December 2020

HCI Monthly News & Updates
Message from our New Board Chair

Being thankful and sharing is a big part of the Christmas Season. I am blessed to be sharing this year’s Chairmanship with Melanie Davis. We are thankful for her time and all of the fun she has shared with Heritage Clubs International serving on the board and her participation during our conferences and throughout each year. I am thankful for this opportunity to serve you as your chairman. 
I am also very excited to announce today that the 2021 Annual Peer Group Conference February 22-26, 2021 will be Virtual!
While disappointed we will not have our traditional, and much anticipated Peer Group conference in person, I am very happy that HCI made such a good decision. We polled our banker membership and learned that most bankers would not be able to attend a February conference in person and yet 99% would be able to attend a Virtual Conference. In addition, our wonderful partners and PTOs who have been struggling all year due to the lack of business during Covid-19, will now be able to attend at a greatly reduced cost and no additional travel expenses involved. As a banker, I, also, can't complain about saving money!
So, check out all the details below on the 2021 Peer Group Conference and I'm sure you will agree that it is going to be outstanding as it includes many of the things we look forward to each year - Networking with our Peers, Entertainment, PTO Destination Showcases, Business Appointment Marketplace with all our great partners, and an educational program that is both timely and timeless.
I look forward to "seeing" everyone's faces in February during HCI's 2021 Annual Peer Group Virtual Conference. Please take the time to register today.
Happy Holidays!

Amber Thomas
Classic Club Director
Central Bank of Illinois
Geneseo, IL


Due to the pandemic and the opportunity to reach more people, the 2021 Peer Group Conference has gone virtual! We learned from polling our banker members that very few could attend a physical conference in February, but nearly all could attend a virtual conference.

Join us February 22-26, 2021 on your iPad, cell phone or computer.

We are still committed to providing meaningful presentations, engaging discussions, helpful resources, fun networking sessions, Destination Showcases and, of course, quality meetings at the Business Appointment Marketplace.

SAVE MONEY!! We have slashed the price of this year's event. Registration, Destination Showcase and BAM is just $1,450 - a savings of $785. In addition, there are some great new benefits for you to enjoy this year:
  • Destination Showcases are now 45 minutes long
  • You can invite one product person to attend your BAM appointments only at no charge.
  • Bonus time with Bankers - the Monday and Tuesday schedule is just for Bankers and PTOs.

This includes all the great content that you have come to expect, such as:
  • One-on-one business appointments where every Banker will meet with every Partner (meetings will be scheduled prior to the conference)
  • Destination Showcases by every HCI Preferred Tour Operator
  • Networking, entertainment and happy hours throughout the conference    
  • Educational sessions
  • Using Social Media
  • Working with Aging Travelers
  • Maintaining Mental Health
  • Panel of Industry Experts discussing Current State of Travel Post-pandemic
  • and MUCH MORE!! 

We hope you can join us for this incredible conference.

Registration is now open. Learn More and sign up today!