September 2020

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities

"The Girl Banker"
Women in Banking Virtual Series - Session 1 is Sept. 15
Momentum is building for the upcoming Women in Banking Virtual Series: Conversations and Connections for Empowerment, a series of six virtual sessions held live each month beginning Sept. 15. Brought to you by GBA and the North Carolina Bankers Association (NCBA), this series is intended to inform, enlighten, and re-energize our women bankers. It's proven to be a popular program, as over 200 bankers have signed up already.
ABA Chair Laurie Stewart, President and CEO, Sound Financial Bancorp., Inc., Seattle, will kick off the series. Stewart's story is amazing. Her banking career started as a teller. She ran a tiny credit union and led its conversion to a mutual bank and then to a publicly traded company. She has been named Community Banker of the year by American Banker as well as one of the most powerful women in banking. And, she’s the current Chairman of the American Bankers Association. Other speakers will include Natalie Bartholomew, better known to our Women in Banking Conference attendees as "The Girl Banker" - hooray! Dr. Melissa Furman, Founder/Consultant with Career Potential, LLC, who was a huge hit at last year’s conference; and Cassandra “Cassi” Chandler, well-known to North Carolina's female bankers. There will also be ABA updates from Washington, D.C., a marketing session and perspectives for 2021 panel.
Per person registration will include six (6) live Zoom sessions with optional casual peer networking time afterward, and a discount will be available when three or more register from the same bank/company. Sessions will be available on-demand if you miss any along the way. Click here to register.
Loan Documentation Seminar - Sept. 16, Macon
This training was cancelled in the spring due to COVID-19 so we’re happy to bring it back this fall! To help your bank prevent loan losses through the implementation of proper loan structuring and documentation techniques, GBA is hosting a Loan Documentation Seminar on Sept. 16 at Middle Georgia State University in Macon. A faculty member of the Georgia Banking School with more than 35 years of industry experience, Mike Allen of Cadence Bank will address a range of documentation topics including real estate specifics and residential construction lending. Commercial loan officers, commercial loan personnel, loan assistants and closing specialists alike will benefit from this seminar. Click here to register.
GBA Member Exclusive
Coronavirus Impact on Consumer Spending in Georgia - Sept. 17 Webinar

Our friends at Fiserv have put together a special edition of their SpendTrend® Report for GBA Members on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. The Fiserv team will share current data on consumer spending during the COVID-19 pandemic. Explore data-driven insights across a variety of sectors to help you understand and assess the economic impact of this unprecedented situation. Click here to register at no cost.
GBA Tri-Conferences: President/CEO, Bank Accountant and Bank Counsel – Sept. 27-29, The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
We’ve got room for more daily participants, however, the GBA room block at the hotel is sold out. The GBA team is in touch with the hotel daily about room availability and we’re working a short waitlist. Contact Kathy Friestad, 404.420.2024 to discuss options.
Compliance Conference - Oct. 21-23, Buford (new location!)
The GBA Compliance Conference, a three-day event, will be Oct. 21-23 at a brand-new location, Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge, Buford. We are pleased to add a two-hour session on Marketing & Advertising Compliance. Carl Pry, CRCM, CRP, Managing Director, Treliant Risk Advisors joins our strong line-up of speakers and will address marketing and advertising compliance requirements. The agenda includes updates from Washington and CRA Modernization, a leadership session, a fraud session along with a fraud panel discussion and much, much more. Click here to access the agenda. Click here to register and click here for hotel information.
Financial Risk Management Conference - Nov. 5-6, Atlanta
Credit Conference - Dec. 10-11, Atlanta

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