Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Free personal banking course tonight is first of three financial education classes for Hispanic business owners

From the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce*:
U.S. Bank and the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will be presenting free financial education classes to Hispanic business owners in Nashville and surrounding areas. The joint initiative is geared to promote financial literacy and raise awareness among Nashville's emergent Hispanic business community. The three-month-long campaign will include classes using U.S. Bank's financial literacy curriculum, which has modules on banking, credit, budgeting, saving, credit cards, loans, home ownership, and more. The classes begin July 28, and will run through September 15th.

* Tuesday, July 28 Personal Banking - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
* Tuesday, August 11 Business 101 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm
* Tuesday, Sept. 15 Business Banking - 5:30 - 7:30 pm

"Considering that Hispanic business ownership is growing three times as fast as the national average and Hispanic purchasing power is expected to reach more than $1.1 trillion by the end of 2009, and $12.4 trillion by 2011 according to the Census Bureau and other studies, I firmly believe this will be a learning experience for all of us," says Yuri Cunza, Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President. Recent data indicates that the number of Hispanic-owned businesses is 3 million with total revenues of more than $539 billion.

The first class on basic banking will be on July 28, with two additional classes on other financial literacy topics on August 11, and September 15. All classes will be at U.S. Bank branch locations.

The first scheduled event will take place at the U.S Bank Antioch branch located at 929 Bell Rd Antioch, TN 37013 and will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information contact Loraine Segovia, at the Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Tel. 615-216-5737 or register via email: info@nashvillehispanicchamber.com

To reach or register for this class through U.S. Bank please contact Mrs. Ionela Chera, Universal Banker at 615-733-0787

Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce business & educational programs committee members will be in attendance as well as other NAHCC partners such as the SBA and the Tennessee Department of Financial Institutions.
how many Hispanic chambers are there in Nashville?

Photo by Darren Hester. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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