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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Partner Highlight: Newgate School

Partner Highlight: Newgate School

This month we’re celebrating a great partnership with local non-profit Newgate School. We recently teamed up with them to produce an excellent video to help get the word out about the great work they’re doing in the Twin Cities. You can watch the video here: Newgate Video Newgate uses donated cars to provide unemployed or… Read more »

La Creche Book Drive

Le Creche Book Drive

Sunrise Banks has partnered with La Crèche Early Childhood Center in North Minneapolis for the past three years through the innovative “Adopt-a-Childcare Program.”  One component of the program is a volunteer reading program where Sunrise employees volunteer to read to students once per week.  This year, Sunrise also held a book drive at Connections &… Read more »

B Corp vs Benefit Corporation

B Corp vs. Benefit Corporation

What’s a benefit corporation? Is that that same as a B Corp?  These are questions I’m asked often, by employees, customers, and partners.  The two terms are admittedly alike and confusing, but hopefully I can shed some light on the differences.  Let’s start with Certified B Corporations or B Corps. These terms are used to… Read more »

B Corp Champions Retreat

B Corp Champions Retreat

Last week over 500 employees from over 200 Certified B Corps from across the world descended upon Portland, Oregon to share best practices and celebrate people using businesses as a force for good.  A couple of Sunrise employees, including myself were fortunate to attend this sold-out, motivating retreat. In case you have recently started learning… Read more »

Connections and Directions

Huge Confidence Boost

This past Monday, all of our branches were closed for a federal holiday but we were still hard at work. It was Connections and Directions, our yearly all staff conference where we talk about new developments and have a bit of fun. After an exciting entrance with the U of M marching band, the “pep… Read more »

Teller Appreciation Week

Teller Appreciation Week

Almost everyone works with bank tellers at some point in life. We go up to the teller window and give them our money, receive money from them and trust them with our general finances. Tellers do so many things for us as a bank and us as customers. Some things we see and others we… Read more »

Sunrise Employee Highlight #1: Becki D

Sunrise Employee Highlight #3: Duwan J

This is the first edition of our Employee Highlight. We’re giving you a direct look at the people who make Sunrise so great every day. You’ll get a look into their interests, their personality and also why they love working at Sunrise. Special thanks to Becki D for being the fearless first feature! What do… Read more »

#NOHSleep

#NOHSleep

Last Sunday about 70 corporate executives and Minneapolis leaders and slept outside near the 35W ramp to raise funds for YouthLink, a local organization who provides services to homeless youth ages 16-23. I had the privilege to join this group and I had no idea what I was going to experience when I arrived. In… Read more »