CBAA has been a God-send to me and to our bank.
Coming from out of state to our bank in Ozark, brought more than a few
unanticipated challenges. In my new "home state", I knew just over
ten people, and they were "kin folks" either by blood (2) or marriage
(8). That left me with a very small network and certainly no one
outside my immediate market. Then I discovered CBAA, it was then
named ICBAA, and almost immediately my network began to expand.
Not only did our bank benefit from the fine educational programs, but I
was benefiting from the advice of my new found peer group friends.
I quickly discovered, the more I became involved with CBAA the more I
learned and brought back to our bank. Every meeting I attend, I
glean ideas that work their way to our bottom line and more than pay the
expenses I incur. Just three weeks ago I attended a meeting and
picked up tips from two of my "network" friends that will make or save
our bank around $30 - $40,000 next year. I guess you could say the
return on my CBAA investment is paying both monetary and friendly