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January 2018

2018 Employment Law Update

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

There were a number of important employment law developments in 2017, and the start of 2018 brings new legislation all employers need to stay on top of. This WiBinar offers a comprehensive program on new and upcoming workplace issues necessary to protect organizations against employment-related liability. In-depth discussion includes employment law essentials impacting employers in the new year.

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Regulatory Hot Topics Workshop

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join a panel representatives from the FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for an educational review of current hot topics in areas such as compliance, finance, and cybersecurity. Attendees will have an opportunity to connect in a roundtable format to share perspectives and receive feedback from peers and examiners. Leave with a better understanding of regulatory requirements for the year ahead and the knowledge of how to better prepare the entire staff.

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Stretching Resources in a One-Person Marketing Department

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Marketing looks glamorous from the outside: shopping for promotional items; directing photography ad shoots; and choosing fonts and colors for websites. But this diverse function encompassing branding, website design, social media, promotions, PR, advertising, and events requires a honed skill-set. This WiBinar will cover ways to maximize efficiency of budget, resources, and time. Unravel the complex world of marketing and develop a framework of productivity that works with one-person departments.

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February 2018

Preparing for M&A

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There continues to be much talk in the financial services industry about M&A activity. Bankers might view that as exciting, confusing, or as a potential threat. This WiBinar will help all organizations determine the best strategies for preparing for the M&A environment whether you are as a potential buyer, a potential seller, or simply an organization trying to preserve its independence and navigate these uncertain times. The presentation will cover best practices for all three scenarios.
loan decision.

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Management, Director, & Shareholder Succession Planning

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The longevity of Community banks' management, directors, and shareholders is critical to organizational success. The question is whether the bank is properly preparing today for the significant changes that will result from the aging process. It is essential that banks understand the importance of management, director, and shareholder succession planning. This WiBinar will present seven key steps to effectively plan for each of these significant corporate transitions.

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The 5 C’s of Credit

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The 5 C's of Credit teach bankers that a borrower's repayment ability depends on Capacity, Collateral, Capital, Conditions, and Character. The first four measure ability to repay, but character assesses willingness to repay. The Great Recession was an eye-opener in the greater unwillingness of borrowers to repay their obligations. Both KYC (know your client) and fraud prevention have become more critical in mitigating credit and operational risk. This WiBinar summarizes key elements of knowing the customers & red flags you need to look for.
loan decision.

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Negotiation Skills for the Banker

February 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Today’s competitive environment requires that the commercial lender be able to negotiate in various, sometimes abstract, situations all at once. Attend this interactive WiBinar and learn to ask a borrower the right questions to close the deal. The presentation will cover negotiation skill-building, effective communications, telephone techniques, and the negotiation process.

loan decision.

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Accounting for Commercial Lending

February 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Making loan decisions by analyzing financial statements can be a tricky task. Financial statements, including the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement, unfortunately, were not specifically designed with bankers in mind. This WiBinar will focus on how to analyze the financial statements to make a better loan decision.

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March 2018

2018 WIB Annual Conference

March 17 @ 5:00 pm - March 20 @ 8:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, 1571 Poipu Road
Koloa, HI 96756

Discover paradise at Grand Hyatt Kauai. The Annual Conference will take on an entirely new energy from the fresh breezes, lush greenery and incredible facilities all around the hotel. Ranked one of the top ten resorts in the world by Conte-Nast Traveler, Grand Hyatt Kauai is situated on Poipu Beach and is modeled on 1920s Hawaiian architecture. The setting of this resort will let you easily explore the natural wonders of the Garden Isle…A tropical experience awaits you!

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Western Bankers Association

As a result of an exciting merger finalized on January 1, 2018, the Western Bankers Association (WBA) is now the primary association operating two divisions: California Bankers Association (CBA) and Western Independent Bankers (WIB). CBA will oversee all California and federal legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts, while WIB will oversee all conferences and professional development programs. Members of the respective associations will now be members of WBA.

Upcoming Events

Thu 18

2018 Employment Law Update

January 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Thu 25

Regulatory Hot Topics Workshop

January 25 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
San Francisco CA
Thu 25
Feb 06

Preparing for M&A

February 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Feb 07
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