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Georgia Southern University to Host Regional Banking Symposium

eagleheadGeorgia Southern University’s Center for Excellence in Financial Services and the Georgia Banker’s Association will host the fourth annual Community Bank Symposium on March 24, 2010 at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro.

The symposium will be an opportunity for bankers from around the southeast region of Georgia to discuss trends, legislation, and economic indicators that could affect the banking industry and the economy during the next year.

“This is a crucial time for everyone in the financial services industry,” said Ed Sibbald, director of Georgia Southern’s Center for Excellence in Financial Services in the College of Business Administration. “This symposium is designed to provide banking executives and directors with information they will need to make sound business decisions and maintain the health and stability of their organizations over the next year.”

Symposium highlights will include a summary of the 2010 economic outlook for the region and a discussion of regulatory issues and pending regulation that could impact banks and their customers. Participating banks will also receive a complimentary analysis of their institution’s performance and how it compares to its competitors. Speakers for the symposium include senior regional representatives from the FDIC and the OCC, as well as Rob Braswell, the commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance, and Joe Brannen, president of the Georgia Banker’s Association.

Banking leaders interested in attending the symposium should register directly online at www.gabankers.com or by contacting Susie McGehee at the Georgia Bankers Association at (404) 420-2010.

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