2021 Annual West Virginia School of Banking: Virtual
May 24 - 28, 2021
Application Deadline: April 23, 2021
Virtual - Zoom

This program consists of formal instruction, lecture, case analysis, group discussions and, in the second year and third year, Bank Exec, a computer-based bank management program. Between the first and second year, home-study problems will be assigned for completion prior to the beginning of the session.

Sessions include guest lectures by speakers with outstanding reputations in the banking field. In addition, WV School of Banking Fellows, CEOs, senior bank managers and regulators, are available for informal and wide-ranging discussions throughout the week.

The WV School of Banking qualifies for 36 hours of CPE credits per year from the WV Board of Accountancy.
2021 Joint WVBankers/Ohio Bankers League Convention
Banking executives from two states will join together at The Greenbrier, July 25 - 28, for a Joint Convention hosted by the West Virginia Bankers Association and the Ohio Bankers LeagueThis gathering of top executives will provide a variety of opportunities to enhance visibility with the leaders of our states' financial services industry as a sponsor, exhibitor, breakout session presenter, or simply as a registered attendee. 

Take advantage of the savings from this year's early registration. We are offering Association members the opportunity to take advantage of a significant discount for convention registrations that are pre-paid in full by March 31, 2021 - savings of $200 per couple. Credit card payments not accepted for discounted registration fees.

Remember, initial registration discounts will only be available through March, so you must register and pay applicable fees by the deadline to enjoy the full discount. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Polen

With your help, we look forward to a successful Convention. Thank you for your continued support. We hope you can join us!
2021 WVBankers/OBL Joint Convention Sponsors
WVBankers would like to highlight and thank those WVBankers associate members who have made an early commitment to sponsoring the Convention. We greatly appreciate their sponsorships and encourage all WVBankers members to thank them directly for their support of our organization.





Compliance School
March 8 - 9, 2021
Presented by Compliance Alliance

WVBankers Compliance School ensures financial institutions have the latest knowledge and preparation they need to properly handle compliance issues.

Regulatory agencies are making it clear through their exams that no institution can afford to be without a comprehensive, well-managed compliance program.

Consider a few of the benefits you gain from this program:
  • Compliance Alliance is top-notch in the compliance field and you will have plenty of opportunities to share with them your specific compliance concerns.
  • Share your compliance concerns and solutions with participants from similar institutions who have many of the same concerns you do.
  • You will receive an information-packed manual containing program and resource material.
  • Participants who attend the entire school will receive a completion certificate to document their ongoing commitment to bank compliance education.

March 2021:
March 30 & 31, 2021
Virtual - Zoom
Presented by Trina McCoy

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Attention Members!!!
To receive your member rate, please make sure to use the WVBankers Member Promo Code"wvbankers"

ABA Washington Summit 2021 - A Virtual Experience
March 16 - 17, 2021
FREE Registration

Be the first to hear what lawmakers, regulators and the administration are planning in the weeks and months ahead. Pandemic response and relief, financial inclusion, cannabis banking, as well as clarity and context on fair lending, AML/BSA reform and non-bank entrants to the financial system will be on the agenda. Your participation can have a direct impact on public policy discussions that affect our industry, customers and communities.

A strong banking industry is central to our nation's economic recovery. Let's deliver a unified and amplified voice when it matters most.
WVBankers Legislative Day Going Virtual for the 2021 West Virginia Legislative Session
Due to ongoing risks associated with large group gatherings during the COVID-19 Pandemic, WVBankers will hold legislative day events virtually for 2021. 

We are in the process of organizing a series of virtual meetings with the WV State Senate and WV House of Delegates legislative leadership during the week of February 22, 2021. These meetings will give bankers the opportunity to speak with their elected representatives in Charleston on issues that matter most to bankers across the state and do it in a safe, socially responsible way. Stay tuned for more information on our virtual event.
2020 WVBankers Record Retention Manual
The 2020 update to the WVBankers Record Retention Schedule, prepared by our friends at Bowles Rice, LLP, supplies bankers with the latest information about state and federal record retention requirements for West Virginia banks. The easy to use format provides record retention information for the following business functions:
  • Administrative records
  • Correspondent banking
  • Electronic Data Processing and Internal Reports
  • Investments
  • Loans and Credit Transactions
  • Official Checks and Drafts
  • Operations
  • Personnel
  • Safe Deposit and Vault
  • Taxes
  • Time and Demand Deposits
  • Trusts
And federal retention regulations including:
  • USA Patriot Act
  • Bank Secrecy Act
  • CFPB
  • FDIC
  • The Federal Reserve
  • Treasury
  • HUD
  • SBA
  • And others

The digital WVBankers Record Retention Schedule is $175.00 and it is updated approximately every three years. Get your copy of this valuable resource today. Contact WVBankers, skessler@wvbankers.org or 304-343-8838 to order.
PPP Tools and Events for ALL
To help bankers with the reopening of PPP, C/A has opened its tools and huddles to members and non-members who are part of an FDIC-insured bank. Learn more, here.
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