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    America East Small Business Lenders Conference 2019
    America East Small Business Lenders Conference 2019
    America East, Inc. CONFERENCE
    Wed, August 14, 2019 @ 01:00 PM — Fri, August 16, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    About the Conference

    The America East Conference promotes networking and educational growth for new and seasoned SBA lenders by focusing on new SBA programs and initiatives to support exporting, aiding an undeserved and thriving community, and providing training on a variety of SBA policies and procedures.

     

    SBA lenders from Maine to Florida on the Eastern Seaboard come to the America East Conference to meet with top SBA officials and build their network of SBA program and industry experts. The conference rotates among various cities in the northeast, and over the past several years, our conference has been held in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston, and National Harbor/Washington DC. Each year, the conference has grown and continues to draw more than 50 sponsors and exhibitors and nearly 400 attendees from more than 100 organizations.


    America East provides training for all levels and roles in SBA lending. SBA headquarters speakers present relevant and timely updates and other information in both general and breakout sessions. SBA headquarters speakers have included Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access, William Manger, 504 Policy & Program Chief, Linda Reilly, Acting 7(a) Policy & Program Chief, Robert Carpenter, Director of the Office of Financial Assistance, Dianna Seaborn, and Director of the Office of Credit Risk Management, Susan Streich, among others.


    In addition to the SBA, America East has also partnered with NAGGL and NADCO to provide adjunct training as well as pertinent updates from Capitol Hill. We’ve been fortunate to have NAGGL President and CEO, Tony Wilkinson as well as NADCO President and CEO, Barbara Vohryzek attend and provide up close and personal updates.

     

    Hotel

    This year’s host hotel is the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Since 1992, Foxwoods Resort Casino has offered guests The Wonder of It All as the premier resort destination in the Northeast. As the largest resort casino in North America, Foxwoods offers a vast array of gaming in seven casinos; AAA Four-Diamond hotels, restaurants from gourmet to quick service, world-renowned spas, award-winning golf, state-of-the-art theaters and exclusive retailers. Reservations can be made ONLINE by clicking here: https://book.passkey.com/go/AmericaEast2019. Government rate reservations may be made by emailing ConferenceAdmin@AmericaEast.net.

     

    Networking and Activities

    This year’s host venue offers several great networking and entertainment opportunities from shows to upscale, trendy or casual dining establishments, thrillseeking rides and experiences, and a full onsite Tanger Outlets mall. There’s something for everyone here, so you may want to plan to extend your stay beyond the conference dates to truly enjoy all Foxwoods has to offer.


    Our Thursday evening Checkered Flag Reception, which is included with your conference fee and sponsored by our Diamond sponsor, M&T Bank, will be held at Monza World Class Karting, Foxwoods' newest entertainment addition. Rev your engines and get ready to burn some rubber at our Checkered Flag Reception, Indoor Karting event! You won’t want to miss this unique, fun event sponsored by our Diamond sponsor, M&T Bank. All riders will race a qualifying race for a chance to race your way into the winner’s circle! Reception is included with your conference ticket at no additional charge and includes drinks, dinner and at least one 8-minute thrill-seeking drive!


    Foxwoods Resort Casino Named Best Outside of Las Vegas by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice 2018 Foxwoods is one of two premier gaming resorts in Connecticut and offers 4,500 slot machines – ranging from penny games to $100 minimums as well as 300 table games, high stakes Bingo, a race book and the largest poker room on the East Coast. With four unique hotel properties and over 30 restaurants, Foxwoods was named “Best Casino Resort Outside of Las Vegas” by USA Today. 


    Breakout Sessions

    Our BREAKOUT SESSIONS provide a deep dive into a variety of current topics for all roles and levels. In 2018, topics included:

    • 504 Origination – Refi and 25 (Years)
    • 7(a) Secondary Market
    • Advanced 504 Closing and Servicing
    • Advanced Credit Underwriting under the New SOP
    • Closing Mistakes to Avoid – Don’t Jeopardize your Guaranty
    • Collateral, CRE Appraisal & Environmental Due Diligence
    • Effectively Marketing your 504 Program
    • Guaranty Purchase – What NOT to Do (Case Studies)
    • Proper Loan Structure to Avoid Eligibility Issues
    • Risk Management in OCRM’s Backyard
    • Servicing
    • Understanding the Matrix and What to Do and When
    • Advanced Business Acquisitions and Valuations: The Difficult Deals
    • Everything You Want to Know about SOP 50 10 5 (J)…and Some Things You Don’t

