CBAO News


Legislative win for Ohio’s Community Banks
We are happy to report, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Governor Kasich signed the bill which will be effective 90 days from delivery to the Ohio Secretary of State. Compliment’s to CBAO’s engaged members and CBAO’s Legislative & Regulatory Committee for their direction and support.  Read More >>

Community Bankers Association of Ohio Announces Promotion of Aza Bittinger Jr. to COO
Columbus, OH, January 9, 2018 – Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO), the financial trade association exclusively representing Ohio's community bank and thrift institutions, announces the promotion of Aza Bittinger Jr. to Chief Operating Officer effective January 1, 2018.  Read More >>


Community Bankers Association of Ohio Opens Registration for Their 43rd Annual Convention & Trade Show

Columbus, OH, June 19, 2017 – Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO) announced today that registration is open for their 2017 Annual Convention & Trade Show, hosted at The Westin in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio.  Read More >>


CBAO to Meet with Ohio Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C.

Columbus, OH, April 12, 2017 – Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO) announced today they will be heading to Washington, D.C., along with leadership from Ohio’s community banks, to meet with members of the Ohio Congressional Delegation to discuss regulatory changes for community banks. Read More >>


Community Bankers Association of Ohio Endorses ICBA Bancard

Washington, D.C., April 11, 2017 – ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), has been endorsed by the Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO). This marks the 36th state banking association to give its seal of approval to ICBA Bancard, which provides credit, debit, small business and prepaid banking solutions, to community banks. Read More >>


Columbus State Program to Train New Generation of Bankers
Mark Williams, Columbus Dispatch, March 31, 2017 – Columbus State Community College is launching a new program meant to train the next generation of bankers. The school, in conjunction with Heartland BancCorp and the Community Bankers Association of Ohio, has created a certificate of banking fundamentals program. Read More >>


New Banking and College Partnership Offering Training Certificate for Bankers
Columbus, Ohio, March 23, 2017 – The Community Bankers Association of Ohio (“CBAO”), today announced it is partnering with Columbus State Community College and the Heartland BancCorp to create a Certificate of Banking Fundamentals program. This partnership is designed to train the next generation of community bankers. Read More >>


Small Banks Have Most to Gain from Trump
Jeremy Nobile, Crain's Cleveland Business, March 7, 2017 – Some recent executive orders setting wheels in motion for deregulation in financial services may be the harbinger of regulatory relief that financial institutions have longed for since the inception of the Dodd-Frank Act. Read More >>