March 7, 2018 |

2018 Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference (SESBLC)

Presented By:Georgia Lenders Quality Circle

Date:March 7, 2018

Time:8:30 am

Location:The Omni Grove Park Inn, Ashville, NC

Room Rate:$189.00

Conference Date:  March 7, 2018 – March 9, 2018

Registration opened Friday, October 27th, 2017.  Click here to Register or Click here to Sponsor.

Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference (SESBLC):  Each year, the GLQC Board of Directors hosts a 3-4 day conference in the Southeastern US focused on the current topics and issues faced by professionals in the SBA Lending Industry.  Past event locations have included Hilton Head, SC, Augusta, GA and Lake Oconee, GA

This year’s conference will be hosted at the Omni Grove Park Inn, set atop Sunset Mountain, offering world-class guest services and amenities aimed to pamper and relax guests of all ages.  The property has an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, a 43,000-square foot spa, a sports complex with fitness center, tennis, racquetball, yoga and aerobics, and a sunset walking trail.

This year’s keynote is former CIA Spy, Professor James “Jim” Olson.  Jim is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University where he teaches courses on intelligence, national security, and international crisis management.

He served for over 30 years in the Directorate of Operations of the Central Intelligence Agency, mostly overseas in clandestine operations. In addition to several foreign assignments, he was Chief of Counterintelligence at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, and has been awarded the Intelligence Medal of Merit, the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Donovan Award, and several Distinguished Service Citations.

Conference registration rates include entrance to all general sessions, breakout sessions, networking, cocktail receptions and meals. Spouse ticket includes entry to the Wednesday cocktail reception and Thursday dinner and entertainment.   Additional fees apply for optional activities.  Costs and registration deadlines are summarized below.


Through 11/30


12/1 – 1/31


2/1 – 2/15


2/16 – 2/28

GLQC Member






Government Rate*