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Cross-Sector Small Business Empowerment in the Bronx

Dec 19, 2019

Pictured Above: Legally Addictive, one of our very successful small business clients in New York City, with our CEO and CLO Just a few weeks ago, we hosted a ‘Bronx Small Business Resource Fair.’ The staff of New York City’s…

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Fordham Student Leads the Way on Community Engagement

Dec 05, 2019

Four years ago, Max Lynch did not imagine that his dream would be to live in the Bronx and to support community building through social innovation. Bound toward a career in investment banking, Max discovered the world of social enterprise,…

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Bank Local. Join the Spring Bank Family in Harlem.

Oct 28, 2019

From our wonderful customers like Sugar Monk to the historical Frederick Douglas Circle and the great community work of our nonprofit clients like Custom Collaborative, we are proud to be part of the dynamic neighborhood of Harlem. Situated in the…

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Building Community in the Bronx for Over 30 Years: UNHP

Oct 17, 2019

“The Bronx is a very tight-knit community. There remains a ‘do-it-yourself’ attitude. And people know one another, and they support each other. We are part of a powerful story in the Bronx,” says Catherine Clarke, Deputy Director for Development and…

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Do You Know Where Your Bank Invests Your Dollars?

Oct 07, 2019

The Spring Bank Green Checking Account Climate Week 2019, New York City. Thousands of delegates, environmentalists, and conscious consumers engaged in hundreds of panels, events, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) action-oriented gatherings. Our friends at the Center for Social Innovation hosted…

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Three Ways to Know if You Deposit Your Money in an Ethical Bank

Sep 12, 2019

Corporate social responsibility. Sustainably responsible investing (SRI). Ethical banking. Banks have joined the world of sustainable business. And the language about their on-the-ground environmental and social impact isn’t exactly clear. Banks know the growing LOHAS (Lifestyle on Health and Sustainability)…

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A Lifeline for Preserving Limited-Equity Co-ops in New York

Sep 05, 2019

The property at 645 Barretto Street in the South Bronx was so far behind on taxes that its owners were facing foreclosure. A 48-unit building incorporated as a Housing Development Fund Corporation co-op (HDFC), the property had not been fully…

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What If Your Job Could Be Your Credit Score?

Sep 05, 2019

You may not have ever heard of Greyston Bakery, in Yonkers, New York, but if you are a fan of Ben & Jerry’s Brownie Batter Ice Cream, you know its brownies. You may also be surprised to know that the…

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Celebrating Our Community, Our Customers & Our Continued Efforts to Create Positive Impact

Sep 05, 2019

Recognized by B Lab as a Best For The World Honoree in Overall, Changemaker, Customers, and Governance It’s a momentous time for us. Not one, but four recognitions from the B Corp movement that affirm our work to create a…

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Let’s Get To Work! We Stand with the B Corp Movement in Response to The Business Roundtable

Aug 31, 2019

There are rare moments in life when the path you’ve chosen is affirmed. The hard work, the commitment, and at times, the uncertainty are validated.  And this week, we at Spring Bank, along with 2500+ of our B Corp peers,…

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A Community Effort to Preserve the South Bronx

Aug 23, 2019

In Partnership with Habitat New York City Community Fund “We have to maintain access. People have a right to live here, to build families here. If we don’t have a preservation mindset, we will cease to be New York City,”…

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Green Jobs and Financial Literacy in the Bronx: The HOPE Program & Sustainable South Bronx

Aug 16, 2019

One of the things we love most about being a community bank is our community partners. We are privileged to work with dozens of advocates and nonprofit leaders in a collective effort to redefine the economic narrative of the Bronx.…

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