Membership Benefits

VACB was created to make community banks in Virginia better. We offer community bankers valuable resources like advocacy and education that allow community bankers to compete and excel in the marketplace.
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VACB also provides greater access and visibility for our Associate Members and a greater sense of belonging to an association that works for the good of community banking in Virginia, its customers and the economy at large. View Associate Member Benefits

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Bank Membership Benefits:

  • Advocacy: VACB is instrumental in promoting the agenda of Virginia's community banks. Both VACB Officers and Leadership Bankers work with legislators, regulators and the media to ensure that the position of local financial institutions is always represented.
  • Resources: VACB members receive the quarterly publication, The Community Banker, the only publication with content created specifically for community banks and the companies that serve them in Virginia. Members also receive the monthly electronic e-newsletter, The Update, which delivers timely content on association events, banker news and other pertinent information that members need to know.
  • Educational Seminars: Our educational offerings are taught by industry experts, priced for affordability and are topical and relevant. We build educational programs that are made to be useful and substantive. Sessions presented include lending, compliance, finance, risk management, technology and more! Member banks may register to attend seminars and conferences at half-price fees. Many members also participate in the distance educational programs through the VACB teleconferences and webinars on a variety of topics. 
  • Bank Directors Programs: Each Spring, several one-day programs designed specifically for community bank directors are held in multiple locations. These one-day programs are designed to meet the needs of busy bank directors by coming to a locality near them. Industry experts provide the most up-to-date training for directors. VACB also sponsors numerous online offerings for bank directors.
  • Annual Member Convention: Each Fall, the Association welcomes members, associates and guests to a three-day event, highlighted by speakers, exhibitors, industry representatives and entertainment. This is the premier networking opportunity for our community banking industry.
  • Banking Solutions: The products and services spotlighted by the VACB are designed for the community bank market. These solutions are provided by our VACB associate members, to advance the competitiveness and viability of our community banks.

Associate Member Benefits:

  • Access: You can participate in the VACB Annual Convention as an attendee and / or exhibitor; this meeting is held each October at a four-star resort and provides opportunities that help foster peer-to-peer relationships.
  • Exposure: You will receive a free listing on the VACB website with a hyperlink to your company's site. VACB will mail your company's marketing collateral on your behalf, welcoming you to the association and highlighting the services your company provides to banks.
  • Information: You will receive a subscription to both the monthly electronic newsletter The Update and a subscription to the quarterly magazine The Community Banker. You are invited and encouraged to submit articles and information to both publications.
  • Advertising Opportunities: You can place an ad in our quarterly, full-color magazine, The Community Banker. You may also place an ad on our website.
  • Training: You are invited to attend our quality training programs at member rates. Learn first-hand the functional concerns of bank presidents, directors, operations officers, internal auditors and compliance officers.
  • Speaking Opportunities: VACB will reach out to our Associate Members for assistance with speaking opportunities. Highlighting as Associate Member as a subject matter experts is a win-win for the Associate Member and VACB When appropriate, associates may be asked to speak at special interest seminars, webinars and our convention Business Sessions as well.
  • Recognition: You will be recognized among VACB's bankers as a supporter of the community banking industry.
  • Trade Show: VACB hosts a Trade Show each year at our Annual Convention. Exhibitors meet face-to-face with decision makers from our member banks.