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BNH Contributes to the Business Alliance for People of Color


Laconia, New Hampshire – July 6, 2023 – Bank of New Hampshire is proud to contribute $5,000 to the Business Alliance for People of Color for their 2nd Annual BAPOC Business Expo.

Business Alliance for People of Color’s mission is to convene, support, advocate for, and promote New Hampshire businesses owned by people of color. Using representatives from the community, this non-profit organization leverages local, state, and federal resources to expand diversity, equity, and inclusion across the state of New Hampshire. This includes wealth building and social capital for the betterment of New Hampshire’s minority owned businesses, underserved communities, and economic vitality.

The 2nd Annual BAPOC Business Expo features entrepreneurs of color exhibiting their products and/or services, along with the Business Resource exhibit hall, BAPOC restaurants and food vendors, entertainment from local BAPOC artists, and financial and speed networking workshops. This event is held to bridge the gap that BAPOC businesses face, while also bringing awareness to these businesses and their products and services.

“BAPOC’s mission is to make New Hampshire accessible to BAPOC businesses through advocacy, access to resources, networking, and building community,” said Widolfo Arvelo, Chair for the Business Alliance for People of Color New Hampshire. “We are grateful to Bank of New Hampshire for their unwavering support.”

Bank of New Hampshire is proud of this partnership as we aspire to remain an independent mutual financial institution, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service, while assisting our employees, customers and communities to build brighter futures.

Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders.  For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank.

Photo Caption: BAPOC-NH board members celebrating at the 2nd Annual BAPOC Business Expo