By: Dana Wilkes, Senior Affiliation Manager

Since most of the country continues to be under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Affiliation Program team has been working diligently to bring new complimentary online sessions to our membership.  We are fortunate that technology allows us to remain connected in this way even when we cannot meet in person.  The availability of these online sessions means that Affiliation Program members do not have to “hit pause” on getting the benefits of valuable insights from banking industry thought leaders, even in the shadow of COVID-19.

New streaming sessions that will be available to current Affiliation Program members in the next month include:

  • Big Data: Leveraging Data with Vendor Management Insights (Facilitated by Arden Sustad, Journey Technology Solutions)
  • The New COVID Reality: How Community Banks Can Survive and Thrive (Facilitated by Gina Bleedorn and Sean Keathley, Adrenaline Agency)

Dr. Ed Seifried, Chairman of Seifried & Brew West, will also facilitate his regularly scheduled quarterly GDP webinar and economic update in early May.

Session descriptions and information on how to register in advance for these online events will be sent to Affiliation Program members via email by the end of April.  If any members have questions in the interim, please contact The Affiliation Program at