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Bank On Resource Fair

Monday August 29, 2011

Media Contacts:
Debbie Belt, 574-6587
Lindsay English, 574-1903

Bank On Louisville’s First Birthday Bash & Resource Fair

Bank On Louisville turns one year old and everyone is invited to the party! Over 35 vendors will gather on Tuesday, August 30th between 2-6 pm to provide financial education, employment and career opportunities, asset-building resources and entertainment for all ages. The free event will take place at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage at 1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Highlights include participation by several Bank On Louisville bank and credit union partners that will be on hand to offer free or low-cost bank account openings, as well as information about a variety of banking services. Participants include 5/3, Republic, BB&T, First Capital Bank of Kentucky, PNC, Chase, Your Community Bank, Old National, Class Act, Park Community and L&N credit unions.

Numerous financial education providers will be there to offer information on how to apply for the Start Fresh! program that guides participants through the banking process, and numerous other resources brought by the Louisville Urban League, Down Payment and Weatherization Assistance, Louisville Asset Building Coalition, Neighborhood Place, Metro United Way and SNAP (formerly Food Stamps) benefits.

For the kids, many free activities will be offered including the TUMBLEBUS, children’s financial education, inflatables and on-line video gaming provided by the Louisville Free Public Library. Magic 101.3 will provide music, the BB&T Bus will offer free credit reports, and the PNC Money Cube will certainly attract the attention of everyone. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

UPS, the Camber Corporation and Home Instead Senior Care will bring employment opportunities and many other types of employment assistance will be offered by Community Action Partnership, the Office of Employment & Training, and Jewish Family Career Services.

Free, financial education workshops for all ages will run throughout the event on topics such as credit scores, budgeting, job readiness, resume’ writing, micro-enterprise, foreclosure, and tenants’ rights. Presenters include the Consumer Credit Counseling Services, Women 4 Women, the FES Network, YouthBuild Louisville, Home Instead Senior Care and Kentuckiana Works.

Bank On Louisville has enjoyed unprecedented success since it began in Louisville in July 2010. Over 90 public, private and non-profit partners work together to serve the unbanked and underbanked in our community and to provide financial education activities. Mayor Greg Fischer, along with Bank On Louisville representatives, will be holding a press conference on the morning of August 30, 2011 at 10:00 am in the Metro Hall Gallery at 527 West Jefferson Street to celebrate the first year’s successes and announce the goals for the coming year.

You can learn more about Bank On Louisville by visiting or calling Metro Call 311.