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Educational Resources for COVID-19

Webinars, offered through Western Bankers Association, are an extensive suite of online webinar training that enable bankers to enjoy flexible and cost-effective education related to all aspects of COVID-19. Webinar topics related to COVID-19, are covered in a comprehensive, and easily accessible format.

Benefits of Webinars

Educational webinars address timely issues related to COVID-19 facing independent bank professionals. From the convenience of your desk, these 60-minute webinars provide you with a cost-effective way to stay abreast of industry information and trends affecting banks, as well as provide the bank with a low-cost option to effectively train and educate their directors.

Professional Development Specialist
Montana Townsend
(916) 438-4427

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ABA Banking Journal Podcast Features WBA Chair Dave Joves

Based in San Francisco and leading California’s market for the Bank of Guam, plus currently serving as chairman of the Western Bankers Association, Dave Joves shares a trans-Pacific view of banking on the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast.

Click here to listen.

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Dave Joves, Senior Vice President and California Regional Manager of Bank of Guam Elected New Chairman of the Western Bankers Association

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Western Bankers Association (WBA) today announced that Dave Joves, senior vice president and California regional manager of Bank of Guam, will serve as the 2020-2021 chairman of the board of directors. Joves was officially elected at the WBA’s annual conference held in February.

“I am honored to serve the WBA and its members in this role,” Joves said. “It is a great privilege to represent and champion an industry that plays such a critical role in growing our economy and helping our communities thrive.”

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The Western Bankers Association Announces Industry Response to Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Western Bankers Association (WBA) released the following statement regarding the  banking industry’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19):

“Banks are actively monitoring the latest reports from the Center for Disease Control and taking numerous precautions to help ensure the safety of their customers and employees. Banks have well-developed business continuity plans and are prepared and ready to help their customers in this time of need.

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Western Bankers Association Announces its Endorsement of Fitech
Partnership expands WBA member benefits to include merchant payment processing

SACRAMENTO, CA, – The Western Bankers Association, one of the largest banking associations in the U.S., announces its appointment of Fort Worth-based Fitech as its newest endorsed partner.

After a rigorous application and review process, Fitech earned WBA’s coveted endorsed partner status, chosen for its best-in-class merchant services offering, tailored specifically for community banks.