AUSTIN, Texas, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Texas Bankers Foundation recognized Comerica Bank with a Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) Award for its partnership with the EMPOWER Series, Inc., a nonprofit organization offering free monthly financial education and self-development coaching and counseling workshops for low- and moderate-income students and adults in South Dallas and Southeastern Houston. The LiFE Award acknowledges and honors Texas banks that are dedicated leaders in promoting financial education in their communities.
DETROIT, August 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank and Hatch Detroit are expanding upon their longtime partnership by announcing the Hatch Detroit Small Business Alumni Relief Fund to support alumni businesses of the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest that have been financially affected by COVID-19. The $100,000 relief fund provides utility assistance for more than 40 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest alumni businesses that have opened since the inaugural contest in 2011.
July 31, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Comerica Bank has teamed up with Young Entrepreneurz Solutions Organization (YES) to equip youth from low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities with financial education skills needed to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. The $100,000 contribution also will provide startup funding for students across Comerica's five-state (Arizona, California, Florida, Michigan and Texas) geographical footprint.
Comerica encourages our colleagues to share their time and expertise to support our commitment to the communities in which we operate. Our volunteer programs help drive Comerica's success by improving the lives of individuals, groups and communities in which we do business by building and managing relationships and strategic partnerships. Our colleague volunteers give their time and talent generously by participating on boards, conducting financial education training and providing services requested by local community groups, all helping to improve the communities we serve.
Comerica wants to serve as a trusted resource for financial education, especially for the unbanked and underbanked portions of the communities within our key markets. Comerica provides financial support to nonprofit organizations dedicated to developing financially literate communities, including organizations such as Project Still I Rise and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber, to teach personal finance basics to people in underbanked areas.
Comerica isn’t simply a banking institution, it’s a corporate community populated by employees that mirror the diversity seen across the United States.
As unrest developed across the nation due to protests of racial injustice, Comerica’s president and CEO Curt Farmer, and Nate Bennett, the company’s chief diversity officer and senior vice president, head of talent acquisition, knew it was time to talk – not to themselves, but with Comerica colleagues across the company.
July 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (Clearinghouse CDFI) announced a $1.1 million equity investment from Comerica Bank, a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. The investment will be leveraged ten times for direct lending in low-income and distressed communities. Comerica Bank, the largest bank in Texas, also has retail operations in California, Arizona, Florida, and Michigan. This is Comerica Bank’s second equity investment in Clearinghouse CDFI.
DALLAS, July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank continues its response to supporting local communities with investments totaling $2 million to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) assisting small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
Boot Camp supports west Michigan entrepreneurs and small businesses
Comerica Bank has joined forces with Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW) to host a three-part virtual Business $ense Boot Camp, including three events aiming to provide resources and support to small west Michigan businesses as they recover and reopen amid COVID-19.
“Comerica remains committed to supporting small businesses and entrepreneurs in Michigan,” said Debra Van Hevele, Comerica Bank senior vice president, retail regional director.