Tuesday, August 14

1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                Exhibitor Set-up (Ambassador Foyer)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.                                Attendee Registration (Ambassador Foyer)

Wednesday, August 15

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.                                 Breakfast with Exhibitors (Ambassador Foyer)

8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.                                 Opening Session (Ambassador Ballroom)

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.                               Breakout Session 1 (Level 5)

  • Basics of SBA (Duluth)
  • SBA Debt Refinancing Rules (Joliet)
  • Financing Small Business Exports – the 90% Solutions (Marquette)
  • Structuring Loan Packages including State of Michigan and SBA (Cadillac)
  • Identify, Avoid & Conquer SBA 7(a) Loan Details (Lasalle)

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.                             Break & Exhibits (Ambassador Foyer)

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.                            Breakout Session 2 (Level 5)

  • 7(a) Basics – Servicing the Loan, Part 1 (Duluth)
  • Guaranty Fee Calculation for SBA Loans (Joliet)
  • Construction Lending, Part 1 (Marquette)
  • Navigating the Environmental SOP (Cadillac)
  • Advanced Business Valuation and Acquisitions (Lasalle)

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.                              Lunch and Keynote Speaker Larry Bell (Ambassador Ballroom)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                Breakout Session 3

  • A Lender’s Guide to the SBA 504 Program (Duluth)
  • Is it a Franchise in Name Only? SBA’s New Rules, Lending to Emerging Brands, and Growing Your Portfolio (Joliet)
  • Construction Lending, Part 2 (Marquette)
  • 1502 Reporting and Dashboard Portal (Cadillac)
  • SBA One (Lasalle)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                Break & Exhibits

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                Best Practices for Your SBA Lending Department (Ambassador Ballroom)

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.                                River Cruise Reception Boarding (Detroit River Walk)

6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.                                River Cruise Reception (Diamond Belle River Boat)

Thursday, August 16

7:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.                                 Breakfast with Exhibitors (Ambassador Foyer)

8:40 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.                                 Policy Update with Keynote Speaker William Manger (Ambassador Ballroom)

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.                               Breakout Session 4 (Level 5)

  • 1502 Reporting and Dashboard Portal (Duluth)
  • 504 Insights and GIF(t)s (Joliet)
  • Advanced 7(a) (Marquette)
  • SBA 7(a) Loan Closing Best Practices (Cadillac)
  • SBA One (Lasalle)

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.                             Break & Exhibits (Ambassador Foyer)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.                            Breakout Session 5 (Level 5)

  • Advanced 504 (Duluth)
  • Liquidation, Part 1 (Joliet)
  • How to Best Engage with LSP’s (Marquette)
  • Healthcare Industry Trends (Cadillac)
  • PARRiS Reviews / Lender Oversight (Lasalle)

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.                              Lunch & Keynote Speaker Martin Lavelle (Ambassador Ballroom)

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                                Breakout Session 6 (Level 5)

  • Franchise Directory – Straight From the Horse’s Mouth (Duluth)
  • Liquidation, Part 2 (Joliet)
  • Underwriting (Marquette)
  • Servicing Loans Sold in the SBA 7(a) Secondary Market (Cadillac)
  • Loan Fraud (Lasalle)

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                                Break & Exhibits (Ambassador Foyer)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.                                Breakout Session 7 (Level 5)

  • Loan Origination Using E-Tran System (Duluth)
  • Top 10 Reasons to Use RD Guaranteed Loans (Joliet)
  • PARRiS Reviews / Lender Oversight (Marquette)
  • Top 5 Screen-Out Reasons (Cadillac)
  • 7(a) Basics, Servicing the SBA Loan, Part 2 (Lasalle)
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