Valley Supports Rising Tide Capital

Valley Supports Rising Tide Capital
WAYNE, NJ – Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -- Valley recently joined with Rising Tide Capital and other partners as a sponsor at their RISE to Expand Opportunity, a celebration of community and entrepreneurship held in Jersey City, New Jersey. The reception began with a conversation about Earthrise principles (as advanced by the Constellation Earth founders) of “profound collaboration, long-term thinking and awakening to our interdependence,” and included guest speakers Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, Founder, Astronaut and Author, and Towanda McEachern, Transformation Coach, Author and Speaker.

Awards were given to entrepreneurs that were students of Rising Tide Capital’s Community Business Academy program at which Valley also volunteered. The event additionally highlighted Rising Tide’s fundraising efforts around its recent acquisition of 311 Martin Luther King Drive in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City, an Urban Entrepreneurship Accelerator which will feature classroom, meeting and co-working spaces, and serve as the new headquarters for the organization.

Caption: (Left to right) Alex Forrester, Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Alfa Melesse Demmellash, CEO/Co-founder, Dorothy Kahlau, FSVP, Head of Retail Sales at Valley, and Silvana Buccianti, VP, Territory Sales Manager at Valley.

About Rising Tide
Rising Tide Capital is a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist struggling individuals and communities to build strong businesses which transform lives, strengthen families, and build sustainable communities. Rising Tide Capital provides business development services designed to transform lives by helping individuals start and grow successful businesses; build communities through collaborations with other non-profits, higher education institutions, corporations, and public agencies; and create a scalable program model with measurable impact which can be replicated in communities of need across the U.S.
About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $31 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates more than 230 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.