PNC Bank Steps Forward to Help Community Entrepreneurs
PNC Bank has long supported job creation and small businesses in
our community by underwriting the entrepreneurial scholarship program with the
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce.
The entrepreneurial scholarship program is an innovative partnership between PNC
Bank and the Chamber. Through the scholarship, more than 10 companies have been
given their first year of Chamber membership at no cost. This enables growing
companies and small businesses to get a foot in the door and get their word out
to the community.
“When PNC Bank came up with the idea, I wondered why we hadn’t thought of this
before,” said John Schmitt, president & CEO, Naperville Area Chamber of
Commerce. “In this tough economy, everyone talks about helping small businesses
grow—PNC Bank really stepped forward and did something, providing a great
resource to the next generation of business leaders.”
Members enrolled in the entrepreneurial scholarship program are granted a
basic-level Chamber membership for one year. During this year, scholarship
recipients have full access to all Member benefits. After the company’s first
year of marketing their business through the Chamber and participating in our
many events, they are invited to renew their membership.
PNC Bank continuously enrolls new businesses in the entrepreneurial scholarship
program. At any given time, 10 area businesses are benefitting from the
scholarship program. For more information on the entrepreneurial scholarship
Barry Poll, vice president, sales & marketing,
Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, at 630-544-3386.
As a proud Chamber Member and part of the prestigious Chairman’s Circle, PNC
Bank’s top-level support enables the Chamber to offer valuable products and
services for its Members as well as leadership for the business community.
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