MainSource Bank (NASDAQ: MSFG), Greensburg, Indiana –— MainSource Bank announced today that it provided a $5,000 check to Human Services Inc. at the Columbus Downtown branch on November 7, 2013. The donation will be used to support their Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development (BEED).
“The BEED Program is an innovative approach to job creation focusing on micro-businesses, and the potential they have to create jobs and stimulate local economic growth," said John Clerkin, CRA Officer for MainSource Bank.
BEED is tailored for businesses in which either the owner or the prospective employees are low income.
Jill Hammer Executive Director/Director of Children’s Services stated, “Human Services, Inc. is honored to partner with MainSource Bank. The donation of $5,000 from MainSource will allow Human Services, Inc. to provide more opportunities for small business expansion and job creation for those clients that do not qualify for traditional loans.
“BEED has been a very successful and rewarding program for the agency and the loan recipients. I was very excited when MainSource contacted the agency with an interest in BEED and saw the merit in the program. I hope that Human Services, Inc. can continue to partner with MainSource on future projects,” said Hammer.
Headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana, MainSource Bank remains a large supporter of local charitable organizations, businesses and activities in all of the communities it serves through various donations and employee volunteer efforts. Human Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, providing leadership along with other organizations, families and individuals to help participants acquire the skills necessary to become self sufficient through intervention and education.
"It's a pleasure for MainSource Bank to have this opportunity to work with Human Services, Inc. as they continue to support small business development and job creation in the area. We have worked with Human Services, Inc. on some of their other initiatives and we value our partnership with them,” said Clerkin.
MainSource Financial Group is listed on the NASDAQ National Market (under the symbol: “MSFG”) and is a community-focused, financial holding company with assets of approximately $2.8 billion. The Company operates 73 full-service offices throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio through its banking subsidiary, MainSource Bank, headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana. Through its non-banking subsidiary, MainSource Title LLC, the Company provides various related financial services.