Archive | September 2014

URBAN FINANCIAL SERVICES COALITION NETWORKING IN Washington DC at CBC week. … Professional networking, career development, etc.

URBAN FINANCIAL SERVICES COALITION NETWORKING IN Washington DC at CBC week. … Professional networking, career development, etc.







Urban Financial Services Coalition members on the move

Great news earlier this year about a member of Urban Financial Services Coalition!

“Fifth Third Bank is proud to announce that Kala Gibson, senior vice president and affiliate head of Business Banking – Eastern Michigan, will be assuming an expanding role in the Business Banking Division. He will now assume national responsibilities for Business Banking as the Business Banking national sales manager. He will be responsible for business banking across Fifth Third Bank’s franchise which includes 18 affiliates across 12 states.”–Fifth-Third-Bank-is-proud-to-announce-that-Kala-Gibson-senior-vice-president-18025848/

September 24 Urban Financial Services Coalition in Washington DC community service and professional networking!

Financial Literacy Day of Service – September 24, 2014

Financial Literacy Day of Service

Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) and Operation Hope Future (BOOF) DC join forces to put on a Financial Literacy Day of Service in Washington, D.C. on September 24, 2014. Individuals attending the Congressional Black Caucus 44th Annual Legislative Conference, professionals and business owners in the Northern Virginia, Washington D.C. and Maryland areas, are invited to learn about how technology and money can empower a community, provide financial literacy for youth and enjoy an opportunity to network with power players.

On Wednesday, September 24, the organizations will put on the following activities:

8:00 am – 10:00 am Money and Technology Empowerment Breakfast:

Professionals and the community are invited to kick of the Financial Literacy Day of Service at 8:00 am, with a thought provoking panel discussion at the Microsoft Retail Store, at The Fashion Centre, Pentagon City Mall. The discussion will feature panelist from Microsoft, government agencies and community organizations, who will talk about how technology and money can work together to make communities more financially savvy. Seating is Limited, Reserve your spot today.

11:00 am – 2:00 pm Financial Literacy for Youth at Kenmore Middle School:

The school will only allow registered volunteers to enter the school.

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Green Carpet Networking Reception:

This Financial Literacy Day of Service would not be complete without an opportunity to network with the power players from Washington D.C, Northern Virginia and Maryland. Washington DC’s newest financial institution, Premara Bank, will be the host for this networking event. Premara Bank Office is located at 1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Branch, Washington, DC 20004.

Click on this link to register participate in the Financial Literacy Day of Service:

For more information or questions, please email or contact Ditu Kasuyi at 804-651-7739.

This event is made possible by the generous support of Wilson Wealth Management Group; Urban Financial Services Eastern Region; Central Maryland Chapter of Urban Financial Services Coalition; AD2 Consulting and many individual donors.

Urban Financial Services Coalition
The Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers (NAUB), is an organization of minority professionals in the financial services industry and related fields. Affiliation with UFSC offers a unique opportunity to influence the shape of the banking and financial services industries. UFSC promotes the personal and professional development of its members as well as improvement in the financial condition of our ethnically and culturally diverse communities through education, home ownership, and local economic development. UFSC supports programs that offer practical benefits for minority financial services professionals, banks and financial institutions.



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Buying A Home: Go Through The Escrow Process

“Once you’re in escrow, you’re in the home stretch, but what a long stretch it is. The days until you get the keys to your new home can’t go by quickly enough, yet at the same time, you’re so busy doing everything that needs to happen to close that it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Here’s a general overview of what to expect during this stage…”
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Think… How do YOU influence context today?

Are you on a Urban Financial Services Coalition strategic leadership team?

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