Matt Andresen

Former mascot, banker, co-owner of web analytics co. and financial advising co. Currently PR, content and analytics marketing dude with Cleland Marketing.

Banking on Jackie’s Birthday

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In honor of what would be Jack Roosevelt “Jackie” Robinson (January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972) birthday, I wanted to do a very brief spotlight on his bank.  “Robinson helped found and direct the Freedom National Bank in Harlem because he thought black people should have a financial institution of their own. At the time, the bank, which eventually closed, was the largest black-owned and operated bank in New York state.”

Jackie Robinson and Freedom National Bank in HarlemAs a huge Dodger fan (see previously post) and a proud supporter of banks increasing customer engagement around the country, I couldn’t be prouder of a man that by transforming a sport, he transformed a nation.  Go Dodgers!

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Author: mattandresen

I am a senior account manager at brassMEDIA Inc., a media and technology company founded to improve how young adults understand money. I am a licensed business banker and financial adviser, and I co-founded Tandew Software, a web analytics company, in 2009. I also advise for the Small Business Development Center at Linn-Benton Community College and contribute as a board member for a number of local organizations.

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