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City Treasurer to host citywide Virtual Financial Literacy Fair

The City Treasurer’s Office of Financial Empowerment is proud to announce its 2nd Annual Financial Literacy Fair to be held virtually on Tuesday, April 20, 2019 from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm in in support of Financial Literacy Month. Residents will have the opportunity to learn valuable information about their finances during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a new feature this year, workshops will also be held for the business community. While residents will learn how to better manage their finances during a pandemic, small business owners will learn how to maximize their dollar and benefit from other programs offered by the city.


Topics will be presented in quick, 30-minute segments on many topics, such as Navigating Finances through COVID, Managing Debt During COVID, and Better Living Through Spending Plans. There will be simultaneous sessions created for business owners on topics such as Financing Your Own Business and Navigating the PPP Process


All participants will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes both at the conclusion of each workshop and at the close of the event. Prizes will include gift cards and e-cards.


The event will include greetings from Mayor Levar M. Stoney and Richmond City Treasurer Nichole R. Armstead. The fair was originally held in the Richmond City Hall lobby in 2019, but the 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic. The City Treasurer’s Office hopes many Richmonders leave this highly anticipated event more secure in their finances than ever before.


“My team and I greatly look forward to empowering both the residents and businesses of Richmond,” said City Treasurer Nichole Armstead. “Considering the financial impacts of COVID, it is time to equip our residents with additional tools that will empower them to regain control of their finances and firmly re-establish, or establish, their footing in this economy.”


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