Events Sponsorship Opportunities


  • Event Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Education & Training Sponsorship Opportunities   


Annual Convention and Trade Show
CBAO's annual convention and trade show offers the opportunity to network with Ohio community bankers, showcase the latest and greatest products and services available to the community banking industry, meet new people, and renew old friendships. In recent years, as many as 380 community bankers, sponsors, exhibitors, and guests have been in attendance to participate in the trade show and annual golf outing, attend the highest quality education sessions, and enjoy unique networking opportunities.
Region Meetings
CBAO conducts region meetings at 3 locations around the state of Ohio each year in June. Attendees come to discuss issues affecting community banks, network with Ohio community bankers and sponsors, and gain a better understanding of their trade association. Attendees participate in roundtable discussions and sessions on current hot topics, followed by lunch, a golf outing, cocktails and dinner.
Education and Training Sponsorships
CBAO University offers schools in consumer, commercial, agriculture and real estate lending as well as compliance and security. There are several opportunities to participate as an exhibitor and sponsor at these schools. CBAO University also offers sponsorship opportunities at the hundreds of education and training seminars we put on each year. These opportunities allow you to direct your marketing efforts to specific areas within the financial institution.

Legislative and Regulatory Events

Each year, community bankers serving on CBAO's Legislative and Regulatory Committee participate in several events in both Washington, DC and at the state Capitol in Columbus, meeting with regulators and members of the Ohio congressional delegation and Ohio General Assembly to communicate and exclusively promote the interests of the community banking industry.
Community Banking Hospitality House
CBAO and partnering affiliates host the Community Banking Hospitality House at the annual Memorial Tournament, one of the most prestigious events on the PGA tour hosted right here in Columbus. We invite community bankers from every financial institution in Ohio to join us for networking, fun and world-class golf.
Board of Directors Meetings and Strategic Planning Retreat
CBAO's board of directors meets several times each year to conduct board and committee meetings and participate in a strategic planning retreat to discuss the focus, future direction and goals of CBAO. This is a great opportunity to use marketing dollars to target decision makers from around the state. 
Benefits of Sponsorship
Benefits of sponsoring an event include the following: promotional mailings and distribution of marketing materials at sponsored events; sponsorship signage at event; verbal recognition at sponsored event; recognition in the Ohio Community Banker quarterly publication, Community Banking Connected electronic newsletter, and on CBAO's website; recognition on all event-related correspondence from CBAO; and complimentary registration(s) at sponsored event (based on a minimum dollar amount sponsored).

Please contact Jessica Billenstein at 614.610.1876 for additional information.


  • CBAO Education & Training Committee Meeting - Columbus, OH


  • CBAO Legislative & Regulatory Committee - Columbus, OH
  • CBAO Board of Directors Meeting - Columbus, OH