2021 Annual West Virginia School of Banking: Virtual
May 24 - 28, 2021
Application Deadline: April 23, 2021
Virtual - Zoom

This program consists of formal instruction, lecture, case analysis, group discussions and, in the second year and third year, Bank Exec, a computer-based bank management program. Between the first and second year, home-study problems will be assigned for completion prior to the beginning of the session.

Sessions include guest lectures by speakers with outstanding reputations in the banking field. In addition, WV School of Banking Fellows, CEOs, senior bank managers and regulators, are available for informal and wide-ranging discussions throughout the week.
2021 Joint WVBankers/Ohio Bankers League Convention
Banking executives from two states will join together at The Greenbrier, July 25 - 28, for a Joint Convention hosted by the West Virginia Bankers Association and the Ohio Bankers LeagueThis 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. 

Take advantage of the savings from this year's early registration. We are offering Association members the opportunity to take advantage of a significant discount for convention registrations that are pre-paid in full by March 31, 2021 - savings of $200 per couple. Credit card payments not accepted for discounted registration fees.

Remember, initial registration discounts will only be available through March, so you must register and pay applicable fees by the deadline to enjoy the full discount. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Polen

With your help, we look forward to a successful Convention. Thank you for your continued support. We hope you can join us!
2021 WVBankers/OBL Joint Convention Sponsors
WVBankers would like to highlight and thank those WVBankers associate members who have made a commitment to sponsoring the Convention. We greatly appreciate their sponsorships and encourage all WVBankers members to thank them directly for their support of our organization.





AND THE WINNER IS.... Sheila Harvey!

A few months ago we ran a contest for our new online registration tool, and Sheila Harvey of Huntington Federal Savings Bank is officially the proud new owner of a Yeti cooler and two Yeti cups - just in time for Summer! Congratulations!! 

Thank you to all our members for participating and registering for the self-service portal. If you have not yet entered your information, please take a few moments to login and update your profile . View the portal tutorial, here, for more information.


Branch Management School Series
March 30 & 31, 2021
Presented by Dianne Barton

More than ever before, today's the branch management team is faced with a multitude of challenges and opportunities. Successful banks have branch leaders who are focused on motivating and engaging the team, building, and increasing loyal customer relationships, mitigating risks through compliance and regulatory adherence, and accomplishing retail banking goals. In essence, the Branch Manager is the business manager.


March 2021:
March 8 & 9, 2021
Virtual - Zoom
Presented by Compliance Alliance 

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

WVBankers 2021 Virtual Legislative Roundtables
Thank you to our members for joining us last week for the WVBankers Virtual Legislative Meetings. Members met with Chairman Moore Capito, House Judiciary Committee; Senate President Craig Blair; and Vice Chairman Vernon Criss, House Finance Committee to discuss industry issues and association legislative initiatives.

Chairman Moore Capito
Senate President Craig Blair
Vice Chairman Vernon Criss
Want to learn more about WVBankers Key Legislative Issues? Visit our VoterVoice tool to track industry bills, contact your representatives, and stay engaged on active issues!
ABA Washington Summit 2021 - A Virtual Experience
March 16 - 17, 2021
FREE - Still time to register!

Be the first to hear what lawmakers, regulators and the administration are planning in the weeks and months ahead. Pandemic response and relief, financial inclusion, cannabis banking, as well as clarity and context on fair lending, AML/BSA reform and non-bank entrants to the financial system will be on the agenda. Your participation can have a direct impact on public policy discussions that affect our industry, customers and communities.

A strong banking industry is central to our nation's economic recovery. Let's deliver a unified and amplified voice when it matters most.
In 2020 it certainly felt like our world was turned upside down. Branches closed. Lending became risky. Few had money to invest. The economy was on life support and bankers became first responders. Traditional marketing strategies were put on hold and emergency communications were developed to save clients. 

As bank marketers start to make sense of this chaotic world, it is apparent that there are many opportunities to provide greater assistance in local markets. During this virtual event, participants will gain new insights on how to leverage these opportunities by refining their marketing message and implementing new communication tactics.

WVBankers is proud to be the Partner Sponsor for this exciting event!
2021 Mid-Atlantic Forum: SAVE THE DATE
2021 Mid-Atlantic CEO Forum
November 7-9, 2021
Renaissance Baltimore Harbourplace Hotel
Baltimore, MD

Bank CEOs and Bank Senior Leadership are invited to attend the 2021 Mid-Atlantic CEO Forum - brought to you by Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware, West Virginia and Maryland Bankers Associations. Registration, speaker information and additional details to be announced soon!
Congratulations 2020 Emerging Leaders!
WVBankers would like to recognize our 2020 Emerging Leaders Graduating Class! What a year it has been - thank you for your continued dedication while engaging with issues facing the industry through new perspectives. Congratulations on an outstanding achievement:
Kayla Addison, Laura Delph, Tammy Harrison & Jennifer Moore (City National Bank); Stephanie Dillon & Ashley Vernatter (MCNB Banks); Morgan Durnan & Caitlin Meadows (United Bank); Michele Embrey (FNB Bank, Inc.); Shkeyna Harris & Nicholas Toothman (Citizens Bank of West Virginia); Kristopher Kerr (Capon Valley Bank); Clarinda Lephew (The Bank of Monroe); Leslie Lester (Clear Mountain Bank); Jeremy West (WesBanco); Rhonda Owens (Community Bank - Parkersburg)
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 is updated approximately every three years. Get your copy of this valuable resource today. Contact WVBankers, skessler@wvbankers.org or 304-343-8838 to order.
PPP Tools and Events for ALL
To help bankers with the reopening of PPP, C/A has opened its tools and huddles to members and non-members who are part of an FDIC-insured bank. Learn more, here.
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Agencies Update BSA/AML Examination Manual
FDIC: Bank Profits Rise in Fourth Quarter, Full Year Income Declines
Powell: Fed Weighing Pros and Cons of Digital Dollar
Financial Trades Urge Congress to Shield EIPs from Garnishment
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