On February 25, 2012, Heartland Bank, 104.9 The River and ABC 6/Fox 28 partnered to host the 5th Annual Heartland Bank Money Matters Free Financial Summit. The Saturday morning event took place at Mount Hermon Missionary Baptist Church on Sunbury Road in Columbus and attracted over 130 individuals interested in the free financial advice being offered.
“The personal attention was very much appreciated”
The day started out with attendees receiving a registration packet and light refreshments. The packet listed the three classes they had selected, appointment request form and a survey to be turned in at the closing session. The ten different sessions that they had an opportunity to choose from included: Buying Your First Home, Is Refinancing Right For Me? Budgeting & Living Within Your Means, The Basics of Investing, Am I Protected? Understanding Your Insurance Coverage, and Understanding Your Credit Score and How to Improve It.
Josh Hooper and Mary O’Brien, 104.9 The River Morning Show Hosts, along with Scott McComb, President and CEO of Heartland Bank, entertained questions and comments during the closing session. Josh asked Scott questions regarding about the improvement in the economy, how can people get help and what resources are available. When the attendees were asked how they thought the Summit sessions were, their comments included: “The personal attention was very much appreciated”, “So many eye opening factors I was not aware of”, and “The speaker was informative and easy to understand”. Participants were very heartfelt with their comments and many of them asked for longer sessions and the opportunity for more classes.
G. Scott McComb, President and CEO of Heartland Bank stated, “We are proud to offer this financial resource again this year to Central Ohioans. Now more than ever consumers should rely on financial institutions for the advice they need to know from people they can trust. As a community bank, this is our commitment and responsibility to the communities in which we serve.”
Todd Stach, Program Director at 104.9 The River, added “The tools, information and encouragement available for free was absolutely priceless! I have personally seen lives changed and hope restored to those who have attended in the past.” Tony D’Angelo, Director of Sales WTTE FOX 28 and WSYX ABC 6 stated, “We are proud to support Heartland Bank’s Free Financial Summit. The event is both timely and vital to the Central Ohio Community.”
During the closing session, McComb recognized Pastor Washington and thanked him and Mt. Hermon for hosting the venue and presented him a check for $500 for their Youth Program. After recognizing and thanking Heartland’s partners, McComb announced, “A free lunch is being provided and served by Chile Verde after the closing session. In addition, a Bonus Session will be offered after lunch to anyone that wanted that fourth session and there wasn’t an opportunity. Now, there is!”
For information on upcoming events with Heartland Bank, please feel free to contact us.
Photos From The Event