CBAI's 45th Annual Convention & Expo - CONVENTION HIGHLIGHTS!Conv19 landingpage2

This year’s Annual Convention attracted 540 attendees, including 240 bankers from 96 banks, and 173 exhibitors at 90 booths. To view the highlights from Convention click on the events below.

Thursday, September 19

Annual Golf Tournament  Panther Creek Country Club

Welcoming Reception and Auction The Welcome Reception, with a theme to follow the Convention title of “There’s no place like a Community Bank,” including silent and live auctions to benefit Community BancPac.

Friday, September 20

Opening Breakfast – featuring Craig Zablocki

Business Meeting Luncheon – key events and views on the community banking profession.


Friday & Saturday Exhibit Center

Friday & Saturday Education Sessions

Saturday, September 21 

Legislative/Recognition Luncheon and Closing General Session 

Dinner and Dance


There's no place like a community bank. What makes a community bank so extraordinary? For starters, they keep their customers' money in their own backyard, benefiting their neighbors, supporting their local community and helping local businesses thrive. Community banks focus is on assisting others, funding the entrepreneur, the family owned business and the farmer. They serve the people they see at the Friday night football game, the PTA meeting, the local diner and the Sunday church service. They are accountable to their customers. They consider more than the bottom line when making a local credit decision, but also take integrity, character and family history into account. But that is not the only way community banks impact their communities. It's also the Relay for Life team, the little league sponsorship, the financial literacy program at the local high school, the partnerships with local charities and the tremendous community involvement that make community banks like no place else.

Community banks help the people around them achieve their heart's desire, whether it be buying a home, sending a child to college, starting a business or saving for retirement. You won't need a yellow brick road to find these wonderful places, where community bankers use their hearts, brains and courage to make a positive impact on the place they call home.

We are excited to celebrate the special place that is a community bank. So, tap your heels together three times and join us in CBAI's home in Springfield for our 45th Annual Convention & Expo, “There's No Place Like a Community Bank” on September 19-21, 2019.