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Hector Batista

Hector Batista

Video Producer

Every day, for the past 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to create narratives while using the moving image. I’ve worked in newsrooms in New York City and Los Angeles, and what stays with me are the people I meet. I’m excited to join the Wells Fargo family and to document their amazing stories.

Stories from this author


Financial Health

Real career advice from real financial advisors

From personal finance to networking to philanthropy, here are five tips to help you get ahead at work and in life.


Small Business

Meaningful investments and support keep small business doors open

Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund is helping thousands of small business owners navigate the pandemic and plan for the future.


Housing

These 3D-printed homes could be the future of affordable housing — for $99,000 or less

Homebuilding innovator ICON is laying the groundwork for affordable, 3D-printed homes in Community First! Village with support from Wells Fargo.


Innovation

How Wells Fargo is becoming quantum-ready

Wells Fargo researchers are preparing today for tomorrow’s quantum computers through strategic partnerships and industry-leading technology.


Small Business

Betting on burgers: How a mother and her daughters built a McDonald’s franchise empire

A single loan from Wells Fargo four decades ago helped a family build a thriving portfolio of 21 McDonald’s restaurants in South Los Angeles.


Housing

A decade of giving back: Wells Fargo’s $60 million gift of 400 homes to veterans

Marlene Zander was the recipient of a mortgage-free home nearly a decade ago. Today, she’s still thriving thanks to a burgeoning home business.


Small Business

Learn how Chef Merito cooked up multimillion-dollar success

The Los Angeles-based business started in 1985 and has grown into a nationally known brand of spices, marinades, and seasonings.


Housing

Inside an innovative response to California’s homelessness crisis

Thousands of Californians experiencing homelessness now have homes through an initiative bringing together cities, affordable housing developers, and supporters like Wells Fargo.


Small Business

How a mini food creator, a pepper farming duo, and other Iowans are accelerating their businesses

The Drake University Business Clinic is fostering a wide variety of new businesses from underrepresented entrepreneurs in Iowa with the help of a Wells Fargo grant.


Innovation

3 ways quantum computing could help you

More privacy. Optimized returns. More powerful technology. Quantum computers are on track to benefit Wells Fargo customers in the not-so-distant future.


Diversity & Inclusion

Helping HBCU students as they become the leaders of tomorrow

Since the mid-2000s, Wells Fargo has provided more than $40 million to historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs, and organizations that support them.


Innovation

Breeder’s Choice owner Joey Herrick: ‘I wanted to make animals’ lives better through nutrition’

In 1985, a television show you’ve never heard of changed the way we feed our pets. Today, Wells Fargo is helping Joey Herrick revolutionize the pet food industry once again.


Diversity & Inclusion

Minnesota’s first Black-owned bank

The murder of George Floyd sparked calls for businesses to address racial bias in their communities. Answering that call, Wells Fargo and other large Minneapolis banks worked with First Independence to open Minnesota’s first Black-owned bank.


Small Business

Priya Vasan’s golden opportunity

Launching one of the country’s only woman-owned Indian jewelry stores wasn’t easy. But Priya Vasan knew she could do it.


Small Business

Boosting business with ‘mucho’ gusto

After more than a full year, the Open for Business Fund enters its third phase: focusing on grants to nonprofits for sustaining small businesses like LA’s Los Taquero Mucho for the long term.


Financial Health

New investments to back Black-owned banking

Wells Fargo is working with minority depository institutions to help financially empower Black communities.