Community Bankers of Washington's mission is to be the unified resource exclusively for the independent community banks in Washington State.
Community Bankers of Washington (CBW) is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the value of Washington State's community-based financial institutions for the benefit of consumers. The CBW gives community banks a powerful voice at the State Legislature and provides association members with professional education opportunities and access to products and services at favorable pricing.
In the rapidly changing financial services marketplace, the CBW is a strong and dynamic trade association dedicated to providing its members with a competitive edge. The Association is committed to promoting and publicizing the advantage of community banking and continuing to differentiate the association from other state-wide and nationally based financial trade associations.
Focusing on the issues, products and services that benefit Washington State community banks, the CBW counts 60 institutions amoung its ranks, and we continue to grow as new products and services are added. As the only trade association exclusively representing independent community banks, our focus on banking issues comes from the community bankers prospective and we believe that the association provides a necessary platform on issues and services that is not currently provided by other financial institution associations. Further, the CBW enjoys collaborative relationships with other state banking associations and where possible, works with them on relevant issues.