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1st SouthWest Bank
1st SouthWest Bank is a strong and growing community bank dedicated to serving the people and businesses of Southwestern Colorado. For over 20 years, the bank has actively supported and sought opportunities to improve the quality of life in its communities. In addition to providing professional and personalized service to customers, 1st SouthWest strives for 100% involvement from its employees in community organizations, programs and non-profits.
ABC Bank was incorporated in 1891 as Austin State Bank. More than 100 years later, the Bank has grown to five locations - four in Chicago and the fifth in Bensenville. ABC Bank is a locally owned and managed institution, leveraging its grass roots experience to serve the social and economic needs of the communities we serve. ABC Bank is committed to building value for its communities by sponsoring community events and supporting local fundraisers, becoming an integral part of each of the communities they serve.
Albina Community Bank
Albina Community Bank was founded in 1995 to serve the residential and commercial credit needs of primarily low- and moderate-income individuals and families in the diverse neighborhoods of North Portland. Today the bank has grown into a channel for socially conscious individuals and businesses in the Portland area looking to make a difference in their local neighborhoods.
Bank of Anguilla
For 110 years, The Bank of Anguilla has served Mississippi's rural Sharkey and Issaquena counties. The economies of the two counties are primarily agricultural, benefiting from rich farming soil along the Mississippi River. As the only bank operating in Sharkey and Issaquena, The Bank of Anguilla plays a vital role in providing financial services to these rural, low-income communities. Bank employees and the Board proudly serve in various civic organizations and leadership roles.
Bank of Commerce
Bank of Commerce is more than a bank -- it's a home. A friend. A consultant. The place you can go for answers and assistance. Their knowledgeable staff is ready to serve, giving you the customer care you deserve with the experience you need. Bank of Commerce started as a tiny bank run out of a local doctor’s office in Greewood, Miss. As the community grew and the bank prospered, Bank of Commerce held on to its sound banking policies and neighborly traditions. Today, Bank of Commerce remains stable and strong while maintaining its personal touch and convenient, efficient service. And, after more than 100 years of steady service, they are still opening new financial doors and offering options that make banking as convenient as possible.
Bank of Kilmichael
The Bank of Kilmichael understands the only way to truly serve customers' banking needs is to know and understand them and their business interests. With directors, management and staff all proud members of the community they serve, customers are provided with quick and creative solutions for their banking needs and are always treated on a personal basis.
Bank of Lake Village
From the farmer to the after school worker, Bank of Lake Village is determined to make a difference with support and services that exceed expectations. Bank of Lake Village is a proud leader in the Arkansas Delta’s agricultural community, offering not only credit, but also expert counseling and direction. This is a time of change for the farmers of Southeast Arkansas as technology evolves and farming industries expand. But with Bank of Lake Village’s qualified staff and continual training, the community is ready for the advancements of tomorrow.
Bank of Montgomery
Bank of Montgomery was established in 1903 in Montgomery, Louisiana by local businessmen who saw a need for a financial institution to meet the needs of Grant Parish. Today, the bank remains a family owned institution that provides old-fashioned community banking. But Bank of Montgomery is also an innovator, which enhances the community banking experience with modern conveniences such as mobile banking. It has been a winning formula for the bank, which has enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, from $18 million in 1996 to over $209 million in 2014.
Bank of Vernon
The Bank of Vernon was chartered in Vernon, Alabama on November 11, 1911. Today, with nearly $150 million in assets, Bank of Vernon is continuing to grow and serve its community with modern facilities and technology.
Bank of Winona
Bank of Winona was founded in 1885 and is the oldest financial institution serving Montgomery and Carroll County, Mississippi. The bank has been locally owned and operated since its founding. Bank of Winona provides a wide array of services to both businesses and individuals including checking, savings, CDs and loans.
