August 2021

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Customized to Georgia Law
New-Account Documentation and Compliance Seminar - Aug. 10, Macon
Join us Aug. 10 in Macon for the popular New-Account Documentation and Compliance Seminar with Suzie Jones of Training Resources Consulting. This full-day workshop, customized to Georgia state law, teaches essential new account opening procedures, best practices, and compliance requirements. It answers complex questions asked by customers and staff while focusing on vital information for every new account type. Learn more here.
Women in Banking Conference - Aug. 12-13, Braselton
We’re expecting a record crowd – more than 100 women bankers and Associate Members – at the GBA Women in Banking Conference, coming up Aug. 12-13 at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in Braselton. The GBA Women in Banking Committee has planned an exceptional program, with sessions digging into timely banking issues as well as an executive leadership panel and a round-robin of “Top Things Every Woman Banker Should Know SOMETHING About.” The program is sure to inform, educate and energize bankers as they round out 2021 and head into 2022. So, why not join your peer women bankers and Associate Members at this year’s conference? Click here for the complete agenda, hotel information, and more.
The BSA Experience - Aug. 23-25, Athens
We’re teaming up with Terri Sands of Secura Risk Management to present the third-annual BSA Experience. This year’s program was designed to provide the most pressing topics for BSA officers and support teams such as regulatory expectations, emerging trends that impact your daily BSA, increased fraud and changes to the BSA laws and regulation such as the updated FinCEN guidance on Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. This year, we are offering a great program that provides subject matter experts and practical tools to simplify BSA compliance. In addition, each attendee will leave with two certificates to reflect the completion of The BSA Experience. Click here to learn more and register.
Loan Documentation - Sept. 15, 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 Sept. 15 at Middle Georgia State University in Macon, so register now for this popular offering. 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.
President/CEO, Bank Counsel and Bank Accountant Conferences - Sept. 26-28, Lake Oconee
Georgia’s only President/CEO-level concurrent conferences focused specifically on top-management skill-building, intelligence sharing and connections will take place Sept. 26-28 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Our agendas, planned by your peer bankers, attorneys and accountants will provide exclusive insight into strategy, trends and best practices to springboard your companies and firms to success in 2022. Click here to access the event website for more information and to register for the conference.

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ABA Certificates

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