Thursday, November 15, 2007
Awards Dinner - Fifth Third Bank
During the awards dinner on November 8th, Fifth Third Bank was recognized as the "Community Investment of the Year."
Fifth Third Bank demolished an old vacant building at the south end of the East 185th St. commercial district and invested in opening the fifth banking institution on the street.
The 3,700 square foot building generated eight new jobs in the district. The building is beautiful and is proof that North Collinwood is well worth the investment! Fifth Third invested over one million dollars because they believe in the urban core of the city.
In addition, Fifth Third Bank is a major partner in the Glencove Condominiums that are starting soon. This project is very important to the East 156th strip. Without Fifth Third providing construction loan financing, this project would not be possible.
North Shores Collinwood also hosted the Fifth Third Bank Homeonwership Mobile for the second year. This bus is a travelling banking center where individuals can open accounts, apply for a home loan, and also receive free credit counseling. For the last two years, the Dave's Supermarket on Lakeshore Boulevard has hosted the bus. This year, our stop on the tour had the highest vists of any site in the region!
We thank Fifth Third Bank for their community caring and their new investment in our future.