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CBAI represents Illinois community banks and thrifts as its only constituency. The CBAI board of directors has established criteria for both financial institution members and associate member firms and welcomes all inquiries. If your firm would like to apply, please contact Andrea Cusick, CBAI SVP Communications, at cbaicom@cbai.com or 800/736-2224 (IL only) or 217/529-2265.


 

Active Illinois Chartered Institutions

Illinois-chartered banks, savings & loans, savings banks, and trust companies that support the purposes of CBAI as described in Article 2 of the CBAI Constitution are eligible for active membership subject to meeting certain criteria established by the CBAI Board of Directors.

Dues are assessed on a regular schedule and based on total assets.

Active members have full voting privileges (ballots, constitutional amendments, elections of officers). Its officers may serve in leadership and/or committees, may attend conventions and educational seminars at member rates. Member institutions can participate in special services at member rates.

To apply for active membership, contact the CBAI Department of Communications at 217/529-2265 (800/736-2224 in IL) or cbaicom@cbai.com.


 

Non-Financial Associate Membership

Non-financial CBAI associate members range from representatives of companies which provide bank-related products, to state and regulatory officials. Associate members may access CBAI's regularly maintained membership list and are afforded access to and member pricing for educational seminars, meetings (including Convention, Career Development Division Conferences, Tech Conferences and Group Meetings), plus advertising. Associate members also receive Banknotes, a bi-monthly magazine, and a copy of the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book. CBAI member banks receive bi-annual Associate Member Directories in which associate member firms are listed, and associate members also receive complimentary listings on the CBAI web site and in the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book (they may purchase display advertising in it at special, lower pricing). Associate members can also purchase advertising banners on the CBAI web site.

Non-Financial Associate member dues are $1,150 per year, prorated from December 1. The CBAI board of directors has final approval on all membership applications. A reference form and company brochure or other information should accompany membership applications. For more information, contact the CBAI Department of Communications at 217/529-2265 (800/736-2224 in IL) or cbaicom@cbai.com.


 

Financial Associate Membership

Financial associate members are mortgage companies, securities firms, insurance companies, and other corporations that offer retail banking services, plus out-of-state banks and other out-of-state financial providers, which comply with CBAI membership criteria.

Financial associate members may access CBAI's regularly maintained membership list, and are afforded access to and member pricing for educational seminars, meeting attendance (including Convention, Career Development Division Conferences, Tech Conference and Group Meetings), plus advertising. They also receive Banknotes, our bi-monthly magazine, and a copy of the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book. CBAI members receive bi-annual Associate Member Directories in which associate member firms are listed, and associate members also receive complimentary listings on our web site and in the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book (they may purchase display advertising in it at special, lower pricing). Associate members can also purchase advertising banners on the CBAI web site.

Financial associate member dues are based on assets, with a minimum of $1,150 per year, prorated from December 1. The CBAI board of directors has final approval on all membership applications. A reference form and company brochure or other information should accompany membership applications. For more information, contact the CBAI Department of Communications at 217/529-2265 (800/736-2224 in IL) or cbaicom@cbai.com.


 

Branch Associate Membership

Branch associate members are bank branches located in Illinois that are owned by out-of-state community banks deemed eligible for membership by their respective state community banking association and the CBAI Board of Directors.

Branch associate members may access our regularly maintained membership list, and are afforded access to and member pricing for educational seminars, meeting attendance (including our Convention, Career Development Division Conferences, Tech Conference and Group Meetings), plus advertising. They also receive Banknotes, our bi-monthly magazine, and a copy of the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book. CBAI members receive bi-annual Associate Member Directories in which associate member firms are listed, and associate members also receive complimentary listings on our web site and in the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book (they may purchase display advertising in it at special, lower pricing). Associate members can also purchase advertising banners on the CBAI web site.

Branch associate member dues are based on the branch’s deposits times a factor of 1.2, with an $1,150/year minimum, assessed annually, prorated from December 1. The CBAI board of directors has final approval on all membership applications. For more information, contact the CBAI Department of Communications at 217/529-2265 (800/736-2224 in IL) or cbaicom@cbai.com.


 

BENEFITS OF ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

ACCESS

  • You receive a CBAI member list free upon joining (lists are not provided to non-members). CBAI will also provide you with mailing lists at discounted member rates ($100 value).
  • You can attend annual Group Meetings (held in May and June throughout Illinois) where more than 750 bankers from 200 banks mix and mingle (members only).
  • You can participate in the CBAI Annual Convention (held each September at four-star locations) attended by 300 officers and directors from 150 community banks throughout Illinois.

