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Hope Community Credit Union

Hope Community Credit Union 1 yr Anniversary

Singers Doubose Edwards & Stephanie Stigall @ Hope Community Credit Union in Memphis,TN.

Merger with Tri-Rivers Credit Union brings HOPE to Alabama

MONTGOMERY, AL (November 3, 2017) — Hope Federal Credit Union (HOPE), one of the nation’s leading community development financial institutions, has taken a major step to expand its work in the Deep South by merging with Tri-Rivers Federal Credit Union in Montgomery, Alabama.

The partnership with Tri-Rivers, established more than a half-century ago as the Montgomery Teachers Credit Union, paves the way for HOPE to begin offering a comprehensive menu of community strengthening financial services to families and communities across Alabama.

“We are very excited about building on the strong foundation established by Tri-Rivers to help ensure that all Alabama residents have the opportunity to improve their lives, support their families and strengthen their communities,” said HOPE CEO Bill Bynum.

“We look forward to the merger with HOPE because it will create additional opportunities to build deeper relationships with the school system, area businesses and organizations,” said Tri-Rivers CEO James Dill, who will serve as manager of the new HOPE-Montgomery branch. “Our membership also will continue to have an institution that puts their needs first.

Bernal Smith II, Publisher of New Tri-State Defender Dies

Bernal E. Smith II, president and publisher of The New Tri-State Defender newspaper, died Sunday, Oct. 22, at his home, according to Smith’s family.

Smith, 45, oversaw the resurrection of the legacy African-American owned newspaper starting in 2010.

Smith came to the helm of the newspaper from a career in finance as special assets manager of Bank of Bartlett, a vice president of the Greater Memphis Chamber and Vice President of community and economic development of Hope Community Credit Union.

At the New Tri-State Defender, he became a voice on such issues as the future of Beale Street, police misconduct and the Black Lives Matter movement, minority business development and white flight’s impact on economic development. He also deepened the newspaper’s reporting on local issues.

Smith was a frequent panelist on reporters’ roundtable segments of the WKNO TV program “Behind The Headlines.”

“The New Tri-State Defender and its management

What socially responsible, local, community-oriented bank is located within the Logan Square area of Chicago?

The ideal answer would be a non-profit banking institution, such as a credit union. Sadly, a search I have already undertaken did not yield any results.


While I don't know if they have many North Side locations, South Shore bank is a really interesting, community focused institution. They focus on building the community through local investments. I'm not sure of their profit status however.