Community Bankers Association of Illinois

"Survive and Thrive"
CBAI's 35th Annual Convention & Exposition
September 24-26, 2009
Renaissance Hotel, Schaumburg, Illinois

During these turbulent times, a community bank’s challenge is to survive this economic crisis and find ways to thrive in the future. It’s a jungle out there, and its difficult to know what may be lurking around the next corner. You need to outwit, out-bank, and outlast to be a survivor in this uncertain environment. At CBAI’s 35th Annual Convention and Expo on September 24-26, 2009, you’ll be welcomed to the jungle at the new Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, and find the information and insight you need to “Survive and Thrive.”

Opening Breakfast Speaker
This year’s Opening Breakfast Speaker is technology and future trends expert Peter Leyden, managing editor of the original Wired magazine, and at the center of the Global Business Network's pioneering think tank on the future. Leyden is also the co-author of two books on the coming decades: The Long Boom and What's Next? Leyden recently served as director of the New Politics Institute, a think-tank helping those in politics understand the transformation in new media and in the demographics of the United States. Also a respected journalist, he served as a Newsweek special correspondent in Asia, and now frequently appears as a commentator and analyst in the media, discussing trends and technology.

In a high-energy, multimedia presentation, Leyden gives you a big picture overview of the extraordinary transformation the world is going through right now. He clearly explains the interconnected transformations in technology, the economy, the media, and the fundamental restructuring of the new global order, as well as the sea change in the demographics of America with the rise of the young Millennial Generation and immigrants. All of these developments are adding up to force a needed transformation of politics in the decade ahead. Though provocative, Leyden helps audiences to see that these developments are largely positive and ends with implications for your business or organization. This inspiring talk will amaze you and make you optimistic about the future.

CBAI’s 35th Annual Golf Tournament
Scheduled for Thursday, September 24, 2009, this year's Golf Outing will be held at The Arboretum Club in Buffalo Grove, a lushly landscaped and elegantly appointed course and club. This seasoned 18-hole Dick Nugent-designed course has been home to many corporate and charity outings since its opening in 1990. Its 100 acres of rolling fairways, large varieties of trees and wildflowers, and undulating greens offer visual and playing pleasure. A fun and challenging experience for all levels, players navigate the course with state-of-the-art electric carts with full GPS mapping. The new, 27,000-square-foot clubhouse boasts spacious locker rooms for men and woman and a fully stocked pro.

The Saturday Night Dinner Dance
The Saturday night dinner dance features the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies. Nineteen years ago, University of Oregon chemistry major and future front-man Steve Perry shared his vision of a punk-rock-rhythm meets jazz-horn-sound with his fellow musician friends — the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies were born. Soon this eclectic group was selling out local clubs, distinguishing themselves by incorporating big-band swing into its mix. As the “swing scene” gained mass acceptance, Mojo Records got behind the band’s already available compilation, “Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin’ Hits of . . .” Two million copies later, “Zoot Suit Riot” was dominating the swing and ska revivals in the mainstream press and commercial radio.

Perry and company then recruited notables like Tony Visconti and the late free jazz icon Dewey Redmond for their follow-up album, “Soul Caddy.” This album found the band resuming its tradition of eclecticism and experimentation in the studio. After a hiatus, the group found a new spark after seeing its hit single, “Zoot Suit Riot” spotlighted on major network shows such as “So You Think You Can Dance.” In 2007, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies entered the studio once again, and released its sixth full-length recording, “Susqehanna,” on June 10, 2008. As energetic and entertaining as ever, this horn-heavy, eight-piece band is sure to get you on your feet with its jazzy, swingin’, big-band sound.

Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Schaumburg, IL
CBAI’s 35th Annual Convention and Expo, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, September 24-26, 2009, is being held at the Renaissance Hotel and Conference Center in Schaumburg, IL. Schaumburg’s new Renaissance hotel boasts a contemporary design that is expressive, yet functional. Situated 25 miles from Downtown, this Northwest Chicago hotel blends futuristic architecture with a heightened appreciation for the surrounding natural wetlands. Designed by the renowned John Portman & Associates, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center and Hotel creates a setting that provides an exceptional gathering place, all while offering enhanced technology, creative catering, and unsurpassed service.


Featuring exceptional, cutting-edge education programs, countless networking opportunities, and the largest exhibit hall of its kind in Illinois, CBAI’s 35th Annual Convention & Expo is an event you won’t want to miss!

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