NCET Special Event – How to Borrow for Your Business – Aug 30

Wednesday, August 30 | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Atlantis Casino Resort Hotel

NCET’s special panel presentation covers the why, what, when and how of using debt funding to finance your business. You’ll hear from banking and other industry experts who’ll share insights on how to successfully fund a successful business.

Why You Should Attend?  You’ll learn:

* Why raise funds?
* How to determine your funding needs
* Pros and cons of different funding sources:
– Friends-and-family
– Credit cards
– Second mortgages and HELOC
– Accounts receivable financing / factoring
– Microloans
– SBA loans
– Commercial real-estate loans
* Credit clean-up
* Preparing proper financial reports and other documentation

Panelists include:
* Marie Gibson, Gibson & Associates (Moderator)
* Nina Hallock, Business Services Representative, Great Basin Federal Credit Union
* Mary Kerner, Chief Executive Officer, Rural Nevada Development Corporation
* Greg McKay, Senior Vice President/Loan Production Manager, Nevada State Development Corp

Read speaker bios

NCET members may bring an unlimited number of guests at member prices. Join before you RSVP for this event and your savings will pay for some or all of your membership!  Join NCET now and save.

Wednesday, August 30 Register Now
Networking:  11:00 am – Noon
Lunch and Program:  Noon  –  1:30 pm

•  Prices:  $40 – NCET members  /  $50 – non-members

NEW! Tables for 8 – includes premium location at front of room, table signage and recognition from the podium during the luncheon.

•  $320 – NCET members  /  $400 – non-member

NCET events have been selling out! RSVP early so you don’t miss this great event.

The Fine Print:

  • Advance reservations required. RSVP by midnight on Tuesday, August 29.  (Walk-in registration is not available.)
  • You are encouraged to pay in advance – there is a $10 service charge for payment at the door.
  • No-shows will be charged the full amount of the reservation unless cancelled at least 48 hours prior to the event.



Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
3800 S. Virginia Street
Reno NV 89502 (Map)

For more information about NCET or any of its events, please call (775) 453-0130 or


Marie Gibson – Moderator

Marie Gibson of Gibson-Gale & Associates

Dr. Marie Gibson specializes in providing entrepreneurial, management, accounting and strategic planning services for small to medium-size companies, non-profits and agricultural entities. She and her team help her clients create efficient, accurate and easy-to-use accounting systems, teaches owners and managers how to understand their financials so they can use them to make smart decisions and is often involved in strategic marketing and business plans. Marie is an Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and a member of Intuit’s National Trainer/Writer Network.

Marie is an award-winning author, business consultant, former college instructor, and founder of Gibson & Associates. Marie has served as Nevada Microenterprise Initiative’s (NMI) Rural Development Officer, providing business planning and strategy services for numerous rural clients.

Nina Hallock


Nina, a Reno native, has been with Great Basin FCU for over 13 years where she’s gained experience working in several departments and holding various positions prior to taking on the role as the business lending expert.

Nina has vast knowledge and a great passion for working directly with members to find solutions that help them succeed and take their business to the next level. She’s a wife, mom, reader, board member for the Northern Nevada Credit Union Chapter, and volunteers for Pinocchio’s Moms on the Run (a local charity). And most importantly, she is passionate about helping local business owners any way she can, day in and day out.

Mary Kerner

Mary Kerner is the CEO for the Rural Nevada Development Corporation in Ely.  Her lending service area encompasses all of Nevada, with specialty in the rural areas.  She is responsible for effectively creating and administering an $18 million loan portfolio and maintaining a less than 1 % default rate, that alone would be worthy of recognition.  However, she has also consistently worked to insure RNDC clients receive the needed business acumen, technical assistance and advocacy required to achieve and maintain success, both before and after they receive their funding through RNDC. Her loans range from $500 up to $250,000.

Greg McKay

downloadGreg manages the production, underwriting and business development activities for Nevada State Development Corporation’s Reno Office (NSDC).  NSDC is a non-profit entity, chartered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide long-term, fixed-rate financing of owner-occupied commercial real estate and eligible long-term equipment through the 504 loan program.

Prior to managing production, Greg was one of NSDC’s Loan Officers, working directly with borrowers, lenders, commercial realtors and other business partners to underwrite loans and structure project financing. As a Loan Officer, he developed more than five years of commercial credit underwriting experience by working with a multitude of businesses and borrowers for the financing of projects including, but not limited to; office, medical, hotels/motels, golf courses, warehouse / industrial, gas stations, leasehold interest, and many others.