Last week several thousand community bankers met in San Diego at the national convention of the Independent Community Bankers of America. It is always a reminder to me of the honor and privilege it is to represent the interests of these fine people here in Washington, D.C. They never forget who they are or the relationship banking model they follow. They are the financial foundation of our great country, because they lay that foundation, brick by brick, community by community every day. We here at ICBA are proud to say we represent community bankers exclusively.
Community bankers are the men and women of Main Street America. We are the backbone of this nation’s entrepreneurial spirit. We are the engines of change, prosperity and jobs in America. We are the fabric of which the American Dream is made. We are community banks. We are ICBA.