2020 Great Lakes Lenders Conference

Thursday, September 17, 2020

We’re Going Virtual and Registration is Now Open!

The Great Lakes Lenders Conference (GLLC) is offering a virtual alternative to the 2020 conference in partnership between the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The event will provide timely and relevant guidance to lenders directly from SBA leadership on small business lending programs. Event schedule and presenter information available on this page.


September 17, 2020
8:30am-5:00pm (EDT)


The comfort and safety of your own home or office.

GLLC Virtual Event
Conference Schedule
Welcome message from the MI SBDC State Director and SBA’s Great Lakes Region’s leadership.
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am (EDT)
  • SBA Region V District Directors
Processing 7(a) Loans Beyond PPP
7(a) processing procedures and guidance for non-COVID related programs.
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am (EDT)
7(a) Servicing
7(a) Servicing procedures and guidance.
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am (EDT)
General Session & Keynote
Keynote comments and SBA leadership updates, including:
  • SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza (video)
  • National Bankers Association Chairman Kenneth Kelly
  • SBA Chief of Staff Bill Manger
  • SBA Region V Administrator Rob Scott
  • And more…
  • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch Break
Take 30 minutes to fuel up and enjoy the 2019 SBA Lender Award Acknowledgement before an afternoon full of informative and engaging sessions.
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (EST)
504 Program Benefits & Initiative
Discussion of 504 benefit to lenders and borrowers as well as the the Rural Initiative Pilot Program.
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (EDT)
COVID-19 SBA Financing Programs

Discussion of various guidance and procedures related to the SBA’s COVID-19 financing programs such as the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).

  • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (EDT)
Secondary Markets
Understanding the SBA 7(a) Secondary Market and the SBA 504 Wholesale 1st mortgage market.
  • 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm (EST)
Closing message from Michigan SBDC and SBA.
  • 4:45 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Our Speakers
Preston Group


Silver and Bronze
Preston Group
Anastasi Jellum
Starfield Smith
Zions Bank
PM Environmental
Benetrends Financial
Economic Development Foundation
Windsor Advantage
Ready Capital
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