28th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference

May 18-19, 2017

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


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Registration will open in March 2017.

Make plans now to join us for the 28th Annual Wisconsin Lenders  Conference on May 18-19, 2017 at the Kalahari Resort and 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, Financial and Economic Development Prosfessionals - 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 - Scott Gittrich, Founder and President of Toppers Pizza, Inc.

Scott Gittrich delved into the restaurant industry at age 15 and has never looked back. After dropping out of school to get serious about the pizza business, Scott quickly advanced through the ranks at a highly respected Dominos franchise from General Manager to Area Supervisor to Director of Operations, where he was responsible for 22 high volume restaurants. In 1991, Scott realized that he was ready for the next chapter in his life and ventured away from Dominos in a quest to develop his own unique pizza concept, unlike any other. This led to the birth of Toppers Pizza, a 75+-unit eclectic pizza delivery franchise brand, headquartered in Whitewater, Wisconsin. Scott is an operator. He realizes that the success of the Toppers brand hinges on the success of each Franchisee and each restaurant. Toppers prides themselves on not being a Wal-Mart of their industry that has lost brand identity and personality; Toppers' quirkiness and edginess has given the brand character and has led to their fanatical customer base. Scott has become an operational genius and is widely regarded as an expert in his field, which has helped him keep Toppers creative, fueled for growth and unique in their industry. He thrives on inspiring others to work for their dreams just as he did because he knows that values, hard work, passion and associating yourself with great people are the keys to reaching your aspirations.


​Thursday, May 18, 2017

​7:30-8:45 a.m. ​Registration Check-in and Continental Breakfast
​8:45 a.m. ​Welcome and Commentary-Eric Ness, Wisconsin SBA
​9-9:45 a.m. ​General Session-Scott Gittrich, Toppers Pizza, Inc.
​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
​12:30-1:45 p.m. ​SBA Awards Luncheon
​1:45-3 p.m. ​Breakout Session C
3-3:15 p.m. ​Refreshment Break - visit with Vendors
​3-4:30 p.m. ​Breakout Session D
​5:30-8 p.m. ​Networking Reception - visit with Vendors

​Friday, May 19, 2017

​8:30-noon ​RMA Workshop:  (with Gary Maples)
​7 a.m.-2 p.m.

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

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SCORE Wisconsin

Jules Matsoff Memorial Golf Outing

May 19, 2017

Trappers Turn
 2955 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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RMA Special Workshop

Friday, May 19

8:30 a.m.-noon

Gary Maples 

"So...You've Calculated 55 Different Ratios...Now What?"

While financial ratios are a key component of financial analysis, their strengths and weaknesses are not always well understood. 

This seminar will cover the creation of ratios and how to use them effectively.

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3 CRC CEHs will be awarded for this class.

​Sponsorship Opportunitiy

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 and financial professionals.

Click here to get details about sponsorship levels and share information about your organization at the 2017 Wisconsin Lenders Conference.

Check out our 2017 sponsors below!

Call 715-346-3861

Exhibitor Area

Would you like an opportunity to share information about your products or services with over 300 Wisconsin lending and financial professionals?

Reserve your space at the 2017 Wisconsin Lenders Conference and network with commercial lenders.

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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.