Greetings to my fellow financial professionals! Welcome to the August 2013 FPA of Pittsburgh Newsletter. As one who loves the summer months and all of its associated outdoor activities, I have mixed feelings as I write this message. While the summer season is drawing to a close, I hope that each one of us had experiences to cherish and celebrate.
As a father of two teenage girls I know that the start of another school brings new challenges and also opportunities for new learning. The same continues for the membership of the Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh. I am sure that you placed the upcoming Education Events on your calendars many months ago, however please allow me to highlight a few of the Programs that have materialized.
Fifth-Annual Financial "Four"um Conference
Thursday, October 17, 2013, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe
We are less than two months from our fifth annual Financial "Four"um. Registration is open and many of the breakout sessions have been finalized. To see the latest information and to Register now, please visit the 2013 Financial "Four"um website (Financial "Four"um). Our keynote speakers include Dave Mullen, Bill Flanagan, and Dave Petzke.
We are still accepting Sponsorships for our cornerstone event of the year. Please visit the same website or contact Chapter Executive, Ann McKenna at (412) 653-1054 to become involved. Last year over 270 financial service professionals gathered for our keystone event of the year!
These types of events are made possible through our active membership and the generous support of our 2013 Corporate Sponsor Partners. Additional information regarding our 2013 Partnership Program is available online at FPA of Pittsburgh Partner Program.
Calling Potential Board Members
Our Financial Planning Association of Pittsburgh is driven by the volunteer efforts of our Board of Directors (2013 Board List and Contact Information). As we prepare for 2014, we invite you to express your interest in learning more about the board and how you can become involved. In the coming months we plan a board lunch where interested professionals would have the opportunity to learn about our board and talk with existing board members. To be invited to the lunch once details have been finalized, please contact any of our board members or me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We invite you to join us as we advance our learning and the financial planning profession in our local community! Continue to make this a defining year in the lives of those you serve and in your businesses. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in 2013. I look forward to seeing you at hese upcoming Programs!
Brian T. Gongaware