Greater Indianapolis Chapter (GIMBA)
In July of 1989, GIMBA merged with the state association in order to create a united voice in promoting Indiana housing through legislative efforts and other programs directly impacting mortgage banking and the real estate finance industry. The geographical area served by GIMBA include all counties within the Indianapolis MSA and Lafayette.
Community Service and Special Projects
For many years, GIMBA has contributed thousands of dollars and supplied many volunteer teams to assist in the construction of affordable housing for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis (HfHGI).
Other community service projects that GIMBA has supported include Toys for Tots, Rebuilding Together Indianapolis, and Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership. Funds for these contributions are raised by various fundraising activities over the years.
GIMBA holds educational meetings throughout the year. The purpose of these meetings is to provide members with opportunities to meet, learn, and participate in shared experiences with others who have common goals and concerns related to real estate finance. Most of these meetings have a strong educational component, related to a topic of interest and need as the mortgage industry changes with regulations, legislation, and the economic climate. However, GIMBA also has meetings that are strictly for fun and networking, including an annual 'Toys-for-Tots' event in December (400+ toys in 2013!) and an annual event in March on the 1st Thursday of the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
Next Chapter Meeting/Event
Date: Monday, October 3rd
Topic/Speaker: FHA Loan Training/Diehl & Associates
Time: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
Registration Cost: tbd
On-Line Registration Site: http://www.indianamba.org/event-registration
Upcoming Chapter Meetings/Events
Registration Cost: tbd
For more information on chapter events, please contact GIMBA Executive Director, Alan Thorup at 317-773-7344.
President - Palak Effinger/Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership
Vice President - Kelly Wensel/Freedom Mortgage
Secretary/Treasurer - Rob Green/GVC Mortgage
Past President - John Flatt/Nelson & Frankenberger, PC
Director - Deb Allaben/Essent Guaranty
Director - Ann Block/Franklin American Mortgage
Director - Michelle Collins/Fidelity National Title
Director - Greg Dugger/FORUM Credit Union
Director - Albert Gonzalez/Citizens One
Director - Charisse Johnson/First Merchants Bank
Director - Barry Lux/Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.
Director - Ed Warrington/Hallmark Home Mortgage