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Free Financial Programs Offered in Northwest Indiana

April 5, 2017

Northwest Indiana – Centier Bank is sponsoring two FREE events during the week:

April 23, 2017 – Don’t Get Scammed – Arm Yourself with Information at First Presbyterian Church (FPC), 218 South Court Street in Crown Point, and sponsored by Centier, FPC and the Secretary of State’s office (SOS). Complimentary soup and salad will be served from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and Kelly Griese, Investor Education Coordinator from the SOS will speak from 12:30 – 2:00 pm. Please RSVP no later than April 14th to Bob Lueder at FPC, 663-2255, or Dian Reyome at Centier, 755-6140 x 1832.

April 26, 2017 – Keep It Safe – Learn how to protect your rights as consumers and to be financially prepared if disaster strikes at The Lake County Public Library, Meeting Room A, 1919 West 81st Avenue in Merrillville. For more information, please call Deborah Walker at the Library, 769-3541 x 351.

Northwest Indiana – Centier Bank is one of the sponsors for the “2017 Fair Housing Symposium”

April 27, 2017 - The theme this year is “My Home, Your Home, Our Communities” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, and features Morning Keynote Speaker, Stella Adams, Chief of Civil Rights National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) and Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Jacob Sipe, Executive Director, Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority. The event begins at 8:30 am and lasts until 2:00 p.m. There will be engaging breakout sessions by the Lake County Land Bank Authority/Vacant and Abandoned Properties, Mortgage Lending and Homeownership Opportunities and Landlord/Tenant Rights. Please register at; there is a $25 registration fee.

Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign to promote financial education across all age groups. Launched in 2002 by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the program is now active in all 50 states through national partnerships with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Cooperative Extension and the American Library Association.

Money Smart Week events are open to the public at businesses, financial institutions, schools, libraries, nonprofits and government agencies throughout the country on topics including kids and money, unemployment, managing student debt and retirement. To learn more about Money Smart Week®, visit

For more information please contact:

Dian Reyome
Centier Bank - Financial Capabilities Officer, Money Smart Week NWI Chairperson
219-755-6140 x 1832


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