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  • Compliance Conference: Sept. 20-22If you are the compliance officer or involved in compliance at your bank, be sure to take a look at the agenda for this year’s conference.

  • IRA Advanced Update & Review Workshop: Sept. 21IRAs are a specialized area that requires expertise.This seminar will separate fact from fiction in the more technical areas of IRAs.

  • ABA Bank Marketing Conference: Sept. 24-26 Come and be inspired by the best in the business this Fall.

  • Loan Documentation: Sept. 27 The prevention of loan losses through implementation of proper loan structuring and documentation techniques is the objective of this seminar.

  • GBA E-BulletinAug. 11: GBA 125 Facts: Four Women Who Were Pioneers in Georgia Banking; Fed Follows Through on Updating Director Expectations; Survey Shows Security and Online/Mobile Services Top Tech Priorities for Banks 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 UpdateMay-June 2017 Issue: Facts, Figures and Issues Important to Georgia Banks.
  • GBA-U EdgeAug. 2017: At GBA University, career bankers at any level can find an educational experience to fit their needs.

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Rhodes McLanahan’s first “paying” job involved buying a business, learning supply chain management, sales effectiveness and collections. It was a paper route. “I had to purchase the route from a graduating student the summer before school started, so I didn’t earn anything on my investment until three months later. My success was ultimately determined by my ability to sell subscriptions, consistently deliver the paper on time and my ability to collect from my subscribers on a monthly basis,” says McLanahan, president and CEO of First American Bank & Trust Company, Athens. Read more about McLanahan in this week’s GBA Member Profile feature >>>

Georgia Banks’ Earnings up 6.2 Percent in Q1

Georgia’s 181 FDIC-insured financial institutions earned $764 million during the first quarter of this year, up 6.2 percent over the same period in 2016. Loan growth was modest at 2.4 percent, and deposits were up 4.2 percent. Also of note from the latest information released Wednesday from the FDIC, a higher percentage of the state’s banks, 97 percent, were profitable compared to the national average, 96 percent. Here are more highlights for Georgia-based banks from the FDIC’s announced results >>>