Chicago Treasurer Conyears-Ervin, BMO to host financial empowerment weekend

By ABC7 Chicago Digital Team 
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Chicago City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin and BMO Financial Group will host the “Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow Financial Empowerment Weekend” at the UIC Forum. The event combines the treasurer’s two signature events – the Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow Financial Empowerment Summit and the Financial Services Career Fair. The weekend will be a unique opportunity for Chicagoland residents to gain insights into the current financial trends, build relationships to obtain job opportunities within the financial services industry, join workshops on saving money, buying a home or starting a business, and much more.

“Too many Chicagoans, particularly our Black and Brown communities, lack access to the financial literacy tools they need to help them save money and plan for the future, and don’t have networks in the finance sector to find a great job. As City Treasurer, I see it as part of my responsibility to expand resources for all Chicagoans and ensure everyone has the chance to build wealth for themselves and their families,” Conyears-Ervin said. “I’m proud that my office is hosting the Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow Financial Empowerment weekend with our partner BMO. Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow is an exciting, educational opportunity for Chicagoans across our City to access the financial resources and skills they need to save money, get a good job, and build wealth to break the worsening racial wealth gap for future generations.”