1st Source Bank has donated $25,000 to Niles DDA Main Street toward the organization’s Creative Economic Development Center for Entrepreneurs. The 1st Source donation will be directed toward equipment at the Center.
“1st Source is supportive of Niles DDA Main Street’s plan to make Niles a regional hub for entrepreneurs,” said Mary Chmiel, 1st Source Senior Vice President and Supervisor of Branches. “The Center will provide the type of services and guidance needed to help entrepreneurs succeed.”
Chmiel and Carri Harrington, 1st Source Banking Center Manager in Niles, presented the donation recently at the Niles French Market to Lisa Croteau, Niles DDA Main Street Manager, and board members Jim Scarpone, Mark Whitfield, Lucy McCauslin and board chair, Chickie Landgraf. Harrington also serves as a member of the Niles DDA Main Street Board.
“1st Source’s donation will go a long way in helping the Center succeed in providing incubator space for new businesses and training opportunities for current business owners,” said Lisa Croteau. Niles DDA Main Street Manager. “We appreciate 1st Source Bank’s commitment to downtown Niles.”