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ATAC Celebrates National Manufacturing Day with High School Students

2016 National Manufacturing Day – October 6thMore than 140 area high school students gathered at Southern Union State Community College to celebrate National Manufacturing Day with tours and discussions, as Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. proclaimed October 6th as Manufacturing Day for each city.The High School Senior Day with Industry event offered students the tools they might need to create a bright future in their communities.  The event began with students…See More
Oct 24, 2016
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2016 Bank Directors’ College at Auburn University

Update on the 2016 Bank Directors’ College at Auburn University:The 6th annual conference will be held on February 18th & 19th, 2016 (Thursday & Friday of President’s Day Week).  This year’s event will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, downtown Auburn, AL.We have an exceptional slate of speakers that includes regulators, examiners, industry consultants plus legal, accounting and financial experts:        Mike Dean:  FDIC                              …See More
Dec 8, 2015
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Bank Director 101

This inaugural course is presented by the staff of the Alabama State Banking Department including Superintendent of Banks, John Harrison and the Deputy Superintendent of Banks, Trabo Reed.It is hosted by the Auburn University Bank Directors’ College and will precede the annual conference on February 12th, 2015 (the “101” course will be from 8:30 am to 11:30 am).This training course is for directors who want to learn the role and responsibilities of an informed and effective director. The goal…See More
Dec 1, 2014
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Economic Update Added to the 2015 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College

We are pleased to announce that David Altig will provide the Economic Update for our 2015 Bank Directors’ College.   Dr. Altig is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.In addition to advising the Fed’s president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department.   He also serves as a member of the Bank’s management and discount committees.  He leads the Atlanta…See More
Nov 17, 2014
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2015 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College (update)

The 5th annual conference will be held on February 12th & 13th, 2015 (Thursday & Friday before the President’s Day Holiday).  This year’s event will be held at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.We are excited to announce that Dr. David Altig will provide the Economic Update.  Dr. Altig is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.  He provided an informative and…See More
Jul 26, 2014
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2015 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College

This year’s (February 2014) Bank Directors’ College was very successful with over 100 attending our event held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.  The survey responses from the attendees confirmed that the subjects were very timely and relevant with the speakers being very experienced and knowledgeable of their respective areas of expertise.   Planning for next year’s event has begun with the selected dates being on Thursday and Friday, February 12th and 13th, 2015. …See More
May 30, 2014
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Economic Update Provided to the Auburn University Bank Directors’ College

We are pleased to announce that Dr. David Altig will provide the Economic Update for our Bank Directors’ College.   Dr. Altig is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department.   He also serves as a member of the Bank’s management and discount committees.  He leads the Atlanta Fed’s…See More
Oct 30, 2013
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2014 BDC Sponsors

We are pleased to announce that the sponsors for the 2014 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College (BDC) are continuing their exclusive sponsorship from previous conferences.Our Founding Sponsor, Jones Walker, LLP (Law Firm) has been with us since the beginning and, in fact, was instrumental in introducing the concept of the conference to Auburn University’s College of Business (Department of Finance) by hosting the event.  Jones Walker LLP provides an extensive range of legal services to a…See More
Sep 6, 2013
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AU Bank Directors' College Update (August 29th)

The 2014 edition of the Auburn University Bank Directors’ College is progressing with subjects and topics being discussed plus the addition of a registration level.With this conference being held on February 20th & 21st, we are very conscience about selecting current and relevant subjects that will benefit the bank directors and senior management who attend our event.  With banking rules and regulations changing so quickly, we’ll select the subjects that, we feel , will have the most…See More
Aug 30, 2013
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2014 Auburn University Bank Directors' College

The next Auburn University Bank Directors' College will be held in 2014! For the past 3 years, our Bank Directors' College has been held in the Fall which meant that some of the material / topics covered were nearly a year old.  In an effort to present the most current and up-to-date information on the most pressing subjects, we determined that having our conference early in the year would be most beneficial to our attendees. With the idea of providing the most current, up-to-date information…See More
Jul 1, 2013
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2012 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College

