Chicago City Treasurer’s Office to Provide Financial Resources and Tips at “Pre-Game” Event

CONTACT: Brian Berg, CTO (312.282.8260)

Event Previews Upcoming “Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow” Financial Empowerment Summit and Career Fair

Chicago, IL — (August 18, 2023) — The City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) will present “Pre-Game,” a financial services resource fair open to the public and featuring financial experts from AARP, BMO, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council on Monday, August 28, from 12 – 2 p.m. at Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington Street. The financial services experts will offer advice to individuals and entrepreneurs on building long-term wealth and a brighter financial future.

“The City Treasurer’s Office is proud to present Pre-Game because it’s one of our many programs making financial resources more accessible to Chicagoans who want down payment and mortgage assistance for buying a new home, capital for growing a small business, and tips for saving for the future,” said Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin.

Additional organizations joining the CTO at Pre-Game include the: Chicago Housing Authority; Chase; CIBC; Chicago Urban league; Chicago Police Department; Illinois Securities Department; and SomerCor, a nonprofit small business lender and the administrator of the city’s Small Business Improvement Fund and Neighborhood Opportunity Fund grants. These organizations will assist with information about resources for growing small businesses, buying an affordable home, protecting a home, affording college, and more.

The Pre-Game sets the stage for the CTO’s Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow on  October 5 and 6 at the UIC Forum, the area’s largest, free annual financial education program and career fair. At the October 5 event, job seekers looking to embark upon a career in the financial services industry will have an opportunity to meet in-person with hiring representatives from more than 60 banks and financial services organizations. Then, on October 6, BWTT will feature national and local financial experts and celebrities leading workshops to connect Chicagoans to affordable loans, grants, scholarships, and other resources with a goal to help build a more prosperous future.

For additional information and to register to attend BWTTclick here ( To learn more about the CTO’s series of ongoing financial education programs, college scholarship opportunities, the Pre-Game and other upcoming special events and more, please visit the Chicago City Treasurer website  (

Admission to the Pre-Game is free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.