Oct 2-3

BHCA Fall Seminar

M&A Success

M&A Success

Now is the time to plan for M&A Success

Planning is a key part of any important success strategy. So while the current environment for mergers and acquisitions in the community banking area is generally quiet, it is a great time to assess the industry landscape, consider your own organization’s aspirations, and plan for success when the time is right. M&A Success Strategies brings together the experts and experienced bankers to help you set your course for the future.

We’ll look at everything from the big picture to the smallest details during this informative two-day event hosted by the Bank Holding Company Association at the luxurious Westin Galleria Hotel in Edina, Minn. We’ve assembled some of the country’s most experienced community bank M&A experts to share insights into market trends, capital raising, effective dealmaking, non-traditional buyers, tax implications, investment strategies and even the impact of artificial intelligence. Many of our sessions include community bankers from the Upper Midwest who will share their first-hand experiences.  

In a special presentation designed to interest almost anyone involved in business is our Tuesday luncheon session where economist, best selling author, and former White House director of economic policy Todd Buchholz will offer a global geopolitical economic assessment, including thoughts on demographic, technical and market trends. He will look at the warning signs and potential opportunities coming out of the current environment for interest rates, the labor market, inflation and other factors that may affect your deal, whether you have plans for an M&A transaction in the next few months or the next several years.

Click here for the seminar agenda including details about all seven general session presentations and three breakout sessions. Of course, some of the most informative people at the seminar will be your fellow attendees. We have left lots of time for networking during the event reception, breaks and three meals. We start mid-day Monday, Oct. 2 and conclude after lunch on Tuesday, Oct. 3. It’s a tried-and-true, economically-priced compact event formula that could prove to be the best seminar you attend all year. 

Register early to secure your place. Everyone who registers before Sept. 1 will be entered into a drawing for a free full registration at a 2024 BHCA seminar. We’ll conduct the drawing at the seminar on Oct. 3. This event is perfect for bank owners, holding company senior officers, directors and bank senior managers. Bring several people from your organization and share impressions at your next board meeting or strategic planning session!

Dinner and a Show


Act fast if you would like to join the Bank Holding Company Association Tuesday evening, Oct 3, to see the musical “Jersey Boys” at the Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Chanhassen, Minn. Only 24 places are available, so don’t delay!

With phenomenal music, memorable characters and great storytelling, Jersey Boys follows the fascinating evolution of four blue-collar kids who became one of the greatest successes in pop-music history. Winner of Best Musical at both the Tony Awards® and Olivier Awards®, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as the foursome work their way from the streets of New Jersey to the heights of stardom. Experience electrifying performances of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Dawn” and “My Eyes Adored You” which brought The Four Seasons the highest honor: induction into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.


The Westin Edina Galleria
3201 Galleria, Edina, Minnesota, USA, 55435
Tel: +1 952-567-5000

The BHCA Fall Seminar takes place at the Westin Hotel, which is part of the Galleria in Edina, Minnesota. This is a top-flight hotel located in a vibrant part of the Twin Cities, less than 10 miles from MSP Airport. Greeted by scents of balsam and décor that transforms the hotel into an urban chalet meets Swiss-inspired streetscape, our Edina, Minnesota, hotel invites guests and visitors alike to discover a range of food & beverage specials, outdoor après ski courtyard experience, winter events and weekend excursions to usher in the holiday spirit.

The BHCA has negotiated a special rate ($249) on rooms at the Westin if you make your hotel reservation by Sept. 22. But don’t wait until the last minute to reserve your room as attendance at our last event was so strong that our hotel room block sold out!


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Curtis Carpenter
Hovde Financial Group
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Craig Mueller
Oak Ridge Financial
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David Stieber
Oak Ridge Financial
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Scott Coleman
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Sarah Dannecker
Ballard Spahr
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Tony Moch
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Amber Kraemer
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Tom Walker
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Trina Sjoberg
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Paul Sirek
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Aric Radmacher
Eide Bailly
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Joseph Ceithaml
Barack Ferrazzano
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Austin Nicholas
Performance Trust Capital Partners
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Katie Quilligan
BankTech Ventures
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Todd Buchholz
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Dean Heinzmann
Fortress Bank
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Rick Parks
First National Bank of Waterloo
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Bryan Bruns
Lake Central Bank



Full Seminar

$550 per person

  • $800 per person - non-member
Best Value

Tues. Evening | Dinner + Show

$125 per person

  • $125 per person - non-member

Full Day | Monday ONLY

$250 per person

  • $375 per person - non-member

Full Day | Tuesday ONLY

$350 per person

  • $450 per person - non-member


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