Industrial Bank Begins Distribution of New Ellington Coin at Historic U Street Branch
WASHINGTON, DC — Given its legacy of community involvement
and economic development, it seems only natural that Industrial
Bank begins distribution of the Duke Ellington quarter at
its oldest branch on the historic U Street Corridor.
starts at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 26, 2009, at Industrial
Bank, 2000 11th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The ceremony,
part of Duke Ellington Week, will feature a coin give-away
to the first 200 customers that visit the bank for official
transactions and remarks by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes
Norton and B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr., Industrial Bank President
and Chief Executive Officer.
Bank is privileged to be the official distributor of this
newly minted coin, which rightly honors a man whose music,
grace and style gave hope to so many in the community,” says
Mr. Mitchell. “We hope this coin keeps alive
his artistic vision and rekindles a commitment to our communities
so our children can fulfill their potential.”
District of Columbia commemorative quarter, which depicts
Ellington at the piano, was unveiled at a news conference earlier this week at
the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. The U.S. Mint
says Ellington, born in Washington, is the first African-American musician on
a circulating U.S. coin.
Friday, February 27, 2009, the coin will also be available
at these Industrial Bank locations: Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center
2000 Fourteen Street, NW, Washington, DC; Georgia
4812 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC; F Street
Office, 1317 F Street, NW, Washington,
H. Mitchell Office, 125 45th Street, NE, Washington, DC; Forestville
Office, 7610 Pennsylvania Avenue, Forestville, MD; Oxon
Hill Office, 1900 John Hanson Lane, Oxon Hill, MD.
August 20, 1934, Industrial Bank is the oldest and largest
minority commercial bank in the metropolitan Washington region. For 75 years,
the bank has delivered essential banking and financial services that have contributed
greatly to the growth and development of the Washington, D.C. community.
Soriano, Industrial Bank
202-722-2000, extension 3108 |