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Lifting Local Knowledge for Community-Run Communities

May 28, 2019

Photo Credit: Hester Street What does a neighborhood shaped by its people look like? How do communities take ownership over their schools, their streets, and how they change and develop? And how do we create the B Corp movement’s vision…

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Custom Collaborative: A Worker-Owned, Women Run Fashion Cooperative Comes to New York City: A Non-profit Story

May 15, 2019

Photo Credit: Custom Collaborative She’s a force to be reckoned with. Former lawyer. Graduate of Georgetown. And the Founder and Executive Director of Custom Collaborative. At age 6, Ngozi Okaro decided to become a lawyer because she understood lawyers to…

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A Collective Effort to Preserve a Historic Bronx Church: First Union Baptist Church

May 04, 2019

For 45 years, the African American congregation of First Union Baptist Church has worshipped and served together in a historic building on Grand Concourse in the Bronx. Just a few months ago, a proposed redesign of the space including 45…

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Celebrating Earth Day Big! We are Officially Carbon Neutral!

Apr 22, 2019

We’ve got big news, just in time for Earth Day! Spring Bank is officially carbon-neutral! We’ve offset over 192,874.28 kg of CO2e and are helping to preserve the Amazon rainforest and support 80 indigenous families who live in the rainforests…

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New Beginnings and Financial Independence for Women in the Bronx

Feb 14, 2019

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For the Financial Inclusion of New York City: It’s Why We Exist.

Feb 04, 2019

Ines Marino, our Director of Small Business Lending (left), with Jessica and Sabrina, Founders of The Jam Stand (middle), and Akbar Rizvi, our Chief Lending Officer (right). The Jam Stand partnered with us in our Small Business Grow Program.  We…

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From Home Cooking to Whole Foods: Clean Plate Co.

Jan 25, 2019

Chimere Ward from Clean Plate Co. Photo Credit: LocoBozo 2013 “I didn’t have the capital to get into the Harlem Whole Foods. The Spring Bank Micro Line of Credit helped me to do that,” Chimere Ward, Founder, and CEO of…

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Pisticci, the Best Italian B Corp Restaurant in NYC, Financially Empowers Their Employees

Jan 11, 2019

Michael Forte, Founder of Pisticci with his team and the team of Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners For just a moment, you forget you’re one of 8.6 million people living in our bustling, hustling city. For a moment, the nostalgia of…

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Start the New Year Right: Four Tips to Make Saving Easy

Jan 05, 2019

Happy 2019 from Spring Bank Happy New Year! It’s that time of year when we reflect on the previous 12 months and set new intentions for the year ahead. Hopefully, nurturing your financial health is top of your list! Savings…

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Take the Pressure Off Your Holiday Budget this Season

Dec 19, 2018

The halls are decked. The travel plans are booked. But the gift list keeps growing and there is family to entertain.  We know the holidays can be both the most wonderful and the most overwhelming time of the year. The Spring Bank…

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Happy Employees = Vibrant & Productive Workplaces

Jul 25, 2018

It goes without saying that healthy, supported and happy employees create great places to work. When people are happy, they are more efficient and creative. Over the years, we’ve learned a lot about how the financial health of employees plays…

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Welcome The Lit. Bar, the First, Local Bookstore to Hit the Bronx

Jun 25, 2018

Photo Credit: The Lit. Bar It’s time to get LIT. Or rather, get to The Lit. Bar. As in, pull up to a wine bar made of books with a mocktail or latte and do the unthinkable. Read a book…

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