Learn and Network at these Summer Regional SBA Lender Conferences


May 31, 2013

BusinessconferenceBy Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

Work your network of peers, learn the best practices of our industry, and make yourself more valuable to your employer by attending a regional SBA lending conference this summer.

I have found the Region VI’s Mid-America lender’s conference is the best regional conference out there. Where else can you meet over ten local district directors and many central office personnel in one place? Over 400 lenders from Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana will meet in Oklahoma City this year. However, it is open to all lending professionals nationwide. At $425, it’s the best value out there for a conference of this size.

2013 Mid-America Lender’s Conference
Renaissance Oklahoma City Convention Center Hotel
August 19-21, 2013

If you are a southeastern lender plan on going to Orlando in September. Their pricing is a very affordable $299. Coleman ran this conference for several years, so we will always have a soft spot for our Florida lenders.

2nd Annual Flaggl Conference

September 11-13, 2013
Rosen Shingle Creek: Orlando, Florida

Finally, Midwestern lenders need to plan on attending the Great Lakes Lenders Conference in early August in Detroit. And we’re talking $195 for a two-day conference! Plus, I have the privilege of leading a couple of breakout sessions. Look forward to seeing you in Detroit!

Great Lakes Lenders Conference

August 1-2, 2013
Motor City Casino Hotel, Detroit
Let me know what events I have missed. America East is always a great event, but I can’t find anything about it for this year.