CHICAGO, Ill. – January 9, 2017 – Associated Bank recently partnered with Kauai’s Fire Non-Profit Organization to conduct a financial education seminar at the bank’s home loan office in Rogers Park. A group of 18 people from the neighborhood attended the seminar to learn how to better manage their finances and prepare to purchase a home, which helps to revitalize the neighborhood.  


The seminar featured a presentation about building favorable financial credit by Juan Carlos Callan, branch manager at Associated Bank, as well as a presentation about affordable lending programs for first-time homebuyers by Kevin Greer, residential loan officer at Associated Bank. In addition, Marlisha Martinez, founder of Kauais Fire Non-Profit Organization, spoke about ways to gain control of your finances.


“Associated Bank has a strong tradition of working with community partners to provide financial education and a broad array of banking products and programs to help people prepare for successful homeownership,” said Juan Carlos Callan, branch manager. “Our bankers and lenders are conveniently located in Rogers Park to serve the needs of our community.”


“By working together to provide educational opportunities and assistance for potential homebuyers in emerging neighborhoods, I believe we can make the most substantial and sustainable impact,” said Marlisha Martinez, founder of Kauai’s Fire Non-Profit Organization.



Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $29 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at


Kauais Fire Non-Profit Organization is dedicated to helping people in need by focusing on community-based efforts. This includes small-scale construction projects, shelter, food aid, community awareness, and educational opportunities, business development, domestic and sexual assault prevention. For more information, visit


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