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How Middle Market Companies Can Advance ESG While Supporting Business Goals

By Tony Hilliard, Global Commercial Banking market executive, Bank of America Atlanta Increased awareness around climate change, racial and social equity issues and COVID-19 has changed the way that many companies think about environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues. Recent events have exposed vulnerabilities in our economic, political and social systems as well as the […]

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Tips and Resources for Small Businesses on Road to Recovery

By Michael Williams, Small Business Banker Manager, Bank of America Atlanta Small business owners in Atlanta and across the country are slowly but surely regaining their footing after a uniquely challenging year. According to new research from Bank of America, business owners’ economic confidence and revenue expectations have bounced back significantly since last fall. We found that 70% of entrepreneurs in the Atlanta metro area expect their revenue to […]

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Entrepreneurship in Sweet Auburn Historic District Advances Racial Equality and Economic Opportunity

By Wendy Stewart, President of Bank of America Atlanta Successful entrepreneurs are a signal of a healthy economy, and by definition take on financial risks in the hope of profit. But the role of an entrepreneur comes with many challenges – from financing, logistics and competition, to the many unknowns associated with running an enterprise. […]

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Atlantans reflect on 20 years of personal financial decisions

By Aron Levine, Bank of America, President, Preferred and Consumer Banking & Investments For our inaugural Bank of America Preferred Insights: Hindsight is 20/20 Personal Finance Report, we asked affluent Americans to reflect on their financial decisions over the past two decades and share their thoughts and feelings about how their past financial decisions could […]

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Atlanta Center for Black Entrepreneurship

By Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President for Bank of America For years, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been instrumental in advancing economic mobility among underrepresented populations, offering students access to a quality education, pathways to stable employment and a lifelong network of alumni across the globe. Atlanta is fortunate enough to be home […]

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Economic Mobility for Atlanta Neighborhoods

By Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President for Bank of America While 2020 has been a year we will never forget — from a global pandemic devastating communities everywhere, to the fight against racial inequities reaching unprecedented heights —the fundamental importance of access to economic mobility remains a critical focus in Atlanta. But what is economic […]

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Educational Programming and Training Support in Atlanta

By Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President for Bank of America The gap between the richest and poorest U.S. households is the largest it has been in 50 years, and wealth challenges have compounded for Black/African American and Hispanic-Latino populations- especially during the pandemic- renewing an urgency to bridge the gap for racial equity and economic […]

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Supporting Hispanic-Latino teammates, clients and communities

By Wendy Stewart, Atlanta Market President for Bank of America Each year, in celebration of National Hispanic American Heritage Month, we at Bank of America express great support and gratitude for our Hispanic-Latino communities and their many contributions to our society and culture. Unity has been especially important this year as we continue to see […]

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Bank of America in Atlanta – A Commitment to Community

By Wendy Stewart, Bank of America Atlanta Market President “Community” is a word that tends to get a bit overused. Communities transcend a geographic location or coordinates on a map; they are united by proximity and bound together by what they share. And I believe every Atlantan⎯whether native or transplant⎯can agree that the pursuit of […]