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  • Georgia Banking School: May 7-12GBA's Georgia Banking School is an unrivaled, unique growth opportunity for qualified, highly-motivated bankers.


  • Advanced Compliance School: May 7-12Specialized curriculum developed to provide a dynamic training opportunity for bankers with two or more years of compliance experience.


  • Rural Development & Lending COnference: May 17-18This annual conference places special emphasis on issues affecting banks serving Georgia’s ag sector.


  • 2017 Annual Meeting: June 18-21Plan to join us and many more this year as we kick off our celebration of GBA's 125th anniversary.


  • Leadership Conference: July 17-20The purpose of the annual Leadership Conference is to promote leadership development, create networking opportunities, and educate emerging bank leaders about the legislative process.

  • GBA E-BulletinApril 21: Enhanced Comp. & Benefits Survey Starts Soon! Banker Co-Led Project Earns Statesboro $1 Million Prize; Financial Choice Act Carries Significant Reg.Reform and more...
  • GBA E-Legislative UpdateMarch 31: Georgia General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die; GBA Priority Bills Awaiting Governor Deal’s Signature and more...
  • Georgia Banking UpdateJan. 2017 Issue: Facts, Figures and Issues Important to Georgia Banks.
  • GBA-U EdgeMarch 2017: At GBA University, career bankers at any level can find an educational experience to fit their needs.

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GBA Member Profile

Tony Collins has been a banker for 41 years now. But, his earliest lessons in leadership came from his very first job at a Lula, GA, grocery store. “Team members respond positively to a leader with a winning, positive attitude,” is one of the lessons learned by Collins, who is president and CEO of Southern Bank and Trust in Clarkesville, and GBA’s Group 9 board member. There are two other key lessons he learned, and find out how he first got into banking, why he and his bank value GBA involvement and what he likes to do in his spare time. Read more about Collins in this week’s GBA Member Profile >>>


Earnings Hit $3 Billion in 2016

Georgia’s 183 state-based FDIC insured banks earned $3 billion in 2016, an increase of 4.8 percent over the same period in 2015. Loans jumped 6 percent, deposits were up by 5 percent and total assets were up by 6 percent. Here are more year-end highlights for Georgia-based banks from the FDIC’s announced results >>>