|Networking opportunities abounded for local bankers who were in attendance at our Inaugural Bankers Breakfast.|
We gave out ten awards; recipients included Landmark Community Bank, Paragon, Pinnacle, Community Mortgage, Iberia, Mortgage Investors Group, and Prime Lending. We also recognized an individual banker from Landmark--David May--for his extensive community development work. Our team saw it as an opportunity to give much-deserved recognition to this community for their hard work in Memphis. It was also a good time to let them know they can join UHI committees (any committee, not just Finance) and that they are likely to get to see their dollars at work on-the-ground in revitalized Memphis neighborhoods. And since UHI is founded on the principle that nonprofits should generate social enterprise-based fees-for-service, we also proudly plugged our current programs so that the next group of bankers can invest in them the next year.
All in all the Breakfast was a huge success, with people expressing interest in coming to do a site visit to learn more and to join committees. Here's to the start of something beautiful in 2016!