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Erik Roddy, City President for Capital One Bank in Paris, presented Red River Regional Business Incubator (R3bi) Director Fred Green with a check for $3,000 matching the bank’s 2011 contribution to the incubator. Capital One joins Kimberly Clark, Harrison Walker & Harper and Oncor Electric Delivery as 2012 Silver Sponsors.
In a statement by Roddy, he said, “Capital One Bank is pleased to present a $3,000 grant to R3bi. We’re proud to work with an organization like R3bi that creates programs to recruit, train, and nurture entrepreneurial talent to encourage the growth of sustainable businesses. These programs allow small business customers a resource for education regarding running a business, and one of the ways we’re helping to make this community stronger is through innovative partnerships with local organizations and programs that support small businesses.
“Capital One Bank is a proud member of the Paris community, and we constantly look for ways to make a positive difference in the area. Whether it’s inside our local branches or out in the neighborhood, Capital One Bank is deeply committed to “Investing for Good” in Paris, connecting our people and financial resources to advance education, financial literacy, and small business and workforce development.
“We are honored to be a leading corporate citizen in Paris and a top provider of banking products and services to individuals and businesses across the region. We work hard to positively impact the communities and neighborhoods we serve, and we’re very pleased to partner with the Red River Region Business Incubator again this year.”
R3bi is the entrepreneurial element of economic development in Paris and the surrounding region. R3bi supports new business start ups and early stage business success through mentoring and business skills development. The services of the incubator are made possible by continued financial support of the Paris Economic Development Corporation and the twenty-one local business sponsors for 2012.