New alliance aims to lift up Black-owned businesses in Metro Detroit
DETROIT – Black-owned businesses often face unique challenges getting off the ground. “We’re here to change the game for Black entrepreneurs,” President and CEO of Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance Charity Dean said. It’s a partnership between a group of Black business owners and the Detroit NAACP. Dean said because of that money they can provide programming and support services for Black businesses around Metro Detroit. But above all, we will do everything in our power to ensure that Black businesses thrive,” Dean said.
New TCF Banking Center opening in ACC Community Center on West Seven Mile in Detroit
TCF Bank is celebrating the opening of its newest banking center in Detroit with a virtual grand opening event on Friday. Photo: Oneika MobleyDETROIT — TCF Bank is celebrating the opening of its newest banking center in Detroit with a virtual grand opening event on Friday. The banking center is inside of the Arab American and Chaldean Council (ACC) Community Center on the city’s west side. “We are excited to be partnering with a wonderful organization on the opening of our new ACC Seven Mile Banking Center,” he said. “It is so wonderful to have TCF Bank as part of the ACC Community Center and available for local residents to access easily,” ACC President and CEO Dr. Haifa Fakhouri said.arabamericannews.com
Police look for Kent County bank robber
KENT COUNTY, MI – Police are looking for a man who robbed the TCF Bank on Kalamazoo Avenue SE. The robber entered the bank and demanded money from tellers. Kent County sheriff’s deputies are working with the FBI. Police asked anyone with information to call the Sheriff’s Department at 616-632-6357 or Silent Observer at 616-774-2345. Read more:Muskegon police identify shooting victim, look for killerMan in bed seriously injured when vehicle crashes into houseVideo: Hospital staff share struggle of daily life working inside COVID unitmlive.com
Mel Trotter Ministries receives grant to expand Workforce Development Program for homeless
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Mel Trotter Ministries has been awarded a $25,000 grant from Detroit-based TCF Bank to expand its Workforce Development Programs. Dennis Van Kampen, president and CEO of Mel Trotter Ministries, said they are grateful for TCF’s generous grant. Mel Trotter expects one to two students in the Workforce Development Programs to advance their education by enrolling in trade schools, college or pursuing other educational opportunities. TCF is proud to make this donation to Mel Trotter Ministries, which provides critical resources to local residents to help Work Force Development ProgramThe expansion of the programs will be staggered over several months. The woodworking and carpentry curriculum was established on Sept. 1 as a key component of the merger with Next Step of West Michigan.mlive.com
TCF Bank giving out loans to minority, women-owned businesses
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. Theres a big boost coming for minority small businesses in the city of Detroit. TCF Bank announced a new $1 Billion loan commitment to minority and women-owned small businesses. Black owned, woman owned,said Jamesha Lucas with Bronzed N' Glow. Its a title, Jamesha Lucas with Bronzed N' Glow said, she is very proud of, Bronzed N' Glow is a modern twist to beauty supply retail. Gary Torgow with TCF Bank said he understands, this is a tough time for businesses, especially if youre black owned.
Detroit Man Sues TCF Bank For Racial Discrimination
LIVONIA, Mich. (CBS DETROIT) A stop at a Livonia TCF bank prompted a racial discrimination lawsuit after a man claims he came in to make a deposit, but the transaction was denied and the police were called. Attorney Deborah Gordon says her client, Sauntore Thomas walked into TCF Bank to cash three settlement checks for a race discrimination lawsuit. I cannot believe the bank did not know that or could not confirm that. Why was that the assumption or the conclusion, said Gordon, who also told CW50 Detroits Cryss Walker a bank manager asked Thomas how he got the money. The manager then told him the checks needed to be called in and soon after law enforcement arrived.detroit.cbslocal.com
He got a settlement from a race discrimination lawsuit. A bank wouldn't cash the check
Then he went to the bank this week to cash his settlement checks, but the Livonia bank refused to cash or deposit his checks. TCF Bank spokesman Tom Wennerberg said Thursday that TCF abhors racism and that it was not a factor in how the bank handled Thomas' requests. He said the checks Thomas presented displayed a watermark that read VOID when they were scanned in a web viewer. The bank also issued a statement Thursday: "TCF Bank is a diverse business serving a diverse community and we abhor racism in all forms. The bank still refused to deposit them, the lawsuit says, and then filed a police report against Thomas for check fraud.monroenews.com
Chesterfield Township police arrest suspected bank robber and accomplice
The arrests were made after Chesterfield Township police were surveilling the area of the TCF Bank on 23 Mile Road. (WDIV)CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Chesterfield Township police arrested a suspected bank robber and accomplice Friday at 11 a.m. in the area of 23 Mile and Seaden roads. The two men arrested were being sought by police for a bank robbery that happened at 10 a.m. Aug. 22 at the TCF Bank on 23 Mile Road. Once Chesterfield Township police detectives made contact with the men a short foot chase developed. Both of the men are being held at the Chesterfield Township Police Department and will be arraigned next week.
Detroit's Cobo Center gets new name: TCF Center
DETROIT - The Cobo Center has a new name. The iconic building will now be known as the TCF Center. Leaders from TCF Bank, along with local officials, held a news conference Tuesday morning to officially unveil the new name for Cobo Center. Gary Torgow is chairman of TCF Bank and is building a downtown headquarters and doing business in the city. To many who remember Cobo, this is a historic day and a major shift for the city.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 27, 2019
DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- Aug. 27, 2019The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says the three cases under investigation are in Kalamazoo and Berrien counties. Leaders from TCF Bank, along with local officials, will hold a news conference Tuesday morning to officially unveil the new name for Cobo Center. "I don't know why people like them burned, but she wanted it burned, so I just threw it on the grill." Brandon Roux: Low clouds will leak light rain and drizzle for the rest of the morning, too, with the heaviest rain staying south and east of us all morning. Submit a news tipTell us what's happening in your community -- submit a news tip to Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit right here.
LIVE STREAM: Cobo Center to unveil new name in Detroit
DETROIT - The new name for Detroit's Cobo Center will be unveiled on Tuesday. Leaders from TCF Bank, along with local officials, will hold a news conference Tuesday morning to officially unveil the new name for Cobo Center. Detroit's Cobo Center, which hosts the auto show and other major events, is changing its name to remove the surname of a former mayor known for his racist policies, officials announced earlier this year. Chemical Bank and TCF announced a merger earlier this year, with the combined holding company and bank now operating under the TCF name and brand. The convention center opened on the Detroit River waterfront in 1960, three years after Cobo died.
Police search for person who used note to rob Chesterfield Township bank
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Police are searching for a person who used a note to rob a Chesterfield Township bank. The person produced a note that implied they had a weapon, but no weapon was seen, according to authorities. Anyone with information is asked to call Chesterfield Township police at 586-949-4265. A Chesterfield Township bank robbery suspect on Aug. 22, 2019. (WDIV)Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.