Advocacy Overview

CBW represents the interests of community banks in Madison and Washington, DC by monitoring state and federal issues that affect community banks. CBW works with lawmakers and regulators to ensure the needs of community banks are heard and met.

CBW is the state affiliate of the Independent Community Bankers of America, (ICBA). CBW and ICBA work in partnership together to exclusively advance the interests of our nationís community banks. Community banks play a key role in the economic health and vitality of communities across Wisconsin and the nation.

We as an industry fund the majority of agriculture and small business loans, and provide a meaningful alternative to consumers who opt not to bank with a large or not-for-profit institution.