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VBA Emerging bank leaders Events 

Burgers with Bruce - Free Events!

Join Virginia Bankers Association President and CEO, Bruce Whitehurst, for a burger and conversation about the latest industry updates and VBA news. Other VBA staff members will make educational presentations on topics within their areas of expertise. Register now!

Richmond (Glen Allen): April 22
Virginia Bankers Association | 4490 Cox Road
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Roanoke (Vinton): April 24
Twin Creeks Brewing Company | 111 South Pollard Street
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Abingdon: April 25
The Peppermill | 231 W Main Street
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Harrisonburg: April 26
Jimmy Madison’s | 121 South Main Street
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Suffolk: April 29
TowneBank | 6009 Harbour View Blvd.
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Fairfax: May 1
MainStreet Bank | 10089 Fairfax Boulevard

These events are free to attend. Click here for a paper registration form. VBA member bank employees only. Email [email protected] with questions.

Leadership Conference 

November 14-15, 2019
The Craddock Terry Hotel
Lynchburg, VA

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for emerging banking leaders and members of the Virginia Bankers Association Emerging Bank Leaders (EBL) group. This conference will give Emerging Bank Leaders the opportunity to share ideas and network with peers from across the state. You do not have to be an EBL member to attend. 

If you are a bank professional looking to gain new skills and interested in growing and progressing within your banking career, this is the event for you. You will hear from leadership speakers and learn ways to engage with the banking industry as you network with individuals from all over the Commonwealth.

Register Now

Click here to register online for this event and save! Pricing goes up on October 3.

Registration fees:

Now-October 2:
Members - $425
Non-members - $925

October 3-October 23:
Members - $455
Non-members - $955

October 24-November 14: 
Members - $485
Non-members - $985

2019 Hotel Information

The Craddock Terry Hotel
Lynchburg, VA
1312 Commerce St
Website

The VBA has negotiated a room rate of $139+tax. Information on reserving a room will be available in 2019.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to view the sponsorship opportunities available at the Leadership Conference. Questions? Contact Amy Binns | [email protected] | 804.819.4726


2018 Conference in Review


Thank you to the 75 attendees who came to the 2018 conference in Charlottesville at The Graduate Hotel!

Click Below to Watch the CEO Panel Lightning Round Questions

Topics & Agenda

To view the full agenda from 2018, click here.

EBL Award Winners

Every year, Emerging Bank Leaders are honored with awards for their contributions to the banking industry and the EBL. Congratulations again to:
  • Browning Herbert, MainStreet Bank, Outstanding EBL Member in Financial Literacy;
  • James Bowen, First Bank & Trust Co., Outstanding EBL Member in Government Relations;
  • Adam Hill, Union Bank & Trust, 2017-2018 Chair of the EBL, who was honored for his service to the group. 

Conference Photos

Click here to see the photos from this year's event! You must be logged into your Facebook profile and be a member of the Emerging Bank Leaders Facebook group. Request to join with one click if you're not already a member!

Click Below to Hear Adam Hill's Thoughts on His Time as EBL Chairman


Thanks Again to Our 2018 Sponsors

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Additional EBL Resources

If you are not already a member of the VBA Emerging Bank Leaders group and would like to join, please click here to sign-up. For new and current members alike, please click here for more information on next steps you can take to increase your engagement with the group. Additionally, our EBL flowchart tool will help you get an idea of the many ways that you can get involved. With questions, please contact Chandler Owdom at (804) 819-4707.