EXPOSURE

  • Upon joining CBAI, your name and description of your company will appear in CBAI’s bi-monthly magazine, Banknotes, which is mailed to more than 2,500 officers and directors of the nearly 400 CBAI member banks.
  • CBAI Associate Members will also be listed in CBAI’s annual Illinois Financial Institutions Directory and Fact Book, an invaluable resource for CBAI members.
  • You will be listed in the CBAI Associate Member Directory, published semi-annually and distributed to all members and in the associate member section of the CBAI web site (www.cbai.com).
  • You can exhibit your products and services during the CBAI Annual Convention among 300 decision-making officers and directors at member rates ($1,000 savings).
  • You are invited to submit educationally oriented articles for Banknotes.
  • You may submit proposals to CBAI to conduct training at association educational events.

TRAINING

  • You are invited to attend our second-to-none quality training programs at special member rates. Learn first-hand the functional concerns of bank presidents, directors, operation officers, lending officers, and compliance officers.

INFORMATION

  • You receive a free subscription to Banknotes, our award-winning magazine widely read by thousands of community bank officers and directors ($36 value).
  • You receive CBAI’s Illinois Financial Institutions Directory and Fact Book which lists all financial institutions in Illinois ($125 value).

ADVERTISING DISCOUNTS/OPTIONS

  • You receive a discount on ads placed in Banknotes.
    You can place ad banners on our web site (available only to associate members).
  • You will enjoy member discounts on ads placed in the Illinois Financial Institutions Directory and Fact Book.

GOODWILL

  • When CBAI members need a product or service, many seek out and contact those firms that support the cause of community banking as CBAI Associate Members.

We’re ready to help you succeed as a provider of quality services to community banks. Contact Andrea Cusick at 217-529-2265 to find out more about becoming an Associate Member.


 

Associate Member Directory

Click here for a list of Associate Members.


 

How to Apply

Call CBAI today at 800/736-2224 to apply for membership!


 

Friends of Community Banking

Friends of Community Banking are individuals who do not qualify as an active, associate, branch associate, or distinguished member as determined by the CBAI Board of Directors. Examples of eligible individuals are: retired bankers, retired regulators, retired bank directors, and persons seeking employment in banking. Friends of Community Banking will receive Banknotes magazine, and may attend CBAI educational seminars, meetings, and Conventions at member rates. Dues are $100 per year, assessed annually. The CBAI board of directors has final approval on all membership applications.

For more information or to apply for membership as an active financial institution member, please contact the CBAI Department of Communications at 217/529-2265 (800/736-2224 in IL) or cbaicom@cbai.com.


 

Add-An-Officer

Are all of your Bank Officers fully informed? Your officers, both in the main bank and branch offices, make crucial operations decisions daily. Are they as well informed as they should be?

CBAI provides materials that can help these officers keep up with current issues, regulations and trends in banking today. Additionally, CBAI's educational offerings, public relations programs and group discount opportunities help all officers to be more efficient, knowledgeable and effective. But, are they receiving CBAI materials on a regular basis?

Through CBAI's Add-An-Officer Subscription Program, designated officers in your operation will receive important information that will enable them to become better informed.

For just $120 per person per year, your key officers will be apprised of all of the latest developments in technology, legislation and regulation, and Association activities. Specific items include:

  • Banknotes, CBAI's bi-monthly magazine
  • Illinois Financial Institutions Directory & Fact Book
  • Educational mailings
  • Special events mailings
  • Special services mailings

(Program does not include information sent via broadcast fax or e-mail.)

Yes! I'm interested in the "Add-An-Officer" Program. Please email the CBAI Communications Department at cbaicom@cbai.com a list of individuals and enroll today, or mail the list of officers to:

CBAI
901 Community Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5184

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Cusick or Bobbi Watson at 800/736-2224.


 

Directors' Pipeline

Are your bank's directors in the know? It is their responsibility to be as current and knowledgeable about many banking matters as their bank's officers.

CBAI publications can help your bank's directors to keep up with current issues, regulations and trends in banking today. The Association also offers seminars specifically designed for the continuing education of bank directors. Our Group Meetings and Annual Convention & Exposition are also a means toward that end.

We've designed a program, called "Directors' Pipeline," which helps place your bank directors in the mainstream of the information flow about state and federal banking issues.

Here's what they'll receive for just $60 per year:

  • a $25 discount off the regular price of CBAI's Directors' Seminar
  • a $25 discount off the regular price of CBAI's Annual Convention & Exposition
  • a complimentary copy of CBAI's Banknotes*, and Annual Report.

(*Bank directors, who wish to do so, may already receive a complimentary copy of CBAI's bi-monthly magazine, Banknotes.)

Yes! I'm interested in the "Directors' Pipeline" Program for directors of CBAI member banks. Please email the CBAI Communications Department at cbaicom@cbai.com a list of individuals and enroll today, or mail the list of directors to:

CBAI
901 Community Drive
Springfield, IL 62703-5184

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Cusick or Bobbi Watson at 800/736-2224.