Members, out of an abundance of caution WVBankers staff will be working remotely. Please email us directly should you need anything. Thank you!

WVBankers is committed to sharing vital information and updates with the banking community and we have created an Emergency Preparedness resource page with various links that will be updated continually. Compliance Alliance has offered their Pandemic Planning Policy free for member use, it is available on our website or to download here.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is working as quickly as possible to put the mechanisms, policies and procedures in place to implement the newly-passed CARES ACT legislation. The Paycheck Protection Program is scheduled to open Friday. We will be providing information as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, we ask for your patience. Once we receive guidance we will send it to you and we will then be able to better assist you with your questions. Please hold calls and emails and we will be in touch as soon as we have the information to share out.
As we move forward, I would request the following to allow us to assist you more effectively.
  • When sending an email please use the following format for the subject line: Bank Name - Bank Location ID - Bank FIRS # - Subject  
  • Include your full contact information (Company, Name & Title, Business Phone, Cell Phone, Email, and Address) and indicate your preferred contact phone number
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The 2020 regular session of the West Virginia Legislature has proven to be an incredibly productive and successful legislative year for the banking industry in West Virginia. During the 2020 session, the WVBankers and Community Bankers of West Virginia (CBWV) sought passage of six pieces of legislation. 

In addition to the industry sponsored bills, we were actively involved in two additional pieces of legislation with potential ramifications to the banking industr y;  continued.


Assest Liability Management and Investments - Postponed
April 22, 2020

We apologize for any inconvenience. Once we have an update on new dates and more information, we will let you know.  

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

May Events:

May 5, 2020
Stonewall Resort

May 7, 2020
Stonewall Resort

May 14, 2020
Edgewood Country Club

May 17 - 22, 2020
University of Charleston
Currently, the WVBankers Annual Convention will be held as scheduled.  Should we need to cancel at a later date, all collected registration fees will be refunded without penalty. However, if we continue to hold the convention and an attendee chooses to cancel on their own, normal cancellation fees will apply.
Registration is open for the WVBankers Annual Convention, July 26-28, at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Beginning with our Opening Night Reception and Dinner on Kate's Mountain and ending with Tuesday's night Annual Banquet & Entertainment, we are committed to providing our attendees a positive educational experience and myriad of networking opportunities that we believe will be time well spent among your colleagues.  We hope to see you there!
General Session speakers include ABA President/ CEO Rob Nichols; Jack Shaw, Innovation and Change Management Strategist; and Ron Insana, CNBC Senior Analyst, Financial Journalist. 

Monday and Tuesday morning concurrent breakout sessions will feature presentations from BKD, LLP, Bowles Rice, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, and Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP.
Visit our website for more information regarding the Convention Agenda and Registration.
Also, we extend our sincere appreciation to the following companies for their early sponsorship commitments:

Platinum Sponsors: 
Investors Title Insurance/
WV Bankers Title

Gold Sponsors:
Arnett Carbis Toothman
The Baker Group
FHLBank Pittsburgh
Silver Sponsor:
Bowles Rice
FHN Financial
Bronze Level Sponsors:
CenterState Bank of Florida
Community Banker's Bank
Friend of Convention:
Bankers Bank of Kentucky
Pacific Coast Bankers Bank

ABA Seeks Info from Banks on Coronavirus Response

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread in the United States, with effects both on individuals' health and the U.S. economy,   ABA  is compiling a list of actions individual banks are taking to support their retail and business clients, protect their employees and support the economy. The running list will help   ABA  educate both the public and policymakers about how banks are helping customers affected by the crisis. 

Banks looking to share details on their initiatives can email information to   or complete this survey. The list will be updated as more information is received from banks across the country.

As we all come to grips with the new paradigm brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, maintaining the health and productivity of West Virginia's economy is critically important.  

State leaders have closed schools, called for residents to stay at home and recommend that business owners allow their employees to work remotely from home.

This new reality poses myriad challenges for businesses, both small and large. Managing business continuity has become a priority for not just employers, but our local, state and federal governments, as well;  full release.
Due to the Coronavirus, GSBLSU's 2020 session has been postponed until May 24 - June 4, 2021.  While it is unfortunate that the 71st session of the school had to be su spended, plans are already being made for the 2021 session; read full release.

Money Smart Week
April 4-11, 2020

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