Nashville, Tennessee

August 26-28

For lenders in TN and neighboring states

Conference Details

When & Where

August 26-28, 2019

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Group Rate $199 until July 27th

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Conference Information

Our 2018 conference  was a great success with 225 attendees and sponsors.  This year's conference is 

expected to be even bigger and better already having confirmations from a number of SBA Headquarters speakers (see below).

Network and make lasting contacts with other industry professionals while experts in the SBA lending industry present relevant and timely information and educational sessions on topics impacting all areas of SBA lending.



Sponsorship opportunities will be available at multiple levels. Exhibit booths sold out early last year.  Click here to see a copy of our Sponsor Package.  To subscribe to our email list, email us at


Regional Administrator to Open our Conference

Ashley Bell, SBA Regional Administrator, Region IV

Come Meet your Region IV Administrator

Ashley Bell, our SBA Region IV Administrator will open our session Tuesday morning. Ashley  was appointed on February 21, 2018 and has oversight  of over $5 billion in SBA-backed lending, the Counseling arm of the SBA, which counseled over 225,000 entrepreneurs last year in Region IV,  and the contracting programs for small business, which account for over  23% of all federal contracts awarded.  Read more... 

SBA Speaker Confirmations to Date

Confirmed SBA speakers to date include  Ashley Bell (Regional Administrator, Region IV) Linda Reilly (504 Program Office), Susan Streich (Office of Credit Risk Management), Bill Higgenbotham (Hazard 7(a) Loan Processing Center), Sarah Hawkins (Little Rock Servicing Center), and Vanessa Piccioni (Herndon Guaranty Purchase Center). 

Have a Question for our SBA Speakers?

Submit your questions in advance to and we'll be sure you have your answers during the conference!

TN Small Business Lenders Conference Steering Committee

Dwight Bateman, The Bancorp

Jennifer Blumig, EventfullyYourz

Kevin Collins, First Tennessee Bank

Anthony Daniels, US Bank

Eddie Fitzgerald, South Central TN Development

Gary Griffin, Stone Bank

Sue Griffin, Capital Growth Solutions

Dean LaRue, Commercial Bank

Mike Ohlman, Brightbridge, Inc.

Lane Rhodes, Pinnacle Bank

Samantha Stephens, Peoples Bank

Debbie Sudhoff, Areawide Development Corporation

Chris Wallace, Regions Bank

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