Leaders in Independent Banking
inform. keeping independent bankers in tune with industry trends, issues and solutions.
educate. a focus on learning so your bank and your people can grow and prosper.
connect. bringing together bankers with
industry experts, products and services to strengthen your bank’s
WIB has more than 200 community and independent banks as members in the Western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming and the U.S. Territories. You can view our current list of WIB Member Banks.
More than 150 firms serving community banks are Associate Members of WIB. WIB provides a method for bankers and these service firms to connect through our seminars, exhibits, and the website. From accounting firms to web designers, WIB’s Associate Members provide banks with needed resources to stay competitive.
If your bank or firm is not a member, we encourage you to visit our members section of the website to learn how you can join and get the WIB advantage.
WIB is a trade association that informs, educates and connects community banks with the resources and services to achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational performance.
To be the most trusted provider of quality education, professional networking, and products and services information for community bankers in the West.
Integrity. We are an organization of fair, honest and caring people trusted to provide quality innovative products and services to all our stakeholders.
Excellence. We strive to exceed our stakeholders' expectations.
Personal Service. We are committed to delivering an unparalleled level of friendly and attentive service to address the unique needs of our stakeholders.
Knowledge. We provide dynamic learning environments in which participants can obtain or exchange vital information.
Relationships. We foster a supportive environment for mutually beneficial, collaborative exchanges.
Established in 1937, WIB has a taken a leadership role for over 70 years in providing community banks throughout the West with an avenue to share information and to help each other succeed. Our core purpose is to offer outstanding educational and leadership development forums and to provide superior peer networking opportunities. We do this by connecting bank leadership, educating leaders and potential leaders, and informing varying levels of the bank. WIB has more independent bank members than any banking association in the West. This year we will offer more than 70 educational programs to assist community bankers and directors to maintain a competitive edge.
Our Annual Conference has been our trademark of quality for over 50 years. Being one of the first to provide financial comparisons for peer groups enhanced WIB’s reputation as a leader in community banking. A list of our Past Presidents reads like a Who’s Who Directory of Community Banking in the West.
In 1994, WIB established a for-profit subsidiary Western Independent Bankers Service Corporation as an avenue to provide WIB-endorsed services and products to our membership.
Total Membership Profile:
(All member banks as of April 18, 2013)
*Please note: Our membership numbers fluctuate throughout the year. Profile charts are based on a snapshot of membership at that particular point in time.
States: Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and U.S.
(Other States: Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Wyoming and U.S. Territories)