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Don't miss the Financial Institutions Conference Aug. 18 in Columbus: the current environment is by far the most challenging financial institutions have faced in 70 years--their customers, shareholders, regulators, legislators and taxpayers all have unique issues and needs.

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To help, OSCPA's 2009 Financial Institutions Conference Aug. 18 in Columbus is a guidance and solutions resource on everything from commercial real estate trends to regulatory risk management.

"This conference provides professionals in the banking industry with a full day of insight, proven strategies and ready-to-use tools that are focused on helping them manage complex issues through these difficult times," said Boyd Search, vice president, Education & Training. "Plus, it offers plenty of opportunities to network with other professionals who are dealing with the same challenges they are."

KEY TOPICS ON THE AGENDA INCLUDE:

* Local and national economic outlook

* Putting Ohio financial institutions in a positive light

* Fair value developments

* The impact of IFRS on the banking industry

* Opportunities for community banks in the current climate

* Commercial real estate outlook in the Midwest

* Managing fixed-income investments in today's changing market

* Employee retention and motivation strategies

* Regulatory and other potential risk issues facing Ohio financial institutions

* The outlook for bank stocks and the bank M&A market

* Upcoming and potential changes in tax

* Risk management challenges and solutions

If you're a CPA or financial professional working in a financial institution, or you're a CPA serving banking clients, you should mark the conference date on your calendar. Watch your mail, e-mail and www.ohioscpa.com for more information.
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