March9-11

Franchise Investment Conference

The Franchise Investment Conference is where franchise owners, operators, lenders and investors connect. CEOs and CFOs from over 50+ franchise companies provide an inside look at their business and investment opportunities. There are multiple breakout sessions where attendees can meet one-on-one and learn more about these successful franchise businesses. The format of the conference allows for plenty of networking. In addition, the conference features keynote speakers who will provide an inside look at the investment and business climate for franchising in the coming years

Staff Attending: Paul Santomauro, David Swift

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March18-20

Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference

This annual conference held at the beginning of each year, is a networking and training event held over a 3-day period. It includes keynote speakers on SBA relevant topics, forecast of the economy, breakout training sessions with topics for all levels and roles in SBA lending (i.e., lenders, closers, underwriters, management and support staff) as well as several networking opportunities.

Past speakers have included representatives from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Capital Access, Office of Credit Risk Management, Office of the Administrator, Export and International Trade and more, as well as representatives from NAGGL and NADCO, and keynote speakers such as Economist Dr. Roger Tutterow (Kennesaw State University), and many more talented professionals.

Each year, the conference has grown not only by number of attendees, but by number of sponsors and quality of educational opportunities. Last year, over 90 different companies and government agencies were represented by more than 400 attendees.

Staff Attending: Paul Santomauro, Anthony Sepe

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April13-16

Multi-Unit Franchising Conference (MUFC)

Looking to create successful growth in franchising? Join us at the brand new Caesars Forum conference facility for the 20th Annual Multi-Unit Franchising Conference! The 2020 MUFC is a must-attend event for multi-unit and multi-brand franchisees looking to build their businesses to achieve their growth goals.

Staff Attending: Darrell Johnson, Michael Jones, Marla Ray, Paul Santomauro

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April20-22

Mid-America Lenders Conference

SBA’s Premier Education and Networking Event is a great opportunity to not only meet new people but discover how to truly specialize your skills in the SBA Lending World. With 10 breakout sessions over 3 days, the power of knowledge will help elevate your lending game.

Staff Attending: Paul Santomauro, Christina Niu

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May5-7

NAGGL Spring Conference

NAGGL’s 36th Spring Conference features two full days of jam-packed sessions and breakouts for 7(a) lenders! We’ll go in-depth on the Interim Final Rule that makes changes to affiliation, allowed fees, personal liquidity requirements, and more. Plus, we’ll discuss important policy updates in the highly anticipated release of the SOP 50 10 6, new SOP 50 57, and potentially the OCRM Final Rule, all expected in the coming weeks. You’ll hear from NAGGL’s government relations team – the only ones in the trenches advocating on behalf of the 7(a) lending community – as they share incredible insight on what is happening in Washington D.C., and what effects it might have on the 7(a) program. This is a Spring Conference you won’t want to miss!

Staff Attending: Paul Santomauro

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