At Elavon, we are committed to supporting our employees and communities year-round through volunteering, mentoring, and being an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion. We focus on what matters most – the people, and dedicate ourselves to creating meaningful change while achieving our full potential as an organization.
In August, we teamed up with R&B star, Musiq Soulchild, to launch the Open for Small Business program* which highlights 4 entrepreneurs making a difference in their communities and connects small businesses with the resources they need to grow and thrive.
For more than 30 years, we’ve been a global leader in payment processing for organizations of all sizes – which is why we know that managing and growing a small business takes knowledge, persistence, and determination. We’ve developed a broad range of scalable payment solutions* and knowledge resources* to support entrepreneurs and ensure they have exceptional experiences.
We are proud of the success of the campaign so far and look forward to further community connections and small business support in the coming months. Over the last two months, 600 local businesses have been nominated by their fans – showing the outpouring of support for small businesses in communities across the country.
When asked about the small business initiative, Elavon CEO Jamie Walker said, “Small businesses have always been at the center of what we do, and we’re proud to support these pillars of their local communities.”
To learn more about the Open For Small Business Program, visit www.elavonforsmallbusiness.com*.
Building and promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace helps us identify the best talent to meet the changing needs of the people we reach.
In the community
We support causes that strengthen the communities in which we live, work and play by investing in the future while being a socially responsible corporate citizen.
Diversity is a business imperative, and we believe the economy is stronger because of the rich differences and shared experiences of the customers we serve.
In September, current Year Up interns joined U.S. Bank Chief Diversity Officer, Greg Cunningham, and Vice Chair, Consumer and Business Banking, Tim Welsh, to share their “why” impact stories with our leaders and hear firsthand the work that U.S. Bank/Elavon is doing to be an advocate for their future careers and community. “Each of these future leaders has a story as to why they are participating in the internship program but what struck me was that each of them had so much perseverance, resilience and outstanding work ethic” said Tim Welsh.
This event was held as part of a larger celebration of the 10-year anniversary of partnership* between Year Up, U.S. Bank and Elavon. Over the past decade, we have worked together to provide a 100% tuition-free job training and internship programs for young adults in the Greater Atlanta area. Since 2012, we have hosted 144 interns and hired 51 of them to full time employment, in roles like IT desktop support technician, quality assurance analyst, sales support representative, scrum master, and project manager.
“The Year Up students we met with were so impressive. Each of these young adults is working hard to pursue their career dreams and I’m so grateful U.S. Bank and Elavon have been able to support them along the way” said Greg Cunningham.
In May 2022, we joined forces with Spouse-ly* – a one-of-a-kind online marketplace dedicated to promoting products and services created by military and first responder families, while enabling consumers worldwide to shop small and create a big impact. From empowering individual service members to helping veterans grow their businesses, U.S. Bank and Elavon are committed to supporting their financial needs and goals, every step of the way. We are proud to support Spouse-ly, and its mission to champion the veteran-owned and military-connected small business community.
U.S. Bank is providing a three-year, $450,000 investment in the Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), an Atlanta-based organization dedicated to empowering Black entrepreneurs and small business owners. RICE is the largest business incubation hub in the United States dedicated exclusively to developing Black entrepreneurs. In addition to the grant, U.S. Bank employees will provide education and inspiration to emerging entrepreneurs who are seeking counsel in the areas of finance, technology, payments and innovation.
Our goal is to become an industry leader by providing access to resources, capital, exposure, information, education, and guidance to communities around the globe. In February 2021, we launched U.S. Bank Access Commitment™, a long-term approach led by our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team bringing together the strengths of U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation, corporate social responsibility and our business lines to help build wealth while redefining how we serve diverse communities and provide more opportunities for diverse employees.
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