Since 1934, Industrial Bank has delivered essential banking and financial services that have contributed greatly to the growth and development of the Washington, D.C. community. From that first day, when Industrial Bank had just six employees and $192,000 in assets, Industrial has grown to over 150 employees and over $333 million in assets. In addition to providing a full range of banking services, Industrial Bank works to create a vibrant local economy through public/private partnerships, banking education seminars and sponsorships.
The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME) has named Industrial Bank's U-Street location the city's Location of the Month. The designation promotes exemplary DC locales as prime settings for movie and television productions looking for filming locations. The bank recently underwent major renovations that helped it win this distinction, adds Melanee Woodard, Assistant Vice President of Industrial Bank, ""Now you can come in, sit down, have a complimentary coffee, talk with our team and experience all that comes with our service." Read more here.
As the successful re-entry of previously incarcerated citizens raises national focus, Industrial Bank seeks to become a leader in the movement. Recognizing the need for financial knowledge, at the beginning of 2018, Industrial Bank began financial literacy training within the walls of a DC Jail. By bringing awareness and financial knowledge to these communities, Industrial Bank hopes to support economic growth in their communities. "Industrial Bank's Financial Workshop ...was a much-needed resource to help our population build a pathway to the desired future that our young men want," said Earl J. Hollimon, DC Jail Program Analyst.
This past week, CDBA was proud to host its first ever congressional staffer bus tour. On the morning of October 12th, CDBA's Public Policy Director Samantha Booth and CEO Jeannine Jacokes boarded a full bus to take a tour of CDFI impact sites in Washington, D.C. The tour, co-led by City First Bank and Industrial Bank, stopped by many of the banks' success stories, including the Elaine Ellis Health Center, Trinity Plaza Day Care, and THEARC.