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Urban Financial Services Announces its Small Business Track at the 37th Annual Conference

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Baltimore MD May 13, 2010 – Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) is proud to announce their Small Business Track entitled “Leadership Institute for Entrepreneurs”, designed to support minority and women owned businesses.  The sessions will be held in conjunction with the 37th Annual International Conference on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Inner Harbor – Baltimore, Maryland  and are offered at no charge to business owners. 

The conference theme, “Thriving in a Season of Change”, has been designed to give hundreds of Urban Financial Services Coalition (UFSC) members and the Baltimore business community an opportunity to convene and discuss the ongoing changes in the financial services industry that affect their personal and professional lives.   The Small Business Track targeted at new and seasoned business owners will feature workshops, speakers, and events carefully selected to create an environment conducive for networking, knowledge transfer and opportunities for business growth.  This powerful program will equip, inspire and motivate business owners to take their company to the next level.  A full day of workshops will kick-off with a plenary session at 8:00 am and wrap-up at 5:00 pm.  Topics include:

  • Backstage Pass to Corporate/Government Procurement
  • What’s New in SBA Financing
  • Increasing Your Company’s Sales Performance
  • Speed Networking – Making the Right Connections

Featured Speakers:

  • Scott Wilfong, President and Chief Operating Officer, SunTrust Bank, Greater Washington & Maryland
  • Bert Hash, Jr, President & Chief Executive Officer, Municipal Employees Credit Union of Baltimore, Inc (MECU)
  • Joseph Haskins, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Harbor Bank of Maryland
  • Atwood “Woody” Collins, President and Chief Operating Officer, Mid Atlantic Division, M&T Bank

The all day event is being offered at no charge; however, there is  a $45.00 per person fee to cover the CEO Symposium & Leadership Luncheon – all other sessions are offered at no cost.   To sign up for this event, go to and select the Small Business Track Registration link. 

UFSC, formerly known as the National Association of Urban Bankers, is an international organization of diverse professionals in the financial services industry and related fields with 23 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. The organization promotes the personal and professional development of its members and improvement in the financial condition of ethnically and culturally diverse communities through education, home ownership and local economic development. More information about UFSC and the 2011 conference is located on the organization’s website.

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