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Financial expo designed to help Goodyear workers

Financial expo designed to help Goodyear workers

Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:01 pm
By: Kevin Bowden, Staff Reporter

Financial expo designed to help Goodyear workers | Financial expo designed to help Goodyear workers

Checking over a banner for the expo Tuesday afternoon were (from left) Mike McKenzie, Traci Watson and Johnny Dyer. The banner was produced by Signs & Designs at Lanzer’s
By KEVIN BOWDEN
Staff Reporter
Planning for the future will be the focus of a financial expo next week at the John Tanner Tennessee National Guard Armory in Union City.
The expo is a joint effort between the United Steelworkers Local 878 and the human resources department at the Union City Goodyear plant.
The financial expo will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the local armory and is open to the public. There is no charge to attend the program, according to Johnny Dyer with the local union.
Dyer has been working with Traci Watson, who works at Goodyear’s human resources department, to put on next week’s expo.
He told The Messenger the expo is one in a series of special events being planned to help Goodyear associates and others in the community who are dealing with a job loss.
There have already been several workshops held at various locations in Union City for Goodyear associates. Earlier this month, a financial planning workshop and a resumé building workshop were held at the Obion County Public Library.
Organizers have signed up about 25 exhibitors for the expo, representing a full range of financial services. There will be representatives from the local banking industry as well as representatives from investment agencies and local real estate companies.
Dyer said the purpose of the expo is to provide Goodyear associates and others with information that will help them plan for the future.
“The main thing is to educate people about their future,” Dyer said.
Specifically, the expo is designed to inform Goodyear associates about their options after the local plant closes by the end of this year.
Goodyear associates will be given information to help them decide whether to transfer to another Goodyear plant or stay in Obion County and seek other employment opportunities after the local Goodyear plant shuts down.
In connection with Tuesday’s financial expo, the Beulah Baptist Association and the Obion County Ministerial Association are sponsoring a program at the Union City Civic Auditorium featuring financial analyst Rodney D. Ballance. His program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is scheduled to continue until 9 p.m.
Ballance is the financial analyst for CBN and he teaches personal finance at Mid-Atlantic Christian University. He is founder of God’s Dollar Ministries, is a radio personality and has written several books.
Staff Reporter Kevin Bowden may be contacted by e-mail at kmbowden@ucmessenger.com.
Published in The Messenger 4.21.11

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