First Tennessee’s Chattanooga Market President, Jeff Jackson, and Community Development Manager, Tracee Smith, visited the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga Tuesday morning to present officers a check in the amount of $25,000.

The funds donated by First Tennessee will be used for the Urban League’s NextLevel Chattanooga program. NextLevel Chattanooga is a seven-month long nationally recognized entrepreneurship program offered by the Urban League of Greater Chattanooga in collaboration with the City of Chattanooga Office of Multicultural Affairs, BrightBridge, Inc. and the TN Small Business Development Center.

“We are thrilled to be able to support the Urban League in its efforts to help small businesses in Chattanooga prosper. This program is one of many the Urban League has developed to invigorate the community and we are proud to be part,” said First Tennessee’s Jackson.

Participants in the program gain knowledge, training, and leadership skills that will help propel their growth plans into action.