January 2022

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
Legislative & Economic Forum and Reception - Jan. 12, the Hyatt Regency Downtown Atlanta
The 2022 Legislative & Economic Forum and Reception is coming up next week! Hosted by the GBA Public Affairs Committee and Board of Directors, these events are held in honor of members of the Georgia General Assembly as GBA's way of showing the industry's appreciation for these elected official's commitment to our state. All GBA members are invited and encouraged to attend this event, the largest one-day event sponsored by the Association. Get all the details and register here.
The IRA Merry-Go-Round Seminar - Feb 8-9, Middle Georgia State University, Macon
Patrice Konarik, Sunwest Training Corp, is back with an intensive 2-day seminar that will teach you all you need to know about IRAs, including the latest updates! Each participant will receive the latest 275-page, IRA Training and Reference Manual - “The Red Book.” For all the details and to register, click here.
BankPAC Clay Shooting Tournament - Feb. 10, Old Hudson Plantation, Sparta
Leadership GBA will host its fifth annual Georgia BankPAC Sporting Clay Tournament on Feb. 10, 2022, at Old Hudson Plantation in Sparta. This four-person scramble tournament is a fun and challenging event and a great opportunity to invite your legislators, directors, customers, and friends to meet and shoot a round of clays with your colleagues in the banking industry. Proceeds will go to the GBA StatePAC. Get all the details and register here.
Operations and Technology Conference - Feb. 23-25, The DeSoto, Savannah
GBA’s Operations and Technology Committee has been working hard on the program agenda for the Feb. 23-25 Operations and Technology Conference. Registration is now open. The agenda is almost ready but we have confirmed sessions on cryptocurrency and emerging technology, payments, cybersecurity, operational assessments, vendor management and much more. Associate members are invited to sponsor and/or exhibit. Get all the details and register here.
Breaking into Banking 101 Webinar - Feb. 23, 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET
Commercial banking can be intimidating because of its complexity and the risk-oriented nature of the work. This course is a clear and thorough introduction to the key concepts, terminology, and processes involved in credit and lending. It doesn’t assume much prior knowledge of the topic, so it’s ideal for those in their first year in the industry. Learners will walk away with a clear understanding of their job and how their specific role fits into the bank’s overall profitability goals. Get all the details and register here.

2022 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Kit

As your team plans your company’s marketing and event budget for 2022, there’s no better time to reserve your participation in GBA’s 2022 events valuable to your company. Click here to access the 2022 Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Kit. See the last page of the kit for event dates or visit our home page at gabankers.com to access our 2022 event calendar. Ready to sign up? Complete the response form in the kit and submit it to Kathy Friestad, or you can also email Kathy to request a call or meeting.

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