28th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference

May 18-19, 2017

Kalahari Resort and Conference Center
1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

SCORE Wisconsin

Jules Matsoff Memorial Golf Outing

May 19, 2017

Trappers Turn
 2955 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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All information on this page is from the 2016 Wisconsin Lenders Conference. Please check back for next year's conference information. 


Make plans now to join us  for the 27th Annual Wisconsin Lenders  Conference on May 19-20, 2016 at the Kalahari Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. The conference will include exciting educational information for commercial lenders highlighting presentations and updates from SBA, RMA, Regulatory Agencies, and more! 

Attend the annual conference for bank presidents, CEOs, Board and Chamber Directors, CPAs, Commercial Lenders, Credit Analysts, Tellers, Collection Managers and anyone in lending! A variety of sessions will be available for new and experienced lenders and those who work with SBA loans. 

Opening General Session - Alex Lasry, VP of Strategy and Operations, Milwaukee Bucks

Alex Lasry currently serves as the Vice President of Strategy and Operations for the Milwaukee Bucks. Prior to joining the Bucks, Alex worked at the White House as the Deputy Counselor for Strategic Engagement, where he served as a top aid to the Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett. He also served as a staff member for the President's Jobs Council and the White House business outreach team. Before the White House, he worked as an analyst for Goldman Sachs, with a focus on legislative issues such as Dodd-Frank and Basel III, and advised the company on the regulatory environment.


Closing General Session - SBA Round Table

Moderated by Eric Ness, Wisconsin SBA - Here's the chance to ask those questions that didn't get answered during the breakout sessions. Speakers participating include Curtis Lee, John Gossett, Dennis Foldenauer, Lou Pham, Victor Cruz and others.

​Thursday, May 19, 2016
​7:30-8:30 a.m. ​Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
​8:30 a.m. ​Welcome and Commentary-Eric Ness, Wisconsin SBA
​9-9:45 a.m. ​General Session-Alex Lasry, Milwaukee Bucks
​9:45-11 a.m. ​Breakout Session A
​11-11:15 a.m. ​Break - visit with Vendors
​11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ​Breakout Session B
​12:30-1:30 p.m. ​SBA Awards Luncheon
​1:30-2:45 p.m. ​Breakout Session C
​2:45-3 p.m. ​Refreshment Break - visit with Vendors
​3-4:15 p.m. ​Breakout Session D
​4:15-5 p.m. ​General Session-SBA Speaker Round Table
​5:30-8 p.m. ​Networking Reception - visit with Vendors
Friday, May 20, 2016
​8:30-noon ​RMA Workshop: Writing About the Risk... Elements of an Effective Credit Analysis (with Gary Maples)
​7 a.m.-2 p.m.

​Jules Matsoff Memorial Golf Outing Sponsored by SCORE at Trappers Turn (includes breakfast at Club)

Click here for breakout session descriptions.

Click here to print the paper golf registration.

New this year! Register online for golf through SCORE -

Click here to register!



RMA Special Workshop

Writing About the Risk... Elements of an Effective Credit Analysis

Friday, May 20

8:30 a.m.-noon


     Gary Maples

There are few formal training courses for teaching lenders and credit analysts about how to write an effective credit analisis. Often the process of creating a credit analysis is learned via incomplete "on the job training."

The credit analysis narrative portion of a loan presentation should be a critical element in relating teh credit risk in a credit request.

Click here for more information on this workshop.

3 CRC ceus will be awarded for this class.

​Expanded Vendor Area!

Would you like an opportunity to share information about your products or services with over 300 Wisconsin lending professionals? Register for a booth at the 2016 Wisconsin Lenders Conference and get the chance to network with commercial lenders.

Click here for information on how to be a  vendor.

Call 715-346-3861 for more information.

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​Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available!

Sponsorships are available for the Wisconsin Lenders Conference. This annual event attracts lenders from across Wisconsin and surrounding states to network and receive updates about SBA lending and other issues related to commercial lending. Your sponsorship will help us to create a successful event and give you an opportunity to reach more than 300 Wisconsin lending professionals.

Click here to get details about sponsorship levels and share information about your organization at the 2016 Wisconsin Lenders Conference. Call Diana Wilcott at 715-346-3861 with any questions.


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The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UW-Stevens Point is part of a statewide network of SBDCs working with business owners and entrepreneurs to facilitate business growth and improvement and to launch successful new companies. Through no-cost consulting, low-cost entrepreneurial education and strategic facilitation, SBDC experts serve as resources for small and emerging mid-size companies. The Wisconsin SBDC is hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Extension and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.