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Write For WIB

WIB is currently seeking articles written by its members for our bimonthly magazine, WesternBanker, a publication dedicated to providing timely, relevant, and unique industry content. With a combined hardcopy and digital readership of over 30,000 professionals, WesternBanker represents a space to showcase subject matter expertise, writing aptitude, and insight into the issues affecting today's community banks.

All published writing is immediately nominated for the 2018 Excellence in Writing Award which recognizes outstanding coverage of bank or bank-related issues and is distinguished for its clarity of expression.

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2018 Issue Themes:

Jan/Feb: Leadership, Recruitment & Retention
Mar/Apr: Women in Banking
May/Jun: Mid-Year Review (industry's current climate)
July/Aug: Technology & Fintech
Sept/Oct: Compliance & Risk
Nov/Dec: Looking Ahead: Community Banking, 2019

WIB is fortunate to handle a high volume of query submissions. Articles not immediately accepted for publication in WesternBanker may be considered for future issues, release through the WIB Online Communities forum, or through high-traffic social media channels including LinkedIn.

To be considered for publication, please submit a query introducing the controlling idea for the article as well as key supporting points. The query should not exceed two paragraphs, and all proposed articles must be educational in nature; product pitches will not be considered. WIB does not accept previously published work, and all articles are subject to revision by WIB editors. If accepted for publication, WIB reserves the right to withhold publishing if content or deadline criteria is not satisfied.

Please note: articles are generally due four to six weeks before the release month; therefore queries must be submitted well in advance of the anticipated content deadline.

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.

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