Brought to you by Orion First, the Small Business Lending Forum gathers an elite group of  innovators, thought leaders and veterans of the small business lending industry.


Founded in 2003 as an invite only networking event, the forum has grown into an unmatched opportunity for experts from all corners of the industry to share ideas and best practices. The conference is structured to deliver insight on critical industry issues, with both a keynote presentation and multiple breakout sessions. Held in a forum style, sessions feature industry leaders sharing their perspectives and success stories—providing an executive’s eye view of the small business lending marketplace.  


This year’s forum will be hosted once again at the beautiful Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel, kicking off with an evening reception on Sunday, July 21, followed by a full day of conference events on Monday, July 22.


For those who like to hit the links, plan to arrive early for the annual Small Business Lending Forum golf tournament, Sunday, July 21 held onsite at the stunning 18-hole PGA Championship Inverness Golf Club, all proceeds will benefit YMCA programs.

Sunday, July 21

ymca_grn_rgb_50x39Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the YMCA
Inverness Golf Club
Annual Golf Tournament

› 10:00 – 11:00 am  |  Registration at the Inverness Golf Club

› 11:00 am  |  Boxed Lunch Provided

Alternative Event Announced for 2019!

Rocky Mountain Day-Hike (location details TBD)
Led by Keynote Speaker Steve House

› AM Departure

› Lunch Provided

Evening Reception

› 6:00 pm  |  Aspen Terrace at Inverness Resort

Monday, July 22

8:00 am

Small Business Lending Forum held at Hilton Denver Inverness Hotel. Our forum this year includes notable presentations and multiple breakout sessions focused on current issues facing our industry. Please join us for a biggest and best conference yet.

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Evening Reception  |  Top Golf

Missed last year’s event, or want a refresher? Peruse the 2018 SBLF recap here.