2020 Young Bankers Division Conference

Chairman Betsy

Chairman's Invitation

On behalf of the Young Bankers Division Board of Directors, I would like to invite you to join us in Greensboro, GA for our annual conference, which will be held at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, March 6-8, 2020. This is the premier-networking event for emerging leaders in the banking industry. The purpose of the conference is multi-fold: to promote leadership development, enhance career knowledge and development and create business development and networking opportunities.

Places like Lake Oconee are rare. Its beauty and authenticity are self-evident, yet unknown to the masses. While it may seem rustic and remote to some, those are the very qualities cherished by those who experience it. Set along the waterfront just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, the resort offers five-star amenities, natural beauty and a quiet escape from everyday life.

I am very pleased that the Young Bankers Division can present a conference with a diverse and varied array of speakers able to talk on a range of important topics. I am confident you will have time to network with your peers, gather essential industry information, develop business leads and build new relationships that will prove to be meaningful for both you and your respective companies in our rapidly changing industry.

If you have emerging leaders in your organization who can benefit from hearing from dynamic speakers and industry experts—or if you are an emerging leader clamoring for an opportunity to meet and learn from the best of the best—don’t miss the SCBA’S Young Bankers Division Annual Conference!

— Elizabeth S. “Betsy” Steifle, Bank of Travelers Rest; Chair-Young Bankers Division


1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
| Registration
2:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Business Session
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Reception
Dinner on your own
(It is strongly suggested to make your reservations as soon as you register with the SCBA)

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
| Prayer Breakfast (prior registration required)
9:15 a.m. – Noon | Business Session
Noon – 7:00 p.m. | Afternoon Free or Select from Special
Events below (prior registration required)
        “Garden to Glass”
        Sporting Clays Outing
7:00 p.m. | Cocktails
7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. | Dinner and “Great Gatsby”
Casino Night

11:00 a.m.
| Checkout
For Saturday evening, come dressed in your best Roaring 20’s attire for a Great Gatsby Casino Night. Glitz and glamour, fritz and frills, flappers and fedoras, you don’t want to miss the fun!



Saturday, March 7 | 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. | $50pp
Martine Helou, Executive Director of Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery
“More Than A Banker”
Martine came to the Palmetto Foundation after a successful tenure as the Community Relations and Correspondence Director at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office. While with the county, Martine created the VOICE program for middle school-aged adolescents, which focused on the early prevention of opioid abuse. The program fostered proactive collaboration
between the sheriff’s office and area school districts, FBI and DEA personnel, and local addiction treatment and recovery providers. VOICE received state and national attention for its signature approach to confronting the opioid epidemic in Greenville County.



Saturday, March 7 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm | $150pp
Inspired by the craft cocktail craze sweeping the nation and highlighting fresh locally grown ingredients, this activity will teach expert tips on creating classic cocktails, and then assist participants with creating a twist on those same classics. The master mixologist will walk participants through the three key ingredients to all great cocktails, the perfect taste, a scintillating name, and a little touch of flair. As the event comes to a close, the group will be divided into teams and will have the opportunity to create their own “classic cocktail.” A panel of judges will taste the delicious creations and judge on creativity, taste, and “flair.” Participants will be given custom menus to take home to commemorate the event. Prior registration is required. Space is limited. $150 per person.


Saturday, March 7 | 2:00 – 5:30 a.m. | $215pp
Designed to emulate the unpredictable and challenging nature of a classic British shoot, the twenty-station Sporting Clays Course capitalizes on the natural topography of the land and winds its way through the rolling terrain of the woodlands and mature trees, across spring-fed ponds, inside forest thickets, and through a century-old Pecan orchard. The Sporting Clays Course launches non-toxic, biodegradable clays at a variety of speeds, trajectories, angles, elevations and distances. Using Promatic International, the leading manufacturer of shooting machinery and equipment based in England, the course is easily adjustable and can be set up to challenge and entertain all caliber of shooters, from novice to professional. Upon arrival, our team will greet you and outfit you with safety equipment, hearing and eye protection, and shooting vests. Next, you will be matched with a Beretta shotgun and introduced to a Sporting Grounds Guide who will accompany each group through the course via an off-road, all-terrain buggy.



On Your Own | Pricing below
Amid towering Georgia oak trees, flowering dogwoods, fragrant magnolias and the sparkling Lake Oconee, this resort offers a golf experience unlike any other. Designed by renowned architects Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, Bob Cupp and Jack Nicklaus, the five championship courses offer 99 holes of play, each using nature to challenge and inspire. To enhance your golf experience this year, we have decided to let you choose how you would like to play.
Preserve Course: $160+/player • Approx. 5 minutes by vehicle
Landing Course: $160+/player • Approx. 5 minutes by vehicle
National Course: $180+/player • Approx. 8 minutes by vehicle
Oconee Course*: $200+/player • Onsite within walking distance
from Ritz Carlton
Great Waters Course*: $330+/player • Approx. 20 minutes by vehicle


Event Information

The SCBA is no longer responsible for making your hotel reservation. After completing this event registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a web link to make your accommodations with The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee. A group rate of $229++ per night has been negotiated for the Young Bankers Division Annual Conference. Reservation requests must be received by The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee by February 7, 2020. Should the room block become full before February 7 or should the reservation request be made after February 7, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. It is not uncommon for a group room block to become full prior to the deadline date; we encourage you to make your reservations as early as possible. The hotel will make every effort to honor specific preferences such as location, connecting rooms and bedding preferences, etc. All reservations must be accompanied by first night room deposit based upon your preferred accommodations. Deposits are refundable if cancelled seven days prior to arrival. Failure to arrive on the scheduled date will result in cancellation of your reservation and a forfeiture of your deposit. Failure to notify the hotel of an early departure prior to check-in will result in the loss of your deposit. Check-in time is after 4 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

Included on the conference registration form, is the registration for, the Prayer Breakfast, “Garden to Glass” special event and Sporting Clays Outing. The registration fee of $490 per banker/associate member and $290 per spouse/guest includes admission to all business sessions and events except for the aforementioned prayer breakfast, “Garden to Glass” and Sporting Clays Outing. For your convenience, you may register online for the convention. Deadline to submit all registration material is January 29, 2020.

Attire for the business sessions is business casual. For Friday evening, please dress appropriately for your dinner reservations. For Saturday evening, come dressed in your best Roaring 20’s attire for a Great Gatsby Casino Night. Glitz and glamour, fritz and frills, flappers and fedoras, you don’t want to miss the fun!

There will be no refund of registration fees after 12 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. If you have extenuating circumstances, please notify Carolyn Bradley immediately.

Please contact Carolyn L. Bradley, (803) 779-0850, carolynbradley@scbankers.org. Also, visit www.scbankers.org for more information or to register online.



Mar 06 2020 - Mar 08 2020


All of the day


Member-$490 | Guest-$290

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The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Oconee
Greensboro, GA