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for Carolina Banker Vol. 91 Issue 3, Fall 2012
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The Support Center, a nonprofit community development financial institution, focuses on marketing to rural and low-wealth areas across North Carolina where there are few traditional banking opportunities. To increase their lending capacity, The Support Center partnered with banks to broker Project Related Investments, which The Support Center then placed on deposits at its affiliates. These investments have been a great source of credits for banks.
HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc., the holding company for HomeTrust Bank, announced the plan of conversion to a stock holding company form of organization. Community banks are consolidating to create the size, scale, and financial strength to be competitive in their markets. HomeTrust’s conversion should help Western North Carolina to increase jobs and economic growth.
Colonel Jeannie Leavitt is the commander of the Fourth Fighter Wing at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and also the first active-duty female in the Air Force to assume command of a fighter wing. Leavitt explains how she developed a passion for flying and her career path to becoming a fighter pilot.
The Mexican Consulate opened in November of 2000 in Raleigh, and serves an estimated one-million people of Mexican origin in the region. Four services that are offered include consular assistance and protection regarding legal affairs, documentation and civil registry, community programs, and public diplomacy. Assistance in banking is also offered to the Hispanic population.