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Consider PA Bankers' Affiliate Member Program

From paBanker Magazine's 2017 Affiliate Member Edition: Volume 19.5

The Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) was built on a foundation of serving its members. For more than 30 years, we’ve taken that mission to a new level by helping our members to identify and utilize products and services that are of most interest to their financial institutions. We believe that flexibility and customization are the keys to meeting our members’ needs. That is why we developed and have continued to expand our affiliate membership program. 

Affiliate membership opens the door to networking opportunities with financial services clients in a casual, professional environment, while offering outside organizations the chance to serve as valuable and knowledgeable resources for our financial institutions. 

Affiliate members are industry-related companies that receive association mailings, publications, industry updates and invitations to attend educational programs at an Affiliate member rate. This summer, as I traveled the state for our Affiliate Appreciation Days and talked with many of our Affiliate members (old and new), I was reminded of how important it is to continually emphasize the benefits of Affiliate membership. As with any membership, your organization will get out of it what you put into it. 

As the program has tremendously increased the value of PA Bankers’ membership, it has also provided Affiliate members with a wide variety of benefits, including discounts, networking and brand awareness.

DISCOUNTS
By joining the Affiliate member program, companies receive significant discounts for PA Bankers’ educational programs, convention, magazine, conference exhibitor booth fees, sponsorship and more. Just last year, through the PA Bankers Services Corporation, we also opened the door for Affiliate members to join the Bank Health Care Consortium of PA. This gives them the ability to leverage economies of
scale, design flexible health care plans, and gain access to the industry’s top experts in the health care field to help navigate the changing health care landscape. 

NETWORKING
With an Affiliate membership, companies will have the opportunity to network with over 130 financial institutions. They can submit proposals for educational speaking opportunities at PA Bankers’ events and have non-voting representation on PA Bankers’ committees. 

BRAND AWARENESS
And, finally, Affiliate members can increase their brand awareness by taking full advantage of the exposure offered through their membership. They have access to PA Bankers’ financial member CEO list; may submit articles for paBanker magazine; are included in the annual Affiliate Member Directory, which is distributed to all PA Bankers’ members and housed on pabanker.com; are recognized at every PA Bankers’ function with an Affiliate ribbon; and more. 

PA Bankers is proud to continually offer exceptional services to its members through the Affiliate member program. The program has provided an avenue for both members and Affiliate members to mutually benefit from potential partnerships. On behalf of the association, I would like to thank all of our current Affiliate members, and I would like to extend our warmest welcome to the recent additions to the program:

• @RISK Technologies, Inc.;
• Ambassador Financial Group, Inc.;
• APPI Energy;
• Arnette Carbis Toothman LLP;
• D.A. Davidson Investment Banking;
• Dealertrack;
• Ecoinnovate, LLC;
• FBR & Co.;
• Glory Global Solutions, Inc.;
• Innovative Compensation and Benefits Concepts, LLC;
• National Notary Association;
• Penncorp Servicegroup, Inc.;
• Race Data USA;
• Schneider Downs;
• Stewart-Peterson, Inc.; and
• Strategic Resource Management, Inc.

This year, I’ve set a personal goal to increase our Affiliate membership by 10%. To our financial institution members, as you work with organizations that are not on our Affiliate list, I ask that you connect
them with us if their services could benefit other member banks. To our Affiliate members, I ask that you continue the dialogue we began at our Affiliate Appreciation Days and give us feedback on how we
can improve the program and make it most valuable to you. Together, we can make a difference. 

If you would like to discuss if Affiliate membership may be right for you, please contact PA Bankers’ senior vice president, member relations and professional development, Cindy Wallett, cwallett@pabanker.com or 717-255-6913. 

We look forward to discussing how we can work with you to mutually accomplish our goals.

Thank you,

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Duncan Campbell
President & CEO