Tulalip Resort, Tulalip WA
MESSAGE FROM JEFF NEWGARD,
CBW CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT, YAKIMA NATIONAL BANK
Brad Tower, President and Executive Director of Community Bankers of Washington (CBW), will be resigning from his position effective June 30, 2013.
On behalf of the CBW I would like to express our thanks to Brad for the role he has graciously and effectively fulfilled as the director of CBW. During his term, Brad has made a positive impact on CBW – building membership and effectively lobbying on behalf of community banks throughout Washington. Brad undertook this role July 1, 2012, after the retirement of John Collins who had served as our executive director for twelve years.
Until his resignation becomes fully effective June 30th, Brad will continue to work to build our membership and champion issues that are current and relevant to CBW. (Read More)
23rd Annual CBW Convention & Trade Show
Sept. 11-13, 2013 at Tulalip Resort
Community Bankers of Washington's mission is to be the unified resource exclusively for the independent community banks in Washington State.
Exclusive Banking Perspective
Known as the "family of independent community banks", CBW was founded in 1989 to serve as a distinct and authoritative voice for independent community banks throughout the Evergreen State. As the only trade association in Washington that advocates for independent community banks, we focus on banking issues from the community banker's perspective. Unlike other associations, our board of directors is made up entirely of successful community bankers who are highly respected by their peers. In the rapidly changing financial services marketplace, CBW is a strong, professional and dynamic association dedicated to providing our members with a competitive edge.
The Spirit of Community Banking
Community banking is not just about consumer choice, it’s a spirit that drives our entire industry. No other state association has firmer roots in our cities and towns. CBW’s member banks are proudly headquartered in local communities all over our state and our roots run deep.
Community banks employ thousands of women and men, provide convenient, personal financial services for today’s consumers, and they make banking decisions close to where customers live and work. That’s an important distinction in today’s marketplace. Further, community bank directors, officers, and employees not only take an active interest in their customers, they are part of the community and are deeply committed to the neighborhoods in which they serve. CBW believes these contributions to our communities are well worth preserving.