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COLUMBUS,  AUGUST 6-8, 2024

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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 TOPICS

You'll get SBA SOP updates and real-world, best-practice instruction, along with industry insights, help building and leveraging partnerships, and innovative strategies for growing your business to expand your community impact.

Industry Overviews and Updates

  • Economic Updates

  • Main Street Revitalization

  • Capital Access & Economic Inclusion

  • Insight from Trailblazers in Small Business Lending

  • Referral Best Practices and Ecosystem Networking

  • See more...

SBA SOP Updates and Insights

  • 7(a), and 504 Lending

  • Microlending

  • Community Advantage and Underserved lending

  • USDA Lending

  • Lender Match

  • See more...

Lending Best Practice Insight

  • Business Valuation, Acquisitions, and Liquidation

  • Lender Oversight and Risk Rating

  • Avoid Closing Errors and LGPC Screen Outs

  • Servicing

  • See more...

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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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