Brookhaven native partners with Bank of America to advance capital access for minority businesses

Published 9:01 am Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Brookhaven native Gloria Strauthers, founder and CEO of Exodus Management and Consulting LLC, has announced a partnership with Bank of America to help give minority businesses greater access to business success and economic growth. The partnership hopes to achieve this by conducting a series of in-person and virtual small business financial literacy workshops throughout the year for minority owners of small businesses.

As part of the company’s ongoing commitment to advancing racial equality and economic opportunity, Bank of America has partnered with Exodus Management and Consulting, LLC, a certified minority, woman-owned and service-disabled business to offer events and programs that remove barriers to minority business success and economic growth.

“This joint initiative with Bank of America, ‘Closing the Entrepreneurial Gap,’ positions us to play a role in the economic parity of populations that traditionally have faced barriers in accessing credit, capital, and the other tools they need to start and grow businesses,” said Strauthers.

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“Bank of America has a long-term commitment to help strengthen the Statesboro and Savannah communities,” said Patrick O’Neil, president of Bank of America Savannah. “We recognize that the private sector can play a pivotal role in helping our communities, and we are committed to doing more to improve economic opportunity and racial equality within the Statesboro and Savannah Markets.”

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Strauthers, nee Wesley, is a 1994 Honor Graduate of Brookhaven High School and alumna of Strayer University, The University of Southern Mississippi, The Community College of the Airforce, and Tougaloo College. She is the daughter of Daniel Wesley and Phyllis Lofton.