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COLUMBUS,  AUGUST 6-8, 2024

REGISTRATION CLOSES SOON: REGISTER BY FRIDAY, JULY 19!

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COLUMBUS, OHIO | AUGUST 6-8, 2024

Great Lakes Lenders Conference:
Innovative content, inspiring experiences, and new connections await.

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Updated to bring you cross-industry connections and meaningful ideas

Funding is forever cited as a top need for small businesses. Yet businesses can’t survive on capital alone. That's why this event brings together the lending and support ecosystem needed to create sustainable enterprises, funded by SBA lending programs.

 

Lenders, support providers, civic funders, and development organizations will benefit from SBA program instruction and overview from the SBA pros who know it best. You'll also discover ideas and best practices, beyond lending alone, from industry experts, business leaders, and other attendees. Make new referral connections as you learn strategies to grow your business, increase your lending impact, and better serve your client base, in a format designed to spark engagement, collaboration, and connection.

Brought to you by a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the two leading practitioners: The conference is hosted by ECDI, a CDFI and the #1 SBA microloan intermediary in the U.S., powered by Huntington National Bank, the nation's #1 SBA 7(a) lender by volume. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from the unique perspectives that shape their success.

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NEW THIS YEAR:

  • Content for mission-driven, micro- and new-to-SBA lenders

  • Industry-spanning networking opportunities

  • Tours of Columbus' awesome small businesses

  • Networking and tour at The Ohio State Buckeyes' historic stadium

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CONTENT

You'll get SBA SOP updates and real-world, best-practice instruction, industry insights, and innovative strategies for growing your business to expand your community impact. Learn more:

From your host:

LENDING AND BEYOND

ECDI has built our organization on three pillars: Educate, Invest, Innovate. It's the foundation of the holistic approach to entrepreneur support that has made us the #1 SBA microlender in the country. As your conference host, we're excited to share insights like this with you and our lending community. We've infused these pillars into the selection of conference sessions. In addition to the content tracks pertaining to areas of interest for lending pros, you'll see how each track is related to these pillars as well. We look forward to sharing this and other insights with you on August 6-8!

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EDUCATE

It takes more than loan funding alone to cultivate a successful small business. ECDI helps to transform entrepreneurs into well-rounded businesspeople, to exponentially increase their rate of success.

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INVEST

Unfortunately, not every business owner has equitable access to funding. It's our job to change that with equitable access to responsible, affordable loan capital.

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INNOVATE

ECDI's innovative approach to solving complex societal and systemic issues consistently brings about new offerings for entrepreneurs.

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SPONSORSHIP AND VENDING

Engage with top leaders and influencers in the small business development field.

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THE GREAT LAKES LENDERS CONFERENCE

August 6-8, 2024 - Columbus, Ohio

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