With over 300 attendees in 2018, this cornerstone event provides an excellent opportunity to connect with community bankers from across the state. Our schedule is packed with educational opportunities, a diverse tradeshow and great networking events.


August 6-8, 2019
Hilton Cleveland Downtown

Hilton Cleveland Downtown is in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant downtown area. Popular attractions, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away. With contemporary guest rooms, convenient on-site amenities, and 50,000 sq. ft. of event space, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring Cleveland.

There are still rooms available at Cleveland Marriott Downtown and the The Westin Cleveland Downtown. There is a high demand for that week, so please book your rooms asap!


C-Suite and executive management, directors, department managers, community bank team members, friends and guests of the industry, service providers, and finance students from local universities.


The CBAO Annual Convention is the event for community banks in Ohio. Exclusively focused on the needs of the community banking industry, our attendees are looking to connect with current and potential service providers, engage in meaningful conversations about new opportunities and celebrate community banking!

Launching a new product or service? This is a premiere opportunity to showcase and educate potential customers.
New to CBAO? This is the absolute best way to advertise your services to our members and meet them face-to-face.
Looking to grow vertically in community banking? Meet and network with banking professionals in unique and entertaining environments that provide an atmosphere for comfortable conversations.

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This year’s convention was action packed with great speakers and wonderful events. The best value was the numerous opportunities to network with exhibitors, sponsors, and especially fellow community bankers.

– Mike Monnier
Osgood State Bank

Networking Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Tim Kight
Founder, Focus 3

Robert J. Darling 
Lt. Col. USMC (Retired)