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Calendar of Events: South Georgia Community Bank Symposium

Meeting Number


Event Title

South Georgia Community Bank Symposium 

Start Date

9/19/2013 8:00 AM 

End Date

9/19/2013 3:00 PM 


Valdosta State University, Valdosta 

Event Details

Valdosta State University

1500 North Patterson Street
Valdosta, GA 31602




7:45 am



8:30 am

Welcome/Introductory Remarks

William J. McKinney, President

Valdosta State University


8:45 am

GBA Update and Initiatives

Joe Brannen, President

Georgia Bankers Association, Atlanta


9:15 am

Economic Outlook

Cynthia R. Tori, Ph.D., Professor of Economics

Valdosta State University


9:35 am

Performance Planning:  Strategy for Survival  

William Staats, Ph.D., Chairman

Seven Oaks Capital Associates

Baton Rouge, LA

Dr. Staats will briefly explore sources of change including increased competition, new technology, changing regulations. In addition, he will focus on the economic rationale for the existence of any business enterprise.


10:35 am

Coffee Break


10:45 am

Don’t Let Long-Term Assets Scare You

It’s Not That Complicated!

Eric Wimbush, Senior Relationship Manager

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

As loan demand remains slow and the competition has increased, institutions are reconsidering their stance on booking long-term, fixed rate loans. These assets are often the best yielding assets available and represent a significant opportunity and challenge for community banks. Join Eric as he shares his techniques on funding long-term loans.


11:30 am

Tips from a Frustrated Bank Shopper

Eric Gagliano, Senior Vice President

MarketMatch, Beaver Creek, OH

When sizing up our community bank clients, we often start by “shopping” their branches and those of their competition. This has allowed us to experience, first hand, how more than a hundred branches hit a home run with customers – or completely strike out. This session will demonstrate what you can learn from more than a hundred bank shops.


12:30 pm



1:15 pm

Update on Regional Bank Performance

Ellis Heath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics

Valdosta State University


1:30 pm

Symposium Adjourned

Who Should Attend:

CEOs, CFOs, Bank Directors, Senior Lenders, Senior Retail Bank Managers, HR Personnel, Training Personnel, Marketing Personnel


Site Information:

Student Union Ballroom B-C I Valdosta State University

1500 North Patterson Street І Valdosta, Georgia

Ph: 229.333.5991 (Becky Tracy)


Registration Fee:

  • $149 for the first registration
  • $119 for all other registrations

With questions, contact GBA’s Susie McGehee at 404.420.2010 or


Event Type


Delivery Channel

In Person 

Focus Area

Asset / Liability; Compliance; Lending; Management; Marketing; Retail 

Registration Link

Click here to register 

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