5 Steps to Grow Your Bank’s Community Relationships in 2023!
With interest rates on the rise and a possible recession on the way, your business customers and community leaders are probably looking for some insight on the economy and expectations for 2023 and beyond. WBA has put together a virtual forum that will bring St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard and PNC Economist Gus Faucher right into your bank via livestream to provide their economic outlook and address audience questions. The virtual forum will take place live on Thursday, January 12 from 10:30 a.m. – Noon CT. Those who are registered will also receive access to the recording for 14 days following the live presentation.
Step 1: Make a List
Put together a list of your business customers and local community and business leaders to invite to join your bank’s team to watch the January 12 Midwest Economic Forecast Forum. Invite them to join you that morning to network with your staff and other local leaders and enjoy lunch together after the live webinar.
Step 2: Reserve a Room
Be sure to reserve a meeting room, perhaps your boardroom, training room, or a community room, to host your guests. Make sure that you have the right AV in place to be able to project or display the Zoom webinar and have speakers in place for the sound. A test run is always a good idea!
Step 3: Register Online
Register at www.wisbank.com/econ for a group registration, which includes access for up to 10 different locations. If you have customers who are unable to join you in person, or wish to watch the recording afterwards, add them as your group guests so they get the link directly in their email inbox!
Step 4: Order Lunch
Once you know how many guests to expect, order lunch to be delivered at Noon from a local caterer or restaurant! There’s no better way to support your community than supporting a local business! Don’t forget to order dessert!
Step 5: Host Your Guests!
As you prepare for your guests to arrive, consider having name badges prepared (be sure to have some blank ones available too), brew some coffee, and get some other beverages together. Designate staff to welcome your guests and direct them to the meeting room. Watch the live webinar together and then enjoy lunch while hosting a great networking event!
If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact the WBA Education team via email.