Skip to main content
_FB_2018-Icons-finalized-cleaned-up_new_FB_2018-Icons-finalized-cleaned-up_newGroup 9
Back
Scroll to top

First Bank and Mountain BizWorks – “Dream It. Do It.”


Our Spring 2017 non-profit partner is Mountain BizWorks. This Asheville-based business lending and learning organization helps locals launch the companies of their dreams.

Kimberly Hunter:  Mountain BizWorks is a community development financial institution that caters to people who have ideas around business or already in business, and want to do something big in our region.

Sara Landry:  Really, our role is to create a community of entrepreneurs.

Matthew Raker: We’ve got the honor I guess of helping make dreams happen every day.

KH: We support people, by really giving them the framework to explore what it is they wanna do from a professional level in terms of creating jobs and creating businesses.

MR: First Bank’s a great partner for Mountain BizWorks. They’re a community-based bank. They really care about local businesses being successful.

KH:  We both represent what it means to live and breathe and grow in a community.

SL: All of our funding goes directly back into investing in these entrepreneurs, to make our community a better place.

KH:  Ten thousand dollars from First Bank is not just a drop in the bucket. It is actual feet on the ground, to entrepreneurs who mean to do well and to create businesses and jobs that will change their life.

SL:  You have to be somewhat of a dreamer to be an entrepreneur. It takes a tremendous amount of risk, it kind of incorporates your whole life. There’s an entrepreneur lifestyle really when it comes down to it.

KH: We expect in the future to really grow our partnerships in all of our regions. And to really make sure that entrepreneurs are supported with our partners everywhere we go. So our presence is strong, and we’re clear that we’re here to stay. Thank you and goodnight.

Trending Topics
Small Business Payroll Services If you’re like many small business owners, it’s likely that you wear many hats and are always on the go. From managing to accounting, there are multiple tasks you have… Four Different Types of Services | Banking A bank’s job is to provide customers with financial services that help people better manage their lives. As technology advances and competition increases, banks are offering different types of services to… What Are 20-Year Mortgage Rates? There are various factors to consider when purchasing a home, including how to finance it. Some consumers may opt for a mortgage with a shorter term while others find it beneficial… Read These Articles on Personal Financing Knowing your finances is the first step to properly managing them and ensuring you are in good financial standing. But how do you get started? Reading personal financing articles can… Small Business Line of Credit Obtaining a line of credit for your small business can help your entrepreneurial spirit take the company to the next level. This line of credit can be a more affordable… Creating a Competitive Employee Benefits Plan Employee benefits plans are an important part of any business owner’s company structure. Part of attracting and retaining talented employees is offering them a competitive benefits package. Some benefits are… Workers’ Compensation Insurance 101 If you’re starting a business and are unsure of the purpose of workers’ compensation insurance or how to acquire it, then you’ve come to the right place. This kind of… How to Get a Custom Homeowners Insurance Quote Without a Calculator Homeowners insurance may not be the most exciting part of buying a home, but it’s one of the most important. Buying a home is probably your biggest investment, so use… Enjoy Hassle-Free Online Payment Processing Businesses need a fast and dependable way to manage client payments, whether online, at the point-of-sale, with an integrated solution, or on wireless or mobile devices. First Bank provides online… Compare First Bank Checking Accounts If you’ve begun the process to compare bank accounts, it’s important that you review the options that differentiate them. Fortunately, you have a local partner in First Bank* — a…