Mercer University Chapter of Financial Management Association and Consumer Credit Counseling Service to Host Family Financial Wellness Fair

March 25, 2014

MACON – Mercer University's student chapter of the Financial Management Association (FMA) and the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Middle Georgia will host a community-wide Family Financial Wellness Fair March 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the University Center on the Macon campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of this year's International Cherry Blossom Festival. The first 100 participants will receive a free credit report with their FICO credit score.

The goal of the Family Financial Wellness Fair is to support increasing personal financial stability for Middle Georgians. During the fair, participants will have access to a variety of financial-related resources from onsite programs and vendors. These include personal credit report analysis, financial seminars, tax advice and information on various governmental and community programs. Representatives from several local credit unions and banks will be available to talk with participants about checking, saving and home financing needs.

"The Family Financial Wellness Fair will be a great opportunity for Middle Georgia residents to meet and consult with local financial professionals and become more informed about the financial services available in our area," said Dr. Anitha Manohar, assistant professor of finance at Mercer.

This is a family-friendly event with activities available for children of all ages. Additionally, door prizes will be given away throughout the fair.

"We are very excited to be working with CCCS and are looking forward to hosting the Family Financial Wellness Fair for our community," said Mike Green, a senior finance and accounting major from Covington and president of the student chapter of FMA at Mercer.

For more information, contact Dr. Manohar at (478) 301-5595 or manohar_ca@mercer.edu.

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Established in 1984, Mercer University's Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is named for Eugene W. Stetson, a 1901 Mercer graduate and business pioneer who leveraged the first major buyout in corporate history. Over the past 80 years, Mercer has granted almost 12,000 business degrees, and many of its graduates hold senior leadership positions in companies around the world. Mercer's business school delivers career-focused business education programs and develops entrepreneurial leaders and responsible global citizens. It holds accreditation from the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), which is considered the hallmark of excellence among the nation's top business schools and places it among the top five percent of all business schools worldwide. The School delivers graduate and undergraduate programs on Mercer campuses in Atlanta, Macon and Savannah, and Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County. Mercer's business school has been recognized by the Princeton Review as No. 3 for "Greatest Opportunity for Women" and one of its "Best 300 Business Schools." In addition, it has been recognized among the "Top 15 Schools in the Nation for Marketing and Accounting." business.mercer.edu

 

Kyle Sears
(478) 301-4037
sears_k@mercer.edu