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2023 Small Business Lending Forum Facilitated by Orion First

March 06, 2023, 07:05 AM
Filed Under: Industry News

The annual 2023 Small Business Lending Forum (SBLF) facilitated by Orion First was once again a first-class industry event, held at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort in Phoenix, AZ.

The SBLF attracts industry veterans and top decision makers of banks, independents and service providers. Over the past two-plus decades, the Orion First team has facilitated excellent two-day events with break-out sessions that are both relevant and forward thinking.

This year’s keynote speaker was filmmaker, photographer and mountain climber, Mikey Schaefer (Orion CEO David Schaefer’s son). The audience was captivated by Mikey’s experiences filming “Free Solo”, an Emmy winning documentary that emphasizes the importance of preparation, partnerships and trust. Mikey spoke directly to how extreme risks are normalized and mitigated when athletes partner with individuals who are trusted and knowledgeable – a concept that is easily transferable to the commercial equipment finance and leasing industry in 2023.

"Wheeler Business Consulting has enjoyed a long relationship with Orion and many of its clients. The SBLF is a must-attend annual event. It is a delight to associate with some of the top leaders in the industry, to see valued customers, and meet professionals who are committed to excellence. The SBLF is an investment that provides exceptional value and immediate returns. Thanks again to the Orion First team," said Scott Wheeler, President, Wheeler Business Consulting, LLC

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