About 215 bankers are expected to attend the Consumer Bankers Association small-business banking conference today and Tuesday in San Antonio-13% more than last year.

"More banks are realizing the valuable contribution that small business makes to the profitability of a retail bank," said J. Kevin Toomb, a vice president in charge of marketing for First Union Corp. and a member of the association's small-business committee.

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