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Raimondo Hosts Financial Empowerment Forum

Federal Reserve Bank of Boston to participate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo today announced a Financial Empowerment Forum will take place tomorrow, Tuesday, July 23 to strategize on the best ways to improve and develop financial empowerment opportunities in urban communities.

Richard Walker, senior vice president of public and community affairs of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will join the conversation to offer thoughts on regional best practices.

"My office is always looking for innovative ways to reach Rhode Islanders," Raimondo said. "By bringing community, government and financial service leaders together for a broad conversation about ways to strengthen financial empowerment outreach and programming, we are moving our entire state forward, one person at a time."

Forum topics will include:

Access to capital for small businesses

Breaking barriers to safe and secure financial services

Engaging in financial literacy with Rhode Island Financial Coaching Corps

Treasury's Smart Money Tour to increase awareness about the ways Treasury can help people find, and save money, is also in full swing. As part of this tour, Treasury visits local farmers markets and senior centers to help people find their unclaimed property and raise awareness about the importance of personal financial management. For a complete list of tour dates, visit treasury.ri.gov

Who: Treasurer Raimondo, Richard Walker of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, community, local government and financial service leaders

Financial Empowerment Forum Tuesday, July 23, 2013 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, 265 Oxford St, Providence, RI 02905

Follow the conversation on Twitter by using the hashtag #EmpowerRI

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Department or agency: RI Office of the General Treasurer

Online: http://www.treasury.ri.gov/

Release date: 07-22-2013

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