3 Days of Empowerment to Super Charge Your Business and Career Growth
Banking and the Economy – A Forum for Minorities in Banking
The Federal Reserve System is hosting the third annual forum designed to provide senior level or high potential middle management minority bank leaders with industry, leadership and professional development knowledge that will enhance their careers and networks.
The 46,500 square foot Gannt Center presents, preserves and celebrates excellence in the art, history and culture of African Americans and people of African descent. The theme of the Harvey B. Gantt Center is “where you belong.” This captures the original vision of the community leaders who created the vision Afro-American Cultural Center, the foundation of Harvey B. Gantt’s community service, and the essence of what the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will symbolizes today, for all visitors.
UFSC Leadership Workshop – Finding Your Why
Experience a day of inspiration, connection, and leadership development with UFSC leaders who will guide you through a process to understand and articulate your individual WHY – the purpose, cause or belief that inspires you. You will also define your HOWs – the concrete, actionable, and authentic set of values that bring your WHY to life. You will then examine WHAT you do to ensure it is a consistent representation of who you are and aligns with your greater purpose.
UFSC National Collegiate Oratorical Competition
The organization will crown the Urban Financial Services Coalition Collegiate Orator of the year. The college students take on current issues in the financial services industry and in society that impact communities of color.
Networking Dinner – Nana’s Soul Food
UFSC Members and financial professionals are invited to build new relationships and reconnect with old relationships over a delicious plate of soul food at Nana’s SoulFood Kitchen located at 2908 Oaklake Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Banking and the Economy Forum: A Forum for Minorities in Banking at Charlotte Office of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Located at 530 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202) o Strengthening the Pipeline for Minorities in Banking
- Overview of Banking and the Economy
- Activating C-Suite Talents o What You Really Need to Lead
- Leadership Lessons from the Top: A Continued Discussion on What You Really Need to Lead
- Networking Reception and Money Vault Tours o Discussion Dinners
Friday, September 28, 2018
Banking and the Economy Forum: A Forum for Minorities in Banking at Charlotte Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Located at 530 East Trade Street, Charlotte, NC 28202)
- Opening Keynote
- Financial Services Industry: Trends in Management Representation of Minorities and Women and Diversity Practices.
- Panel Discussion: Moving beyond the 12%: Equipping, Educating, and Empowering
- Luncheon Keynote – UFSC Tour of the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African–American Arts + Culture – Networking Dinner at Nana’s SoulFood Kitchen
Saturday, September 29, 2018
- UFSC Board Meeting (UFSC Board Members only)
- UFSC Leadership Workshop on Finding Your Why
- UFSC National Oratorical Competition
***All events on this day will take place at Johnson C. Smith University***
To register and get the full schedule for the Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minorities in Banking, hosted by the Federal Reserve of Richmond, Charlotte Branch, visit
- Registration cost $250
UFSC Hosted Events
- Tour of Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture; Networking Dinner at Nana’s SoulFood Kitchen; UFSC Leadership Workshop on Finding Your Why; and Oratorical Competition – visit Super Charge Your Business or Career Growth – UFSC Events.
- Registration cost Early Registration: $30 UFSC Members, $40 non members (Expires September 1, 2018.
- Regular registration $40 UFSC Members, $50 non members.
The trillion dollar “Wall Street/ Main Street” discussion is back in the spotlight. Your action for equitable treatment is required.
Multi trillion dollar home loan giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE), would be BANKRUPT and EXTINCT if not for the 2008 BAIL OUT and subsequent rescue by the US taxpayers as a response to the 2008 world financial crisis.
Talk is now increasing about removing the GSE conservatorship protection. Plenty of government and private organizations from the United States Congress to the Mortgage Bankers Association of America, the Independent Community Bankers of America to Moelis & Company are making proposals. This removal would let investor stockholders have access to possible profit gains and it would also remove financial responsibility from the taxpayer.
The Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) is concerned that not only the stock investors and industry be given proper treatment, but that the communities of color that have lost trillions of dollars (CBS News June, 2013) in home ownership be given proper consideration.
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Week In Review – August 10, 2018
Volume 24, Number 28 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending August 10, 2018 MONDAY, August 6th The CoreLogic Home Price Index rose 6.8% year over year in June, a slight increase from May’s 6.7% growth rate, which was revised down from 7.1% in this... read more
Donate items to “Bigger Dreams, Bolder Future” campaign
Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) seeking donated items that could be used in our national raffle for the “Bigger Dreams, Bolder Future” fundraising campaign. This campaign will help us fund scholarships and internships for students in the MARK I Leadership Program and Collegiate Oratorical Competition. Every year, we host a youth program called the MARK... read more
Week In Review – August 3, 2018
Volume 24, Number 27 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending August 3, 2018 MONDAY, July 30th The NAR’s pending home sales index which tracks the number of signed sales contracts, rose 0.9% in June to 106.9 up mildly from a level of 105.9 in... read more
Week In Review – July 27, 2018
Volume 24, Number 26 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending July 27, 2018 MONDAY, July 23rd Existing home sales fell 0.6% in June to an annual pace of 5.38 million following a decline of 0.7% in May to an annual rate of 5.41 million. ... read more
Week In Review – July 20, 2018
Volume 24, Number 25 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending July 20, 2018 MONDAY, July 16th With tax cuts and growing wages supporting budgets, retail sales posted their fourth consecutive month of solid growth in June. Sales rose 0.5% following growth of 1.3% in... read more
Lesson Learned from Mortgage Crisis
Do you want to connect virtually with other financial services professionals? Do you want to tap into other experts who can be a resource for your initiatives? Do you want to find out how UFSC can help you and how you can help others? Join us for the UFSC Eastern Region Friday Connection Series... read more
Week In Review – July 13, 2018
Volume 24, Number 24 Reginald J. Smith, Community Development Manager – Bank of Kansas City Economic Highlights for Week Ending July 13, 2018 MONDAY, July 9th Consumers ran up their credit cards in May while non-revolving credit balances increased sharply as well. Total consumer credit outstanding rose by $24.6 billion in May. Revolving credit,... read more