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DBA Digest for December 3 , 2021
Starting Next Week:
2021 Regulatory Compliance School
December 9: Lending Compliance & Hot Topics
December 15: BSA/AML
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. For your convenience, the first session of the school on Lending Compliance and Hot Topics will be held Thursday, December 9th. The second session featuring BSA/AML will be held Wednesday, December 15. Both sessions will be in-person 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
This Wednesday!
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!
Taylor Bank’s Cory Walsh Receives the Lighthouse Award from the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce
Taylor Bank is proud to announce that Cory Walsh, Assistant Vice President, Loan and Business Development Officer, was recently awarded the Lighthouse Award from the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the Chamber’s Annual Member Celebration, held Thursday, November 18, at Cripple Creek Country Club in Dagsboro Delaware.

The Lighthouse Award is the most prestigious award the Bethany-Fenwick Chamber presents, chosen by the chamber’s board of directors; it recognizes a longtime chamber member that contributes remarkable leadership and devotion to both the chamber and local community. Walsh served on the Chamber’s board of directors from 2013 – 2020. During his tenure with the Chamber he has held numerous positions, including three years as Treasurer, Vice President, President and Past President. For over five years, Walsh has volunteered as soccer coach for River Soccer in Roxanna, Delaware. He also volunteers for Lord Baltimore Lions Club and has served as Assistant Treasurer.

FDIC Hosts Banking Integration Workshop for New York, New Jersey and Delaware Stakeholders
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will host a webinar to explore opportunities for financial institutions to reach unbanked populations through partnerships with social service programs. Speakers will discuss the national Bank On movement, the types of social service programs best suited to provide banking access, and how to design banking access integrations.

When: December 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM ET
Where: Webinar, WebEX, registration information below.
Who should attend: Financial institutions, state and local government agencies, and community based organizations interested in reaching unbanked individuals through partnerships with social service programs in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Registration Information: To register online, go to the link below to fill out the needed information. You will receive a confirmation email once completed.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia - Exploring the Anchor Economy - December 14
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia is pleased to invite you to Exploring the Anchor Economy, a virtual event exploring the impacts of higher education and healthcare on local and regional economies. Join us as we discuss key aspects of anchors' role in regional economies, including driving economic growth, community development, and stabilizing rural communities. When: Tuesday, December 14, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST. Where: Virtual Webex Event.

For information on the speakers and to view the conference program, please visit the event website
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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!
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.
Doneene Damon Named One of Delaware’s Top 40 Women in Business
Doneene Damon, president of Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm, has been named among Delaware’s Top 40 Women in Business by Delaware Today magazine. The magazine’s Top 40 list recognizes the accomplishments of the state’s most dynamic female business leaders.

Doneene’s leadership within Richards, Layton & Finger, the legal profession, and the community at large sets the standard for community involvement and professional excellence. In addition to serving as Richards Layton’s president, she is co-chair of the firm’s Business Department and chair of the Corporate Trust and Agency Services Group. Doneene focuses her legal practice on the use of Delaware and New York trusts in a wide range of commercial transactions, and represents banks and trust companies in connection with their trust and agency services under Delaware and New York law. 
Santora CPA Group Announces Appointment of Two New Shareholders
Santora CPA Group, a Newark-based Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm, is pleased to announce that the following team members have become Directors in the firm:
Theresa D. Jones, CPA joined the firm in January 1999. She is a 1993 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Theresa is a member of the American Institute and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Vice President of the Mid-County Senior Center Board, and a member of the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee of Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County.

Israel Mercado, CPA joined the firm in December 2005. He is a 200­3 graduate of the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Israel is a member of the American Institute and the Delaware Society of Certified Public Accountants. 
Potter Anderson Announces Two New Partners
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP announced that Jesse L. Noa and Alyssa K. Ronan have been elected partners of the firm, effective January 1, 2022.

A member of the General Litigation Group, Noa represents businesses and individuals in a wide variety of complex commercial, bankruptcy, employment, and real estate litigation matters in the state and federal courts of Delaware.

A member of the Transactions and Corporate Counseling Group, Ronan focuses on corporate advisory, corporate governance, and transactional matters relating to Delaware corporations and alternative entities.

“Jesse and Alyssa are outstanding additions to our partnership,” said Potter Anderson Chair Kathleen Furey McDonough. “They both began their legal careers at Potter Anderson so it is especially gratifying to see them reach this milestone. With Alyssa’s expertise as a go-to transactional adviser and Jesse’s reputation as a standout litigator, together they exemplify our full-service approach to helping clients with their most sophisticated and complex matters in Delaware.”
Troutman Pepper November 2021 Banking Blog Summary

Read the latest articles related to the banking industry from the Troutman Pepper Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor. A new blog is publishedeach month providing timely updates on this area of the law.
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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