Presenters and Panelists
We would like to express our appreciation for the amazing content provided by our group of experts!
Schedule in Review
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!
We welcome you to the second annual MBL Symposium!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep the discussions with credit union peers and exhibitors going, and enjoy another delicious warm breakfast!!
This is our chance to recognize the top performers within our family of credit unions!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.