WVBankers invites you to explore our all-new, redesigned website. The new is packed with tools and information to help you and your bank stay up-to-date and connected. It also contains new search capabilities , simplified navigation and streamlined content

Check out the new today to enjoy everything the improved site has to offer. Thank you for being a part of WVBankers, and we'll see you online!

2019 CEO Forum Wrap-up
Last week WVBankers President & CEO, Sally Cline, along with six West Virginia representatives attended the 2019 Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia joint CEO Forum. With close to 70 attendees, sessions covered  regulatory, financial and strategic topics important to the industry. Thank you for those who were able to join us for this informative two-day event. We will be announcing the 2020 date soon and hope to see everyone next year! 
WVBankers 2020 Convention Breakout Session RFP Submission Deadline Approaching
The deadline to submit your Breakout Session RFP for the WVBankers 127th Annual Convention (July 26 - 28, 2020) is November 20, 2019.  If you are interested in making a submission, please email Debbie Polen (dkpolen@wvbankers). Editorial Guidelines.

WVBankers is looking for the best and brightest bankers who seek to sharpen their leadership skills. We have developed a number of questions that will help you to determine if this program would benefit you:
  • Are you committed to a banking career? 
  • Are you interested in leadership and career development? 
  • Are you interested in becoming more involved in West Virginia's banking industry? 
  • Are you interested in meeting other bankers in West Virginia?
  • Are you interested in becoming more involved in political grassroots efforts on behalf of West Virginia's banking industry?
Nomination Form Deadline: December 13th! - DOWNLOAD THE NOMINATION FORM
This one year program is centered on developing leadership and management skills by using creative instruction techniques and active participation to learn how to effectively maneuver today's business climate. Designed to help bankers further their careers and grow professionally, t he WVBankers Emerging Leaders program helps develop future leaders so they remain committed, loyal and actively involved in matters that affect their banks and, most importantly, their ability to serve their customers.
WVBankers 2020 Convention Breakout Session RFP Submission Deadline Approaching
The deadline to submit your Breakout Session RFP for the 127th Annual WVBankers Convention (July 26 - 28, 2020) is November 20, 2019.  

Complete the Breakout Session RFP form. Submit all required information via email to: Debbie Polen (
Due to limited number of slots, responses received after November 20 will NOT be considered.

Plan now to join us for WVBankers Legislative Day on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at the Charleston Marriott. WVBankers Legislative Day presents a great opportunity for members of the Association to meet with legislators, including legislative leadership. 
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., followed by a briefing from Loren Allen, WVBankers Counsel and Director of Government Relations, who will present the Association's legislative agenda and provide pre-capitol visit briefing information. Registered attendees will then be bussed to the Capitol at 8:30 a.m. for meetings with the Senate President, Speaker of the House, Clerks, and Banking Committee chairs. 

Beginning at 9:30 a.m., attendees will have the opportunity to meet with their elected members of the legislature or attend select committee meetings. The group will then return to the Marriott for lunch. The WVBankers Board of Directors and Future/Emerging Leaders will meet during the afternoon.

Held in conjunction with WVBankers Legislative Day, our annual legislative day reception will be held 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., at the Charleston Marriott. Historically, approximately 150+ bankers, legislators, and guests attend this event throughout the evening. 
Legislative Day briefings, lunch, capitol visits and legislative reception are open, without charge, to WVBankers bank members. Bankers at all levels are invited and encouraged to participate. 

Consumer Lending School

November 19 - 21, 2019
Embassy Suites
Charleston, WV

Sound credit decisions by community bank lenders require a high degree of perception and skill. To reach this level of sophistication, your lending personnel must constantly rethink existing approaches, research new ideas, and update their knowledge.
This educational program:
  • Provides essential knowledge and skills to your lending professionals;
  • Establishes a network of lenders for continued support by sharing experience with lending professionals.
Key Topics:
  • Lending Compliance
  • Introduction to Consumer Lending
  • Taking the Loan Application and Interviewing
  • Investigating the Application
  • Risk Analysis
  • Lending to Self-Employed Borrowers
  • Business Development
  • Loan Documentation
  • Collections and Bankruptcy

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

CFO Conference
November 14 & 15, 2019
Charleston Town Center Marriott - Charleston, WV

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Main Street Bank Sponsors Saints & Sinners 90th Anniversary 
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Toys for Tots campaign to run through December 20
Hancock County Savings Bank Foundation supports community
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