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Learn basic banking principles from leading experts

Want to know a little more about banking?  The West Virginia Bankers Association is a Local ABA (American Bankers Association) Training Provider and is offering a course to provide you with basic banking principles.

American Institute of Banking – Principles of Banking

This course is the standard introduction to banking.  The course addresses bank products and customer service, emerging technology, expanded banking powers and markets and regulatory controls.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

• Explain the context, structure and operation of banks as business firms
• Describe bank products and services for consumers and businesses
• Discuss specialized bank services such as trust, investments and insurance
• Explain the objectives of funds management in banking.

John Finlayson, BB&T
Location: BB&T, Summers Street
Time:  6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Dates:  2/9/12 – 5/17/12
Cost:  $350.00 (includes textbook)

This course is approved for three credit hours with Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College (formerly WV State CTC) and Mountwest Community and Technical College (formerly Marshall CTC).

To register, please contact Donna Atkinson at datkinson@wvbankers.org.

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Time is running out to join the Alliance on a European adventure

Time is running out to get your deposit down and travel with the Charleston Area Alliance on its 2012 trade and mission tour to Europe.

The deposit deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 24 and limited space is available.

Explore three European countries in this dynamic trade mission with other Alliance members. Travel for business reasons, or if you choose, just for the cultural experience.

Tour the historical Castle Hill area and visit 13th century cathedrals in Budapest.

Walk along the Danube River and visit the world famous opera houses in Vienna, the city of Mozart.

View the famous Historical Clock and the Cathedral of St. Vitus, Old Royal Palace and St. George’s Basilica in Prague, the city of 100 spires.

Click HERE for the trip brochure.

Since the trade missions began in 2010, more than 100 business and community leaders from the Charleston area have participated.

Diane Strong-Treister, president of Manpower, was a part of the 2010 mission to China. She said the tour offered great networking opportunities.

“I went to learn about China and was truly impressed with the jam-packed educational opportunities it provided me,” Strong-Treister said. “But most of all what I gained from this trip was the friendships that were formed with the business leaders that represented our state. All of us are looking forward to our reunion when we travel to Europe in the spring of 2012.”

Linda Arnold, chairman and CEO of The Arnold Agency, said her China trip was a memorable experience.

“The agendas, logistics and variety of experiences were incredible – not to mention the value,” Arnold said. “The organization provided by the Alliance staff really helped things go smoothly.”

For the European tour, the Alliance will continue attracting new foreign direct investment and job creation to West Virginia, as well as showcasing some of Europe’s most breathtaking sights.

If you plan to travel with the Alliance in 2012 for business purposes, we encourage you contact the Alliance staff as soon as possible. This ensures that specific meetings with potential partners can be scheduled in advance of travel.

Please join fellow Charleston Area Alliance members and friends as we journey together to Budapest, Vienna and Prague this spring.

About the Trip

The Charleston Area Alliance presents a journey to Budapest, Vienna and Prague. The tour features three unique European capitals with extraordinary cultures and emerging economies.

The European tour will start on May 14 and conclude on May 23, featuring three nights in Budapest, two nights in Vienna and three nights in Prague.

Arrangements for this tour are being made by National Travel of West Virginia.

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