DBA Digest for February 24, 2023

Have You Signed Up Yet?

2023 Teach Children to Save Day!

April 24th - 28th

Have you signed up yet for 2023 Teach Children to Save Day? Banker volunteer registration for 2023 Teach Children to Save Day continues! This year's event, the 25th annual, is April 24th through 28th. The majority of classrooms will be in-person! Over the years, Delaware’s bankers have taught an important lesson on saving to over 230,000 kids. Teaching is fun and easy, with complete materials and training provided. Register via the link below.


2023 Teach Children to Save Day!

Every Student Receives a Book!

Thank You Sponsors!

The Delaware Bankers Association and the Delaware Financial Education Alliance have created a 20-page comic book, especially for this year's event. Featuring The Great Investo and Penny, the story illustrates the concept of scarcity and the importance of saving for a financially independent future. All students will receive their own copy of the comic book to keep.

Bank sponsorships for the comic book and the event are coming to a close. Thank you to the record number of sponsors who make Teach Children to Save Day happen!


Sallie Mae

TD Bank

Wells Fargo


Artisans' Bank

Bank of America

Capital One

Fulton Bank

M&T Bank


Comenity Bank

First Citizens Community Bank

Shore United Bank

Please contact Sarah Long or Greg Koseluk for more information on sponsorship.

Read All About The Credit Card Competition Act! Now in the Latest Issue of Delaware Banker Magazine!

Senator Richard Durbin introduced the Credit Card Competition Act of 2022. Similar to the well-known “Durbin Amendment” which bears his name, Senator Durbin’s CCCA is intended to increase competition and foster a reduction in interchange fees being paid by merchants, only in this case the target is interchange fees paid in connection with accepting and processing credit card transactions, rather than debit card transactions. Is this a shot in the dark or the start of a new Interchange Battle? Read the full article by Troutman Pepper's Glen Trudel and Thomas Tilton in the lastest issue of Delaware Banker!

Full Issue

Four Voted to Advanced Leadership Positions within Belfint Lyons & Shuman, CPAs

As we continue to position ourselves for our future, Belfint, Lyons & Shuman named four team members to leadership positions within the firm, all of whom started with the firm while interning during college or immediately upon graduation and have advanced to top level positions.

Michael D. Kelly, CPA, Karly A. Laughlin, CPA, AEP®, and Jonathan A. Patterson, CPA, CVA have each been named a Shareholder/Director in their respective Practice Groups. Michael E. Mast, CPA, CFE was promoted to Principal in the firm’s Government Practice Group.

Full Story

Whisman Giordano & Associates, LLC Commits to 50 Acts of Kindness

Whisman Giordano & Associates, LLC (WGA), in gratitude for their 50th Anniversary in 2023, is announcing their 50 Acts of Kindness initiative. The 50 Acts are intended to thank the community for the trust they've placed in WGA over the decades. Throughout 2023, the Whisman Giordano team will complete 50 Acts of Kindness. Some of the Acts will be as a firm, but that is not a limitation. WGA is supporting individual team members to go into their communities and serve whatever cause is closest to their hearts.


The core of Whisman Giordano has always been an unwavering commitment to Building Extraordinary Relationships. It's the connections made with clients, the community, and the WGA team that makes the WGA experience truly unique. Professionally, WGA serves numerous not-for-profit organizations. Now the team wants to expand its activities and share the excitement of the 50th Anniversary celebration with the community at large. 


President and Managing Director Joseph V. Giordano, CPA, CGMA, says about WGA's 50 Acts of Kindness, "We believe that our commitment to the community goes well beyond just serving our clients. We live here. Our families are here. Our firm has been very blessed over the past 50 years, and performing 50 Acts of Kindness is the least we can do. Performing kind acts and being kind should be everyone's day-to-day norm."

We want to hear from you! Please send your news items to
Greg Koseluk at greg.koseluk@debankers.com