Thursday, September 4, 2008

Citizens Trust Bank Will Be Awarded the MBDA's National Director's Access to Capital Award

PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The United States Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) will award Citizens Trust Bank (CTB) with the National Director's Access to Capital Award of the Year during their 26th Annual National Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week on September 5, 2008. The National Director's Access to Capital Award is presented to an individual or organization who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the financial communities by providing, supporting or advocating access to capital for minority businesses.

Out of the many organizations that were applicable for this celebrated award, Citizens Trust Bank, the third largest African-American owned bank in the Southeast, has truly demonstrated excellence in financial leadership, whether providing millions in commercial loans contributing to the growth and development of the surrounding community, or with its Financial Empowerment Series that offered enlightening and educating seminars that provided tools for personal and financial success. With a foundation of constructing "a relationship that you can bank on," CTB has always been committed to aiding in the creation of wealth for its customers through its wide variety of financial products and services.

This prestigious award will be presented to CTB during the MBDA's annual MED Week 2008 Awards Gala. As a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce the MBDA is the only federal agency created to cultivate the growth and establishment of minority-owned businesses. The annual MED Week events leading up to the ceremony are designed to bring together the nation's foremost business leaders to offer advice, counsel and insight to help minority businesses continue to be competitive within the marketplace.

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