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For Immediate Release
June 05, 2008 Contact: Charles Evenson
608-266-2026

Media Advisory

Northwest Wisconsin Area to Hold 2008 Money Smart Week WisconsinSM Kick-Off Luncheon

(Spooner) The Northwest Wisconsin Area Money Smart Week Wisconsin planning team will hold a kickoff luncheon for the 2008 campaign on Tuesday, June 10 at the Spooner Market and Grill in Spooner at 1:00 p.m. The team encourages all individuals and organizational representatives who are interested in participating in the 2008 effort to attend. RSVP by Friday, June 6 is encouraged by contacting Teri Schult, teri.schult@witc.edu, at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College.

Dave Mancl, Director of DFI’s Office of Financial Literacy will give reports during the meeting on last year’s campaign and talk about plans for this year. The discussion will focus on both successful and unsuccessful past activities and events. It will also look at how best to prepare for 2008. There will be specific emphasis on planning events and activities that address the current economic situation including the tight employment market, high fuel prices and rising food costs.

Money Smart Week Wisconsin was the first statewide financial literacy social awareness campaign in the country when it began in 2006. Its goal is to improve the financial literacy of Wisconsin citizens. It is modeled after similar campaigns run by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in the cities of Chicago and Detroit. The Northwest Wisconsin Area planning group was one of 12 in the state last year. Last year’s campaign featured 761 events sponsored by 579 partners. Nearly 9,000 Wisconsin citizens participated.

Money Smart Week Wisconsin 2008 will run October 12-18, 2008.

Northwest Wisconsin Area Kickoff Luncheon

1:00 p.m. Spooner Market and Grill
Spooner’s main street on the east side of highway 63
Spooner, WI

For more information contact, Teri Schult
715-635-8997
715-635-9120 (T and TH a.m.)