     

    Registration: Open
    All times are Eastern Time (unless otherwise specified)
    Event Dates
    AUG
    14
    WEDNESDAY
    to
    AUG
    16
    FRIDAY
    1:00 PM to 12:00 PM
    Registration Closes
    August 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
    Location
    Address
    Foxwoods Resort Casino
    350 Trolley Line Boulevard
    Mashantucket, CT  USA
    All of the guest rooms and meeting space is in the Fox Tower.
    Summary Agenda
    NEW AGENDA
    Tuesday, August 13
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    SBA Training Classes
    Wednesday, August 14
    8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    SBA Training Classes
    1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Exhibitor Check-In/Setup
    2:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Attendee Check-In
    5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Welcome Reception with our Exhibitors
    Thursday, August 15
    7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    Full Day of Training
    7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    Registration Desk Open
    6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    Checkered Flag Reception - Indoor Karting Event
    Friday, August 16
    7:30 AM to 10:30 AM
    Registration Desk Open
    7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Half Day of Training
    Selection Options
    US Dollar
     
    attendee registration
    Government Attendee Registration
    Government Attendee Registration
    $ 299.00 
     
    Attendee Registration
    Attendee Registration
    $ 950.00 

    Bank and non-bank lenders, CDCs, and SBDCs will see the discount at check out.

    By registering, the participant acknowledges and agrees that only sponsors and exhibitors of the America East Conference are authorized to reference their attendance or participation in the "America East Conference" in any promotional communications to attendees of the conference.

     
     
    sponsorship packages
    Platinum Sponsor
    Platinum Sponsor
    $ 7,500.00 

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Free conference registration for 4 attendees
    • Discounted $299 registration for additional attendees from your company for up to 3 attendees
    • Logo on conference materials and website
    • Digital ad shown during breakfast & before lunch
    • Verbal Recognition
    • Signage at breakout & general session
    • Logo on Mobile Event Guide
    • Event sponsorship to include signage at Lunch
    • Recognition at the main lunch and general session
    • Company logo shown during presentation
    • Attendee list available 2 weeks prior
    • Conference promotional bag items permitted
    • Exhibitor table included (does not include additional attendee) with choice of location in high traffic area
     
    Gold Sponsor
    Gold Sponsor
    $ 5,000.00 

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Free conference registration for 3 attendees
    • Discounted $299 registration for additional attendees from your company for up to 2 attendees
    • Logo on conference materials and website
    • Digital ad shown during breakfast & before lunch
    • Signage at breakout & general session
    • Logo on Mobile Event Guide
    • Event sponsorship to include signage at Breakfasts
    • Attendee list available 2 weeks prior
    • Conference promotional bag items permitted
     
    Gold Sponsor plus Booth
    Gold Sponsor plus Booth
    $ 5,250.00 

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Free conference registration for 3 attendees
    • Discounted $299 registration for additional attendees from your company for up to 2 attendees
    • Logo on conference materials and website
    • Digital ad shown during breakfast & before lunch
    • Signage at breakout & general session
    • Logo on Mobile Event Guide
    • Event sponsorship to include signage at Breakfasts
    • Attendee list available 2 weeks prior
    • Conference promotional bag items permitted
    • Exhibitor Booth added with choice of location, location choice will be awarded first to higher level sponsors in order or registration)


     
    Silver Sponsor
    Silver Sponsor
    $ 2,500.00 

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Free conference registration for 2 attendees
    • Logo on conference materials and website
    • Signage at breakout & general session
    • Logo on Mobile Event Guide
    • Event sponsorship to include signage at Breaks
    • Attendee list available 2 weeks prior
    • Conference promotional bag items permitted
     
    Silver Sponsor plus Booth
    Silver Sponsor plus Booth
    $ 3,000.00 

    Sponsorship includes:

    • Free conference registration for 2 attendees
    • Logo on conference materials and website
    • Signage at breakout & general session
    • Logo on Mobile Event Guide
    • Event sponsorship to include signage at Breaks
    • Attendee list available 2 weeks prior
    • Conference promotional bag items permitted
    • Exhibitor Booth added with choice of location, location choice will be awarded first to higher level sponsors in order or registration)


     
     
    additional pass
    Guest Pass
    Guest Pass
    $ 150.00 

    The guest pass gives your guest access to the Welcome Reception and the Thursday night event. Tickets are available until August 7th.

     
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