Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president
Downtown Framingham, Inc. is an independent group dedicated to serving the people and businesses of the City’s downtown environment by actively promoting business, community, and culture.
Courtney Thraen, executive director at Downtown Framingham, Inc. said the funds will be used to support the business development manager, including small business technical assistance and local policy engagement.
“Through the business development manager, Downtown Framingham, Inc. provides free individual business consultations, facilitates the City of Framingham’s sign and façade subsidy program, and encourages participation in business-based events. The manager also interviews businesses routinely on policy matters affecting downtown, ensuring their voice is heard on issues,” Thraen stated.
“Checking for Charity gives us the opportunity to welcome new checking account customers by donating to local charities on their behalf,” said Sousa. “We are pleased to partner with our customers in this way to help build a stronger community for all.”
Since its introduction in 2008, Checking for Charity has benefited A Place to Turn, Framingham History Center, Natick Historical Society, Framingham High School, Natick High School, Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Framingham Public Library, Morse Institute Library, Callahan Senior Center, Natick Community-Senior Center, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.