First Financial grants $16K in opening NKY headquarters

First Financial Bank celebrated the grand opening of a new Northern Kentucky headquarters by donating $16,000 to several Northern Kentucky nonprofits.

“First Financial exists to be a positive influence and to help our clients and communities thrive,” said Archie Brown, president and CEO of First Financial Bank. “We are very pleased to be here in Covington. Our 6th & Madison financial center will be a cornerstone of business engagement and financial growth for entrepreneurs, business leaders and families throughout Northern Kentucky.”

From left, Mark Exterkamp, First Financial Bank; Brent Cooper, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce; Archie Brown, First Financial Bank CEO; Covington Mayor Joe Meyer; and Jacob Holbrook, Roddell McCullough and Mandy Neeley, all from First Financial Bank

This new center, at 601 Madison Ave., serves as First Financial’s Northern Kentucky headquarters.

6th & Madison features extensive audio-visual capabilities, over 1,000 square feet of event space and smaller meeting areas. With its public spaces, financial wellness resources and advanced technology, 6th & Madison is the modern face of today’s evolving financial center.

“The new First Financial Community project features much of what makes Covington’s urban core such a vibrant place: adaptive reuse and renovation of a historic building, evolving technology, a corporate citizen that cares about the community in which it ‘lives,’ and a multimillion-dollar investment in services catering not only to our existing local economy but also to the future financial growth of our people and businesses,” Covington Mayor Joe Meyer said. “And the highly visible corner of Sixth and Madison is the perfect place for all of this to come together. Thank you to First Financial.”

To celebrate the occasion, First Financial provided $1,000 grants to 16 different nonprofits. These include the Brighton Center, YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, Aviatra Accelerators, Be Concerned, Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky, Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky, Master Provisions, Learning Grove, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky, Life Learning Center, The Ion Center, NKY Community Action Commission, Renaissance Covington, Northern Kentucky NAACP and Covington Business Council.

“We are proud to support these organizations who are working closely together with First Financial to help the entire Northern Kentucky region thrive,” said Roddell McCullough, chief corporate responsibility officer for First Financial Bank. “Just as 6th & Madison is a great environment for business innovation, we also hope it will serve as a creativity hub for these organizations to lift the entire Northern Kentucky community.”

Community and civic organizations and nonprofit groups can use the spaces at 6th & Madison free of charge.

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