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Womenís Business Development Center Receives $50,000 Grant from Discover Financial Services


Funds will support Business Financial Literacy Program

Chicago, IL, December 09, 2011 --(PR.com)-- The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) has received a grant of $50,000 from Discover Financial Services for its Business Financial Literacy Program to be delivered in Spanish and English in various Chicago communities.

The bilingual program provides prospective and established women entrepreneurs with the financial knowledge and skills they require to make informed and effective financial decisions through seminars, workshops, individual counseling, technical assistance, webinars and roundtables.

“Discover Financial Services' funding will enable the WBDC to expand its financial program to offer additional community-based training in low and moderate-income communities, develop educational materials and programs to improve and enhance business financial acumen in both Spanish and English,” said Hedy Ratner, WBDC co-president.

About Discover Financial Services:
Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) is a direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. financial services. Since its inception in 1986, the company has become one of the largest card issuers in the United States. The company operates the Discover card, America's cash rewards pioneer, and offers personal and student loans, online savings accounts, certificates of deposit and money market accounts through its Discover Bank subsidiary. Its payment businesses consist of Discover Network, with millions of merchant and cash access locations; PULSE, one of the nation's leading ATM/debit networks; and Diners Club International, a global payments network with acceptance in more than 185 countries and territories. For more information, visit http://www.discoverfinancial.com.

About the Women’s Business Development Center:
A nationally and internationally recognized women’s business assistance center celebrating its 25th year of operation in 2011, the WBDC provides a continuum of business development services to prospective and established women entrepreneurs including counseling, training, financial, certification and procurement assistance in Spanish and English. The mission of the WBDC is to provide services and programs that support and accelerate women’s business ownership and strengthen the impact of women on the economy. For further information about the WBDC, visit their website at www.WBDC.org, or contact them at 8 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60603 or 312-853-3477.

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