2022 VBA Banker Day Portal
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Thank you for registering for the 22nd Annual VBA Banker Day on January 13th, 2022. We look forward to your participation in this important grassroots advocacy event, bringing hundreds of bankers from across Virginia to interact with their state legislators at the beginning of the 2022 Virginia General Assembly. As noted in our marketing, Banker Day will begin with registration at the Greater Richmond Convention Center at 7:30am. We will have continental breakfast, guest speakers and an issues briefing from the VBA. After, you will walk to the Pocahontas Building, the legislative office building, a few blocks from the Convention Center to meet with your legislators.

Planning Your Day

Whether it is your first time, or you are a returning participant, here are some helpful dos and don’ts to ensure your Banker Day experience is a success.

Additionally, now that you have registered, you or a representative from your bank is responsible for setting meetings with the local legislators you would like to meet with during Banker Day. We recommend reaching out to your legislators at their district offices or via email prior to the end of the year to request a meeting.  Please note that newly elected officials’ information will be updated in the coming weeks and the VBA will share that information when it becomes available. 

You can find the names of your state legislators to help determine who to schedule your visits with here. The VBA staff is also able to assist in connecting you with other local bankers attending Banker Day, in order to consolidate meetings for the legislators who have multiple groups of bankers attending the event.

Meetings should ideally be set between 9:00am and 11:30am. VBA has contacted legislators to make them aware you will be reaching out to schedule visits. 

Keep the VBA informed of your Banker Day plans! Once you have finalized your meeting times, please complete this form to share that information with the VBA.

Pre-Banker Day Reception Hosted by the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) – January 12th at 5:30 p.m.

Please join our EBL members for a Pre-Banker Day Reception on January 12th from 5:30 – 6:30pm at the Richmond Marriott Downtown. More information about the reception will be announced soon. Click here to learn more about the EBL. Please RSVP to Chandler Owdom if you plan to attend the reception.

Virtual Banker Day Briefing – January 11th at 10:00 a.m.

Please plan to join us for a virtual briefing on January 11th, 2022 at 10am. The purpose of this call is to brief you in advance of Banker Day on logistics, how to make the most of your time with legislator meetings and the issues of importance to the banking industry in the 2022 General Assembly session. A calendar request will also be sent to you before the briefing.

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Event Attire

The attire for the entire conference is business professional.


The event roster will be available closer to the event. 

Banker Day Agenda & Materials

The agenda will be available soon! 

January 13, 2022  
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Speaker Bios


Hotel & Parking Information


We have reserved a block of rooms for Wednesday night, January 12th, at the Richmond Marriott Downtown, which is adjacent to the Greater Richmond Convention Center and a 0.4 mile walk to the Pocahontas Building.

Rooms are $165 per night plus taxes and fees.

Richmond Marriott Downtown
500 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 643-3400

Click here to make your reservation. This room rate expires on December 20th.

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Safety Protocols

Face Mask

First and foremost, our #1 priority is ensuring the safety of all: attendees, sponsors, speakers, staff and hotel personnel.  Since the pandemic began, the VBA has followed the recommendations and directives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Northam and we will continue to do so for this event. 

At this time, and based on CDC guidelines, the VBA recommends the following:

  • Unvaccinated persons wear a face covering and socially distance at all times during the VBA Banker Day, except that the face covering can be removed when eating or drinking;
  • Fully vaccinated persons wear a face covering indoors during VBA Banker Day events, except that the face covering can be removed when eating or drinking. 

While we strongly encourage all attendees to follow CDC guidance, we cannot guarantee that all will do so. Please also note that, during presentations, you will be seated in crescent rounds of four people per table. Please contact Matt Bruning with any questions or concerns or if you need additional space during the presentations.

We will continue to track the latest guidance and requirements from government officials regarding mask-wearing, space capacity, and social distancing and will provide you with updates as necessary.

Dietary Restrictions, Special Needs & Americans with Disabilities Notice

Please send any dietary restrictions or special needs that may affect your participation in this event to Cindy Beazley to discuss accommodations.