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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

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.

Sage College Prep Series: Planning Ahead for Your College Career

A college degree can transform your life and lifestyle. Individuals with a college degree generally enjoy greater wealth and security, better health, a closer family, and a stronger community. However, a successful college experience requires planning – planning that begins in high school. In this seminar, Dr. Quadrel will describe how to build a semester-by-semester plan for high school students and families to maximize their opportunities to successfully enroll in the college of their choice.

Keeping Score: Understanding Your Credit

Your credit score is one of the most vital parts of your financial life. Credit scores follow you forever, and will play a huge role in financial situations throughout your life. Many people think that a credit score only matters when needing approval for a loan or credit card, but it goes far beyond that. Learn how your credit score impacts your life, what a FICO score is, what contributes to your FICO score, and how to improve and/or sustain your credit score.

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.

Power of the Purse Series

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. Each session will feature a presentation from a local expert followed by a question and answer period.

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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.

51 Gage Blvd., Richland, WA 99352
Starts at: 06:00 PM
Presenter: Cassidy Cook

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.