You asked, we listened.

WVBankers is pleased to announce our newest program: Commercial Lending Development. This high quality, robust program is offered as a live event at the beautiful Stonewall Resort, led by outstanding instructors. This program is spread over four, two-day sessions across a five month period with the following topics:
  • Marketing/Business Development/ Negotiations
  • In-Depth Financial Analysis
  • In-Depth Cash Flow
  • In-Depth Loan Structure
  • Credit Memorandum Preparation/ Presentations
  • Loan Review/Documentation/ Compliance And Regulations
  • Problem Loan Monitoring/Business Law/Lender Liability
  • Comprehensive Overview: Senior Credit Officer Presentations And Panel; Credit Presentations
Participants are required to complete 6-8 hours of homework a month. This prepares them to best understand the topics, challenges them to be proactive in their learning and to seek out the advice of key individuals within their own institution when needed. After completing their individual assignments, participants debrief during class to compare notes and learn how their peers approached the questions.

This comprehensive program emphasizes the entire commercial loan life cycle and provides participants with current lending approaches, an updated focus on key analytics and regulatory issues. Designed for bankers already in the commercial lending field who would like to strengthen their credit skills, as well for those credit analysts moving into commercial lending, students will learn what it takes to successfully compete in the highly-competitive lending market. Best practices, case studies and exposure to industry experts will be included in the curriculum.

Space is limited - as this is an in-person event, our conference rooms will be spaciously set to allow for social distancing, attendance will be limited to 25, and masks are mandatory. Please see the WVBankers In-Person Event COVID-19 Policy for more information.


February 2021 Education & Events:

February 2, 2021
Virtual | Presented by Patrice Konarik

February 23, 2021
Charleston Town Center Marriott

February 23, 2021
Charleston Town Center Marriott

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

West Virginia 2020 General Election Results
Loren Allen, General Counsel/Director of Government Relations

The 2020 general election in West Virginia saw President Donald Trump open up a huge victory (+39%) over former Vice President Joe Biden. President Trump won in every single county in West Virginia wherein all but four counties he won by a margin of more than 20 points; READ MORE >
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, or 304-343-8838 to order the WVBankers 2020 Record Retention Schedule! 
November 16 - December 7, 2020 | Four One-Hour Sessions
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom | Recorded Sessions

The constant change in the bank CFO's environment - regulatory, legislative, and accounting - is creating very real challenges and burdens. In the shifting landscape of the financial services industry, CFOs are confronted daily by situations that call for a range of expertise. 

The importance of reliable tools and techniques is critical to bottom-line performance.
Learning how to manage all critical aspects such as financial performance, investment analysis, reporting requirements, risk management as well as capital and funding requirements can positively influence your bank's profitability.

This virtual conference series will help you stay current on the issues affecting you by covering asset/liability management, regulatory changes, tax changes, investment portfolios, and other relevant topics. All sessions start at 11:00AM.

November 16: Michael Carpenter, Risk Solutions Architect, Ncontracts
"Unprecedented: COVID-19, Vendor Management & Managing the New Normal"

November 23: Paul Viancourt, Vice President, Solutions Architect
"Audit and COVID-19 - A Guide for CFOs"

November 30: Jeff Rigsby, President & CEO, CB Resource, Inc.
"The Community Bank Ecosystem - Post Pandemic Challenges & Opportunities"

December 7: Preston Afrank, Vice President, Haberfeld
"Upside Down Thinking on Efficiency: Changing Priorities to Drive Results"

For registration & more details, click here.
2021 Joint WVBankers/Ohio Bankers League Convention
Banking executives from two states will join together at The Greenbrier, July 25-27, for a Joint Convention hosted by the West Virginia Bankers Association and the Ohio Bankers League. This 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. 
While details about registration, sponsorships, and exhibiting will be forthcoming, we are currently working on our program content and invite WVBankers associate members to submit a proposal for one of our six educational breakout sessions. 

If you are interested in submitting a proposal as a prospective presenter, please complete and return by November 20, 2020. For questions or to submit your RFP, please contact Debbie Polen-

West Virginia Banker Magazine Content Submissions - DEADLINE APPROACHING
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' - DEADLINE APPROACHING
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.
Credit Card Trends: 2020 A New Outlook Emerges
November 10, 2020 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Virtual - Zoom Meeting (FREE WEBINAR)
Presented by Will Fountain
Vice President, Agent Bank Card Sales Director

The COVID-19 Pandemic has forced consumers to adopt new technology and rethink the way they conduct business. New habits are being formed in terms of how people transact business. These new trends are here to stay and you should have your bank in a position to play a part of the ever expanding ecommerce landscape. Brochure | Register

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 GroupKey Considerations for Performance and Profitability in 2021
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
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 or via telephone at 304-343-8838 so that we can place your issue or proposal on the agenda for the Committee's consideration.   
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Do you have news to share? Please forward your press releases and photos to Allison Boyd