Business / Finance

RACINE — As part of America Saves Week 2019, scheduled for Feb. 25–March 2, Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. is planning a free financial education workshop, in partnership with the Racine Public Library. The workshop, Retirement Planning 101, is scheduled to take place from 1– 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the library, 75 Seventh St.

WWBIC is an economic development corporation. Its primary focus is on women, people of color and low-income individuals, providing direct lending and access to capital, business education, one-on-one technical business assistance and education to increase financial capability. Since 1987, WWBIC has lent over $64 million in micro- and small-business loans with a current loan portfolio of $20 million and nearly 500 active borrowers.

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Michael "Mick" Burke covers business and the Village of Sturtevant. He is the proud father of two daughters and owner of a fantastic, although rug-chewing, German shepherd dog.

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