The National Bankers Association, formed in 1927, has successfully met many challenges to enable it to enter into the new millennium as a vital trade organization for minority and women-owned financial institutions. Membership has steadily increased and participants have profited by collaboration on various mutually beneficial business ventures. These types of agreements will continue to aid the growth of the NBA as well as each participating institution. This year has been another successful one for the NBA with membership at a peak and board and committee members joining together for higher achievement.
Smaller community-minded financial institutions must be cognizant that convenience and good financial products are important to all customers and, therefore, our aim to be competitive becomes our continuing challenge.