Independent bankers in West Virginia are considering organizing a trade group because they don't think their views are being represented by the West Virginia Bankers Association, an organizer of the new group said.

About 10 community bankers met this month to hash out plans for a trade group that would be called the West Virginia Association of Community Bankers, said Philip Vallandingham, chairman and president of First State Bank of Barboursville, who attended the meeting.

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