The mission of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois is to provide its members a competitive edge by effectively aggregating political, economic, and marketing power. The Community Bankers Association of Illinois is the state's only true advocate of community banking. CBAI proudly represents approximately 320 Illinois financial institutions and 150 associate members. The Association creates money-saving opportunities for its members and provides first-class educational seminars and schools.
CBAI Annually awards four scholarships annually ($1,299 per year for two years) for an eligible CBAI member bank employee to attend the CBS. The Scholarships are exclusively sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago; THE BAKER GROUP, CBAI's Career Development Division (CDD), and Howard & Howard Attorneys.