Community Bank Services Announces Three New Endorsed Vendor Partners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

RALEIGH, N.C. – Community Bank Services (CBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA), has three new endorsed vendor partners. CRS Data, a leading provider of public record information for real estate, banker and financial professionals in the U.S., Marley Drug, an independent pharmacy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Secure Banking Solutions (SBS), a premier cyber security consulting company, have now been added to CBS’ repertoire of endorsed vendor companies.

CRS Data has worked for more than 20 years to provide its customers with powerful and accurate data, backed by unbeatable customer support. The company’s robust data, reliable technology and outstanding customer service are the reasons so many banks across the nation turn to CRS Data for their property intelligence. The CRS Data Banker Suite can help any bank stay fully compliant with all eight points of the Interagency Guidance, enabling banks to bring evaluations in house, in lieu of appraisals. The prospecting piece of the program was specially designed to help banks identify valuable loan opportunities. From more cost-effective loan origination to quicker turn-around time and fewer costly appraisals, CRS Data was founded on the principle that reliable data is the key to creating solutions.

Marley Drug’s Extended Supply Generic Drug Program is designed to reduce an employer’s expensive drug benefit costs and save employees hundreds on co-pays and deductibles. Marley Drug offers a list of generic drugs for $37/6 months and $70/year. As an independently owned pharmacy, Marley Drug provides free shipping anywhere in North Carolina, South Carolina, Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Wyoming, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Nevada and Alaska. Customers have access to call in refill requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Secure Banking Solutions (SBS) aims to make a positive impact on financial institutions by helping them secure their confidential information and achieve successful IT examinations. The company’s exclusive TRAC software is designed specifically for the banking industry to automate information security projects such as IT risk assessment, vendor management, ERM and more. SBS’ educated and experienced consultants assist its partner banks in building and maintaining a valuable, comprehensive and repeatable information security program. Consulting services include digital forensics, security awareness training, incident response planning, information security program design and more. Furthermore, the SBS Institute offers certifications to create confidence with examiners and auditors on bank preparedness. The role-based certifications provide students with a platform to increase information security awareness and risk management.

“We are very excited to add CRS Data, Marley Drug and Secure Banking Solutions as our newest endorsed vendor partners,” said Kim Hutchens, executive vice president of Community Bank Services (CBS). “All three companies bring unique services and offerings that will be incredibly beneficial to our member banks and affiliate members. We look forward to a long and lasting partnership with each organization, and are excited about the advantages they will offer to our membership.”

NCBA affiliated companies looking to become a CBS endorsed vendor are very closely reviewed by CBS. The review process involves looking at such factors including references, financial information and cost savings of their products and services to the NCBA membership.

ABOUT COMMUNITY BANK SERVICES (CBS): 
Founded in 1980, Community Bank Services (CBS) is a proud subsidiary of the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA). It offers employee benefits, products and services through endorsed vendor relationships as well as a full-service insurance agency focusing on financial institution bond and directors and officers liability coverage to the membership of the NCBA. Revenues generated from CBS programs, in the form of service fees, royalties and commissions ultimately enable the NCBA to maintain its low dues structure. Since its inception more than $15.9 million has been upstreamed to the Association. For more information, visit https://www.ncbankers.org/community-bank-services/.

ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA BANKERS ASSOCIATION (NCBA):
The North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA) brings together all categories of banking institutions that best represent the interests of our rapidly changing state. Proudly serving North Carolina’s banking industry since 1897, the NCBA is the professional trade organization providing advocacy, leadership and support for its dynamic membership base. As the second largest banking state in the nation, the NCBA actively promotes the professional and educational development of its members and affiliate members, and hosts countless annual events, conferences, gatherings, seminars and more. Through its government relations activities, the Association communicates with the North Carolina General Assembly, the U.S. Congress, and banking regulators on behalf of its member banks, savings institutions, and trust companies. The NCBA also provides media relations support, educational and training programs, and regulatory and compliance assistance. The Association has two subsidiaries, Community Investment Corporation of the Carolinas (CICCAR) and Community Bank Services (CBS). CICCAR provides permanent debt financing for workforce apartment communities and housing in a number of states. CBS offers insurance and employee benefit products as well as other services to the Association’s members and publishes a quarterly magazine, Carolina Banker. For more information visit, www.ncba.com or call (919) 781-7979.

ABOUT CRS DATA:
For more than 20 years, CRS Data (Courthouse Retrieval System, Inc.) has worked to put powerful, accurate data at the fingertips of its customers. Simply put, the company is dedicated to doing data better. CRS Data’s innovative suites, robust data, reliable technology and outstanding customer service are why real estate professionals, MLS’s and bankers across the nation turn to the company for their property intelligence. Visit www.crsdata.com to learn more.

ABOUT MARLEY DRUG: 
Marley Drug was established in 2003 by Dave Marley, PharmD to offer accessible, cost effective and high quality pharmacy services to employers and other health care consumers in North Carolina. In 2011, Marley Drug expanded its reach, and is serving 35 states with their Extended Supply mail order drug program. Marley Drug is committed to improving the health status of their patients and the communities they serve while reducing overall health care costs for employers and other health care consumers. For more information, visit www.marleydrug.com.

ABOUT SECURE BANKING SOLUTIONS (SBS):
Secure Banking Solutions is a premier cyber security company that focuses exclusively on promoting good security practices for community banks. SBS can assist your bank with designing and maintaining your information security program, or test your program with an information security audit, penetration test, social engineering and other assessments. SBS has a nationwide footprint, is an endorsed vendor in 13 states and has worked with banks ranging in asset size of $12 million to $10 billion. For more information, please visit: www.protectmybank.com