September 2021

Featured Learning and Development Opportunities
IRA Advanced Update & Review Webinar - Sept. 22, Zoom Webinar Format
Feeling ‘Insecure’ about the ‘SECURE’ Act and IRA beneficiary payouts? You are not alone! In the past year and a half, you have probably fielded many questions from your customers regarding the SECURE Act effective January 1, 2020 quickly followed by the CARES Act in March 2020. While most of the CARES Act provisions have expired as of December 2020, there are still questions on the repayment of Coronavirus-Related Distributions (CRDs) taken in 2020. In this informational webinar, Patrice Konarik of Sunwest Training Corp. will go over the SECURE Act changes and other enacted rules in reference to future planning for your clients. Click here to register.
President/CEO, Bank Counsel and Bank Accountant Conferences - Sept. 26-28, Lake Oconee
Georgia’s only President/CEO-level concurrent conferences focused specifically on top-management skill-building, intelligence sharing and connections will take place Sept. 26-28 at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. Our agendas, planned by your peer bankers, attorneys and accountants will provide exclusive insight into strategy, trends and best practices to springboard your companies and firms to success in 2022. Click here to access the event website for more information and to register for the conference.
Georgia BankPAC Golf Classic - Oct. 20, the River Forest Club, Forsyth
All bankers, Bank Counsel and Bank Accountant section members, Associate Members and Strategic Partners are invited to play and bring a co-worker, friend, legislator, customer or prospect to join in the fun while supporting the GBA StatePAC. Golfers can sign up as an individual ($175), a two-golfer team ($275), or a two-golfer team with hole sponsorship for $500. Registration is open! Click here to get signed up. If you don’t know who your second golfer will be, no worries – you can let us know later. Individual sponsorships are also available for $250 - $1,000 and are a perfect way for non-golfers to support the BankPAC without swinging a club.
Compliance Conference - Oct. 20-22, St. Simons
We’re all gearing up for a visit to the coast for this year’s GBA Compliance Conference. This year’s conference is at the King and Prince on St. Simons, and it begins at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, and ends at noon on Friday, Oct. 22. Our opening reception will be Wednesday evening. Agenda highlights include a Washington update, a session by Pam Perdue on vendor management as well as sessions on advertising, fair lending, UDAAP, cannabis banking, a regulator panel, plenty of peer discussions and a leadership/motivational session. Click here to access the event website and to register for the event.

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