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Los Angeles Sentinel | Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Boston, Mass.-based OneUnited Bank and the African American Film Critics Association are hosting their second annual “Money On My Mind: The Film & TV Industry” event. The event is part of an effort to reach out to Hollywood’s’ black community and encourage long-term wealth building by examining the multitude of opportunities behind the camera and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. The event will feature discussions by some of Hollywood’s most powerful black TV and Film players. “OneUnited Bank is honored to partner with AAFCA on this annual event to expand awareness of opportunities to make money in the entertainment industry,” states Teri Williams, President & COO. “We are always looking for creative ways to promote financial literacy.”

Beneficial State Bank | Monday, January 25, 2016

Beneficial State Bank has launched a new impact website to spread the word about the positive effect they’re having on their communities. The bank unveiled the new site at the same time as it appointed its first Chief Impact Officer, Erin Kilmer Neel, who will lead the bank’s impact department. The impact department fosters a beneficial ecosystem that includes collaborating with other banks, engaging with community members, informing and assisting businesses, and cultivating a new sustainable economy. “The launch of the Impact Website collects in one location reporting on our lending, the outcomes of that lending, our corporate practices, and our commitments toward a New Economy,” said Kat Taylor, Beneficial State Bank Co-CEO and Co-founder. “We are honored to help bank customers co-create that New Economy as best we can.” 

Cross Keys Bank | Thursday, January 21, 2016

Cross Keys Bank has announced that Chief Credit Officer Shane Bridges has been appointed as the bank’s new president. With this appointment, the position of CEO and President has been separated. Michael Vizard, who served as President and CEO from 2005-2015, will continue as CEO and as the newly elected Chairman of the Board. Vizard was also named vice chairman of the bank’s holding company, BSJ Bancshares, Inc. Rebecca Vizard has been elected chairman of the holding company and Ben Watson will serve as its president. “With more than 24 years in banking and 14 of those years at Cross Keys, Shane understands the needs of our personal and business customers," said Mr. Vizard. "He cares deeply about our bank and is actively involved in supporting our communities.”