Frequently Asked QuestionsWhat is a "community" or "independent" bank?
A bank that is locally owned and operated. It often operates in one locality and has directors and officers who are usually local to the community.
What is WIB's mission?
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.
What is WIB Service Corporation's mission?
To provide high-quality, value-added products and services which enhance the competitive advantage of WIB's bank members.
When were WIB and WIB Service Corporation founded?
WIB was founded in 1937. The First Bank Presidents & Senior Officers Policy Seminar was held in 1958 and Fay Packard of Central Bank of Utah was the WIB President. WIB Service Corporation was established in 1994 by WIBís Board of Directors as a wholly-owned subsidiary of WIB.
How many members does WIB have?
More than 200 community and independent banks and 150 associate members providing products and services to the community banking industry.
How can my bank or firm become a member of WIB?
For details on how to join WIB or renew your membership, go to our Membership section. Or you may call us at (415) 352-2323 to speak to a membership representative who will answer any specific questions you may have about your potential membership.
Who are your endorsed partners?
WIB Service Corporation has an Endorsed Program which is a member benefit for all bank members. You can learn more about the endorsement policy and our Endorsed Programs on the WIB Solutions Store.
Our firm would like to become an endorsed program. What do we need to do?
Your first step is to become an Associate Member. Once you and your firm have spent some time as an Associate Member, you can explore the possibility of becoming an Endorsed Program partner. You can learn more about the endorsement policy and our current endorsed partners on the WIB Solutions Store.
I'm not really sure how my bank can use our current membership? Is there someone who can help?
Yes! Contact our Membership department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 352-2323. We will help to point you and the bank in the right direction!
Are there Committees that I can join?
WIB and WIB Service Corporation have multiple Committees that both members and non-members have the opportunity to join. Our most popular are the Planning Advisory Committees for our Conferences & Forums. We invite you to explore our website to learn about the various ways in which you can get involved in these Committees.
Where/when will the next Annual Conference take place?
The 2014 Annual Conference for Bank Presidents, Senior Officers & Directors will take place March 22-26, 2014 at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ.
Other annual conferences can be found on our Conferences & Education section.
What should I do if I am interested in speaking at one of your events?
There are many opportunities to submit speaker proposals for our educational events. You can learn more on our Speakers web page.
What is my user name and password?
With a MyWIB account, you may log in and update your contact information, communications preferences and register for any events. Go here to log into your account now. If you don't have an account, click on "create a new account." View a short two minute online instructional on how to get started!