Canal Banking Center To Host Realtor Class

Our Canal Banking Center hosts a continuing education classes for realtors every fall and it’s time for another one! Our next realtor CE class will be co-hosted with First American Title in Canal Winchester on September 17.

“Ethics: You Be the Judge” will feature speaker Sally Steining, an attorney for First American Title, and will meet the Ohio Ethics requirement for realtors.

This class will cover who can file an ethics complaint as well as the process for filing a complaint, including the new online form. The class will use a polling app so that attendees can use their cell phone or table to vote on answers to fact patterns for about twenty actual Ohio ethics complaints and the discipline used.

VP of Lending, Mortgage Loan Originator Chad Meadows co-hosts the event on behalf of VCNB. “I enjoy interacting with many of the realtors that have supported VCNB over the years and have been important referral sources for the bank. Additionally, it has become somewhat like a tradition every fall to get together at this event and many look forward to this time where important and timely topics are discussed by very seasoned and knowledgeable speakers,” Meadows said.

The class will be held at Kingy’s Pizza Pub from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Snacks and drinks will be provided during class and pizza after class.

RSVP to Josh Cecil at





Free CE Class Offered For Realtors

We like to find opportunities in our communities to provide services that folks need but maybe don’t expect from their local bank. That is why we regularly host continuing education classes for realtors.

This month we will work with First American Title to co-host “Ethics: Changing with the Times,” a three hour course for realtors in the Canal Winchester area. Shawn Fosnaugh, a Retail Lender at our Canal Banking Center, calls the partnership a “win-win” for everyone.

“We partner with First American Title and sponsor a Continuing Education class two or three times a year. This is a win-win for both the bank and title company, as well as the realtors,” Fosnaugh said.

Fosnaugh explained that the State of Ohio requires realtors to take continuing education courses which can often be expensive. “With the continuing education classes we sponsor, the realtors attend for free, gain knowledge and education on today’s current real estate market and rules and regulations, and get to network with one another,” he said.

At the same time, bank staff and title company staff have opportunity to build rapport and better relationships with realtors serving the community.

The class will feature a lot of group discussion about a realtor’s duty to the public and industry, to clients and customer and to fellow licensees.

Instructors will be Paul Blevins, Vice President/Area Manager and Counsel – Central and Southern Ohio for First American Title and Larry Press, Vice President of Business Development and Branch Underwriting Counsel for First American Title.

“Ethics: Changing with the Times” will be held Thursday, April 23 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kingy’s Pizza (7470 Hill Rd, Canal Winchester, OH 43110). Refreshments will be served. Sign up today by contacting Shawn Fosnaugh at 614.834.5626 or