PACB is the only trade association in Pennsylvania that advocates exclusively for the community banking industry.
The financial services industry is broad and very diverse. No segment of the industry is more critical for the health and vitality of local economies than community banks. A deep understanding and commitment to their local communities; responsiveness; flexibility and personal relationships are the hallmarks that allow community banks to so ably serve the families and businesses on Main Streets across Pennsylvania. You finance family dreams and are the economic engine that drives small business. Yet, almost daily, legislators weigh in on a myriad of issues that can affect your ability to serve your customers. PACB is dedicated to advocating for community banks and educating legislators about your value in the community and the critical issues that threaten your existence. In Harrisburg and Washington, PACB is the front line of defense protecting Pennsylvania’s community banking industry.
PACB's Capitol Connect (Season 1, Episode 1, recorded February 3, 2021) In this video session, PACB’s Kevin Shivers and Jordan Grant discuss the start of the legislative session in Harrisburg, new legislation to assist homeowners and renters, the Governor’s 2021-22 state budget and discuss an upcoming meeting with Fed economist Ryo Tashiro and state Senate Appropriations chair Pat Browne.
(Season 1, Episode 2, recorded February 12, 2021) In this video session, In this edition of the PACB’s Capital Connect podcast, NFIB’s Gordon Denlinger praised community banks for helping to keep small businesses open through the federal paycheck protection program. NFIB also thanked PACB for its work on a new law exempting PPP proceeds from state income tax. Denlinger also outlines small-business concerns with the proposed PA State Budget. Click here for some Budget Takeaways from PACB on the Governor's proposed 2021-2022 state budget.
(Season 1, Episode 3, recorded February 24, 2021) In this video session, PACB's Capitol Connect explores another decision to expand tort liability by the state Supreme Court. This time, the Court applied a strict liability to the catch-all provision of the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection law. The PCCJR’s Curt Schroder, Esq., explains the implications of Gregg v Ameriprise Financial.
(Season 1, Episode 4, recorded April 6, 2021) In this video session, In this episode of PACB’s Capitol Connect, PACB President and CEO Kevin Shivers speaks with state House Commerce Committee Chairman Brad Roae (R-Crawford County) about the lawmaker’s priorities to bolster the state economy, including the timing of legislation to protect the state Bank Fund.
February 4: Click here to read PACB's Legislative Update on the Governor's Proposed New Budget as well as a Federal and Regulatory Update