The St. Louis Fed has announced several new and returning members on its four boards of directors. They include:
For a full listing of each branch's board of directors or to read more about each director, visit our web site, http://stlouisfed.org/about_us/board.cfm.
The Fed has redesigned its educational web site, www.FederalReserveEducation.org, which offers online tools that community bankers can use to educate their employees and customers. The Personal Finance Education section houses Fed publications on a number of topics, including consumer banking, consumer protection, credit and loans, and interest rates. Fed101 contains an interactive lesson in the history and organization of the Fed, its monetary policy and regulatory functions, and the services it provides to depository institutions. (This portion of the site requires the Macromedia Flash 7.0 player, which can be downloaded for free.)
Growing Entrepreneurs from the Ground Up: A Community-Based Approach to Growing Your Own Business is a new resource that teaches community leaders how to promote entrepreneurship in rural areas. The guidebook includes a survey local leaders can use to assess whether their community is attractive to entrepreneurs. For information, call Doug Hermes at the Missouri Rural Development Partners at (816) 781-8631.