In the latest episode of DER Weekends, WDET news director Jerome Vaughn talks with the chairman and CEO of the only Detroit-based Black-owned bank.
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Kenneth Kelly is the chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank — a Black-owned bank founded in Detroit more than 50 years ago. First Independence is the only African American owned bank headquartered in Michigan and only one of two banks based in the city. It recently opened a branch in Minnesota.
Jerome Vaughn spoke with Kelly at this year’s Mackinac Policy Conference about the bank’s history, its future and its commitment to serving Black customers.
More DER Weekends:
- DER Weekends: What the Mackinac Policy Conference means for Detroit
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