Starting a Business Loan Program

Baton Rouge

Published: Jan 17, 2023

Event date: 3/21/2023 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Export event


Join your Member Business Services Council for a complimentary workshop as they host “Starting a Business Loan Program” with industry experts Mike Smith of CU Business Group and Anthony Pitalo of Neighbors FCU. MBSC’s one-day workshop will host two educational sessions, complimentary networking lunch with your credit union peers and a roundtable session meant for collaboration and idea exchange as you unpack the information provided with MBSC Committee members Gina Foshee (Barksdales FCU), Jay Noel (Campus FCU), and Eddie Vollenweider (Neighbors FCU).

Join us to learn:

  • Are Business Loans and Deposits a good fit for your credit union right now?
  • What types of Business Loan should my credit union offer?
  • Are buying participations a good idea?
  • Should I “DIY” or use a CUSO?
  • What products are necessary for small businesses?
  • How should I structure my business loan departments?

About the Speaker

Mike Smith, VP/Senior Business Servicers Officer of CUBG, has more than 30 years experience in commercial banking, business consulting and education. Most recently he served as a Commercial Loan Officer and Vice President of a Texas based community bank where he was responsible for business development and portfolio management with an emphasis on real estate and healthcare banking. Previously he was Director of the Small Business Development Center at Lone Star Community College System in Houston. Mike has significant experience in all facets of business banking including commercial real estate, agriculture, equipment and Small Business Administration lending, credit analysis, loan review and compliance.

Educational Investment

This is a complimentary workshop sponsored by the Louisiana Credit Union League Member Business Services Council (MBSC).

Venue & Schedule

The workshop will be held on March 21st from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at Neighbors Federal Credit Union’s Training Building located at 8245 YMCA Plaza Blvd- 2nd Floor Baton Rouge, LA 70810.

  • 8:00 am Program begins
  • 8:15 am Educational sessions
  • 12:00 pm Networking Lunch
  • 1:00 pm Roundtables
  • 3:00 pm Workshop Concludes

Already offering Business Lending?

MBSC members are welcome to register for the CUBG Bootcamp taking place after the complimentary workshop on March 22 and 23. Registrants can use the code LEAGUE when registering to get $100.

For more information, click here: https://cubg.org/product/business-lending-bootcamp/


Register Today!