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Free Member Seminars

Seminars are a powerful expression of Gesa's commitment to financial education. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

Seminar Schedule

Basic Guide to Home Buying (Spanish)

Purchasing a home can be a stressful time, and you may need someone who can help ease your worries and guide you through the mortgage application and shopping process. Please join us for a free seminar presented by Home Loan Officer, Fernando Avalos. Attend this seminar to learn more about the benefits of home ownership, the mortgage application process, and starting the home shopping process. This session will be presented in Spanish.

Power of the Purse: Assessing Your Financial State and Budgeting For Your Future

Making thoughtful and informed decisions about your family’s finances is more important than ever. Learn how you can plan for a more secure financial future by attending Gesa’s Power of the Purse series. Focusing on women and mothers of all ages and circumstances, Power of the Purse provides resources for utilizing income, setting goals, budgeting, preparing for life’s unexpected changes, as well as tips for raising a financially fit family. Attend this session to begin building the foundation for a financially healthy financial future by creating a budget and spending plan.

Sage College Prep Series: Assembling a Successful College Application

Families quickly discover that filling out a single college application involves a lot of paperwork. Of course many students apply to multiple schools and the thought of completing 4, 6, or 8 applications can seem overwhelming! The process can be managed with good planning, however. In this seminar, Dr. Quadrel will describe a timeline for developing the four key elements of your college admissions packet: course transcripts, standardized testing results, admissions essays, and a description of extracurricular activities.

Banking Basics

Feeling overwhelmed by financial burdens in your life? Ease your mind and get back to the basics of banking. Join us for a free seminar presented by Gesa’s Adult Education and Outreach Specialists. Attendees will learn about money management, choosing the account that’s right for your, and learn the difference between a bank vs. credit union.

Identity Theft: Don’t Wait Until It Happens to You

Have you been a victim of recent data breaches or identity theft and aren’t sure what steps to take next? Join us for a free seminar presented by Gesa’s Compliance Supervisor and learn how to protect your information and recover. Attendees will receive information on the signs of identity theft, data breaches, scams along with recovery and prevention tips.

Small Business Success Series: Marketing Trends

Are you struggling to keep up with the rapid world of marketing trends in this day and age? Kerrie Mathis Marvel from Washington State University Tri-Cities is here with her Bachelor degree in marketing and MBA to help you keep up with the times. Come join us to learn more about how to react and profit, identifying your target market personas, and recognizing important emerging trends in marketing. This presentation is in partnership with the Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Success Series designed for small business owners, courtesy of Gesa Credit Union.

Custom Home Buying

Are you ready to build your dream home, but are unsure about the process? Gesa has partnered with the experts at Pahlisch Homes to help show you how easy custom building can be–from start to finish. Attend this seminar to learn more about site evaluations and lot selection, choosing the perfect floor plan and finding financing that fits your needs. Attend this event in a newly constructed, custom Pahlisch home.

Design Like a Parade Home Winner

Do you love the designs ideas showcased in the Parade of Homes™? Come and learn from the award-winning experts at StoneCrest Inc. Attend this session to learn more about land and floor plan selections, details to make your home design stand out, and financing - including 0% options. This session is free and will be held at a Parade of Homes™ home, with specific home location to be provided at RSVP.

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Seminar Schedule

Seminars are a powerful expression of Gesa's commitment to financial education. Invite your friends, whether they are members or not, because our seminars are available to all.

878 Tulip Lane, Richland, WA 99352
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Jennifer Casler
Anthology Event Venue, 706 Williams Blvd. Richland, WA 99354
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Dr. Quadrel

Note: Seminar dates, times and locations can change without notice. If you have not registered at least one week in advance, please call to register and verify the schedule.

Onsite Presentations

Gesa offers free financial literacy materials and workshops to high schools, colleges, clubs, businesses, and other groups. There is no cost for speakers or materials and each presentation can be tailored to suit the needs of your group or organization. Click here for a list of current topics.

Invite a credit union expert to visit your business, school, group or organization today. Simply fill out the form below and we'll follow up with you shortly to discuss your requirements. For more information contact an Education and Outreach Specialist by calling 509.378.3546.