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Presenters and Panelists

We would like to express our appreciation for the amazing content provided by our group of experts!

Diversify your Loan Portfolio with Business Lending

Don Arkell

Don Arkell

Senior Consultant

Why Your CU Should Get Involved in Small Business Lending

Sonya McDonald

Sonya McDonald

EVP, Chief Lending Officer

Small Businesses Also Deserve the Credit Union Model

Jeff Rendel

Jeff Rendel

President

Lessons Learned | Producing Results in Commercial Lending

Don L. Clark, Jr.

Don L. Clark, Jr.

President/CEO

Faye Nabhani

Faye Nabhani

EVP, Chief Credit Officer

Daniel Milbrandt

Daniel Milbrandt

Commercial Loan Officer

Joseph P. Amato

Joseph P. Amato

Nevada District Director

Jeff Stringham

Jeff Stringham

Vice President, Business Services

Shane Knighton

Shane Knighton

First Vice President - Business Services

Kipp Sorensen

Kipp Sorensen

CEO/Owner | Consultant | Entrepreneur

Michael Fuchs

Michael Fuchs

Director of Commercial Lending

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Schedule in Review

07:30 AM

Registration and Networking Breakfast

Swing by the registration table to pick up your Symposium Pass and tote bag, and then head in and begin networking with credit union peers and exhibitors, and enjoy a nice warm breakfast!

09:00 AM

Gordon Dames
Gordon Dames

President/CEO

Welcome and Introduction

We welcome you to the second annual MBL Symposium!

09:30 AM

Don Arkell
Don Arkell

Senior Consultant

Diversify your Loan Portfolio with Business Lending

As the interest rate environment rises and loan margins on fixed rate loans narrow, now is the time to diversify your loan portfolio. Business lending is the logical next step, and provides the diversification you need, with variable rate loans, that will buoy up your credit union to even higher levels.

10:30 AM

Sponsored Break

Enjoy a 30 minute networking break with some tasty treats!

11:00 AM

Helping Businesses Help People | A Panel Discussion With Real Small Business Owners

When it comes to obtaining financing, small businesses often struggle to find the resources they need to succeed. Most small business owners turn to banks to obtain those resources. As for-profit institutions, a bank's primary objective is to generate profits for their shareholders. As a result, small businesses often times find themselves paying heavy fees, which can drown a budding small business. A credit union' s primary objective is to serve the needs of its members, rather than to make a profit for its shareholders. The result is in stark contrast; credit unions are able to keep loan rates and fees lower, and interest rates on deposits higher.

12:30 PM

Lunch Sponsored by America First Credit Union

Enjoy a 90 minute lunch period to network with credit union peers and exhibitors, catch up on emails and messages, and enjoy a delicious casual fare! Special thanks to our family at America First Credit Union for sponsoring this meal.

02:00 PM

Sonya McDonald
Sonya McDonald

EVP, Chief Lending Officer

Why Your CU Should Get Involved in Small Business Lending

There are so many opportunities to make a difference in the lives of your community members through business services and business loan products. Our economy is at its best when small businesses are at work in their communities. It is our responsibility to provide all of the services and expertise our members need; we are their trusted financial experts. No longer should our small business members be taking their business accounts to banks. We can, and we must provide those services.

05:00 PM

LEVEL UP Evening Event

Join us Monday evening at the LEVEL UP lounge from 5:00pm to 8:00pm for dinner and fun!  LEVEL UP is a new and exciting ‘place to play’ concept in MGM Grand. Located between Hakkasan Nightclub and the MGM Grand Race and Sports Book.  In addition to the next level entertainment, the lounge features the “Live Lucky Bar,” an extensive bar with a variety of 24 craft beers and a specialty cocktail menu.

07:30 AM

Networking Breakfast

Keep the discussions with credit union peers and exhibitors going, and enjoy another delicious warm breakfast!!

09:00 AM

Opening Remarks and Recognition Awards

This is our chance to recognize the top performers within our family of credit unions!

09:30 AM

Jeff Rendel
Jeff Rendel

President

Small Businesses Deserve the Credit Union Model

It’s a given that the credit union business model has served retail consumers well.  Credit unions also have material advantages in that small business owners want a local source and atmosphere to financing, as well as the same kind of experiences that have been developed for retail consumers.

10:30 AM

Sponsored Break

Enjoy a 30 minute networking break with some tasty treats!

11:00 AM

How Do We Do It? | A Panel Discussion with Top Business Lending Professionals

Understanding why we must be involved in business services and loan products is only half the battle.  HOW?  How do we get involved?  How can we become more fully engaged? Where do we begin?  How can we afford to participate? These are all important questions to which our panel of experts will provide answers!

12:30 PM

Sponsored Lunch

Enjoy a 90 minute lunch period to network with credit union peers and exhibitors, catch up on emails and messages, and enjoy a delicious New Southern Kitchen fare!

02:00 PM

Don L. Clark, Jr.
Don L. Clark, Jr.

President/CEO

Lessons Learned | Producing Results in Commercial Lending

Establishing and running a successful line of commercial products is challenging at best. In order to produce results, consistent action toward specific objectives must be taken. Understanding the obstacles and knowing what pitfalls to avoid is a must. At times you may become frustrated and confused, but do not become discouraged, your members need your commitment and perseverance! Education, planning, and teamwork will keep you on course and help you achieve long-term success!

08:30 AM

TOPGOLF Event
TOPGOLF Event

Las Vegas

TOPGOLF Event

Enjoy golf in an atmosphere that is fun and inviting, for players of all skill levels. We will have two classroom style presentations you may attend, plenty of food, and unparalleled networking opportunities.