Upcoming Events

Community Banking Forum 2020

10/7/2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM (CT)

Type: Live Webinar

Industry: Financial Institutions, Financial Services

Seats Remaining: 750

Event Contact:

Name: Mary Boortz

Phone: 715.858.6677

Email: mboortz@wipfli.com


Four-webinar series designed for community banking executives and board members

2020 has been quite a year for banks and the world at large. Do you feel like your bank is keeping up with all the changes?

Designed exclusively for executive officers and board members of community banks, the 2020 Community Banking Forum will provide you with insight into current topics impacting community banks today.

Past forums have been held in person, but this year we’re hosting the Community Banking Forum online via four impactful — and free — webinars.

By signing up, you will automatically be registered for all four webinars, which will be held throughout the month of October. While you do not have to attend all four, we recommend you do, as each one will cover an important topic.

You can access session descriptions and speaker bios below. We look forward to you seeing you — virtually! — in October. 


Lessons learned from the past year of unanticipated change

Date and time: October 7, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

Webinar length: 90 minutes

Speaker: Marcie Bomberg-Montoya, Principal at Wipfli

2020 has been a year filled with unanticipated change. Wipfli Principal Marcie Bomberg-Montoya will share up-to-the minute lessons learned from these changes, mistakes made and victories earned. In this webinar, you will learn how to develop the skills and discipline within your teams to enable resiliency.


What is your M&A strategy (or not)?

Date and time: October 14, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

Webinar length: 90 minutes

Speakers: Kevin Janke, Partner and Valuation, Forensic, Litigation Support Services Leader at Wipfli; Paul Ouweneel, Partner at Wipfli; Mike O’Meara, former owner of Peoples Bank Midwest; and Kelly George, President & Chief Executive Officer at mBank.

Every institution has an M&A philosophy. This panel session will include insights into the pros and cons of being a buyer, a seller or remaining independent.

Special guests include Mike O’Meara, who will lend his perspective from the seller’s side, and Kelly George, who will lend his perspective from the buyer’s side. Kevin Janke and Paul Ouweneel will speak from their many years of experience assisting clients in acquiring new businesses or selling their own businesses.


The employee experience: What's ahead?

Date and time: October 21, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

Length: 90 minutes

Speaker: Julia Johnson, Director of Organizational Performance at Wipfli

We often hear about the “fan experience” in the sports world. And now we hear that language being adopted by the business world as the “employee experience.” But what does it mean? What does it mean to you and your management teams as you attempt to attract, motivate and retain employees? 

The employee experience is more important today than it was yesterday — and will be more important tomorrow than it is today. Julia Johnson, Director of Organizational Performance at Wipfli, will unpack thoughts for your consideration as you navigate what’s ahead.


2020 U.S. presidential election: Impact on the economy, business and jobs

Date and time: October 27, 2020 | 2:00-3:30 p.m. CT

Length: 90 minutes

Speaker: Andrew Busch, economist keynote speaker

The 2020 U.S. presidential election is between two very different candidates: President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in U.S. history.

In this keynote, Andy will break down the candidates’ policies impacting the economy, business and jobs. He’ll cover what’s happening with the virus, economy and stimulus, as these impact the election. He’ll provide a treetop view of the candidates’ proposals on financial regulation, the Federal Reserve and trade. Also, Andy will cover the future opportunities for finance from the election outcome.


Community Banking Forum 2020

Four impactful webinars led by a range of experienced and knowledgeable speakers in the financial institutions industry — sounds great, doesn’t it? If you’re a community bank executive or board member, this webinar series is for you. Don’t miss out, register today.

PLEASE NOTE: By clicking on the registration button below, you will be registering for three of the four webinars including: 10/7 Lessons learned from the past year of unanticipated change, 10/14 What is your M&A strategy (or not)?, 10/21 The employee experience: What’s ahead?. To register for the keynote session on 10/27 2020 U.S. presidential election: Impact on the economy, business and jobs, please click on the title above.

Don’t miss out, register today for all four webinars.

Click here to view speaker bios