We are proud to serve the community of Harlem at our branch, just down the block from Frederick Douglass Circle.
“The Harlem Community is filled with a lot of history and culture. Many of the business owners know each other, and they’re always surprised when they bump into each other at Spring Bank to find out they also bank with us,” says Jason Ohene, our Relationship Manager.
Josefa Ruiz, our Harlem Branch Manager, recently helped a local business owner of a hardware store on 116th in Harlem move his accounts because he wanted a more personalized experience. Plus, the fees at his big bank continued to increase. He was ready to move his accounts to a smaller financial institution in his neighborhood.
“We work with many entrepreneurs in Harlem. They are conscious about the impact of their dollars and don’t want to put their hard-earned dollars with big banks who invest in fossil fuels and other exploitative practices,” says Josefa. “Many people bank with us because we are a B Corp, as well.”
As an ethical bank, the first B Corp bank in New York City, we take great pride in belonging to a community like Harlem. And as a small business ourselves, it’s been our pleasure to serve other small businesses. Jason views his role—as the Relationship Manager at a community bank in Harlem as an opportunity to be a resource.
“My focus is to help small businesses thrive, and I try to do so by providing unmatched direct personalized service to our small business customers. I always work to serve as a resource and would never want to leave them feeling like they’re left out in a “banking abyss” with no viable support,” says Jason.
“It’s a very tight-knit community here,” Josefa says, echoing Jason. “And we have the privilege of knowing our neighbors, and to support their banking needs personally.”
Let us help you meet your banking needs. Visit our Harlem branch (2049 Frederick Douglass Blvd, New York, NY 10026) to say hello to our team. Let us know how we can help you reach your financial goals and grow your vision. We will do our best to help you get there. Contact our Harlem Branch Manager, Josefa Ruiz, for more information about Spring Bank at (718) 879-5110. Learn more about our mission in a recent blog piece: For the Financial Inclusion of New York City: Why We Exist