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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Back to School…Already?!

Time for School Supplies

While it’s only July and we still have a lot of summer to enjoy, retailers across the country are gearing up for back to school shopping. Have you seen the displays and lists yet? While I’m mildly excited for my kids to head back to school, I’m not excited about the expense that comes with… Read more »

Lake Living

Lake Living

It’s summer in the land of 10,000 lakes and that means lots of time in the water. Everyone has different ideas of what a day at the lake is to them and with so many choices everyone has their own favorite lake as well. Personally I like to go out in the middle of the… Read more »

July is National Grilling Month

The Great Battle for Springtime

Our calendar year is full of random holidays and month themes but July has my favorite; National Grilling Month. Now, mixing great food with fire is the main reason I got into grilling but with the short amount of great outdoor weather here in Minnesota, I try to grill most of the food I eat…. Read more »

Backyard Party in the City

Backyard Party in the City

Even though there may be limited green space in the North Loop, that isn’t stopping us from having a backyard bash!  Who doesn’t like a little green? I’m not talking about money, I’m talking about grass!  On Friday, July 24 Sunrise is hosting our 1st annual Community Backyard Bash in the parking lot at our… Read more »

Case of the Mondays? Not Here!

Case of the Mondays? Not here!

We’re really thrilled over here at Sunrise lately. We’re normally pretty chipper people but recently we were named one of the 2015 Best Places to Work by Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal. Everyone who works here already knows how that feels, but this gives us a chance to show people why none of us dread… Read more »

What is a CDFI?


Sunrise Banks is one of approximately 954 Certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) in the United States and one of 32 in Minnesota.  Last week, CDFIs from across our region participated in a meeting to talk about challenges, opportunities, and ways to collaborate in order to work more effectively.  At the event, it became clear… Read more »

B of Service

Join the Movement

June marked the second annual “B of Service” month for Certified B Corps across the globe. During June, Certified B Corps were tasked with volunteering in their communities and sharing stories via social media.  As one of B Corp’s “Best for the World” honorees this year, Sunrise Banks is no stranger to community service. But,… Read more »