The California Mortgage Bankers Association is getting a new look!
For 60 years, The California Mortgage Bankers Association has been the leading statewide advocate for the residential and commercial real estate finance industry, representing its members before all government and regulatory agencies. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2015, the Association, known previously as ‘CMBA,’ will adopt a new name – The California MBA – and will present a new, modern, and fresh look that symbolizes the forward-thinking individuals and companies that make up the state’s real estate finance industry!
Scroll through the tabs to see what changes we’ve made and what’s still to come in 2015!
A logo is more than just random images and words – it’s everything people need to know about you at a glance. The California MBA spent months developing a style, color, image and message that incorporated our past, present and future. It projects strength and dependability, while emphasizing California’s unique qualities and the fresh and innovative spirit that thrives in the Golden State.
First, changing our name from ‘CMBA’ to ‘California MBA’ accomplishes three goals – it highlights the importance that all mortgage bankers speak with one voice, both in California and throughout the nation. It also more clearly emphasizes California’s role as the real estate finance leader. Finally, it helps eliminate confusion in a state full of trade groups using similar acronyms.
Our new tagline emphasizes our three-fold mission, serving the California real estate finance industry through our advocacy in Sacramento, our educational efforts (from major annual conferences, to one-day workshops and webinars, to our new-and-improved Future Leaders Program), and our 60-year commitment to giving mortgage bankers every opportunity to connect with each other to build business at the office and friendships that transcend the office.
In addition to our new logo, you’ll soon see changes throughout, including an improved look and feel to California Mortgage Finance News, our quarterly newsletter, which (starting May 2015) will evolve to a more feature-rich, modern-looking magazine. We’ll also be unveiling a new monthly legislative update, Under the Dome. Stay tuned for more great developments in 2015!
Be A Brand Ambassador!
Every great brand needs great ambassadors – individuals who are committed to doing their part to spread the word! As a member or supporter of the California MBA, you can play a critical role in doing just that.
To find out more ways to get involved, call our office at (916) 446-7100