“Supporting small business owners is critical to the success of our communities and a priority Wells Fargo takes seriously,” said Lisa Frison, multicultural segment strategy leader. Wells Fargo has helped small businesses in local communities through focused investments and by providing small business tools and resources.
Orgena Keener, owner of Kaffeine Coffee at Museum Park, was recently celebrated as a ‘community builder.’ At her cafe, kids can use the cafe’s Internet, computers and office supplies for their homework free of charge. The cafe also honors veterans daily, offers free delivery to Hospice care and more. She certainly gives new meaning to the phrase, “serving the neighborhood.”
The company also supports support small businesses through Wells Fargo Works for Small Business® and the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business: Diverse Community Capital program. The Diverse Community Capital program, established in 2015, provides capital to Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs. CDFIs provide technical assistance, financial services, mentoring, and other resources for diverse small businesses that may not qualify for conventional bank loans.