FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A Grant from Roma Bank Community Foundation Will Further
Greater Trenton’s Mission to Revitalize Downtown Trenton
Laura Bishop, Laura Bishop Communications
(March 6, 2020) – A $5,000 grant from the Roma Bank Community Foundation will assist Greater Trenton in furthering its mission to facilitate the development and revitalization of downtown Trenton. The organization also serves as an expert resource to businesses, developers, and other community partners.
“We’re thrilled to have the support of Investors Bank through the Roma Bank Community Foundation as we continue to focus on opportunities to bridge diversity, equity and inclusion in our Capital City,” said Greater Trenton CEO George Sowa.
Sowa also noted that Greater Trenton is continuing its efforts to encourage the state to offer an incentive to a portion of its employees to live and work in downtown Trenton. “The viability of this concept was validated when we updated our original residential market study and it showed a 75 percent increase in demand and a more expedient absorption schedule,” added Sowa. “Increased residential demand will generate more retail activity, enhance safety and security, increase tax ratables, and reduce the state's carbon footprint.”
Greater Trenton applied for the grant from the Roma Bank Community Foundation, which supports non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013.
Investors Bank Chairman and CEO Kevin Cummings, one of the founding board members of Greater Trenton, recently was named Chairman of the Greater Trenton Board of Directors.
“Commitment to community is one of Investors Bank’s four core values and defines our mission and our vision,” said Cummings. “Greater Trenton’s mission to revitalize the great city of Trenton is aligned with our values, as it works in partnership with other organizations to address community needs and explore opportunities for growth and development that will ensure the city’s sustainability.”
Investors Bank District Manager Linda Martin and Assistant Vice President and Chambersburg branch manager Deneshia Rowe presented the Roma Bank Community Foundation grant check to Sowa and Greater Trenton’s Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Bryan Evans.
“Investors Bank is proud to support Greater Trenton through the Roma Bank Community Foundation. Our customers and our employees live and work in Trenton,” said Martin. “The work Greater Trenton does to ensure a strong and vital community benefits everyone and can have a lasting impact not just on business development, but on programs and opportunities that will help Trenton maintain its viability into the future.”
About the Roma Bank Community Foundation
Roma Bank created the Roma Bank Community Foundation in 2006. The Foundation continues today with support and administration from the Investors Foundation, which is associated with Investors Bank. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013. Roma Bank Community Foundation is dedicated to improving communities throughout Central and Southern New Jersey by supporting non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank. Roma Bank Community Foundation supports organizations involved in the arts, education, health & human services, and more.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With nearly $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.
Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About Greater Trenton
Greater Trenton is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit that uses private funding and a network of collaborative relationships to advance economic revitalization efforts in New Jersey’s capital city. Greater Trenton facilitates the development and revitalization of downtown Trenton by serving as an expert resource to businesses, developers, and community partners. Formed in the fall of 2015, Greater Trenton’s key objectives include coordinating downtown economic development projects; providing one-stop support and information for investors interested in taking on new projects; reaching out to potential residential, commercial, and/or retail investors and tenants; supporting and promoting existing downtown initiatives; engaging downtown stakeholders in a strategic economic development plan; and developing investment marketing strategies. For more information on Greater Trenton please visit the website at www.greatertrenton.org