Comerica Bank, The DEC Network @ Redbird to Offer Virtual Business $ense Bootcamp Series
July 20, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- Comerica Bank announced a partnership with The DEC Network at Redbird in Dallas to launch a Virtual Business $ense Bootcamp Series, designed to provide financial education resources and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.
“For more than 170 years, Comerica Bank has supported the communities we serve and is continuing to do so during this critical time,” said Comerica Bank Chief Community Officer Irvin Ashford Jr. “And, what better way to demonstrate our commitment to raising expectations of what a bank can be than to offer free financial workshops to the engine of our economy -- local businesses and entrepreneurs -- a sector highly-impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The first, four-week online program kicked off on July 14 and runs through August 4. The other three bootcamps will take place in the fall (September 15-October 6; October 27-November 17; December 8-January 12).
“Comerica Bank has been our partner on many programs over the years,” said Bill Chinn, CEO of The DEC Network. “With the current crisis we’re in, our entrepreneurs and small business community really need experts to help them navigate these new roads, and seminars are an amazing way to support our community.”
Participants will have access to business coaches in addition to Comerica Bank representatives, who will lend their financial expertise during each bootcamp. The goal is to provide tools and strategies that will help members of the cohort scale and sustain their respective businesses and ventures. To register for one of the virtual Business $ense bootcamps or to review the curriculum, small businesses and entrepreneurs should visit bit.ly/DECBootcamp.
Overall, the Comerica and the Comerica Charitable Foundation has committed $8 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, which includes sponsoring Comerica Bank Virtual Business $ense Bootcamps throughout its five-state footprint.
About Comerica Bank
Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Commercial Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico.
About the DEC Network
The DEC Network is a 501c3 non-profit organization driving innovation and economic impact by helping entrepreneurs start, build, and grow their businesses. Since 2013, it has launched a number of innovation hubs across DFW that provide entrepreneurs with education, mentorship, community, and advocacy.