Why Should We Join the Association?
The Mortgage Bankers Association of the Bluegrass is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to both the preservation and improvement of the mortgage banking industry, and dependent upon
the support of the association members. The Mortgage Bankers Association of the Bluegrass is comprised of bankers, brokers, loan officers, appraisers, home inspectors, attorneys, real estate professionals, underwriters, processors, insurance agents, and other professionals involved in the business of mortgage banking and the housing market in the Lexington area. Membership is open to those engaged in mortgage lending and other housing-related businesses that have an office in Kentucky.
MBA of the Bluegrass exists, among many reasons, to foster sound ethical business practices and methods in the making, marketing, and servicing of real estate mortgage loans; to sponsor educational opportunities for industry professionals; and to inform its membership about changes in mortgage laws and pending legislation affecting the real estate and mortgage industries. The reasons for joining MBA of the Bluegrass are myriad. Whether you are looking to expand your knowledge of the industry, earn recognition, for educational achievement, or simply expand your network, you will find a place within MBA of the Bluegrass for you. Read on to learn more about the specific benefits of membership.
Numerous activities are planned and executed by MBA of the Bluegrass for the benefit of the membership. There is at least one function every month of the year, and sometimes more! MBA of the Bluegrass hosts a monthly gathering, which features a special industry-related speaker. MBA of the Bluegrass has quarterly and special after hour’s functions on our calendar.
Through the enhancement of business relationships, our members encounter new avenues for doing business, undefined opportunities to meet and greet each other! With luncheons, annual golf scramble, the Annual Awards Christmas party, charity work, committees, and much more, there is always something to be involved in!
Through communication, MBA of the Bluegrass members are regularly kept aware of what is happening in the mortgage industry. In addition to the regular monthly e-newsletter, timely special notices are sent to all members whenever national and/or local events and circumstances change. Upcoming educational opportunities and other events are always publicized well in advance to all members through email, as well as published on the MBA of the Bluegrass website at www.mbabluegrass.org.
The Association encourages ethical conduct among its members. By defining and prescribing strict Canons of Ethics and Standards for Practice, our members contribute to the professionalism of the mortgage industry.
Through education, our members rise to the top of their fields. The Education Committee meets monthly to create educational updates and to plan seminars and events based on member needs and industry changes. These seminars are publicized through the e-newsletter and with special handouts distributed in our monthly luncheons.
Annual recognition is given to loan officers, support staff, and associate members at the Annual Awards Gala Event, which takes place in January. Special awards are bestowed on MBAL loan officers for their annual production, as well as those that have made an impact in the community with their service. Recognition is made to a person in the support role within the mortgage industry, and to an individual in the role of an associate MBAL member.
One of the most important functions of the Association is keeping our members up to date on legislation that affects our industry. We keep our members informed of recent or pending changes in legislation that may affect our industry.
What Does Membership Cost?
$500 Annually Corporate
Dues are billed annually in December of every year. Please contact our Executive Director with any
questions you might have at firstname.lastname@example.org.