Community involvement is an integral part of First NBC Bank. Our bank’s philosophy is that the company is only as good as the communities and people it serves. We know that New Orleans and the metropolitan area can only grow when private and public partnerships are in motion. In our six years of operation, we are proud to say that First NBC Bank has taken a lead role among financial institutions to help rebuild and revitalize the communities it serves following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. That commitment can be seen in numerous buildings and companies that make up the geographical landscape. It is also reflected in our efforts to provide decent, affordable housing for low-to-moderate income residents and to improving the local education system beginning with the area’s first Early Childhood Development Program.
In addition to the Bank’s financial support, Bank employees play a huge role in improving communities where we do business. From raising money for finding a cure for Leukemia & Lymphoma to assisting the Red Cross in providing shelter for neighbors that have lost their homes due to catastrophic conditions, Bank employees are lending a hand. Employees volunteer their own time (many with their families) to make a difference in the lives of others.
To know about First NBC Bank’s community involvement, contact the Bank’s Senior Vice President and Director of Marketing/Public Relations, Ed Marshall, at (504) 671-3567 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are a few of the community programs and projects that First NBC Bank supports:
- New Orleans Early Childhood Learning Center
- New Orleans Crime Summit “Saving our Boys”
- Kedila Family Learning Center & Youthbuild Program
- Neighborhood Development Foundation Homeownership Initiative
- Just Willing Foundation
- Freret Market Place
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Food Bank (West Bank)
- Gulf Coast Companion Animal Relief Program
- Crescent City Classic
- LA/SPCA Walk
- French Quarter Festival
- March of Dimes Walk
- Cystic Fibrosis Walk
- Jr. Achievement Bowl-A-Thon
- Metro Center for Women and Children
- Christmas in August Food Bank Drive
- Breast Cancer Walk
- NO/AIDS Task Force Walk
- Light the Night - The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Doll & Toy Fundraiser for needy children
- Diabetes Step Out
- New Orleans Greek Fest
FIRST NBC CRESTVIEW IS PREMIER SPONSOR OF CRESTVIEW CHAMBER OF COMMERCE'S ANNUAL YEAR END EVENT
First NBC Bank continued the tradition of being the lead sponsor of the annual Crestview Chamber of Commerce's Christmas breakfast attended by community and business leaders from throughout the area. Crestview community leader and First NBC Vice President Pennie Hartzog told the gathering that First NBC Bank coming to the local financial market has been nothing but positive for employees and customers alike. Senior Vice President and Director of Public Relations/Marketing Ed Marshall brought greetings to the crowd from the New Orleans management team. Ed Marshall said, "First NBC is recognized as a top community leader in the New Orleans area and is working to earn the same reputation in Crestview. First NBC is actively working with the Crestview Chamber and other dedicated organizations to identify areas where the bank can make a difference in people’s lives and the community". The grand finale of the event included a colorful program of Christmas carols and songs, all finely choreographed, and performed by the very talented Crestview High School Chorus.
President Ryan Two Time Winner
CityBusiness Driving Forces Award
For the second time New Orleans City Business publication is citing First NBC Bank President and CEO Ashton Ryan, Jr. as one of the city’s “Driving Forces” for his accomplishments and contributions to the metropolitan area in the ten years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the city and surrounding communities. Ryan, along with other business leaders, is being honored as City Business marks its 35th anniversary this year and also observes the tenth anniversary of Katrina. Local economists say under President Ryan’s leadership, First NBC Bank has proven itself a leader throughout the River Region in areas like affordable home construction, small business development, and outstanding corporate citizenship.
First NBC Bank Continues Efforts To Assist In Fight Against Crime
First NBC Bank continues its efforts as a community partner in the local fight to curb crime. The Bank is the title sponsor of this year's Stake Out For Justice luncheon sponsored by the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation (NOPJF). Speaking to the standing room only gathering, First NBC Bank President & CEO Ashton J. Ryan Jr. said the NOPJF believes in making New Orleans a safer place to live, work, and visit. "We understand that the NOPJF is working to provide police officers with enhanced equipment to better their performance and safety. While we cannot be with them on the street, we can assist in making sure they are properly equipped by supporting the NOPJF financially." added Ryan.
Photographed from left to right: Todd Murphy, Lee Giorgio (First NBC Bank Board Member) and Nick Karl
Lee Giorgio Honored at Jefferson Chamber Luncheon
First NBC Bank Board Member Lee Giorgio was awarded the Joseph Rault Community Leader of the Year award by the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce. The award presented at the 2014 Business Leadership Award Luncheon, recognizes the best in entrepreneurship, achievement, perseverance and community service. The Joseph Rault Community Leader of the Year Award is one of the most prestigious honors presented by the Chamber to a business person who’s civic and community service goes beyond normal responsibilities, creating a lasting beneficial impact for all residents.
HATS OFF FOR A JOB WELL DONE
First NBC Bank has been recognized as the Slidell and East St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the month. Bank team members Joseph Montelepre and Wynn Williams were applauded for their participation and continued involvement in the chamber and the Northshore business community.
June 1, 2015 marked the beginning of this year’s hurricane season along the Gulf Coast. First NBC Bank wants its clients and employees to be prepared in the event a hurricane sets its sights on the River Region.
Officials say signing up for internet banking services prior to a storm is a good way to have access to your money if you have to relocate to another town or city. Disaster preparedness authorities also recommend that residents prepare a safety kit which should include important documents, medical records and insurance information. They also recommend having a battery operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing, and some cash on hand during an emergency situation.