Bank2 is a community bank committed to helping people build better lives. Both the bank and its holding company, Chickasaw Banc Holding Company, are 100% owned by the Chickasaw Nation. Bank2 has received state and national recognition for their efforts in Native America, and is the #1 source of Native American home loans in the state of Oklahoma.They are rated a 4-Star Bank by BauerFinancial, a trusted financial rating body. Bank2 was also recognized by the American Bankers Association Banking Journal as the #1 and #3 community bank in the nation in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
BankFirst Financial Services
For more than 125 years, BankFirst has provided service to Mississippi communities, living up to its motto: "Strength, Stability, and Service." BankFirst has experienced and withstood the Great Depression, expanded to 11 branches, and built a strong foundation of products and services. Thanks to its committed leadership, BankFirst Financial Services has been able to withstand tough economic times, continue to grow, make a profit for its shareholders, and serve the needs of its customers and their communities.
Established in 1909 and certified as a Community Development Financial Institution in 2010, BankPlus focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining high-performance employees who work to ensure the best possible service for their customers and exceptional return on investment to their shareholders. BankPlus is a subsidiary of BancPlus Corporation, a one‐bank holding company located in Ridgeland, Mississippi. The bank received an "Outstanding" overall rating in its 2012 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Exam, which also noted the bank’s exemplary record regarding its community development lending and excellent record regarding its innovative and flexible lending practices.
Beneficial State Bank
Beneficial State Bank, formerly One PacificCoast Bank, is a state chartered bank headquartered in Oakland, California with branches in California, Oregon and Washington. Founded in 2007, Beneficial State is a new kind of bank that offers customers the tools they need to build something beautiful. The bank’s commercial loans, transactional services and financial assistance are designed to serve businesses and nonprofits that are committed to building prosperity for our local communities and our environment, as well as individuals and families in need. A certified B Corporation, Beneficial State’s ownership structure is truly unique to the banking Industry; the bank is owned by a nonprofit organization, Beneficial State Foundation. When profits of the Bank are distributed, they can only be distributed to the Foundation, which is mandated to reinvest those proceeds back into the low-income communities we serve and environment upon which we depend.
Broadway Federal Bank
Broadway Federal Bank was founded in 1946 by a group of civic minded men and women who had identified the need for conventional loans to minority consumers who were ignored by all of the existing financial institutions. Broadway continues to fulfill the mission of providing conventional loans and in providing training for minorities desirous of entering the industry. The Bank’s mission is to serve the real estate, business, and financial needs of customers in underserved urban communities with a commitment to excellent service, profitability, and sustained growth.
Carver Federal Savings Bank
Carver Federal Savings Bank has served African-American communities traditionally denied access to debt capital for more than 60 years. From its headquarters in Harlem, the bank lends to consumers, businesses, non-profits, and faith-based institutions throughout New York City. Receiving accolades from the community, and regulatory agencies, Carver is a national leader among community development banks and minority owned institutions.
Carver State Bank
Carver State Bank has been a vital part of the Savannah, GA community since it was founded as the Georgia Savings and Realty Corporation in 1927. The mission of Carver State Bank is to maintain a sound, profitable, growing institution by providing high-quality products and services for the Bank's customers, especially those in it's targeted communities.
Central Bank of Kansas City
Central Bank of Kansas City is a community bank with a long and successful history of business lending and outreach, based on its strategy of revitalizing the urban core and building wealth in low-income neighborhoods. With the main branch in Kansas City’s Historic Northeast neighborhood—where it was founded in 1951—Central Bank attends to the needs of the typically underserved in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The bank has been a continual recipient of the CDFI Bank Enterprise Award for its involvement in the community it serves.
Citizens National Bank of Meridan
As Mississippi’s community bank, Citizens National Bank is focused on encouraging personal, business and economic development that finance the dreams of Mississippians.
City First Bank of DC
City First Bank delivers innovative and creative community development finance services to low- and moderate-income communities of Washington DC and nearby suburbs. The only dedicated community development bank in the region, City First focuses on building assets – financing small companies, affordable housing, and community facilities. City First provides a range of banking services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses. They offer competitive returns to socially motivated investors who want a double bottom line return. With aid from the New Markets Tax Credit, they are able to finance large scale projects and offer subsidized financing for eligible projects that offer demonstrated and sustained benefits in low wealth neighborhoods.
