cfrc logo*LOS ANGELES – As part of its 20th anniversary celebration, the Los Angeles Community Reinvestment Committee dba Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC) will host the Unveiling and First Annual SoLA Business and Economic Forecast scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2013.  The event will take place at the CFRC headquarters at 4060 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, California.  The program will feature the unveiling of the organization’s new corporate identity and brand signage and the first annual business and economic forecast to propose solutions for the economic future of the South Los Angeles community.

Guest presenters will include Los Angeles 9th District Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.  Invited guests include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.  The Board of Directors of the CFRC cordially invites the community, funders, clients, volunteers, families and friends to be their guests at this historical event, announcing a brand new name and new pathways to success.  “We are excited about our new journey and brand identity,” said CFRC President and Chief Executive Officer Forescee Hogan-Rowles.  “This event will celebrate the accomplishments of the past two decades and mark the beginning of the future of RISE Financial Pathways.”

The program will begin with a complimentary continental breakfast (9:30 am to 10:30 am), followed by the Unveiling and Business and Economic Forecast (10:00 am to 12:00 pm), and conclude with a “Taste of Microenterprise”—CFRC’s Micro Entrepreneur’s Food Sampling and Vendor Faire.  The event is free and open to the public.  Please RSVP by Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at [email protected] or call (213) 673-1433.  Corporate sponsorships are available.  For more information contact Malanna Marioneaux at 323-846-1478 or [email protected]

About Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC)
AT YOUR SERVICE SINCE 1992 – CFRC offers comprehensive and innovative ways to build wealth for historically underserved residents and small business owners in South L.A. and across L.A. County.  The organization provides commercial lending opportunities – including micro loans, peer lending and small business loans – along with business training, asset development programs, and banking programs.  Serving over 100,000 low income clients since its inception as a non-profit in 1992, our programs have resulted in over $10.2 million in direct loans to businesses and over 3000 jobs created and or retained.  The transformative power of our services – combined with its clients’ enterprise and hard work – improves the financial standing of individuals, launches and sustains small businesses, and generates economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.

Sherice L. Bellamy Jones
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