published on August 9, 2017 - 11:41 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

Wells Fargo has contributed $15,000 to the Women’s Economic Impact Center, which is being established by the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce.

The check was presented this morning during the chamber’s Fresno African American Community Exchange (FAACE) breakfast.

“The Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC) is committed to entrepreneurship as a pathway to prosperity for women and people of color. To that end we are establishing this Center to mobilize significant financial resources to advance the education and economic security of women entrepreneurs, especially women of color, low-income women and girls. We expect these resources will help them succeed as entrepreneurs” said Tara Lynn Gray, FMBCC’s CEO “We are very pleased to have Wells Fargo’s financial support for the Center.”

The center is billed as the only women’s entrepreneurship support center between Sacramento and Los Angeles accessible to women in the greater Fresno area.

“It’s vital for women entrepreneurs to have a support network, and the tools and resources they need to succeed,” said Geri Yang-Johnson, Wells Fargo community relations senior consultant. “Starting a business can be intimidating and frightening. This center will offer women a space where they can obtain information and technical expertise to help their business become a reality and thrive.”

The center is expected to be launched on Nov. 3. For more information, visit

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