City National Bank of New Jersey
Founded in 1971, City National Bank is dedicated to building wealth and improving the quality of life within the New York and New Jersey communities it serves. It is the only African-American owned commercial bank serving both New York and New Jersey and is third largest Black-owned and operated financial institution in the US. City National Bank's community commitment runs deep in everything they do, including their City National Urban Fund, which supports economic development projects.
One of the South’s fastest-growing financial institutions did not originate in a large, metropolitan area or grow with the usual bank business plan. Community Bancshares of Mississippi, Inc., started more than 100 years ago in a small timber community in east central Mississippi and has grown by employing a unique approach to one of America’s most routine industries. From 1995 until today, with few acquisitions, Community Bancshares has grown from $200 million in assets and a couple of offices to more than $2.4 billion in assets, 40 offices and over 660 employees in four states. Simple values like fairness, integrity, honesty, respect, humility, self-sacrifice, and kindness are all hallmarks of the type of organization Community Bank strives to build every day.
Community Bank of the Bay
Community Bank of Bay was founded in 1997 to serve the credit needs of historically underserved businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. Locally owned and operated, the bank invests in the economic vitality, community spirit, and future of Oakland. With exceptional local market expertise and broad industry knowledge, the bank brings value to customers and their community.
Concordia Bank & Trust Co.
On July 1, 1903, the forerunner of the Concordia Bank & Trust Co., Bank of Vidalia, came into being. At the time, Vidalia, Louisiana was just a small village on the river. Today, the bank has grown along with its community and has expanded to include branches in Mississippi. Their experienced lending team provides local, quality customer service to customers in Natchez and surrounding areas. Concordia Bank & Trust knows and understands the financial needs of a business. They take pride in providing local decision-making and efficient loan processing.
Cross Keys Bank
The mission of Cross Keys Bank is to help their customers succeed. Their history begins in 1902, when a group of businessmen in St. Joseph, Louisiana decided to address their community’s lack of banking services. By investing their money to provide start-up capital, they became the founding directors of the Bank of St. Joseph & Trust Company. Their prudent management of the young bank enabled it to grow and prosper, while providing funds for the community to grow and create new jobs. In time, Bank of St. Joseph acquired two other institutions and adopted the name Cross Keys Bank. Their name embodies a commitment to helping customers unlock the resources they need to prosper.
Farmers and Merchants Bank
For over 70 years, Farmers & Merchants Bank has been serving the communities of Northeast Mississippi. Home owned and operated since 1941, Farmers & Merchants prospers with a dedicated community of loyal customers and loyal employees. This commitment allowed the bank to rank as one of the "Highest Rated Banks in America" according to a survey by Sheshunoff Information Services Inc. In a world that changes rapidly, Farmers and Merchants Bank remains a stable and secure financial institution whose first priority is the safety of customers’ hard earned money.
Finance and Thrift
Finance and Thrift has been helping customers save and grow their money since 1925. Through tailored relationships with clients, Finance and Thrift helps people get greater access to life’s necessities. They work with customers to provide the best terms for their needs and help people better manage their financial resources through financial literacy education.
First American International Bank
First American International Bank is a New York state-chartered commercial bank with a mission to provide professional and caring banking services to New York’s Chinese American community, especially those under-banked due to educational, language or cultural barriers. It was founded in 1999 with headquarters at Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a predominantly low-income Chinese community that is fast growing with a large population of recent immigrants. Another mission of the bank is economic development of the Asian communities in which it conducts business, to stimulate economic growth and to promote investment and job creation, while serving the financial needs of all its residents and businesses. Now the bank has nine branches and loan offices in all four major Asian/Chinese community areas: Chinatown in Manhattan, Sunset Park in Brooklyn, Flushing, Elmhurst and Forest Hills in Queens.
