Harris Hosts Financial Fairs for Growing Hispanic Community

Harris Hosts Financial Fairs for Growing Hispanic Community

Attendees to participate in free financial workshops, advice and discussions


Chicago, IL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 13, 2007–According to recent U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the Hispanic population is the fastest-growing and largest minority group in the country at 44.3 million. To assist the growing number of Hispanic families that call the Chicago-area home, Harris is hosting a series of Financial Fairs in Spanish in several surrounding communities.

On September 23, 2007 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Harris Financial Fairs will be held at four select Chicagoland Harris locations:

Aurora: 1252 N. Lake St.;

Cicero: 2903 S. Cicero Ave.;

Palatine: 1350 N. Rand Rd.; and

Chicago Heights: 1630 Chicago Road.

The Fairs will feature financial discussions, family-oriented games, raffles, refreshments and live radio broadcasts by La Tremenda 1200 AM, Aurora Fair; La Ley 107.9 FM, Cicero Fair; Pasion 106.7 FM, Palatine Fair; WOJO 105.1 FM, Chicago Heights Fair.

Attendees also have the opportunity to take part in three half-hour workshops hosted by Harris experts with local Hispanic on-air radio talent moderating the discussions. Workshop topics include: Understanding the Importance of Credit (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.), Purchasing a Home (1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.) and Starting or Expanding your Business (2 p.m.-2:30 p.m.). In addition, bilingual experts will be on-hand to answer financial questions and offer personalized advice.

“At Harris, we’re here to help to educate and assist all families with their financial needs and goals,” said Lilia Alvarado, Director of Hispanic Banking, Harris. “The Financial Fairs are a fun, relaxed way to meet Hispanic families in these communities as well as introduce them to helpful economic tools and resources.”

About Harris

Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1 million personal, business and corporate clients with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions. The organization is a member of the BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name. For more information, please visit http://www.bmocm.com or http://www.harrisbank.com.

Harris(R) is a trade name used by various financial service subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp. Banking products and services are provided by Harris N.A., The Harris Bank, N.A. and their bank affiliates. Members FDIC. Brokerage products are offered through Harris Investor Services, Inc. (HIS), a registered broker/dealer, member NASD/SIPC, and SEC registered investment adviser. Insurance and annuities are offered through Harris Bancorp Insurance Services, Inc. (HBIS). Securities are provided by BMO Capital Markets Corp. (BMOCM), a registered broker dealer and member NYSE, NASD and SIPC. HIS, HBIS and BMOCM are affiliated companies and are wholly owned subsidiaries of Harris Financial Corp. Products offered by HIS, HBIS and BMOCM are Not Insured by the FDIC or any Federal Government Agency, Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by Any Bank or Bank Affiliate, May Lose Value. The purchase of insurance or an annuity is not a condition to any bank loan or service. Financial planning and investment advisory services are provided by Sullivan, Bruyette, Speros & Blayney, Inc., an SEC registered investment adviser. Family Office Services are provided by Harris myCFO, Inc. Investment advisory services are offered by Harris myCFO Investment Advisory Services LLC, an SEC registered investment adviser and wholly-owned subsidiary of Harris myCFO, Inc. Not all products and services are offered in every state and/or location.

Harris Hosts Financial Fairs for Growing Hispanic Community