Advocacy Events


 MBA Banker Day at the Capitol - Join your MBA team in the capitol city for the 2022 Banker Day at the Capitol! The event will take place April 26th inside the Capitol dome. We have spaced reserved inside the Speaker’s Library. This event will feature speakers that include bankers who are former legislators, current legislators and we will be inviting DIFS Director Anita Fox to join us as well.

Banker Day at the Capitol is designed for all bankers with a special focus on emerging leaders in the bank. Arrive a day early and attend our Rising Leaders Day on April 25. As leaders both with the MBA and at your banks, we encourage you to join us and bring a handful of colleagues from your bank to learn about the critically important impact legislation and regulation have on the industry. This event is a great business acumen piece to educate up and coming leaders about why political engagement is vital to the future strength of the banking industry. It is also a unique opportunity to get to know legislators from your area and get a peak behind the curtain in Lansing to “see how the sausage is made!”
Tentative Banker Day at the Capitol Agenda
When: Tuesday, April 26
Location: Michigan State Capitol Speaker’s Library 100 N Capitol Ave Lansing, MI 48933

8:00am - 8:30am - Register and Check in. Sponsored by Banker’s Bank  

8:35am “What is Grassroots outreach and why is it important”
Aaron Miller, Former State Representative, Sturgis Bank & Trust

9:00am - 9:30am -   Senate Panel
  SENATOR ARIC NESBITT (R-26)
SENATOR WINNIE BRINKS (D-29)
SENATOR SYLVIA SANTANA (D-3)
SENATOR DAN LAUWERS (R-25)

9:30am - 10:00am - House Panel
REPRESENTATIVE MATT HALL(R-63)
HOUSE MINORITY LEADER DONNA LASINSKI (D-52)

10:00am - 10:30am -  Budget Panel
HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIR THOMAS ALBERY (R-86)
HOUSE APPROPRIATION MINORITY VICE-CHAIR JOR TATE (D-2)

10:45am - 11:00am -  Refreshment Break
                                   
11:00am - 11:45am -  DIFS Update with Director Anita Fox                                 
                          
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Lunch With Your Legislator

 

Weekly MBA Banker Roundtables 
The MBA Banker Roundtable continues on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. biweekly. 

Register here to attend the meeting. For questions, please contact Alex Morris, Assistant Vice President, Advocacy here


Host Your Member of Congress in Your Bank!
MBA has extended invitations to the Michigan congressional delegation for our usual summer meetings at a bank in their district. As we begin to return to some semblance of normal it is important that public policy makers hear what banks need to keep their employees and customers safe and successfully re-open the Michigan economy. If your bank is interested in hosting your member of congress reach out to Alex Morris; amorris@mibankers.com for details!


Education Refund and Cancellation Policy for Conferences
The MBA will refund registration fees for cancellations received in writing more than three business days prior to the event. Exceptions to this policy will be made on a case-by-case basis.  All requests for cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing. Please send to mbaregistrations@mibankers.com