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Detroit-based First Independence Bank is tapped to be one of the financial institutions, or CDFIs, to service loans for the U.S. Small Business Association and U.S. Treasury Department’s expanded and revised Paycheck Protection Program with a particular focus on small businesses. Eligible CDFIs are defined as Treasury Department-certified community development financial institutions, FDIC-designated minority depository…

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Janice Bryant Howroyd

Let’s face it. It can be quite challenging, even downright daunting to focus on future growth when we’re seemingly caught in the thicket of small beginnings. There’s an ancient inquiry that still echoes throughout the corridors of time: “Who has despised the day of small beginnings?” During a quaint, down-home dialogue with Janice Bryant Howroyd,…

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