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Adelphi Bank Makes History as Ohio’s First Black-Owned Bank

COLUMBUS, OH – Adelphi Bank, the first black-owned bank in Ohio, made history today with the official opening of its doors. This milestone achievement represents a significant step forward in promoting financial empowerment and diversity in the banking industry.

Founded by a group of local entrepreneurs, Adelphi Bank is committed to creating economic opportunities and promoting financial empowerment. The bank offers a full range of financial products and services, including checking and savings accounts, loans, and other financial services tailored to meet the needs of its customers.

“The opening of Adelphi Bank is a significant achievement for our community,” said Don DePerro, President & CEO of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. “This new bank is not only a source of financial support for local residents and businesses, but it’s also a symbol of progress and hope for the future. Adelphi Bank represents a critical step forward in our efforts to promote economic equity and opportunity for all.”

Adelphi Bank’s historic opening marks a significant milestone for the state of Ohio and the banking industry. As the first black-owned bank in Ohio, Adelphi Bank represents a powerful symbol of hope and progress, and its mission to promote financial empowerment and diversity will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on the community.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 1, 2023, was attended by state leaders, local officials, community leaders, business leaders, and members of the public. The event marked a historic moment in the history of Ohio, and it serves as a reminder of the power of entrepreneurship and community-building.

For more information on Adelphi Bank and its range of financial products and services, please visit their website at

Contact: Adelphi Bank 614.362.5494

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