Constituencies

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Preston L. Kennedy, Vice Chairman of the Board of Bank of Zachary, Chairman-elect of the Independent Community Banks of America (ICBA)

Jul 24, 2018

The Future of Community Bank Mergers

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Robert Kafafian, President & CEO, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - James S. Vaccaro, Chairman, President & CEO, Manasquan Bank

Jul 24, 2018

Welcome to Matt Prosseda

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Robert Kafafian, President & CEO, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Matt Prosseda, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Jun 26, 2018

The Road to CECL

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Jun 26, 2018

Liquidity Crunch? The Federal Home Loan Bank System – Reality versus Myth

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

          Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Maureen Kalena, Vice President & Relationship Manager, FHLB of New York

May 29, 2018

Finally Some Regulatory Relief!

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

May 29, 2018

Successful Transformation! Machias Savings Bank!

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Lawrence "Larry" L. Barker, President & CEO, Machias Savings Bank

May 2, 2018

Community Bank Profitability

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

May 1, 2018

Balancing Digital and Physical Presence

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Apr 24, 2018

Is Your Brand Dead?

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Cassandra Giovanni, Marketing Manager, Savings Institute Bank & Trust Company

Mar 27, 2018

Pricing Discipline in a Rising Rate Environment

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Gregg Wagner, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Joel Rosenberg, Managing Director - Client Success and Delivery, PrecisionLender

Feb 28, 2018

Are Your Priorities in Sync with Your Peers?

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Robert Kafafian, President & CEO, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Richard Ciolli, Senior Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Steve Powless, Chairman & CEO, CSI 

Jan 30, 2018

Indirect Lending - Are you in or out? / Tax Reform and the Banking Industry

Hosts - Sharon Lorman, Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Jeff Marsico, Executive Vice President, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

           Rich Trauger, Managing Director, The Kafafian Group, Inc.

Guest - Charles Guarino, Senior Vice President, Director of Marketing & Chief Lending Executive, Five Star Bank

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