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RBC Bank Supports Entrepreneurship In Asheville Area


Bank Donates $1,500 to Mountain Bizworks to support small business growth in the Asheville area



In the picture from left to right: Nathan Harlan, Development Director with Mountain BizWorks; John Scroggs, RBC Bank Commercial Account Manager; Susan Puryear, RBC Bank Banking Center Manger; Shaw Canale, Chief Executive Officer with Mountain BizWorks, and Eddie Bradley, RBC Bank Regional Manager

Raleigh, N.C. – February 17, 2011 – RBC Bank recently contributed $1,500 to Mountain Bizworks, a nonprofit community development financial institution that helps small businesses start, grow and create jobs through lending, consulting and training. RBC Bank’s donation provides funds for training and consulting to the local businesses in the Asheville area.

“We are thrilled to partner with Mountain Bizworks as it provides support to local businesses in the Asheville area,” said Eddie Bradley, regional manager for RBC Bank. “Proper training, in addition to capital, helps entrepreneurs strengthen and build their businesses, which contributes to economic stabilization in our community.”

The training and consulting that RBC Bank is funding includes various programs on topics such as the eight week business planning course, business assessment and goal development, management tools, profit management, growth strategies, tactics for marketing and sales and how to use social media.

Mountain BizWorks serves both start-up and existing small businesses through small-business loans, consulting, and training. Since the organization was founded in 1989, it has served more than 6,000 entrepreneurs, assisted in the creation of over 1,300 locally-owned businesses and loaned more than $4 million.

About RBC Bank

RBC Bank, headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., offers a wide range of financial services and advice to individuals, businesses and public institutions throughout the Southeast. RBC Bank’s network includes more than 420 full-service banking centers in six states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia), an extensive ATM network and telephone and online banking. RBC Bank is the 40th largest U.S. bank by consolidated assets, according to SNL Financial’s List of the Nation’s 50 Largest Banks, September 2010. RBC Bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) (RY on the TSX and NYSE), Canada's largest and most stable bank as measured by assets and market capitalization. In August 2009, Global Finance Magazine ranked RBC as the safest bank in the Western Hemisphere. RBC is also one of the world's financial, social and environmental corporate leaders, having appeared on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index every year since its creation in 1999. Additional information about RBC Bank may be found at