The Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) recently recognized twenty-one Minnesota banks for their community involvement, and BANKWEST, of Rockford, was among the recipients.
These twenty-one banks worked with hundreds of organizations in their communities, providing funding, volunteers, materials, supplies, or food for their neighbors. The twenty-one banks volunteered over 180,000 hours and over 1800 employees participated.
Recipients of the recognition range in size from small community banks to large banks with multiple branches. Many of these banks reported over 50 percent of the bank’s employees volunteered on behalf of their bank for organizations such as the Rotary, 4H, Second Harvest Heartland, Catholic Charities, Boy Scouts, Minnesota Business Venture, Junior Achievement, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, local schools, churches, or non-profits.
Recipients were recognized with a certificate at the MBA Bank Day at the Capitol.
Steve Huston, BANKWEST President and CEO, said that the recognition was an honor, especially since this was first year the award was being presented: “It recognizes our staff who are living by our mission of building a legacy of caring. It’s not only an acknowledgement of financial contributions, but hours of volunteer time and leadership.”