Fulton Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of Fulton Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: FULT), recently celebrated the launch of its new Diverse Business Banking program in the Virginia market at Virginia Union University in Richmond. Fulton Bank employees, industry professionals and community leaders gathered for networking and to learn more about the program.
A group of panelists spoke about how the program is designed to serve the needs of minority, women, veteran and LGBTQ business owners. Guest panelists included Sabrina Davis, Fulton SBA Relationship Manager; Joel Barnett, Fulton Diverse Business Banking Director; Ebonie Atkins, Managing Director, Business Retention, County of Henrico EDA; Leah Fremouw, President & CEO of Bridging VA; Annette Ross, Supplier Relations Manager, County of Henrico; and Sharon Grooms, Capital Access Manager for Metropolitan Business League. Floyd Miller, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Business League, served as the moderator.
Fulton Commercial Relationship Managers Aaron Rice and Nicole Harris, and Financial Center Managers Lyndon Patrick and Christopher Dunn, were also recognized as Diverse Business Banking Advocates, a special certification program that indicates the team member has taken an extensive course about serving the unique needs of these businesses.
“We are excited to continue expanding our Diverse Business Banking program in the Virginia area,” said Joel Barnett, Director of Commercial Affinity Banking. “The initiative will allow for local and state-wide diverse business owners to access personalized banking and products that fit their businesses.”
Other services available through Diverse Business Banking include merchant services, payroll and cash management services, and small business administration products.
For more information, visit Fulton Bank’s Diverse Business Banking website.
Fulton participants at the Richmond event included Andy Fiol, Head of Consumer & Small Business Banking; Karen Frye, Commercial Market Executive; LaToya Christian, Consumer Sales Manager; Meg Mueller, Head of Commercial Banking; Linda Melton, Community Outreach Officer; Dr. Monica Ball, a customer and owner of Real Talk with Monica; Angela Snyder, Chief Banking Officer; and Joel Barnett, Director of Commercial Affinity Banking.
Participants in Richmond included Sabrina Davis, SBA Relationship Manager; Joel Barnett; Ebonie Atkins, Managing Director, Business Retention, County of Henrico EDA; Leah Fremouw President & CEO of Bridging VA; panel moderator Floyd Miller, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Business League; Annette Ross, Supplier Relations Manager, County of Henrico; and Sharon Grooms, Capital Access Manager for Metropolitan Business League.