Industrial Bank’s Southeast Banking Center in the Anacostia Gateway Building was host to Chuck Brown, the godfather of Go-Go, on Sept. 23. The bank was celebrating the release of Brown’s new triple disc set entitled, Chuck Brown: We Got This!
A never ending line of adoring fans streamed into the bank to wish him well and Brown made sure anyone present received the love and attention deserved. Whether posing for pictures, signing autographs or sharing memories of good times from thepast, through his patience and kindness, Brown demonstrated to all just how a real superstar conducts himself and why he is so loved by fans.
After meeting Brown, Shron Akinwumi, manager of Industrial Bank’s Anacostia Banking Center commented, “He’s just wonderful. He’s everything you would hope a person of his stature would be — gracious, warm, friendly and humble.”
Who would think a bank should host a CD release event? B. Doyle Mitchell Jr., president and CEO of Industrial Bank would, that’s who. When asked about the unlikely pairing of a bank with a music icon, Mitchell said, “Chuck Brown is a reflection of the people we serve — one of S.C’s own. Industrial Bank is honored to partner with Chuck Brown to celebrate the release of his new 3 disc set. This release is a wonderful milestone in Chuck’s career and we are proud to celebrate his accomplishments. We at Industrial Bank love Chuck Brown just like we love Go-Go.”