The Golden Mile Alliance received its first donation from the local business community this month.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 27, 2012
My Bank First United Bank & Trust Makes Donation to the Golden Mile Alliance
Frederick, MD -- The Golden Mile Alliance received its first donation from the local business community this month. My Bank First United Bank & Trust, located on Baughman’s Lane along the Golden Mile, became the first private investor in the Golden Mile Alliance with a $500 check presented at the Alliance Board meeting.
“My Bank is delighted to support the community-minded volunteers that have come together to form the Golden Mile Alliance,” stated Dave Esworthy, Market President for My Bank First United Bank & Trust. “We hope this seed money will spur involvement by others to help this corridor become a more vibrant and attractive center for business as well as social interests like the arts, education, and healthy living.”
Mr. Esworthy attended the January Board meeting and presented the check to Diana Halleman, President of the Alliance Board, Alderman Carol Krimm, Aldermanic Liaison to the Alliance Board, and Denise Phelps, Community Office Manager at My Bank and an Alliance Board member.
“When My Bank First United came to Baughmans Lane, we wanted to be part of the exciting and diverse group of residents and businesses around the Golden Mile,” said Ms. Phelps. “Our financial and human investment in the Golden Mile Alliance will contribute to the continued development of this vibrant community, returning the Golden Mile to a top destination in Frederick County.”
In addition to the donation from My Bank, Mayor McClement committed up to $5,000 in seed funding from the City of Frederick. This money will be used for start-up costs such as incorporation and 501(c)3 application fees, creation of a website for the Alliance, and other administrative costs. NAC 8 also donated envelopes and postage in support of the Alliance.
“The Golden Mile Alliance is a great example of a public-private partnership,” said Mayor McClement. “Great things can be accomplished when neighborhoods partner with local government and take ownership in creating the change they want to see in their communities.”
The Golden Mile Alliance meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:00-8:30pm at the Hillcrest Community Center, and meetings are open to the public. For more information on the Alliance, contact the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development at 301-600-6360.
DED is a full-service economic development department of the City of Frederick with the mission to create economic opportunity in the City through job creation, revitalization and reinvestment. To learn more visit www.businessinfrederick.com or call at 301-600-6360.