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Empowerment Summit

Saturday, October 1, 2022

10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

UIC Forum

Join the Office of Chicago City Treasurer for Building Wealth Today for Tomorrow 2022, a free in-person financial empowerment summit tailored for all Chicagoland residents, small businesses, and entrepreneurs to provide access to capital, financial planning and credit building seminars, keys to homeownership and wealth building opportunities.

Hear from key subject matter experts and banking institutions in the following areas:

  • Homeownership from a to z
  • Investing Yur Money
  • Credit + Money Management
  • Small Business Startup
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Pay Equity & More
  • Homeownership from a to z
  • Investing Yur Money
  • Credit + Money Management
  • Small Business Startup
  • Funding Opportunities
  • Pay Equity & More

Here From

Daymond John

ABC's Shark Tank

Bill Rancic

NBC's Apprentice

MC Lyte

Philanthropist & Iconic Rapper

Alison Victoria

HGTV's Windy City Rehab

John Hope Bryant

CEO of Operation Hope

Dr. Lynn Richardson

Entertainment Executive & Financial Expert

Walk the Financial Empowerment Exhibit Hall and visit over 100 financial organizations, products, and services offering advice, information, sign-up opportunities, and much more.

Visit Operation Hope and our HOPE Inside Financial Wellbeing Coaches on the Exhibit Floor to learn more about the benefits of the HOPE Inside program and how you can sign up to get started.

Hear from a Financial Wellbeing Coach on the Main Stage every hour sharing Credit and Money Management tips that will help your financial situation.

Take Photos in the City Treasurer’s Money Vault | Visit the City of Chicago Mayors Financial Health Hub | Sign up for financial services and products on-site and much more!

UIC Forum

1213 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60607

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Presenting Partners

Participating Sponsors and Partners

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The Financial Empowerment Summit

Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Main Stage

Exhibit Hall A-B-C

10:05 a.m.
Welcome to the Financial Empowerment Summit

10:30 a.m. – BMO EMpower:
Learn how you can benefit from BMO’s $5 billion commitment to address
key barriers faced by minority businesses and communities.



11:00 a.m.

Wealth Building Conversations
featuring

MC Lyte

Dr. Lynn Richardson

John Hope

11:50 a.m.
Credit & Money Management Tips with Operation Hope



1:00 p.m.

The Shark and The Apprentice Fireside Chat
featuring

Daymond John

Bill Rancic

Moderated by ABC7 Personality, Val Warner

Financial Empowerment Workshop Schedule

Real Estate for Community Equity
Featuring
Bonita Harrison, Whitney Hampton, Christopher Posey, Catherine Okoroh,
Ajay Bohra, and Alexis Hart McDowell
11:00 a.m. | Room D



Are you ready to buy a home?

Presented by CHASE

11:00 a.m. | Room E



Women Leading Investments

presented by R. Seelaus & Co.

12:00 p.m. | Room F



Chase Budget Builder: Manage your credit score with confidence with Credit Journey

presented by CHASE

12:00 p.m. | Room E



Dreaming of owning a home? BMO’s low down payment mortgages and down

payment assistance programs can help make it happen, learn how you can participate.

12:45 p.m. | Room D



Your Financial Journey: Savings and Credit

Learn how to create SMART goals & build your knowledge on credit
presented by CHASE

2:00 p.m. | Room E



Understanding Credit to Create Financial Freedom

presented by US Bank

2:00 pm | Room F

DIRECTIONS

Near downtown Chicago‚ the Forum is the newest university event venue located on the corner of Roosevelt Road and Halsted Street.

From the South

I-94 W/Dan Ryan Expy.
Take Exit 52B toward Roosevelt Rd./Taylor St.
Stay straight to go onto Ruble St.
Turn left onto W. Roosevelt Rd.
End at 725 W. Roosevelt Rd.

From the North

I-90 E/Kennedy Expy.
Take the Taylor St. exit 52A – toward Roosevelt Rd.
Stay straight to go onto S. Union Ave.
Turn right onto Roosevelt Rd.

 

From the East

US – 41S/Edens Expy. becomes I-94 E
Merge onto I-90 E/ I-94 E
Take the Taylor St. exit – Exit 52 A – toward Roosevelt Rd.
Stay straight to go onto S. Union Ave.
Turn right onto W. Roosevelt Rd.

From the West

I-290 E/Eisenhower Expy.
Merge onto I-90 E/ I-94 E
Take the Taylor St. exit 52A – toward Roosevelt Rd.
Stay straight to go onto S. Union Ave.
Turn right onto Roosevelt Rd.

Ample parking located two blocks west of the UIC Forum at 1135 S. Morgan St. Lot 5.