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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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Press Release

FAIRWINDS in Partnership with Black Venture Fund, Inc.
New non-profit provides technical assistance to Black business owners

ORLANDO, FL – FAIRWINDS has partnered with Citizens Bank of Florida to support the Black Venture Fund, Inc. (BVF), a non-profit, business-education organization that provides technical assistance programs to Black business owners in the Central Florida area.

The benefits of BVF include:
  • Business training by experienced professionals;
  • Technical assistance with business challenges provided through access to Business Consultants;
  • Certification upon graduation from BVF’s rigorous program; and
  • Qualification to access key sponsors’ Capital Loan programs.

“At FAIRWINDS, our core purpose is to guide members toward achieving financial freedom by helping them save more, eliminate debt, build wealth and live generously. That same core purpose extends to our business members,” says Dianne Owen, FAIRWINDS Executive Vice President of Marketing. “It was only natural for us to partner with the BVF, who share the same commitment to invest in our local business community, by providing business owners with the tools and resources they need to grow and thrive. We’re proud to be a founding partner of such an invaluable organization in our community.”


FAIRWINDS Credit Union, led by President and CEO Larry Tobin, is headquartered in Orlando and is consistently ranked as one of the best financial institutions and employers in the region. Founded in 1949, the company has 619 employees. At FAIRWINDS, we want our members to achieve financial freedom. To do this we encourage our members to save more, eliminate debt, build wealth, and live generously, supporting them every step along the way. FAIRWINDS empowers members to pursue and achieve their personal and business goals by offering products and services that promote healthy spending and saving habits.