With this edition, The Savannah Tribune pays tribute to Carver State Bank. Founded February 23, 1927, Carver is a 90-year-old, African-American-owned bank that continues to prosper in spite of tremendous obstacles that have plagued minority-owned banks and other businesses throughout the years. Of nearly 6,500 commercial banks in the United States, only 21 of these institutions are owned by African … Continue reading “A Salute To Carver State Bank”
Carver State Bank was established in 1927. We are, by far, the oldest bank headquartered in Savannah. This year, we are celebrating our 90th anniversary, and it has been my honor to serve as president of this institution for 46 of the past 90 years. Carver has a tremendous heritage. It has been, and still is, a financial services leader … Continue reading “Carver State Bank: Past, Present and Future”
Carver State Bank, the oldest locally owned bank in Savannah, was chartered on February 23, 1927. Throughout its history there have been only three bank presidents: Louis B. Toomer II, for 34 years, from 1927 until 1961; Lawrence D. Perry for 10 years, from 1961 to 1971 and currently Robert E. James who was named president in 1971. Louis B. … Continue reading “Carver State Bank Operated On West Broad Street”
The founders of Carver State Bank had to overcome many obstacles during the early years. They battled racial discrimination and economic isolation. They established a commercial bank at a time when there were only six African-American-owned banksin the entire country. This same determination and commitment to the uplift of the African-American-community through full participation in the American Free Enterprise System … Continue reading “The Board of Directors of Carver State Bank”
On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. in the DeVeaux and Musgrove Rooms of the Savannah Civic Center, Carver State Bank held a spectacular reception to begin celebrating its 90th Anniversary. The event was held on “Grand Festival Day” for the 28th Annual Savannah Black Heritage Festival. In addition to the bank’s Directors, officers and staff members, the event … Continue reading “Carver Begins 90th Anniversary with Reception”
Delivered August 26, 2016 in Jackson, MS at the “CDFI Banks in the Southeast: Embracing New Opportunities and Addressing Challenges” Forum. The forum was sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, Community Development Bankers Association, National Bankers Association, and National Community Investment Fund. Good morning. My name is Robert James, II, and I … Continue reading “Carver: A Community Development Financial Institution”
SCAD presents the eighth edition of deFINE ART, featuring renowned artist and color theory pioneer Carlos Cruz- Diez as honoree. Taking place Feb. 21-24, 2017 at SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., deFINE ART highlights emerging and established artists and visionaries. All de- FINE ART programming is free and open to the public. For more information, visit scad.edu/defineart.
Savannah State University (SSU) will present the annual Women’s Leadership Conference on Friday, March 3. This year’s program will focus on women’s health and wellness. Attendees may arrive for registration at 11 a.m. The conference will begin at noon with a luncheon and keynote speaker, Carolyn Guilford. Guilford is a nutritionist, author and wellness consultant. The luncheon is sponsored by … Continue reading “Women’s Leadership Conference Returns To Savannah State”