The Auburn University College of Business, along with the Auburn Technical Assistance Center (ATAC), is hosting the 3rd annual Bank Directors’ College on October 18th & 19th, 2012.  Due to refurbishing the College of Business Building, the event will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center in downtown Auburn, AL.This annual meeting will include a minimum of 8 hours over one and a half days directed to new bank directors, long-standing directors, de novo bank…See More
Sep 28, 2012
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Moment of Truth for U.S. Manufacturing

If the U.S. continues to neglect the manufacturing sector, output could fall by half to meeting less than 40 percent of the nation’s demand, according to a new study by Booz & Co. and the University of Michigan’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations, Manufacturing’s Wake-up Call.  The study was compiled using analysis of U.S. industrial competitiveness with a survey of 200 manufacturing executives and experts.The authors point out three significant findings:1)      Contrary to popular…See More
Aug 29, 2011
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Adapt to Economic and Technological Changes

Manufacturing has the potential to be part of the nation’s economic recovery and future.   In order to adapt to economic and technological changes, our manufacturing industry must make the decision to pursue constant innovation.   Two important criteria must be initiated:1)       Streamline innovation and growth services targeted to manufacturingAll to often, U.S.  manufacturers,  and businesses in general, operate in silos that stymie collaboration.  Why is it that manufacturers can’t connect…See More
Jul 30, 2011
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Characteristics of Successful Manufacturers

Four interconnected responses to change have emerged among successful manufacturers:Innovating constantly to adapt to economic and technological changes;Embracing green and green lean;Recognizing and navigating opportunity in the global value chain; andDeveloping and retaining current and future talent. (provided by Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board) Our office (Auburn Technical Assistance Center), along with federal, state and local partners are working with companies…See More
Mar 26, 2011

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ATAC Celebrates National Manufacturing Day with High School Students

Posted on October 24, 2016 at 2:56pm 0 Comments

2016 National Manufacturing Day – October 6th

More than 140 area high school students gathered at Southern Union State Community College to celebrate National Manufacturing Day with tours and discussions, as Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and Auburn Mayor Bill Ham, Jr. proclaimed October 6th as Manufacturing Day for each city.

The High School Senior Day with Industry event offered students the tools they might need to create a bright future in…

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2016 Bank Directors’ College at Auburn University

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 11:17am 0 Comments

Update on the 2016 Bank Directors’ College at Auburn University:

The 6th annual conference will be held on February 18th & 19th, 2016 (Thursday & Friday of President’s Day Week).  This year’s event will be held at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, downtown Auburn, AL.

We have an exceptional slate of speakers that includes regulators, examiners, industry consultants plus legal,…

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Bank Director 101

Posted on December 1, 2014 at 12:13pm 0 Comments

This inaugural course is presented by the staff of the Alabama State Banking Department including Superintendent of Banks, John Harrison and the Deputy Superintendent of Banks, Trabo Reed.

It is hosted by the Auburn University Bank Directors’ College and will precede the annual conference on February 12th, 2015 (the “101” course will be from 8:30 am to 11:30 am).

This training course is for directors who want to learn the role…

Continue

Economic Update Added to the 2015 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 12:44pm 0 Comments

We are pleased to announce that David Altig will provide the Economic Update for our 2015 Bank Directors’ College.   Dr. Altig is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

In addition to advising the Fed’s president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department.   He also serves as a member of the…

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2015 Auburn University Bank Directors’ College (update)

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:22am 0 Comments

The 5th annual conference will be held on February 12th & 13th, 2015 (Thursday & Friday before the President’s Day Holiday).  This year’s event will be held at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

We are excited to announce that Dr. David Altig will provide the Economic Update.  Dr. Altig is the Executive Vice President and Director of Research,…

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