DBA Digest for April 8, 2022
DBA Visits Washington Virtually
Over 70 Delaware banking professionals attended the 2022 Delaware Bankers Washington Visit, April 6th and 7th. As in 2021, the event was held virtually due to pandemic restrictions in the nation's capital.

The visit started with a House update from Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester. This was followed with afternoon briefings from the American Bankers Association and the FDIC. Thursday sessions included CFPB and OCC briefings, and visits with Senators Chris Coons and Tom Carper.

Thank you to event sponsors: The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh; Discover Bank; and Richards, Layton & Finger.

2022Teach Children to Save Day -
April 25th to April 29th!
Volunteers Needed:
58 IN-PERSON Classes, 10 VIRTUAL Available!
Volunteers are still needed for 2022 Teach Children to Save Day. Make a difference by teaching elementary school students how to develop good savings habits today for a financially strong future! 58 In-Person and 10 On-Line classes are available.

Teaching is fun and easy! Complete video training is provided, and is now available for viewing on the Teach Children to Save Day page! There are plenty of in-person classes available along with a handful of virtual classes.

This year's event, the 24th annual, is April 25th through 29th. The majority of classrooms will be in-person! Teach Children to Save Day educates elementary school students on the importance of developing personal savings habits to build a financially independent future. Over the years Delaware’s bankers have taught an important lesson on saving to over 225,000 kids.
2022 DBA Annual Meeting and Dinner - May 12th - DuPont Country Club!
Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the Delaware Bankers Association 127th Annual Dinner, May 12 at the DuPont Country Club, 1001 Rockland Road, Wilmington.

Hear keynote speaker Mark Lally, the CEO of First State Compassion. After a 20 year career in law enforcement, Mark trailblazed Delaware’s medical cannabis industry, creating industry-leading procedures and policies while focusing on delivering the best products and service to thousands of patients every month.

Sponsorships are available! Join these prestigious sponsors:
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor
Connolly Gallagher
Richards Layton & Finger
McCollum D'Emilio Smith Uebler
Belfint Lyons & Shuman
Potter Anderson Corroon
Santora CPA Group
Weiner Benefits Group
Women Connect Retreat - May 26th!
Kickoff the Memorial Day weekend at the Hyatt Place in Dewey Beach and enjoy a refreshing mind and body morning, inspirational keynote, sit down lunch, and early happy hour! The Women Connect Network serves as a catalyst to engage, empower and connect women in the Financial Services Industry. Sponsorships are available: email Corinne Stayton.
Business Writing Workshop - On-LIne - May 25th
Corporate communicators value this highly interactive workshop designed to help participants resolve two of their biggest written communication challenges: writing more effective documents while following a more efficient process. Practical, lively exercises help them increase their skills in Paragraph Performance from introductions to conclusions, Sentence Sense, Word Wisdom, and Format Force. A review of practical grammar and punctuation rules is included. Their documents and messages will look, sound, and feel more professional as they convey their image with style!

Workshop Objectives: 
• Identify varied audiences and purposes for writing;
• Polish rough edges of their writing style in paragraphs, sentences, words, and format;
• Write more effective documents while following a more efficient writing process; and
• Apply course concepts to their actual writing samples.

Cost: $199/per person ($249/non-members)
Northern Trust: Market Insights - April 14
We are pleased to invite you to join our quarterly discussion on the latest market and economic developments – and what they mean for investors, your portfolio and our oulook. 11 a.m. ET
FDIC Webinar: Account Access and Financial Education for Youth Participating in Employment Programs - April 14
The National Credit Union Administration and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will co-host a webinar focused on credit union officials, bankers, and workforce providers who help young people (ages 16–24) toward financial stability on Thursday, April 14, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.

During the webinar, National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) expert Chelsea Norton will share insights from recent updates to NEFE’s Personal Finance Ecosystem, a visual roadmap that lays out factors influencing financial well-being. Ms. Norton will discuss popular media outlets that young people independently seek to increase their personal financial knowledge, including financial influencers or Finfluencers.
FDIC National Webinar:
Empowering Banks to Offer Affordable Accounts Using Core Technology - April 26
This webinar is for community banks to learn more about how to offer affordable accounts through core technology. Community bankers will share testimonies about how utilizing technical assistance provided by core providers increased their ability to offer affordable accounts and maintain competitiveness in a market where accounts with affordable features are becoming more prevalent. The core providers will discuss their experience working with community bank clients on this effort. Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund and American Bankers Association will discuss how their continued partnership has led to 200+ certified Bank On accounts to date. Event Date: April 26, 2022. Event Time: 1:00-2:30pm ET
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.
Cover & Rossiter Leader Elected to Delaware Community Foundation Board
Cover & Rossiter, one of Delaware’s first and most respected certified public accounting and advisory firms, is pleased to announce that Pete Kennedy has been invited to join the board of the Delaware Community Foundation (DCF). Kennedy, a director at the firm, joined Cover & Rossiter in 1999. As head of the Audit practice, he has expertise in nonprofit accounting, auditing, and tax issues, and is privileged to work with many of the region’s leading not-for-profit institutions. 
In addition to his new role on the board, Pete is a member of the State of Delaware Plans Management Board, the Board Treasurer for Delaware College Scholars, and a member of the EastSide Charter School Citizens’ Budget Oversight Committee.
“It is a wonderful tribute to Pete to be asked to join the DCF board,” said Marie Holliday, Managing Director of Cover & Rossiter. “He has been a long-term adviser to them, and to be asked to join this leading nonprofit board is so exciting for Pete and Cover & Rossiter.”
Troutman Pepper Insight: A Fresh “Face” of Privacy: 2022 Biometric Laws

In the first quarter of 2022 alone, no fewer than seven states have introduced biometric laws — California, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, and New York — generally based on Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Currently, only Illinois, Texas, and Washington have enacted biometric laws, and only the Illinois law provides individuals with a private right of action. While California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) covers the protection of biometric data, the act only provides a private right of action where the information was involved in an unauthorized exposure as a result of the business’ failure to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and the business’ failure to take certain steps after receiving a consumer request.
Wilmington University's Annual Golf Classic is BACK!
Wilmington University will be hosting the Annual Scholarship Golf Classic at Deerfield on Thursday, May 5, 2022. As a valued partner of Wilmington University, we invite you to participate by considering one of the many sponsorship opportunities we have available. We’re excited to be back on the green for 2022, and look forward to hosting an enjoyable event with game-day challenges, golfer gift packs, dinner with a silent auction, and live music. Participants will also have a chance to win a car through the Hole-in-One competition!
Every donation goes directly toward student scholarships. By sponsoring, be assured that you and your business will receive exposure from over 120 golfers, special guests, and fellow sponsors. We have enclosed an event prospectus we hope you’ll find helpful.
Thank you in advance for your generosity. If you’d like to save time, simply register online via the link below...
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Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com