28th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference

May 18-19, 2017

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


Online registration is closed.

28th Annual Wisconsin Lenders Conference Brochure

Session Descriptions

Deadline for Special Lodging Rate of $109 is April 17, 2017.
Kalahari Resort and Conference Center, 1305 Kalahari Dr., Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Call 877-253-5466 and ask for Lenders Conference 2017 Room Block.

Have questions? Call 715-346-3861 or email Diana.Wilcott@uwsp.edu

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 Professionals - anyone in lending! A variety of sessions will be available for new and experienced lenders and those who work with SBA loans.

Keynote - 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. Toppers Pizza has exploded during the last five years to 80 stores in 16 states, with plans to become a nationwide brand and reach 700 stores within 10 years.  Founder and CEO Scott Gittrich will share his journey from the creation of Toppers as a single restaurant in Whitewater, WI to a fast-growing franchise.  Hear what this restaurant industry leader sees in the future of restaurants, food, and franchising and how he plans to guide his innovative company.  Follow his blog at scottgittrich.com

​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)

Session Descriptions


SCORE Wisconsin

Jules Matsoff Memorial Golf Outing

May 19, 2017

Trappers Turn
 2955 Wisconsin Dells Parkway
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Registration is closed.

Golf Outing Details

Sponsorship Opportunities


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.

Click here for more information on this workshop.

3 CRC CEHs will be awarded for this class.

​Sponsorship Opportunity

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.
Call 715-346-3861 for more details!

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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.