First Eagle Bank
First Eagle Bank is an entrepreneurial, independent bank focused on developing long lasting relationships with their customers, and community. They take an active role in their community and have received an "Outstanding" Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating. First Eagle Bank is committed to providing credit, capital and financial services to underserved communities. Their staff is personally committed and involved with non-profits that assist people in their communities.
First Independence Bank
First Independence Bank has served Detroit communities for more than 40 years. They have always treated customers as their most important asset, with products and services designed to best-serve customers' needs. First Independence takes their responsibilities as a member of their community seriously and it is their policy to never trade off profits for citizenship responsibilities. First Independence provides high-quality, meaningful jobs to employees while contributing to the success of their communities and shareholders.
First Security Bank
First Security Bank opened its doors in 1952 with just $50,000, five people and a single Batesville, Mississippi location. Today, with over 200 employees and assets of more than $475 million, the bank operates 15 locations and serves five counties in North Mississippi. But the bank's guiding principle has remained the same: to provide genuine, personal service to each person who walks through its doors.
Chartered in 1912, FNBC’s century-long legacy has been forged through diligence, passion and execution. The result is an organization built by community bankers whose values are rooted in dependability, resourcefulness, honesty and integrity. After more than 100 years in business, FNBC is passionate about creating value for its customers and its communities. FNBC demonstrates that a bank can be much greater than its balance sheet; it can be a powerful catalyst for community and individuals to pursue and achieve their highest aspirations.
Guaranty Bank and Trust
Since 1943, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company has been serving their customers as a locally owned and operated institution. Guaranty Bank’s philosophy is to provide the best banking products along with personal, quality customer service. With a team of highly-qualified community bankers committed to serving all of their markets and low-income areas, Guaranty Bank makes a difference by providing financial services to individuals and businesses alike. Guaranty Bank & Trust Company proudly helps to facilitate economic development in Mississippi and is a leader in the community banking field.
Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association
Thirteen African-American men, and their many supporters, had a dream to establish a savings and loan association sensitive to the needs of Black residents of Chicago. Their persistence paid-off when in 1934, Illinois Service Federal was founded. The doors opened to a one-room office with deposits of $7,000. The first few depositors had balances ranging from four to fifty dollars. As assets grew, so did our ability to help the local communities grow and prosper. Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association today serves over 14,000 customers and has assets of more than $133 million dollars.
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.
International Bank of Chicago
The International Bank of Chicago's objective is to be a primary contributing member of the diverse communities of Uptown, Chinatown, Bellwood, Stone Park and their neighboring communities. Our goal is to serve their consumer, commercial and retail needs while serving all racial and ethnic backgrounds. By offering a varied staff of officers and employees we strive to provide services in related languages in a friendly, efficient and personal manner. Soundness, service and integrity are paramount.
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Mechanics and Farmers Bank was chartered in 1907 by a group of nine prominent black North Carolina businessmen who hoped to meet the needs of the state's underserved black community. Today, M&F Bank's employees carry on that tradition, providing quality service to all customers and promoting personal and community development with an attitude of appreciation and respect.
Merchants and Planters Bank
The Merchants and Planters Bank of Raymond, Mississippi was chartered in 1906 by local business people with an interest in creating a locally owned and operated bank to serve their community. Although the list of services provided to its customers has grown considerably from its early years, their commitment to extending only the best in personal banking to Mississippians is unshakable. With strong capital and a desire to extend services to a fast growing commercial and residential market, Merchants and Planters Bank continues its commitment to serve its market with the best in small bank products.
Metro Bank's mission is to stimulate economic growth within the underserved communities of Jefferson County, Kentucky by providing an array of financial and development resources. Their vision is to create a better quality of life for underserved residents and businesses in Jefferson County, Kentucky by providing access to flexible capital that facilitates job creation, job retention and access to goods and services.
Mission National Bank
Headquartered in the Mission District of San Francisco, Mission National Bank is a full service commercial bank providing business checking, business lending and personal banking services. The Mission National Bank team prides itself on serving the great diversity of the Bay Area region and being accessible to customers. Their vision is to promote economic growth and stability in underserved communities by providing high-quality business and consumer financial services.
