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FGCU Lutgert College of Business and Gulfshore Business Magazine Present the Southwest Florida Bank-Challenge Forum

FGCU Lutgert College of Business and Gulfshore Business Magazine Present
the Southwest Florida Bank-Challenge Forum
Experience a frank discussion about what's happening in the
banking industry at the local and national levels

WHO Community is invited; space is limited. RSVP to (239) 449-4157 or e-mail to Include name, company name, phone number and e-mail address.

WHAT A moderated forum featuring Southwest Florida banking executives who will discuss the state of the industry. The 90-minute, question-and-answer program features a banking panel consisting of David M. Jones, a nationally known Fed watcher, chairman of Investors' Security Trust Co. Inc. and an executive professor at the FGCU Lutgert College of Business; Colleen M. Kvetko, president of Florida Shores Bank-Naples and founding directors of Florida Shores Bank; Thomas J. Longe, chairman and CEO of TIB Financial Corp.; Harlan C. Parrish, chief executive officer of Colonial Bank's Southwest Florida region; and Bill Valenti, president and CEO of Florida Gulf Bank. The event is moderated by J. Howard Finch, Alico chair in Financial Planning and Management, associate dean in the Lutgert College of Business. Audience members also will have the opportunity to pose questions.

WHEN Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

WHERE FGCU's Lutgert Hall, Room 1201

WHY To learn about:
     How the local banking industry has been affected by current economic conditions
     Troubled Assets Relief Program distribution
     consumer account security
     the credit market


CONTACT Erin Smith (239) 449-4154 for more information

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