Bryant Bank Donates to Small Business Relief Fund

Bryant Bank President Claude Edwards (left) talks with client Steven Chambers, president of Harper Chambers Lumber.

Bryant Bank donated $50,000 to the Small Business Relief Fund in support of West Alabama’s small business community. The fund is a Community Foundation of West Alabama fund administered by the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, the goal of which is to provide funding to West Alabama’s hardest hit businesses as a result Covid-19.

“The hit that our small businesses have taken as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting everyone we know in some way. It’s personal to us at Bryant Bank because Alabama is our home too,” said Claude Edwards, bank president. “Donating to the Small Business Relief Fund is just one step we are taking to help our customers and our community members through these unprecedented times and I would encourage others to consider a donation as well.”

Small businesses could apply for funding through the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s website. The businesses must be located in Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter or Tuscaloosa counties.

“Bryant Bank has always been a great corporate citizen and today’s announcement is just another example of that. It was critical for our community to take swift action and to use this fund to quickly, yet responsibly, infuse capital into vulnerable small businesses in our community,” said Bobby Bragg, chairman of the Chamber’s board of directors and chairman of the Small Business Relief Fund Committee.

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