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2010.06.08 > For Immediate Release
contact: Wendy Townley - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: wtownley@unomaha.edu

Financial, Housing and Personal Growth Conference is July 15 in Omaha

Omaha - The second annual Surviving in Today’s Economy conference will be held Thursday, July 15 at the downtown Omaha Hilton, 1001 Cass St.

The conference will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is hosted by Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. (FHAS) in Omaha.

Van Deeb – UNO alum, Omaha author and real estate guru – will offer the keynote presentation, “The Powerful Personal Vision,” at noon. KETV reporter Adrian Whitsett will serve as event emcee.

Special guest include: Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle; Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy; and Clifton Jones, Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The day’s events and breakout sessions are designed to raise awareness of finances, foreclosures, dealing with debt, fair housing, small businesses, personal growth and savings strategies.

Breakout sessions are free; the cost for the keynote luncheon presentation is $35, which includes the closing reception.

The breakout sessions are as follows:

• Fair Housing: Diversity in Our Community
• Bankruptcy and Debt Collection
• Making it on Your Own: Financial Independence
• Pulse of the Market: Changing Times for Investors
• Psychology of Spending – presented by Ken Kriz, University of Nebraska at Omaha School of Public Administration
• Business Ethics
• Living Your Purpose: New Level of Success
• Changes in Credit Mortgage Criteria
• Small Businesses: How to Reinvent Yourself
• Energy Star: New and Existing Home Energy Audits
• Foreclosures and Loss Mitigation
• How to Think, Act and Achieve like an Entrepreneur

Presenters include the following: University of Nebraska at Omaha, Legal Aid of Nebraska, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Omaha Branch, Omaha Public Power District, Egermier Group Wealth Management, Business Ethics Alliance, Small Business Association of the Midlands, Paul Bryant and Van Deeb.

For more information or to register for the conference, contact Mike Robinson, FHAS, at michaelr@fhasinc.org or (402) 934-6727 by Friday, July 2.

Event sponsors include: Brumbaugh and Quandahl, P.C., L.L.O.; Nebraska Investment Finance Authority; Barnhart Press; Omaha Public Power District; Davis Companies; US Bank; and Egermier Wealth Management Group. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City-Omaha Branch is the networking reception host.

About Family Housing Advisory Services
FHAS works to empower all people to improve their housing opportunities through education, counseling and advocacy. FHAS is Omaha’s premier housing counseling agency founded in 1968 to increase homeownership opportunities. FHAS is a private nonprofit, HUD-certified comprehensive housing counseling agency in the metropolitan area. FHAS serves about 11,000 households (18,000 individuals) each year, helping families move from homelessness to homeownership and beyond.

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UNO is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is “UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908.” This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come.

UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to http://www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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