Brian and Amanda Light have transformed the historic Downtown Bryan Ice House from a vacant building into a lively, bustling farm-to-table restaurant that has become a go-to spot for entertainment. That’s why the Lights, owners of Ronin Restaurant, were honored with the 2019 Mayor’s Downtown Impact Award.
What: Bank on Brazos Valley “Passport to Financial Wellness” Credit Fair
When: Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17, 2019 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Brazos Valley Council of Governments, 3991 E. 29th St., Bryan, TX 77803
Bank on Brazos Valley (BOBV), an educational outreach program designed to improve the financial stability of individuals and families in our community, will host the “Passport to Financial Wellness” Credit Fair at the Brazos Valley Council of Governments on Wednesday and Thursday Oct. 16-17, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a come-and-go event where individuals and families can learn about smart savings, improving their credit, and jumpstarting their child’s interest in financial success.
This is not your ordinary workshop. Families will actively participate in one-on-one discussions with professionals who can answer their financial questions. Participants will be given a financial “passport” and will travel through different educational booths with guidance from BOBV members. There will be two credit booths with presentations on what credit is, what credit scores mean and common credit problems and solutions. In addition, there will be a smart savings booth, helping families learn how to save for their future, and a consumer loan booth, answering questions about the consumer loan process and the role credit plays in obtaining loans. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of their credit report if possible. There will be opportunities for participants to visit with bank representatives to review their credit reports, and to apply for a Bank on Brazos Valley low- or no-fee checking account if they are currently not banked.
The BOBV Coalition’s mission is to target families and individuals who are either not banked or underbanked by providing financial literacy and financial management to those families and youth. Bank on Brazos Valley encourages financial stability through workshops, seminars, coaching and financial simulations. The coalition is coordinated by the City of Bryan in partnership with local financial institutions, the City of College Station, Project Unity and the United Way. For a list of local banks, credit unions and partners that participate, please visit bankonbrazosvalley.com.
For additional information, please contact the City of Bryan Community Development Department at 979.209.5175.