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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

Funding Your Future: How the Small Business Administration Can Help

This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of the many Small Business Administration (SBA) programs and services that are available to small businesses. Attend this session to learn more about the SBA loan programs and services, 504 CDC’s, alternative, and Micro lending options, and the lending process. This presentation is in partnership with the Pasco Chamber of Commerce and is free courtesy of Gesa Credit Union. 

How to Prepare, Pay and Stay in College

With college costs on the rise, it’s more important than ever for families to plan carefully and to fully understand their funding options. Parents and students are welcome to attend this session to learn more about selecting, applying and paying for college, scholarships and loan options, and we’ll also cover the ins and outs of the Federal Application For Student Aid (FAFSA). This seminar is presented in partnership with Credit Union Student Choice.

Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Are you ready to take your home from ordinary to extraordinary? With the real estate season in full swing, now is the perfect time to review strategies for increasing your home’s curb appeal. Attend this session to learn tips for decluttering and removing eyesores, subtle changes to enhance your home’s appeal, and cost effective tricks for improving your home’s exterior. This event is being held in a newly constructed, custom Pahlisch home.

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 tips for raising a financially fit family. Each session will feature a presentation from a local expert followed by a question and answer period.

Identity Theft: Road to Recovery

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America, wreaking havoc on personal finances and credit history. Attendees will receive step-by-step instructions on where to start, what agencies to contact and what your rights are as a consumer.

Energy Efficiency: Increase Your Green!

Learn the benefits of building energy efficient homes; including increased comfort, health, and lower utility bills. Receive money-saving tips and tricks to retrofit your existing home, as well as gain insight into the latest technology in building efficient and green homes. Presented in partnership with the Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities Built Green program and Pischel Quality Homes.

Identity Theft Prevention

This workshop covers everything you need to know about identity theft. Find out how the crime happens, precautions you should take, your legal rights, and the recovery process.

Know Your Credit Score

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 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.

Retirement Ready

Worrying about money shouldn't be a part of retirement. Learn how to harness the power of time, how investments can be used to reach long-term goals, and how inflation and taxes can impact your retirement fund. It's never too early or too late to prepare for your future.


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.

Friday
24
Jul
Stone Ridge Event Center, 5960 Burden Blvd., Pasco, WA 99301
Starts at: 12:00 PM
Presenter: Mark Costello, Small Business Administration

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 509.378.3549.

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