byJim Gallagher

Nashville Tops the Charts!

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Our 2018 Summit location, Nashville, Tennessee, was a top request by attendees of our last Summit in Portland, Maine. Nashville has quickly become one of the nation’s premier travel destinations: Both Frommer’s and Travel+Leisure named this “Music City” a top destination in 2017.

I confess: Country music is not my favorite. I have only one album (George Strait -Beyond the Blue Neon), but I love visiting Nashville, and this gateway to the South has something for everyone. Music is front and center with the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, and my favorite —the Bluebird Café. The Opry will have a show during our conference, and I recommend everyone visit the Opry, at least once. It is a very unique and entertaining experience.

Our conference on March 19-21 will be at the Thompson Hotel, a luxury, boutique hotel in the Gulch District, an area which was once the site of Nashville’s bustling railroad yard. The Thompson’s iconic rooftop lounge is worth the stay alone! (To reserve your room, call 800-210-9602, reference MBS2018, or make your reservations online. A discounted group rate of $239/night will be available until Wednesday, February 21, 2018, and rates are good three days before and after the event, based on availability.)

We will provide a shuttle between the Gulch and Honky-Tonk Row so attendees can enjoy the restaurants and bars in the area on the evening of March 20.

We also have a great agenda on tap for this year’s Summit. Along with a special guest speaker from the NCUA, our educational topics include:

Credit Risk Management

New Risk Rating tools

Fintech Solutions

Negotiation skills

Ethics in Banking

USDA Guaranteed Lending

NCUA Regulatory Update

The Business of Country Music

Registration for the Summit is open now, and we will send out an email soon, announcing the complete agenda and line-up of speakers at this “can’t miss” event.

See you in Nashville!