MB Financial Bank Partners with the Federal Reserve for Money Smart Week

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Chicago banking leader to offer free financial education classes

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“Increasing financial literacy has always been a top priority for MB,” said Karen Thomas, senior vice president, community development, MB Financial Bank. “

For the 10th consecutive year, MB Financial Bank will participate in the Federal Reserve Bank Money Smart Week campaign, April 24-29. Launched in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign dedicated to helping consumers better manage their personal finances. The program consists of public and private partner organizations offering thousands of free classes, seminars and other educational activities.

“Increasing financial literacy has always been a top priority for MB,” said Karen Thomas, senior vice president, community development, MB Financial Bank. “MB is proud of our ability to meet these community needs, year after year, by providing free resources through partnerships like Money Smart Week.“

During its seminars, MB Financial Bank will cover financial topics such as youth financial literacy, a general overview of banking, managing a checking account and the basics of first time home buying, among others. The organizations partnering with MB to offer these programs include the White Oak Library, C.E. Miller Elementary School, Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry, River Grove Public Library, the Spanish Coalition for Housing, Claretian Associates, Arab American Family Services, Dolton Banking Center, St. Andrews Church, North Lawndale Employment Network and The Resurrection Project (view schedule below).

“Money Smart Week began as a coordinated effort among a small group of Chicagoland organizations working to promote financial literacy,” says Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “Today, Money Smart Week continues to expand nationally, providing greater awareness of, and access to, personal finance resources for all.”

To learn more about Money Smart Week or to view a schedule of activities, please visit http://www.moneysmartweek.org.

About MB Financial
MB Financial Bank N.A. is a Chicago-based commercial bank with approximately $19 billion in assets and a more than one-hundred-year history of building deep and lasting relationships with middle-market companies and individuals. MB Financial Bank offers a full range of powerful financial solutions and the expertise and experience of bankers who are focused on their clients’ success. MB Financial Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI).

MB Financial Bank Money Smart Week Events

Money 4 Kids
Financial literacy education for children

April 24, 2017| 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., C.E. Elementary School
125 W. Traube Ave., Westmont, IL 60559

April 25, 2017| 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., C.E. Elementary School
125 W. Traube Ave., Westmont, IL 60559

April 26, 2017| 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., C.E. Elementary School
125 W. Traube Ave., Westmont, IL 60559

April 27, 2017| 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., C.E. Elementary School
125 W. Traube Ave., Westmont, IL 60559

April 28, 2017| 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., C.E. Elementary School
125 W. Traube Ave., Westmont, IL 60559

First Time Home Buyer
An in depth overview of home buying

April 25, 2017| 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., River Grove Public Library
8638 W. Grand Ave., River Grove, IL 60171

April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – noon, MB Financial Bank
3030 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
Event is presented by Mohamed Coleman and Jabier Carranza in English and Spanish

April 29, 2017 | Noon – 1:00 p.m., White Oak Library
201 W. Normantown Road, Romeoville, IL 60446
Event is presented in Spanish and English
RSVP is required by April 24, 2017

Managing your Checking Account
How to manage your checking accounts and other banking topics

April 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – noon, Arab American Family Services
9044 S. Octavia St., Bridgeview, IL 60455

All you Need to Know about Credit when Purchasing your First Home
A series of workshops focused on providing individuals the necessary education for purchasing their first home
April 26, 2017, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., The Resurrection Project
1700 W 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60608
Event is presented by Marcia Carroll and Ivis Avilez in English and Spanish

Banking 101
A general overview of banking

April 26, 2017} 3:00-6:00 p.m., Oak Park River Forest Pantry
848 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301

First Time Home Buyer
Learn the best steps for purchasing a home and discover available grants to help you in your home buying process. Credit counseling is also provided by the Spanish Coalition for Housing

April 26, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.; 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., MB Financial Bank
3030 East 92nd Street, Chicago, IL 60617
Event is presented by Marcia Carroll and Ivis Avilez in English and Spanish; RSVP is required by April 21, 2017

Homebuyer Seminar
How to buy your first home and learn general home ownership principles

April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – noon, St. Andrews Church
768 Lincoln Ave., Calumet City, IL 60409

Investment Basics
Investing 101: providing the foundation for making sound investment decisions

April 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Arab American Family Services
9044 S. Octavia st., Bridgeview, IL 60455

Navigating your Financial Maze
A series of financial workshops aimed to help individuals manage their finances

April 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m., North Lawndale Employment Network
906 S. Homan Ave., Chicago, IL 60624

First Time Homebuyer Seminar and Realtor Basics
This seminar provides introductory education for individuals seeking to buy their first home

April 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – noon, MB Mortgage
2973 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Mortgage 101
How to prepare to apply for a mortgage loan

April 29, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Dolton Banking Center
550 E. Sibley blvd., Dolton, IL, 60419
RSVP is required by April 22, 2017

Financial Needs for Seniors
Ensuring your financial needs are in order

April 24, 2017, 1:00a.m.-2:00p.m., Village of Glenwood Senior Center
1 Asselborn Ln, Glenwood, IL 60425

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