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MCBC Fall 2017 Bulletin released

Passed in 1977, the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) celebrates its fortieth anniversary this fall. Whether you are new to CRA or a seasoned professional, MCBC has a way for you to get involved to ensure that CRA continues to have a positive impact. Join us for a CRA Basics training for community development professionals in December or our Changing Patterns XXIV Forum in January. And Save the Date for an exciting event with Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law. Sign up to have your Financial Institution participate in Basic Banking for Massachusetts or join MCBC as a Financial Institution Member. Read more about how to get involved in MCBC in the full MCBC Fall 2017 Bulletin.

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Notes from 10/26/17 Economic Development Committee Meeting

The October 26th Economic Development Committee Meeting included a lot of great information, including: 1) Presentation by Ingrid Gorman of Association for Enterprise Opportunity on their report The Tapestry of Black Business Ownership in America, 2) an Update from Interise on the C3 Anchor Institution Initiative Hackathon, and 3) an invitation to MCBC’s regional meeting in Tewksbury on November 1st. Our next Economic Development Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, December 14th at 9:30 AM at Interise, 197 Portland Street, Boston.

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In my role as a Director and Chair of MCBC, I have come to appreciate the significant value the organization brings to the citizens of Massachusetts. I am proud of the work we do to improve access to credit and build partnerships towards this effort.

Tim Burrill, Citizens Bank