EDA: $1 Million Awarded for R2 Network Challange and Team Selected to Build Network for Innovation in Disaster Response & Resiliency Technology

The team selected to build the R2 Network is a public-private partnership of entrepreneurs, early stage investors, local government and public safety stakeholders Today, three U.S. Department of Commerce agencies, the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet […]

ABA: Foundation Encourages Banks to Submit Nominations for Annual Community Commitment Awards

The ABA Foundation is seeking submissions for its eighth annual Community Commitment Awards. The awards, one of the industry’s highest honors for extraordinary bank commitment to communities, recognizes innovative, high-impact programs that improve the quality of life for the customers and communities banks serve. The entry period ends July 1. “Now […]

ABA: California Teen Named Grand Prize Winner of National Video Contest

‘Lights, Camera, Save!’ inspires kids and teens to save during America Saves Week Michaela Oh, a 16-year-old student at Whitney High School in Rocklin, Calif., is the national winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s Lights, Camera, Save! video contest. Lights, Camera, Save!, which launched in 2010, is a unique national […]

FDIC: Four Institutions Recognized for Financial Literacy

Organizations honored during America Saves Week As America Saves Week approaches, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) today is recognizing four institutions for their work to expand financial education and support healthy banking relationships. Read more: Money Smart News – Winter 2020. America Saves Week, which runs from February 24–29, is an annual […]

HUD: 2020 Secretary’s Awards Kicks Off with Healthy Homes Competition

 Award is an excellent opportunity to highlight successful work on the state and local level intersectinghealth and housing Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it’s opening this year’s HUD Secretary Awards for Healthy Homes. Promoting healthy homes that foster strong, vibrant communities and families has […]

ABA Foundation: Kathy Luria of Webster Bank Honored with 5th Annual George Bailey Distinguished Service Award

Connecticut Banker wins ABA Foundation’s highest individual honor. Kathy Luria, senior vice president for community affairs and philanthropy at Webster Bank in Waterbury, Conn., has been named the ABA Foundation’s 2019 George Bailey Distinguished Service Award winner for her tireless and innovative efforts to expand and enhance Webster Bank’s community […]

SBA: 2020 National Small Business Week Award Nomination Period Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As […]

ABA: Arkansas Bankers, Former USDA Official Receive Top Ag Banking Awards

The American Bankers Association today announced the recipients of both the Bruning and Blanchfield Awards, the association’s premier awards presented for contributions to agricultural lending. This year, ABA will present the Bruning Award to a husband-and-wife team known for their dedication to agricultural banking: Gary Canada Sr., chairman and president […]

SBA: Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition Winners Announced

Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton announced the winners of the Makerspace Training, Collaboration and Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot Competition. The SBA awarded $1 million in prize money to competition winners. “It is my privilege to announce the twelve winners of the SBA’ s MaTCH Pilot Competition. The […]

ABA: Experts Selected to Judge Top Banks in Corporate Social Responsibility

Deadline for Community Commitment Award entries extended to July 19 ​WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association Foundation today is pleased to announce the list of national experts responsible for judging the banking industry’s 2019 Community Commitment Awards. The CCA program recognizes banks of all sizes and charters across the country for […]