Webinar - Vendor Management & Information Risk


Are your vendors walking a tight rope and risking the information you share with them?

This topic of Vendor Management seems to be very popular these days.....we had a tremendous response to our monthly webinar this month. Our SVP of Compliance Services, Courtney Treadaway, presented some best practices of Vendor Management - specifically on

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Improved Vendor Management

With a recent breach at core provider FIS, banking executives are asking why more examination information is not shared up front with community bankers. This article in BankInfoSecurity reinforces that federal regulators are emphasizing that bank institutions need to continue to improve their vendor management due diligence.


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1 Nite 2 Unite

Moreno Valley is located in northern New Mexico near the towns of Angel Fire and Eagle Nest. For many years, the local churches met the needs of their own congregations but never really communicated with each other, nor worked together in outreach/mission projects with the exception of the ALMS program. Backed by the Wheeler Peak Cowboy

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IBAT Leadership Conference - God, Family & Ducks

A couple of weeks ago some of us Garland Heart'ers were able to attend the IBAT Leadership conference. We had a great time, learned a lot, and enjoyed seeing some of our clients and other community bankers in a much more relaxed environment…no suits!

During the conference there were many guest speakers but the main headline speaker was Jase

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Webinar - Compliance Management Systems

Garland Heart's new Regulatory Compliance Specialist, Chrysti Petersen, presented a very informative webinar this month. Learn more about examiner expectations and the program components you will need for a Compliance Management System:

  • Board of Director and Management Oversight
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Training
  • Monitoring and Corrective Action

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Cost of Compliance in 2013


Here is a good read from Thomson Reuters - Cost of Compliance in 2013. The overall theme is that compliance costs should remain roughly the same with more organizations giving it a legitimate budget.

"It looks as though 2013 will be characterised by the need to juggle a further increase in regulatory communications, to drive the implementation

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Cornerstone Ranch - Impacting Special Needs Adults

For my mission, I have chosen Cornerstone Ranch which is a residential living community for adults with special needs.

I have 2 family members that have development disabilities that are so very special to me. My sister-in-law is 55 years old, lives in Iowa and has been blessed to have been living in a similar residential community for the last

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A Better Brand, but the same H.E.A.R.T.

Today we are thrilled to announce something that has been in the making for over a year. We have made some changes to our corporate structure. Garland Group and RiskKey are sister companies to one another but owned by the same parent company - Garland Heart. We did this for a number of different positive reasons (liability, risk, growth) but one

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November Webinar - Positive Business Impact to Efficient IT

Are you interested in having a more efficient IT? If so, watch this webinar presented by Cal Roberson with CalTech. He shares some great ideas and task lists to help you make an impact on your organization's bottom line by encouraging bank-wide efficiency standards.

Click here for slides --> Positive Business Impact of Efficient IT

CalTech -

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