Mission Valley Bank
Mission Valley Bank opened for business in July 2001. At the time, a long series of mergers and acquisitions among banks in California’s San Fernando Valley had resulted in declining service and a lack of access to credit. In response, a group of local business and community organizers came together to form the first new independent bank in the region in over four years. Since then, Mission Valley has become a critical resource for the community with a focus on promoting small business development and entrepreneurship.
Native American Bank, NA
In 2001, twenty Native American tribes and Alaskan Native corporations established a national bank to serve all Native people, communities, governments and enterprises across the country. Today Native American Bank is the only Native owned, federally chartered bank in the United States. Native Americans have long been subject to an acute lack of access to credit and financial services preventing individuals as well as communities from achieving self-sufficiency and financial security. NAB pools economic resources from Indian tribes and tribal entities all across the country to support economic independence and cultivate self-determination in Native American communities.
Neighborhood National Bank
Neighborhood National Bank is a recognized leader in providing banking products and services to small businesses in underserved and economically disadvantaged neighborhoods of San Diego. Opening its doors in 1997, the bank plays a pivotal role in spurring the commercial revitalization of disinvested neighborhoods. Serving a culturally diverse customer base, Neighborhood provides a welcome home for minority, women, and immigrant-owned businesses that the traditional banking sector often overlooks.
Noah Bank provides financial products and services to communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and the Metro DC area. In addition to serving its primarily Korean-American customer base, Noah Bank also specializes in small business financing for the Chinese-American, Indo-American, Latin-American and Jewish business communities. Noah Bank specializes in SBA lending to small businesses and has a track record of success. In the SBA fiscal year ended September 30, 2013, Noah Bank ranked first in dollars lent in the New Jersey region, second in dollars lent in the New York region, and 11th in dollars lent nationwide.
Northern Hancock Bank & Trust
Northern Hancock Bank & Trust was formed in Newell, West Virginia in 1978 by Basil Mangano. Mr. Mangano’s vision included serving customers that were not always served by other financial institutions. Northern Hancock Bank & Trust was founded on the vision of finding flexible solutions for its customers. Because the bank has remained independent and locally owned, it has the ability to make its own decisions, craft solutions that meet customers’ individual needs and focus on the success of their customers and the local community.
OneUnited Bank, with offices in California, Florida and Massachusetts, is the premier bank for urban communities. Its mission is to provide affordable financial services to support economic development in urban communities and to maintain superior financial performance to maximize shareholder value. As the first Black online bank and the first Black interstate bank in the country, OneUnited Bank unites urban communities to share ideas, technology and management resources to better meet the banking needs of inner city communities.
Oxford University Bank
Oxford University Bank is a community-oriented, locally owned bank that serves communities in northern Mississippi. Oxford University Bank was founded to make a difference. They strive to deliver exceptional personalized service and to provide a full array of modern financial services. At Oxford University Bank, customers are more than a number — they're family.
Pan American Bank
Pan American Bank's mission is to build long lasting, advisory-based relationships with their clients by delivering superior products and services that enable them to "Live the Dream.” Their employees commit to nurturing every relationship they have with clients through individual mentoring and by offering financial education programs on banking, investments and insurance with the ultimate goal of providing access to affordable financial products and services. Pan American Bank also provides financing to small businesses and real estate investors committed to revitalizing underserved communities through job creation and the development of affordable housing. As a result of the bank’s concentrated efforts in outreach, lending and community involvement Pan American Bank has received an Outstanding Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) rating.
In 1908, Peoples Bank opened with a commitment to providing service to rural Simpson County, much of which lacked access financial institutions. During the Great Depression, the bank attracted accolades by refusing to close as banks locked their doors across the nation. More banks closed in America that day then any day before or since, but Peoples Bank committed serving its community and stayed open. Today, Peoples embraces the principles established by our founders; traditions that begin with personal service and traditions and evoke corporate citizenship in the areas they serve.
