Photo on the right is the Trade
Street Galleria Building
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 update:
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to read: When banks
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Hear What People
You Have To Say
“Most people don’t truly understand why
a bank that is in business to make money will not take
money that will pay them off."
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The mission of the
National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People is to ensure the
political, educational, social, and
economic equality of rights of all
persons and to eliminate racial hatred
and racial discrimination.
complaint against M&F Bank has been
filed with the State NAACP and they are
exploring how this situation can be
resolved to the benefit of the community
as well as the bank
Members of The Unite
With Us Committee traveled to Raleigh on Saturday,
February 10, 2007 to participate in the historic
March on Jones Street. Click
Here to view photos.|
from Lender that was working with
building owners before foreclosure
I worked extensively with Tanya Wiley Brown to provide them financing to further the growth of their business and the renovation of downtown Winston Salem. I called Mechanics and Farmers on several occasions to let them know I have an approval to refinance the building. They were unresponsive and refused to grant an adequate amount of time for me to complete the financing. In the several years I have been providing commercial property financing I have NEVER worked with a bank that was not willing to work with the client to the extent that Mechanics and Farmers did. In my opinion there seems to have been another agenda with them.
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Our City Our Business
|• Retail Stores|
• Youth Businesses
• Sales People
• Clubs and
These are the different
businesses that have been developed in Trade
Street Galleria/Liberty Commons over the past 10
years, and have added to the growth of downtown
Winston Salem. Jobs and opportunities will
be lost if the building does not remain with WB
& Associates. Under the leadership of
Wiley Brown & Associates, businesses who
ordinarily would not be able to have a downtown
presence, were able to become a part of the
The Winston-Salem Community
Rallies Behind Local Business Who Has Served
As A Downtown Pioneer for 10 Years.
City’s largest Black-owned Downtown Business
Involved in Foreclosure Dispute
by John Raye
Click here for complete story
There have been great accomplishments in
Winston-Salem thanks to the visionary efforts of
forward thinking business and industry leaders
like those at Wiley Brown & Associates.
Our city is home to some of the finest
educational institutions in the country. One of
the leading tobacco companies in the world
was developed here, employing thousands. Banking
and investments spearheaded by pillars of the
financial industry have made Winston-Salem a
nationally recognized financial center. An
airline was born here and still produces
employment for hundreds of local people. People
wear what we make all
over the world and they stand in line on the
other side of the country to get our hot
doughnuts. The Piedmont Triad Research Park
project has brought the ultimate in medical
technology and research. Strong community and
business support has made our arts and arts
education unparalleled for a city our size. It
is imperative that Mechanics and Farmers bank
understand the impact that WB & Associates has
made in a City that boasts such growth.
We’ve risen to the challenge...
Now is the time to step up efforts that will
have a direct, positive and tangible effect on
our community as a whole.
WB & Associates has developed a plan that, when
implemented (with the unwavering support of
Southern Community Bank) will attract young
professionals to downtown Winston-Salem to live,
work and play.
Read The AC Phoenix News
Front Page Story
THE BUSINESS JOURNAL
March 16, 2007 edition: Upset depositors push
for withdraw of $50M from M&F.
Click here to
read complete story.
front page headline story in the Jan. 25, 2007
edition: FORECLOSURE DISPUTE DRAWS IRE OF
bank's actions on Trade Street hurt whole
Above photo was
taken at community rally on January 25,
2007 outside of Trade Street Galleria building
January 26, 2007 UPDATES:|
Mechanics & Farmers Bank informs community
leaders that they have ordered appraisal in
spite of the fact that they released statements
to the Winston Salem Journal that they were "not
interested in making a profit".
M&F attorney continues to file court
documents even after M&F Bank officials
announce to news media and community that
negotiations were under way.
Mechanics & Farmers Bank experiences a shake up
in higher command while the dispute over
downtown property continues.
Click Here To Read Press Release
CLICK HERE to read M&F MISSION STATEMENT
& Farmers mission statement contradicts their
A vast majority of minority owned businesses are
undercapitalized, which generally results in
business failure. The businesses in Trade
Street Galleria and Liberty Commons are 98%
minority owned and will be forced to relocate if
the efforts of restoring ownership to WB are not
successful. Your signature on the petition
will allow your voice to be heard and affirm
your support of minority owned businesses.
You Can Do It!
Allow Your Voice To Be Heard By
Signing The Petition to Mechanics & Farmers
Bank. CLICK HERE
The face of today's business climate is ever
changing. Let's make sure there's an even
playing field by ensuring that everyone has
access to opportunity.
Winston Salem has transformed even more since
this photograph was taken
Community comes out in numbers to support Local
(Winston-Salem, NC) - -Members
of the community gathered together on January
25, 2007 at 10:00am in front of the Trade
Street Galleria Building for a press conference
to address their concerns regarding Mechanics &
Farmers unwillingness to resolve this matter for
the betterment of the community. Several
prominent members of the civil rights,
government, and faith based communities have
come together to display solidarity for what
they perceive as a miscarriage of justice.
and other news media
were there to cover the event.
The injustice of this matter has come to the
attention of several national celebrities.
Additional news conferences and rallies are
being planned to keep the community informed.
Press release will be posted as to when and
where these events will be held.
The City of Winston
Salem has supported WB & Associates and their plans
for further developing downtown since 1997|
Working to bring awareness
for positive change.