What can CBA of Kansas do for my bank?
Founded in 1978, we have been community-bank led … and community bank focused. Being a part of CBA means direct access to tools that help you become more successful and profitable — in an environment where you’re considered part of the CBA “family.”
Membership in CBA of Kansas truly strengthens your bank, ensuring that you can keep serving your community as only a local bank can. From access to educational and training resources to networking and collaboration events, you’ll be certain that you’re engaging in the best practices of leading community banks in the state.
CBA is the state’s only advocate working solely for the interests of community banks and their customers. Members receive key benefits, including:
CBA of Kansas offers advocacy on issues affecting community banks at both the state level and national level.
New Community Bankers for Compliance Tool (CBC):
CBA of Kansas offers a new compliance tool that helps community banks save time, money and valuable team resources as they gain the peace of mind of doing what they do best each day — knowing they are in full compliance with regulations.
Education and Training:
CBA of Kansas offers education and training in the form of printed materials and webinars, helping community banks be more profitable. Member banks get reduced, member pricing for webinars that is not offered to non-members. Our educational resources are cost effective and convenient with telephone/webcast programs as well as live, hands-on seminars. Industry experts teach all seminars and they are located throughout the state.
Relationships, Networking and Leadership Development:
CBA of Kansas offers targeted networking events for members to strengthen relationships and knowledge on a peer-to-peer level. Specific committees across the organization mean members have the opportunity to work hands-on for the issues that impact community banks’ stability and gain personal leadership skills.
"Local Decisions," "Local Commitment" and "Local Investment"
At CBA, we know the unique challenges and opportunities of community banking — because our leadership consists of community bankers themselves. We recognize and value the irreplaceable impact community banks make for area businesses and families.
True Community Bank Advantages:
- Community banks focus attention on the needs of local families, businesses, and farmers.
- Community banks balance the needs of customers, employees and shareholders.
- Community banks use local deposits to make loans to the neighborhoods where their depositors live and work.
- Community bank officers are accessible to their customers on site with decisions on loans being made locally.
- Community bank employees are deeply involved in local community affairs.
- Community banks are willing to consider important attributes such as a person’s character when making loans.
- Community banks are themselves small businesses, so they understand the needs of small business owners.
- Community banks’ boards of directors are made up of local citizens who want to advance the interests of the towns and cities where they live and the bank does business.