PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPOTLIGHT

BSA/AML School
October 20 & 21, 2020 | Virtual
Presented by Dianne Barton

This two-day school provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of top industry concerns related to BSA/AML compliance responsibilities. In the age of deregulation, BSA/AML is here to stay. 

Click HERE for the registration & details.
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November 3 - 4, 2020 | Presented by David Kemp

November 5, 2020 | Presented by David Kemp
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Attention Members!!!
To receive your member rate, please make sure to use the WVBankers Member Promo Code: "wvbankers"

Please note: All WVBankers professional development/training programs will be held virtually through the end of the year.

The WVBankers Legislative Affairs and Government Relations Committee, under the direction of Chairman, Mark Bias of Premier Bank, is currently seeking legislative proposals for the 2021 session of the West Virginia Legislature. If you or anyone in your bank has issues, question or concerns with existing state law in West Virginia or has a unique proposal or would like to propose adoption of a law in effect in other states that support a robust financial services marketplace, please contact WVBankers General Counsel and Director of Government Relations, Loren C. Allen at lallen@wvbankers.org or via telephone at 304-343-8838 so that we can place your issue or proposal on the agenda for the Committee's consideration.   
West Virginia Bankers Association Announces 2020 General Election WVBankPAC Candidate Endorsements - Full Press Release

                   
Speakers Announced for the Mid-Atlantic Bank Executives Speaker SeriesREGISTRATION STILL OPEN!
 
The Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia Bankers Associations present a six-month speaker series that will deliver timely and engaging content geared specifically towards bank CEOs and senior leadership. The series began in July and will run through December. Recordings will be provided for past sessions.
 
We hope you will join us live for the hour-long sessions. Upcoming speakers and topics include:

November 13: Jim Burson, Cornerstone Advisors, Inc.The Digital Banking Landscape

December 11: Bob Kafafian, The Kafafian Group |Key Considerations for Performance and Profitability in 2021

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Past recorded sessions included with current registration:
  • July 10 - Jim Vandei, Axios "Current Events Impacting Banking (COVID-19, Political, Social)"
  • August 14 - Tom Barkin, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Patrick Harker, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia "Economic Update"
  • September 11: Alex Vogel, The Vogel Group | Political Outlook - Election 2020 
  • October 2 (BONUS SESSION): Moderated by Rob Nichols, ABA - Panelists: OCC Comptroller Brian Brooks; FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams; Federal Reserve Governor Michelle Bowman | Regulator Panel
  • October 9: David Motley, African American Directors Forum | Building a More Diverse Board & New Demands on Leaders Regarding Diversity
West Virginia Banker Magazine Content Submissions
The deadline to submit articles for the Winter 2020 edition is Thursday, November 12th. If you are interested in making a submission for the upcoming edition or have questions regarding editorial guidelines, please email Allison Boyd.

West Virginia Banker Magazine 'Community Corner'
The WV Banker magazine 'Community Corner' features pictures highlighting bankers going above and beyond to support their communities.

Our recent 'Community Corner' exclusives premiered in the Summer and Fall 2020 editions and we are excited to continue this feature for future issues. We are asking for 3 - 5 pictures from members, including a short caption and list of who is in the photo. The deadline for Winter 2020 submissions is Thursday, November 12th.

To submit photos or if you have any questions, please contact Allison Boyd.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Richmond Fed Opens Funding Portal for CRA-Eligible Proposals
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond opens its Investment Connection application process today to give community and economic development organizations in parts of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia an opportunity to connect with funders whose support can help fulfill their missions in their communities. 

Through Investment Connection, which premiered in the Fifth District in late 2019, organizations (particularly those in low- to moderate-income, distressed and underserved communities) with CRA-eligible projects can submit applications online that are reviewed by bankers, CDFIs, foundations and other potential funders in their region. A select number of proposals will be chosen for closer consideration, in a process that allows the presenting organizations to "pitch" their ideas to funders.

The application portal is open through October 23. Leaders of interested organizations can visit the Investment Connection website for specific instructions on how to apply.
Friends of Traditional Banking Announces Endorsements
The inverse of a PAC, Friends of Traditional Banking chooses two or three key Congressional races each cycle and encourages all bankers around the country to donate what they can. This month they announced support of Senators Cory Gardner (CO), Thom Tillis (NC), and Joni Ernst (IA).  Each of these allies is in super-tight races, and bankers kicking in to help can put them over the top! 

Learn more and donate here: https://friendsoftraditionalbanking.com/
 
"These are amazing candidates, who really could use our help," said FOTB Chairwoman Joye Hunt, who is also CFO of PBK Bank in Kentucky. "We have been able to steer hundreds of thousands of dollars to key candidates in years past, by tellers kicking in $5, bank execs kicking in a few hundred, and anything in between."
CALL TO ACTION!
   
Member News
ICYMI: ABA Newsbytes
CFPB Assessment Finds TRID Rule Imposed 'Sizable' Costs for Lenders 
ABA's Nichols Discusses PPP Loan Forgiveness Legislation in Podcast
Do you have news to share? Please forward your press releases and photos to Allison Boyd
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