Women in Business Archive
1st Source supports efforts to address women’s issues, from personal finances to education, from business banking to health. 1st Source Bank co-sponsored an event that raised funds
for Memorial Hospital of South Bend’s outreach effort called African American Women in Touch. The monies raised will be used to provide free mammograms to women.
Tips were provided and questions were answered at the 1st Source Bank Women's Link Luncheon at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton-Portage, Indiana area in May 2011. A panel of female speakers provided their expertise to women in business on topics such as succession planning, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, investments, accounting, legal aspects and "branding yourself." Each visitor received the book entitled The Chic Entrepreneur: Put Your Business in Higher Heels, by Elizabeth W. Gordon.
1st Source is partnering with Byers Consulting Group to develop a comprehensive loan program to assist minority and women-owned businesses in Michiana. The goal is to expand these businesses while creating new jobs and revitalizing and stabilizing our community.
We commend Karen Barnett, President and CEO of Valley Screen Process, Inc., and her team for being selected as Small Business of the Year by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. 1st Source Bank was a sponsor of the Salute to Business event where the company was recognized.
The bankers at 1st Source are involved with their local communities through a variety of organizations that offer support to women, personally and professionally, including: Delta Theta Tau Sorority
, a national women's organization dedicated to the advancement of philanthropy and charity; Women Business Owners of Michiana
, focused on service to each member's business through networking, referrals, and promotion, along with learning and development; and the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance
, Benton Harbor, Michigan, provides assistance, counseling, and training on business issues to women and others from diverse backgrounds.
The Community Hospital of Bremen was presented a $25,000 donation
from 1st Source toward the hospital's recent digital mammography upgrade.