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 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
Bronze Level Sponsors:
CenterState Bank of Florida
Community Banker's Bank
Friend of Convention:
Bankers Bank of Kentucky

We are excited to announce Haberfeld recently joined as an Associate Member of the West Virginia Bankers Association. We look forward to working with them throughout the coming year and encourage you to take a look at the services they offer. Haberfeld provides consulting, training, targeted marketing, and benchmarking/reporting for community banks helping them significantly increase customer acquisition, growth and overall profitability.
206 S. 13th Street, Suite 1500
Lincoln, NE  68508
Contact:  Brett Walburn
Phone:   402-475-1191
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. 

ABA recently announced FDIC Chairman Jelena Williams will be this year's keynote speaker. The schedule for the 2020 program is now available. One $750 scholarship is available for an Emerging Leader; if interested please contact Sally Cline, WVBankers President & CEO, for more information.

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

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

WVBankers Compliance School ensures financial institutions have the latest knowledge and preparation they need to properly handle compliance issues.

Regulatory agencies are making it clear through their exams that no institution can afford to be without a comprehensive, well-managed compliance program.

Consider a few of the benefits you gain from this program:
  • Compliance Alliance is top-notch in the compliance field and you will have plenty of opportunities to share with them your specific compliance concerns.
  • Share your compliance concerns and solutions with participants from similar institutions who have many of the same concerns you do.
  • You will receive an information-packed manual containing program and resource material.
  • Participants who attend the entire school will receive a completion certificate to document their ongoing commitment to bank compliance education.

Who Should Attend: Compliance Officers, Branch Managers, Auditors, and bank employees involved in compliance and interested in a compliance career path.

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

February Events:

IRA Basics Seminar (REGISTER)
February 25, 2020
Stonewall Resort - Roanoke, WV

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

April Events:

April 22, 2020
Sam Bowling Conference Center
Welcome to our new online enrollment portal!
We have created a dedicated hub to manage your contact and bank information, education certifications, enrolled courses, and more. Starting next week, February 21 you will be required to sign into our portal to enroll in our educational events. This portal will allow you to see what seminars/schools you have completed or enrolled in, print invoices, print completion certifications, and update your contact information.
To make your enrollment experience easier, please review these instructions and login:

1. First, access the portal by clicking to register for any event.

2. Select the Create an Account link to begin the account creation process.

3. Type in your name, email and password then select create account.

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. WVBankers has three scholarships available; one is reserved for a minority or female student and one is reserved for a bank regulator. If you are interested in learning more about applying, please contact Sally Cline, WVBankers President & CEO.

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.

SBA Access to Capital Lending Forum
Fairmont, WV 
Wednesday, May 6 
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

This forum is for lenders, economic development leaders, and those involved in West Virginia small business financing. The goal is to meet, network, and find out more about how the SBA 504 loan program can be beneficial with helping small businesses in the Mountain State to obtain access to capital, grow, and foster in West Virginia's economy.
Officials from SBA's Office of Capital Access will be in attendance to answer any questions you have of SBA's Loan Guarantee programs. Register here!
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