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VCC: America’s First Benefit Corporation Bank

April 3, 2016 | Other

“As the first regulated bank in the U.S. to become a Benefit Corporation, VCC has set a new model for the financial industry. We know that this is just the beginning as more and more banking institutions follow suit to become forces for good in their communities.” Rick Alexander, Head of Legal Policy, B Lab Virginia Community Capital has converted its wholly-owned, FDIC insured, for-profit bank into a Benefit Corporation, and it is the first …

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Sustaining jobs in a hard-hit Virginia town

February 28, 2015 | Impact Stories

Essel Propack America opened its Danville factory to supply laminated tubes to companies such as Sundial Brands, Proctor & Gamble and Unilever. These tubes and caps are used in packaging products for oral care, cosmetics, and food service. Today, if you brush with Crest toothpaste you may have handled a Danville-made tube. The Essel Group, Essel Propack’s parent, is the largest specialty packaging company worldwide with 35 percent of the global market and manufacturing locations …

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