RELEASE: State Hosts 11th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 in BREG, News Releases

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

DAVID Y. IGE
GOVERNOR

CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN
DIRECTOR

TY Y. NOHARA
SECURITIES COMMISSIONER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 29, 2017

State Hosts 11th Annual Financial Literacy Fair in Downtown Honolulu

HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner will host the 11th Annual Financial Literacy Fair on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park, Bishop Square in Downtown, Honolulu.

As part of Financial Literacy Month in April, the Office of the Securities Commissioner is hosting an informational fair to provide free financial literacy information to the general public. The event will feature various government agencies and nonprofit organizations who will provide materials on saving and investing, insurance, home ownership preparation, dealing with credit, planning for retirement, tips on preventing financial fraud and more.

“We are pleased to host this annual event that connects the public with valuable information and services provided by DCCA and other trusted agencies,” said Acting Securities Commissioner Henry Tanji.  “Representatives from the various organizations will be available to answer questions on-site.”

In addition to the Office of the Securities Commissioner’s Investor Education Program, other exhibitors include:

  • AARP Hawaii
  • Better Business Bureau of Hawaii
  • Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
    • Business Action Center
    • Consumer Advocacy
    • Consumer Education Program
    • Division of Financial Institutions
    • Insurance Division
    • Real Estate Branch
  • Department of the Attorney General – Crime Prevention & Justice Assistance Division
  • Hawaii Council on Economic Education
  • Honolulu Police Department – District 1
  • State Executive Office on Aging
    • Sage PLUS Program (Hawaii SHIP)
    • Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP Hawaii)
  • Hawaii Council on Economic Education
  • Hawaii HomeOwnership Center
  • Hawaii State Public Library System
  • HI529 Hawaii’s College Saving Program – State of Hawaii Department of Budget & Finance
  • Hawaiian Community Assets
  • Internal Revenue Service/Taxpayer Advocate Service
  • Office of Hawaiian Affairs
  • Social Security Administration
  • United States Attorney’s Office (USAO) District of Hawaii
  • United States Postal Service
  • US Department of Agriculture

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Media Contact:
William Nhieu
Communications Officer
Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Email: Wnhieu@dcca.hawaii.gov
Office: (808) 586-7582
Cell: (808) 389-2788