Associate Members

Membership matters.

Support community banks and receive exclusive CBAO benefits.

Community Bankers Association of Ohio (CBAO) begins its 42nd year of exclusively representing the 188 community banks and thrifts currently in Ohio. As an Associate Member of CBAO, you recognize the value of community banks and continue to play a pivotal role in the success of our industry. We encourage you to maximize the value of your CBAO Associate Membership by taking advantage of the many benefits that are available.

These benefits include:

  • Substantial discounts on products and services negotiated for the benefit of all CBAO members
  • Access to CBAO’s online directory
  • Access to the ICBA Community Bank Career Center
  • One annual subscription to our premier quarterly publication, the Ohio Community Banker
  • Quarterly availability of association membership lists with key contacts, and availability of customized membership lists on request
  • A listing of your organization in multiple communications sent throughout the year to approximately 188 community banks and thrifts in Ohio and 70 Associate Members
  • Free and priority publication of timely informational or educational articles authored by your experts
  • Priority opportunity to be a presenter at education and training sessions available to community banks and thrifts and Certified Public Accountants
  • A listing of your organization, both alphabetically and by product/service, including a link to your web site on

Additional benefits available to you that create networking opportunities and can directly increase sales opportunities for your organization are as follows:

  • Substantial discounts on advertising in our quarterly publication, The Ohio Community Banker
  • Substantial discounts on advertising in our weekly electronic newsletter, Community Banking Connected
  • Substantial discounts on the cost of attending and exhibiting at our annual convention and trade show
  • Priority opportunity for sponsorship of events that are attended by hundreds of community bank management, directors, employees, and customers. These opportunities include more than 300 education and training sessions held during the year, and annual events such as the community banking hospitality house at the Memorial Tournament, 3 region meetings held in June, and CBAO’s annual convention and trade show held in August

    Please contact us to find out how you can take advantage of the additional value and benefits available to CBAO Associate Members. By taking advantage of these benefits, you can more than cover the cost of your annual dues. We look forward to our relationship with your organization in 2017 and beyond, and we thank you for your support of the community banking industry and CBAO

    Aza H. Bittinger Jr. - Senior Vice President