April 2021

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Bank Security Conference - In-Person - April 14-16, St. Simons
From physical security to helping thwart cybercrime attempts, bank security officers and team members have an increasingly complex role. GBA’s Bank Security Conference is the premier local event coming up for bank security pros looking to sharpen their skills, share the latest intel and make essential connections to help them with their mission to protect their banks and customers. Get details and register here.
Loan Documentation - In-Person - April 14, Macon
Our in-person seminar designed to help your bank prevent loan losses through the implementation of proper loan structuring and documentation techniques is coming up April 14 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.
BSA/AML Training for Directors Webinar - April 27, Zoom Webinar Format
This training is designed for financial institution boards of directors and individual directors who are looking for new and interesting training to fulfill the annual board training requirement. Instead of focusing on the high-level, basic BSA/AML and OFAC requirements, this 90-minute training session is dynamic and fresh and focuses on recent trends and hot topics that are directly relevant for financial institution directors. The training also incorporates case studies and recent enforcement examples, including lessons learned from those enforcement actions. Click here to register.
RECHARGE: Relationships, Referrals & Results Webinar - May 12, Zoom Webinar Format
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and PPP program execution, discussions around loan and deposit production goals, sales meetings, joint calling strategies and networking opportunities were set aside. As we look forward to the post-Covid world, how do we help our teams zero-in-on activities that will grow the bank and expand its client base? This workshop hosted by Jennifer Finkelstein Hall of MatchKey Consulting will concentrate on how to get back into the mindset of adding value to our existing clients and bringing in new opportunities to the bank. Learn more and register here.
Rural Development and Lending Conference - In-Person - May 20-21, St. Simons
Registration is open and there’s a growing attendee list for this year’s Rural Development and Lending Conference. Georgia Ag Commissioner Gary Black will put a bow on the conference with his closing session. Participants will also hear about state and federal resources to help fund small ag businesses, an ag economy outlook, a commodity outlook, a crop insurance update, ag tech and precision ag trends, regulatory updates and spend some quality time networking. The hotel deadline is April 21. Register for the conference and make hotel reservations as early as people are snapping up capacity quickly at resorts all along the Georgia coast. Get all the details and register here.

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