On Friday, May 18th, Rivermark was proud to present a check in the amount of $20,000 to Janet Hamada, the Executive Director for The Next Door. The Next Door recently purchased a building in The Dalles to expand their services in the area. Rivermark was happy to partner with them to help with some of the capital expenditures for this expansion.
The Next Door's "Promoting Prosperity" program provides education, business planning resources and guidance to help Latino entrepreneurs set up or expand their businesses. They also provide assistance in securing funding to help make their dream a reality. To date, they have helped over thirty businesses in Hood River and Wasco Counties. Rivermark is thrilled to support this worthy organization.
Thanks to Rivermark staff members Charla Fraley and Erica Flores for giving the staff from the Next Door a tour of our branch in The Dalles!
The Rivermark Community Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation is committed to building Oregon's future through grants that encourage local entrepreneurship, small business growth and economic opportunity for all. If you'd like to donate directly to the fund, you may do so online.