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OCC Staff on the Road and in Communities

OCC staff participates in tours and events led by neighborhood organizations, local government officials, and bankers to learn about local community and economic development initiatives.

 

Baltimore, Maryland

Comptroller Curry (first row, middle) joins a group of OCC employees on a bus tour of neighborhoods in east Baltimore, Md., that are currently undergoing revitalization.
Comptroller Curry (first row, middle) joins a group of OCC employees on a bus tour of neighborhoods in east Baltimore, Md., that are currently undergoing revitalization.
  President of TRF Development Partners, describes the process his and other groups use to revitalize the area surrounding the Oliver neighborhood in Baltimore, Md.
President of TRF Development Partners, describes the process his and other groups use to revitalize the area surrounding the Oliver neighborhood in Baltimore, Md.
  After touring the neighborhood, the OCC group, including Castro, Wides, Comptroller Curry, and Baffour listen to a session on revitalization of Baltimore neighborhoods.
After touring the neighborhood, the OCC group, including (from left) Beth Castro, Barry Wides, Comptroller Curry, and Francis Baffour listen to a session on revitalization of Baltimore neighborhoods.

 

Atlanta, Georgia

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OCC Comptroller Curry, Deputy Comptroller Garsson, and Atlanta’s Operation HOPE Chief Executive Officer James Bailey (right to left) discuss the history of Ebenezer Baptist Church during a tour of Atlanta.
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OCC Comptroller Curry, OCC staff, and Operation HOPE representatives being briefed on the Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site.
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Operation HOPE’s Chief Executive Officer John Bryant, OCC Comptroller Curry, Atlanta City Council President Cesar Mitchell, and Chairman of Fulton County Board of Commissioners John Eaves (left to right) discuss the importance of financial literacy, economic development, and the Community Reinvestment Act during the 2013 HOPE forum.

 

Washington, D.C.

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OCC Comptroller Thomas Curry and Deputy Comptroller Barry Wides visit Tivoli Theater, which received financing from Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, using the OCC’s public welfare investment authority, to contribute to economic and social development in the Washington, D.C. community.
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Community Affairs staff being briefed on the history of Tivoli Theater and how the renovation of the project created space for a theater, restaurants, office and commercial space, and grocery store.
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OCC Comptroller Curry and other OCC staff tour Washington D.C.’s Tivoli Theater project to recognize the 50th anniversary of the OCC’s public welfare investment authority.

 

Baltimore, Maryland

 DCAO Denise Kirk-Murray discusses Community Affairs’ CRA involvement with attendees at the Interagency CRA Workshop for Community Based Organizations at Coppin State University. 
DCAO Denise Kirk-Murray discusses Community Affairs’ CRA involvement with attendees at the Interagency CRA Workshop for Community Based Organizations at Coppin State University.
   OCC’s Bonita Irving and Hershel Lipow join Michael Tagg, Vice President of Commercial Lending of Slavie Federal Savings Bank to discuss presentation topics for Finding the Funds: A Small Business Lending Forum for Entrepreneurs at Morgan State University. 
OCC's Bonita Irving and Hershel Lipow join Michael Tagg, Vice President of Commercial Lending, Slavie Federal Savings Bank to discuss presentation topics at the Finding the Funds: A Small Business Lending Forum for Entrepreneurs at Morgan State University.
   DCAO Bonita Irving and Founder and Private Executive Chef of KitchenCray, LLC, James Robinson, provide an overview of the forum to an attendee. 
DCAO Irving confers with small business entrepreneurs at the forum.

 

Dallas, Texas

  Tour participants being briefed on the hybrid engine of a cab operated by Dallas Yellow Cab, a company that received an investment from the CRA-oriented Lone Star Fund.  
Tour participants being briefed on the hybrid engine of a cab operated by Dallas Yellow Cab, a company that received an investment from the CRA-oriented Lone Star Fund.
    Tour participants visit an affordable rental housing project under development in downtown Dallas.   
Tour participants visit an affordable rental housing project under development in downtown Dallas.
    OCC tour participants visit PrimeSource, an African-American, female controlled company located in South Dallas which received an investment from the CRA-oriented North Texas Opportunity Fund.  
OCC tour participants visit PrimeSource, an African-American, female controlled company located in South Dallas which received an investment from the CRA-oriented North Texas

 

San Francisco, California

  Tour participants visit small businesses along Valencia Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. Many of the small businesses in this community received assistance from community development financial institutions.

Tour participants visit small businesses along Valencia Street in the Mission District of San Francisco. Many of the small businesses in this community received assistance from community development financial institutions.
  Lola Whittle of the Ren/Bay View Business Resource Center discusses their small business technical assistance initiative.  

Lola Whittle of the Ren/Bay View Business Resource Center discusses their small business technical assistance initiative.
     Derene Allen of Home Green Home discusses their worker-owned home cleaning cooperative which received start-up financing from a San Francisco-based microenterprise lender, the Opportunity Fund.  
Derene Allen of Home Green Home discusses their worker-owned home cleaning cooperative that received start-up financing from a San Francisco-based microenterprise lender, the Opportunity Fund.
   Caleb Zigas of La Cocina provides a tour of their incubator kitchen which provides commercial cooking space for food entrepreneurs. La Cocina also helps small caterers and potential restaurant owners make the transition from being a home-based business to operating a larger scale commercial enterprise.  
Caleb Zigas of La Cocina provides a tour of their incubator kitchen that provides commercial cooking space for food entrepreneurs. La Cocina also helps small caterers and potential restaurant owners make the transition from being a home-based business to operating a larger scale commercial enterprise.