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Sunrise Employee Giving Week

Sunrise Employee Giving Week

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been reminded of how fortunate I am. I’m fortunate in many ways, but two things I’m especially thankful for this month are my generous co-workers and my generous neighbors near-and-far in Minnesota. The first week of November marked the annual Sunrise employee giving week.  Each year, employees at… Read more »

Sunrise at the NEXT Awards

Sunrise at the NEXT Awards

Last week, Sunrise Banks and Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) from across the U.S. converged in Detroit to celebrate industry leaders and share best practices and new ideas.  Over 1,200 practitioners, funders, investors, and policy makers attended the conference focused on the CDFI industry.  During the conference, three organizations were honored with the Wells Fargo… 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 »

What’s Up With Labor Day?

What's Up with Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is here. While a long weekend is always appreciated, especially when the forecast is sunny and warm, Labor Day weekend also means we’re coming to the unofficial end of summer. Schools are in session, white pants are no longer welcome, and weekends on the boat are coming to an end.  Labor Day… Read more »

Time for School Supplies

Time for School Supplies

It’s that time of the year again where kids are getting ready to head back to school. Unfortunately, many families in our communities do not have the resources to buy what they need for their children to have a successful school year.  To help support these families, Sunrise Banks will be hosting a school supply… Read more »

Mission Times Margin

Mission Times Margin

There is a lot of talk and countless articles and books in the business world around maximizing profit…and don’t get me wrong, profits are important.  But, maximizing profits doesn’t make me hop out of bed in the morning. What does engage me and makes mornings a little easier, however, is that my employer is of… Read more »

What is a CDFI?

CDFI Fund

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 »

Get your Kicks in the Sun

Get Your Kicks in the Sun

One of the more challenging parts of summer in Minnesota is spending beautiful summer days cooped up in an air conditioned office. Last Friday was one of those beautiful days where, typically, I’d look longingly outside my office window at the sunshine and people walking by enjoying the weather and wish that I was outside… Read more »