CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fifth Third Bank (Nasdaq:FITB) announced that Chad Matchett, owner of Indianapolis-based Healthy Smiles of Indiana, has been named the winner of the Bank’s “What Drives You” Small Business Contest.
“Dental care is critical for families in need, and the level of dedication from Chad and his team to give back to the community is truly admirable,” said Kala Gibson, head of Business Banking for Fifth Third Bank. “Chad is the perfect example of how a small business owner’s hard work can build a community and inspire others.”
Healthy Smiles of Indiana’s logo will be featured on Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s No. 17 Fifth Third Ford during the Coke Zero 400 Powered By Coca-Cola. To be held at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, the race is one of NASCAR’s most anticipated events of the year.
“We are honored and excited to win the What Drives You Small Business Contest,” Matchett said. “Having our small business featured on such a big stage is something we will remember forever.”
Matchett also will receive a VIP experience to the race to see his logo fly around the track. This includes airfare, hotel accommodations, pit box seating and a chance to meet Stenhouse Jr., who secured his first Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series victory last month.
The Fifth Third Bank “What Drives You” Small Business Contest ran from April 24-May 7 and was open to businesses with fewer than 100 employees in the Bank’s 10-state footprint. Three finalists were selected by a panel of judges from Fifth Third Bank for the way they rev up the communities they serve, never slow down and never stop pushing toward the finish line. Finalists included BGA School Buses, Healthy Smiles of Indiana and Walser Technology Group. The public voted to identify one winner. No purchase was necessary.
Meet the Winner: Healthy Smiles of Indiana
Matchett started Healthy Smiles of Indiana, a nonprofit organization providing preventive dental care to children in need in Central Indiana, 10 years ago. His team visits 75 elementary and middle schools in the Indianapolis area. According to Matchett, there are thousands of children in Central Indiana that do not have the means to receive basic preventive dental care. As a nonprofit organization, the company offers its services at no cost to families in need.
In 2017, the program reached $1 million in care donated to kids in need. Matchett is the only practicing dentist and is surrounded by a team of four. This includes his wife, who serves as his chairside assistant and program director, a hygienist and a treatment coordinator.
About Fifth Third Business Banking
For more than a century, Fifth Third Business Banking has helped small businesses find unique solutions for growth. In 2016, Fifth Third made a $10 billion lending goal to small businesses between 2016 and 2020 as part of its $30 billion Community Commitment. This includes additional funding for technical assistance programs to drive small business development and growth.
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