Capitol Comments

With ever-changing regulations and compliance costs for community banks swelling to $5.45B in 2016*, teams are overwhelmed by the burden of keeping up with changes. Capitol Comments is your go-to resource for industry compliance updates and regulatory changes. Inside you'll find a summary of updates along with direct links for the following:

  • Joint federal agency issuances
  • CFPB actions
  • FDIC actions
  • OCC actions
  • And much, much more!

Subscription rates are $50.00 per month, or $595 per year for CBAO members. 


Certificate of Banking

CBAO has partnered with Columbus State Community College and Heartland Bank to create the new Certificate of Banking Fundamentals program. In the certificate program, students take targeted classes such as Principles of Business, Customer Service and Sales, Personal Finance, Negotiation, Principles of Banking, Business Ethics and more. Students will be eligible to participate in on-site internships at participating central Ohio financial institutions.


Ray Campbell Memorial Scholarship

In honor of one of our founding members and a dedicated community banker, we created the Ray Campbell Memorial Scholarship. Each year, a minimum of one $500 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior that is a child, stepchild or foster child of a community bank employee located in Ohio in Ray's memory.

CBAO is accepting applications for the Ray Campbell Scholarship until April 15, 2020. Full details are available on our Ray Campbell Scholarship page

Please contact Aza Bittinger, Jr. at or (614) 846-2238 for additional information.