The Utah Bankers Association hosted its annual Community Reinvestment Conference at the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Sept. 26, 2023. Nearly 40 CRA Officers convened for an important day of learning and sharing, which included CRA updates from regulators and the American Bankers Association, the latest trends in Utah’s economy and demographic makeup from Gardner Policy Institute experts and a discussion featuring tips to select the best vendor for your organization.
Surprise guest Zachary Smith of Redemption Holding Company took to the podium to announce his group’s acquisition of Holladay Bank & Trust, bringing a minority-owned bank to Utah.
It was also a day of relationship-building and networking. Attendees interacted with colleagues from across the state, discussing best practices, successes and challenges of the last year. And they made meaningful contact with community partners, new and old — connections that will have positive impacts in our communities for years to come.