Fifth Third Bank Hosts the Chicago Small Business Bus Tour

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Fifth Third Bank Hosts the Chicago Small Business Bus Tour

Fifth Third Bank understands the importance of small business and its impact on communities and the economy. In support of the local small business community, Fifth Third Bank Chicago led the Chicago Small Business Bus Tour, offering a myriad of resources to business owners and entrepreneurs. Utilizing the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile (eBus), business owners and entrepreneurs were able to receive financial education, credit counseling, business counseling, and information on how to access capital.

 A ribbon cutting ceremony  started the day’s agenda. Business owners were invited to tour the eBus and join the open house of MZIs new location


A ribbon cutting ceremony started the day’s agenda. Business owners were invited to tour the eBus and join the open house of MZIs new location

In partnership with community organizations, the Chicago Small Business Bus tour started with a ribbon cutting ceremony and included a full day agenda with mini workshops, lunch, and business coaching. The day culminated with a business shark competition that resulted in the selection of 3 businesses to receive training and technical assistance. In addition to this, Fifth Third Bank Chicago provided Goodcity, a local partner, with a $5,300 grant to assist in providing start-up support to the 3 businesses that were selected. This small business initiative is an example of numerous efforts that take place in support of small businesses throughout the Fifth Third Bank footprint.

As with all Fifth Third Bank financial empowerment efforts, we believe that lives are improved when people have the knowledge and tools to make wise financial decisions. Fifth Third’s L.I.F.E. “Lives Improved through Financial Empowerment®” programs deliver financial education to people at all ages and stages of life. To learn more about our financial empowerment programs, please visit www.53.com/life.

Community partners who provided financial education resources on the eBus were on hand including volunteers from Goodcity, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, State of Illinois, City of Chicago (elected officials), and Fifth Third Bank employee volunteers.

Community partners who provided financial education resources on the eBus were on hand including volunteers from Goodcity, Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council, State of Illinois, City of Chicago (elected officials), and Fifth Third Bank employee volunteers.

Congratulations Fifth Third Bank!