From humble beginnings in 1905, PriorityOne Bank has seen steady growth over the course of 100+ years. The bank has a stalwart devotion to meeting the financial needs of the people of Mississippi. PriorityOne empowers branch managers to make decisions quickly and locally, allowing them to better serve customers without red tape or bureaucracy. PriorityOne offers customers the feel of a locally owned and operated bank along with the strength and diverse product and service offerings of a much larger financial institution.
Richland State Bank
Richland State Bank opened its doors to the public in early September 1902, growing and progressing along with the community for well over a century. When the bank was started, it promised to be a pillar of union, justice and confidence in Richland Parish. Their history has been intertwined with that of the people, prospering side by side. Although much has changed in the last 113 years, one thing has been and will remain the same: they are committed to their customers. Richland State Bank believes their growth and longevity are the result of their customers’ trust, and they want to earn it every day.
Since 1890, RiverHills Bank has served the banking needs of Claiborne County, Mississippi. RiverHills offers a unique alternative to impersonal commercial banks. Customers know RiverHills is a locally owned bank that shares their sense of community and provides personalized service. As a result, RiverHills has earned a reputation for delivering an unparalleled level of customer service. Staffed by a talented team of decisive, responsive and experienced banking professionals, RiverHills continually strives to exceed its customers’ expectations.
Savoy Bank is unique — a sophisticated banking enterprise on a small and intimate scale. Savoy believes in putting customers first and their mission is to advise and mentor customers. Savoy continuously strives to improve the financial wellbeing and quality of life of all those who live and work in the communities they serve.
Security Federal Bank
Security Federal Bank was founded in 1922 in picturesque Aiken, South Carolina. Since then, they have stuck to their motto: “Do what’s in the best interest of the customer.” In addition to a full line of personal and commercial banking products that includes mobile banking, online bill payment and mortgage products, Security Federal Bank offers an expansive program of financial literacy education. Their Looney Tunes Savings Club helps elementary school students learn about savings, while their Financial Counseling Department assists adult customers who need education or help in handling personal finances.
Southern Bancorp, Inc. is one of America’s largest rural development banks with approximately $1.1 billion in assets, serving over 80,000 customers at 39 branches in both Arkansas and Mississippi. Southern was founded in 1986 by then Governor Bill Clinton, Wal-Mart Chair Rob Walton, the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and others who were concerned about the economic decline of rural Arkansas. Southern invests in people and businesses in rural communities, empowers them to improve their lives and helps them transform their communities.
For decades the South Bronx had been regarded a “banking wasteland” in dire need of stable, mainstream financial institutions. When Spring Bank opened in 2007, they were the first bank to locate in the South Bronx in over 25 years, providing affordable, mainstream banking services to a neighborhood in need. Since then, Spring Bank has continued that fight by expanding to Harlem. Spring Bank believes every community deserves a bank that serves local people and businesses. They are committed to serving anyone who believes in the importance of keeping Main Street strong.
Start Bank's name represents the beginning of a new kind of bank and its position at the start of great things. Start Bank is committed to investing capital in its community, serving as a catalyst for improvement, and giving more New Haven families the power to create wealth for themselves and their children. They measure their success in two ways: their profits as a company and how those profits support the community's economic improvement.
State Bank & Trust Company
State Bank & Trust was formed from the merger of the Valley Bank and State Bank & Trust Company in August, 2000. Prior to the merger, the Valley Bank (founded in 1898) provided Rosedale, MS and surrounding counties a community bank that prided itself on personal relationships. State Bank & Trust Company (founded in 1936) served the needs of Brookhaven, MS and surrounding communities. State Bank & Trust Company has survived the Great Depression and countless economic highs and lows to serve the people of Mississippi. It is a bank which delivers on its slogan: "relationship banking -- with us its personal."
