After three years of retirement I decided to come back the Community Bankers of Washington at the request of the Board of Directors. The decision was not difficult since I have a passion for community banking. Community bankers are some of the greatest people in the world. Their passion for their communities, their customers and their employees inspired me to return. The Community Bankers of Washington continues to be a strong and important association for the State of Washington. We also have the support of the Independent Community Bankers of America because they know CBW is a vital part of their success.
The strength of the membership, the makeup of the Board, the resources available to us and the management team also helped me decide to return. Our future is bright and I am happy to be part of the team again. We will continue to bring you quality products and services, including our excellent educational opportunities for you and your employees, and of course, government relations remains one of our most important focal points.
One of the programs we are going to reinstate is the “TRUE Community Bank” program. There is no cost to you since we provide all of the marketing literature, as well as, window and counter signs. The program is designed to differentiate your bank from those institutions who claim to be a community bank.
Here is what it looks like: