This cornerstone Ohio event provides an excellent opportunity to connect with community bankers from across the state. Our schedule is packed with educational opportunities, a diverse trade show and great networking events.

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August 4-6, 2020
Hilton Columbus at Easton

Developed in 2000, the prestigious 345-key Hilton Columbus at Easton is a 7-story, AAA 4-diamond luxury hotel and 39,000 SF conference center located ten minutes from downtown Columbus. Perfectly situated in the heart of Easton Town Center where you will find the best shopping, dining and entertainment literally steps away. Less than 10 minutes from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport.

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C-Suite and executive management, directors, officers, department managers, community bank team members, friends and guests of the industry, service providers.


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!

  • Valuable Networking – Network with community banking professionals and industry experts that are committed to the independence and advancement of Ohio's community banks, fortifying existing relationships and establishing new connections.
  • Increased Visibility – 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.


(Subject to change)

Tuesday, August 4

  • CBAO Board of Directors & Committees Meeting (by invitation only)
  • Community Banking Annual Golf Outing (lunch included)
  • Welcome Reception (dinner served)

Wednesday, August 5

  • CBAO Morning Fitness Boot Camp
  • Breakfast and Registration
  • Convention Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Session
  • Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
  • Exhibitor & Sponsor Luncheon
  • General Sessions & Breakouts
  • Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
  • General Sessions & Breakouts 
  • Exhibitor & Sponsor Appreciation Cocktail Hour
  • Silent Auction
  • Community Banking Celebration (dinner served)

Thursday, August 6

  • CBAO Morning Fitness Boot Camp
  • Breakfast and Registration
  • Annual Meeting & Industry Update
  • Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall
  • Keynote Session
  • Lunch
  • General Sessions & Breakouts
  • Trade Show Finale
  • General Sessions & Breakouts
  • Chairman’s Banquet & Entertainment (dinner served)

Keynote speakers were excellent and networking opportunities priceless both with vendors and fellow community bankers. This year’s convention was best of all that I have attended.

– Mike Monnier
Osgood State Bank