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Present A WiBinar

Our continued mission at Western Independent Bankers is to inform, educate, and connect bankers at all levels within the industry. With a focus on relevancy of topic and building organizational strength from the inside out, we would like to announce that the Call for WiBinar Presenters for our 2018 educational programming is now open.


A fundamental component of WIB is the ability to engage members on important educational topics and emerging industry issues. Our robust WiBinar schedule provides participants with a resource to explore best practices, regulatory reviews, and solutions to today's banking challenges.


It is the firsthand knowledge of experienced professionals that continues to redefine community banking as well as the leaders who populate the industry. WIB invites its members to share their expertise by submitting a proposal to present a WiBinar on one of the preferred topics noted below. WIB will consider topics outside of this scope.

· Business Banking & Lending · Consumer Lending & Mortgage
· Executive/Director Education · Finance & Accounting
· Legal & Regulatory Compliance · Marketing & Sales
· Operations, Policies & Procedures · Payments & Electronic Banking
· Retail & Branch Banking · Risk Management & Fraud Mitigation
· Staff Training & Human Resources · Technology & Networking


In 2017, WIB hosted more than 300 WiBinars with an average attendance of 24 participants from 29 states across the nation; 50 member banks participating in the VIP Season Pass program viewed an an annual average of 79 WiBinars. While these numbers are impressive, they are expected to increase significantly in 2018 with the merger between Western Independent Bankers and California Bankers Association. WIB welcomes the opportunity to showcase the aptitude of its associate and community bank members. Submit your proposal today!

All proposals must be submitted before December 15, 2018, for first quarter consideration. 

Western Bankers Association

As a result of an exciting merger finalized on January 1, 2018, the Western Bankers Association (WBA) is now the primary association operating two divisions: California Bankers Association (CBA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB). CBA will oversee all California and federal legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, while WIB will oversee all conferences and professional development programs. Members of the respective associations will now be members of WBA.

Upcoming Events

Tue 22

Appraisal Tips for Mortgage Originators

May 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wed 23

2018 Emerging Leaders Conference

May 23 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 8:00 pm
Wed 23

Overhauling Your Compliance Risk Assessment

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 24

CRA Modernization & Corporate Strategy

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 29