May 1-2
Mid-Day Monday + Mid-Afternoon Tuesday

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BHCA Spring Seminar

Time to Soar


You're cordially invited to celebrate the BHCA's

Hats Off to Leadership

Monday, May 1 at 12 pm

Spring Seminar is a ‘Time to Soar’

While economic headwinds may slow competitors, they may provide the updraft that allow community banks to soar throughout 2023. The annual Spring Seminar of the Bank Holding Company Association is themed “Time to Soar,” and we will provide the information and inspirational sessions to give you the lift you need.

Commoditized products and impersonal service are a recipe for drudgery; banks that offer the individualized attention and thoughtful products that community banks are known for have a distinct competitive advantage. The BHCA Spring Seminar will deliver education and networking designed to provide a bird’s eye view of the opportunities and possibilities that await innovative, diligent and entrepreneurial community bankers.

The Spring Seminar, scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, May 1-2, 2023 at the Westin Hotel at the Galleria in Edina, Minn., features panel session leaders who will guide bankers through information-sharing on topics such as Banking as a Service and intriguing ideas for unique business lines. Brian Love, a banking industry consultant with Travillian, leads a discussion on BaaS and what it means for you, while Blake Crow of Eide Bailly introduces the group to bankers who have a different approach to income generation.

Time to Soar promises to be one of the best BHCA Spring Seminars in memory. Plan to bring along board colleagues and other members of your senior management team. Representatives from many of the leading firms that serve the community banking industry will be in attendance and they are interested in visiting with you. Make the most of the opportunity to network with the experts, and with fellow bankers. And you are encouraged to invite some of your own rising stars to join you for the Monday luncheon. It is a great way to introduce them to new networking peers. Furthermore, be sure to bring your spouse! While you are attending sessions, they can visit any number of nearby commercial attractions. This BHCA Spring Seminar truly offers something for everyone!

A Look to the Future

The Spring Seminar opens on May 1 with a special “Hats Off to Leadership” luncheon where we will honor outstanding mid-career bankers, nominated by bankers across the Upper Midwest. Sponsored by BankBeat magazine and, we will introduce you to bankers who are making a difference, representing true industry rising stars.

Even if you have never been to a BHCA event before, you are urged to consider joining us for this inspiring luncheon. The highlight of the mid-day celebration will be comments from Rachel Evangelisto, the reigning Miss Minnesota, who will draw on her Native American heritage to share insights on culture and diversity.

We are offering a luncheon-only rate that makes it very reasonable to solely attend the luncheon. But, if you like, enjoy the lunch and stay for the entire day. We have a special Monday-only registration rate that includes all of Monday’s events. Whether you are a BHCA member or not, you will find exceptional value in the one-day registration option.

Dinner and a Show


Act fast if you would like to join the Bank Holding Company Association Tuesday evening, May 2, to see the musical “Hamilton” at the Orpheum theater in downtown Minneapolis. We will be gathering across the street from the theater for dinner at the Capital Grille restaurant in a section reserved for the BHCA. Only 32 places are available, so don’t delay.


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

The BHCA Spring 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.

Looking to Book Your Stay?
Our room block at the Westin Galleria hotel has sold out, but we have arranged for additional lodging at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, which is located two blocks from the seminar venue. The rate is $149 per night. Please click here to make your reservation today.


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Rachel Evangelisto
Miss Minnesota 2022
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Chris Carlson
Core Academy
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Brian Love
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Blake Crow
Eide Bailly
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Tim Gard
Keynote Speaker
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Gary Svec
Performance Trust
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Philip K. Smith
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Josh Juergensen
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Robert Zondag
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Doug Ramsey
The Leuthold Group



Full Seminar

$550 per person

  • $800 per person - non-member
Best Value

Monday Lunch ONLY

$75 per person

  • $75 per person - non-member

Full Day | Monday ONLY

$350 per person

  • $450 per person - non-member

Monday Reception + Dinner ONLY

$150 per person

  • $250 per person - non-member

Full Day | Tuesday ONLY

$250 per person

  • $375 per person - non-member

Tuesday Evening - The Capital Grille + "Hamilton" ONLY

$300 per person


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