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. 
Registrations are now being accepted for the 2020 WVBA/ABA Washington Summit, to be held March 23-25 in Washington, D.C. The largest gathering of banking industry leaders in the nation's capital, the Summit provides an opportunity for bankers across the country to meet with lawmakers, regulators and administration officials to help ensure that banking policy continues moving in the right direction. The Schedule for the 2020 program is currently in development and will be shared once available.

In conjunction with the Summit, ABA also hosts forums for mutual community banks, emerging leaders and women bankers. Register now.

IRA Basics/Advanced Seminar
February 25 - 26, 2020
Stonewall Resort
Roanoke, WV

The Crazy World Of IRA Rules and Regulations
While it may take years to build a confidence level where you can answer almost any question thrown your way, the goal of these two days is to raise your comfort level if you are a rookie and to reinforce your knowledge if you have a higher level of experience. You will also receive your favorite "tool" - the 250-page, 2019 - 2020 Sunwest Training Corp's IRA Training and Reference Manual - which is not only full of easy-to-follow IRA information but also lots of "Cheat Sheets" and "Quick Reference Tools" to get you through your day-to-day tasks of dealing with your IRA customers. 

Whether you are looking to gain basic knowledge of IRAs, raise your comfort level or sharpen your skills with the most up-to-date rules and regulations, this two-day  format will cover everything!

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

February Events:

February 26, 2020
Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV

March Events:

March 5, 2020
Sam Bowling Conference Center - Charleston, WV

March 10 - 12, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton - Charleston, WV

March 17 & 18, 2020
Four Points by Sheraton - Charleston, WV
Attention Member Banks: Did you celebrate the holiday season with parties, community events or branch festivities? Please send your pictures to Allison Boyd; then look for your photos in the  "West Virginia Banker" Spring 2020 issue. Be sure to identify each person pictured by first and last name, and include any additional information about your photo that you'd like us to know. Please send submissions by February 6, 2020.
Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia Bankers Association 2020 Joint CEO Forum 
SAVE THE DATE : The 2020 MD, VA and WV CEO Forum will be November 4 - 6, 2020. The official date has been set, but the location is still being determined. Mark your calendars and check back for location and registration information. We look forward to seeing you there!

To succeed in today's banking world, bank officers need the wisdom and expertise that comes from perception and insight, an astute ability to discover, discern and decide. It's that kind of knowledge that the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University has been offering to experienced bank officers for over 70 years.

Completion of the program has become a requisite to professional advancement in many banks. Executives at multi-billion dollar financial institutions as well as community banks find that the School's curriculum addresses their educational needs.

The 2020 session runs May 25 - June 5, 2020. Join thousands of other executives who have attended GSBLSU and have left the school with a new kind of knowledge - one that separates them apart.

Associate Member Article
The Convenience Factor: Is your overdraft program delivering what Generation Z really wants?
By John Cohron, Chief Executive Officer

Generation Z, defined as those born between 1996 and 2010, may not be high on your radar-but they should be; read full article.
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