Sunrise Banks, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, seeks to radically change the way urban communities and underserved people thrive by empowering them to achieve their aspirations. Sunrise uses a “do good” approach to business with products that make a difference in communities. Sunrise Banks believes that using business as a force for good can multiply impact. Sunrise Banks is a Certified B Corp, a certification granted to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to transparent corporate governance, environmental stewardship and positive community impact. Sunrise is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), a network of the world’s leading sustainable banks that use finance to deliver sustainable development for underserved people, communities and the environment.
In 1900, a group of 35 local businessmen and farmers established Senatobia Bank as a home owned community bank dedicated to providing banking services in a friendly and effective manner. The bank’s name change to Sycamore Bank reflects its expansion to a large portion of North Mississippi. Still dedicated to the high standards set by their founders, even today most of the shareholders of their holding company are local. Sycamore Bank demonstrates its commitment to its community by supporting local schools and civic organizations and by sponsoring community events.
The Commercial Bank
Community business leaders formed The Commercial Bank in 1914 in DeKalb, Mississippi. The bank quickly became an integral part of DeKalb and Kemper County. In 90-plus years there have only been 7 Presidents, reflecting the stability of the bank management.
The first 57 years saw only two presidents: Charles Rosenbaum and T.A. Stennis. Michael Dudley, a native of DeKalb, is the current President and Chief Executive Officer. In 1995, The Commercial Bank introduced its special brand of independent banking to Lauderdale County by opening a branch in Collinsville. Shortly thereafter, branches were opened at Briarwood and in Meridian’s medical district downtown. The Commercial Bank continued its expansion by opening a branch in Philadelphia in 2007.
The First, A National Banking Association
The First was formed by a small group of friends who got together on a back porch near Hattiesburg, MS one night and discussed creating a bank that would take care of people. Their dream has grown from a back porch to 24 branches in cities and towns all across South Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. But as they've grown, The First has continued to build relationships by taking care of business one customer at a time.
The Jefferson Bank
The Jefferson Bank takes pride in being involved in their community and building long lasting relationships with local business owners and community services. The bank was originally chartered as Jefferson County Bank in 1900. In 1997, Jefferson County Bank was purchased by Southeast Arkansas Bank Corporation of Lake Village, Arkansas and changed its name to The Jefferson Bank.
United Bank of Alabama
Founded in 1904, United Bank is a community bank that is deeply rooted in the communities it serves through its 17 branches. The bank’s community development initiatives are directed towards improving the social and economic conditions of the distressed communities and underserved individuals throughout rural southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. United Bank is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, and was a recipient of the 2011 FDIC Chairman’s Award for Excellence for developing a checking account for consumers with low or no credit scores. In all things, United Bank seeks to accomplish its mission of “Strength through service excellence.”
United Bank of Philadelphia
United Bank of Philadelphia is committed to serving communities that have traditionally lacked sufficient access to banking services. The bank champions a “Cycle of Progress” where resources are continuously reinvested back into local businesses and neighborhoods. The cycle starts with inclusive practices that create opportunities for advancement, resulting in healthy, empowered communities. Strong communities foster progress, so the cycle can carry on and accelerate. United Bank of Philadelphia takes its community development role seriously and works to heighten their presence as a catalyst for wealth creation and economic development.
Urban Partnership Bank
In August, 2010 Urban Partnership Bank was formed from the assets of long-time CDBA Member ShoreBank. They offer responsible, convenient, low cost banking products and services that educate and empower people to create opportunities. Urban Partnership works hand in hand with likeminded individuals, businesses, nonprofits, foundations and faith-based organizations to catalyze positive change in communities where they're needed most.
Virginia Community Capital
With offices in Christiansburg, Richmond and Springfield, Va., Virginia Community Capital (VCC) is dedicated to the prospect of building wealth for all through their lending, deposits and advisory services. VCC's mission is to offer innovative, flexible financial products designed to support housing and community development ventures, increase jobs and encourage sustainable communities. In partnership with their for-profit bank, Community Capital Bank of Virginia (CCB), the non-profit VCC offers loan capital broader and more flexible than bank lending in low-to-moderate income communities in underserved geographies and markets.