On October 29, 2017, Jasper Smith, former chapter President and current board member of the UFSC San Francisco Bay Area chapter was recognized at the “2017 In The Spirit Awards“ in Oakland, CA. Jasper was one of four recipients to receive the “Trailblazer Award”.
Read more ==>> Spotlight – Jasper Smith
UFSC – San Francisco Chapter – Nicole M. Middleton is a Financial Planner and Chief Executive Officer with Strategy Squad Insurance Services, LLC – an independent, family-owned wealth management firm based in Oakland, CA. She partnered with her father Dennis Middleton, CPA to launch the firm 3 years ago. Read more ==>> Spotlight – Nicole Middleton
New Leadership – President’s Address
It is a privilege to greet you as the 28th National President of the Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC). Standing on the shoulders of founders Nathaniel Harris and Robert Samuels is a daunting task that I take seriously and plan to fulfill with the skills and experiences I have gained from 32 years in the financial services industry, 6 years as an entrepreneur and 19 years as a leader of the Greater Kansas City Chapter. Working alongside National Vice President Melanie Lee-Kasuyi and seeking and incorporating feedback from our members and outstanding teams of directors and advisors will be invaluable.
A lot has changed since our inception in 1974 and the stakes are higher than ever before. There is no more “business as usual”. More of the same will produce more of the same. To maintain our viability, we must be more strategic about how we generate funding; attract, retain, develop and engage our multifaceted members; hold each other accountable for individual and collective performance; and measure our results. Our national board of directors created and adopted a national strategic plan during the 2017 Leadership Summit that will serve as our roadmap for the foreseeable future and our new scorecard will be our primary measurement tool. These documents will be transparent to all of our stakeholders.
Read more ==> President’s Address – Debra L. Bronston
Power Session with Roland Costa – Federal Reserve
Power Session with Roland Costa, SVP Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Presented by UFSC in partnership with the L2L Leadership Institute Increase your leadership potential and achieve your goals through leveraging the power of P – Performance, I – Image and E – Exposure. Join the Richmond Chapter of Urban Financial Services Coalition on Tuesday,... read more
The Urban Financial Services Coalition San Francisco Bay Area Chapter had a fabulous mixer event Friday evening, November 10, 2017 in San Francisco. The event was titled: “The Greet”! Attendees were from San Francisco, areas of the East Bay, San Jose and beyond. Visitors included members of the Urban Financial Services Coalition, Comerica Bank, Lorraine... Read More read more
UFSC Strengthens Leadership Team
Walter Brown, Jr. has been appointed Chairperson of the Urban Financial Services Coalition’s Multiple Strategies Working Committee. In this capacity, Walter will serve on the UFSC’s National Board of Directors and oversee the organization’s Mortgage Crisis and White House Task Forces, communications with the United States Senate, Congress and Regulatory Entities and collaborations with other... Read read more
Hotel Discounts for UFSC Members
New Hotel Discounts for Urban Financial Services Coalition Members! Dear UFSC Members: We wanted to make you aware of the Hotel Discount Agreement we’ve been able to secure with Hotel Engine. It is free to access and simple to sign up. Most organizations don’t have the leveraged buying power or expertise to negotiate an... read more
Week In Review – November 3, 2017
Volume 23, Number 40 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for the Week Ending November 3, 2017 MONDAY, October 30th Personal income growth accelerated in September, rising 0.4% following a 0.2% gain in August. The gain was led by a 0.4% gain in wages and salaries. ... read more
Week In Review – October 27, 2017
Volume 23, Number 39 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for the Week Ending October 27, 2017 MONDAY, October 23rd The Federal Housing Finance Agency Purchase-Only House Price Index rose 6.6% in August on a year-ago basis, which is somewhat faster than the previous months increase. The... read more