Sunrise Community Banks has been named as one of 40 leading businesses for “The GOOD Company Project”

May 7, 2012

Highlighting 40 midmarket businesses that are working better and smarter for a smarter and better world

Sunrise Community Banks a family-owned banking group consisting of the Twin Cities’ Franklin Bank, Park Midway Bank and University Bank, has been selected as one of 40 businesses to be profiled in The GOOD Company Project presented by GOOD, an integrated media platform for people and organizations moving the world forward. The project, in collaboration with IBM, highlights 40 businesses, with between 100 and 1,000 employees, for their positive contributions toward economic and social improvement.

The GOOD Company Project selected Sunrise Community Banks for their outstanding leadership, effort, and achievement in the following core values: Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Innovative. Receiving this recognition from The GOOD Company Project is a great confirmation of the positive role Sunrise Community Banks has played, not only creating an economic impact, but a social one as well.

Each company selected excelled in at least two of the identified six core values, characteristic of a good company in the 21st century. The core values are: Innovative, Sustainable, Creative, Socially Responsible, Diverse, and Globalized.

The GOOD Company Project seeks to explore and foster ongoing discussion about the ideas, trends, and firms that will set the tone for business in the 21st century. A list of all 40 companies selected for The GOOD Company Project is presented below.

The GOOD Company Project: 40 GOOD Businesses

  • 72 and Sunny
  • Abound Solar
  • Adrianna Papell
  • Alta Garcia
  • Better World Books
  • Brookfield Renewable Power
  • Cascade Engineering
  • Castlight Health
  • Cherry Central
  • CODA Automotive
  • Consert
  • Cytori
  • Engine Yard
  • Finceramicag
  • gDiapers
  • Gewhandaus Grueber
  • GitHub
  • Green Bay Packers, Inc
  • Honest Tea
  • IDEO
  • iRobot
  • Just Born
  • Kasasa
  • Keen Footwear
  • King Arthur Flour
  • Method
  • Music Mastermind
  • New Seasons Market
  • Patagonia
  • Powerit Solutions
  • Rally Software
  • Revolution Foods
  • Revolution Prep
  • Square
  • Sunrise Community Banks
  • Sweetgreen
  • WET
  • Wolff Olins
  • Zipcar

About Sunrise Banks: Sunrise Banks, N.A., based in St. Paul, Minnesota, strives to be the most innovative bank empowering financial wellness. Sunrise is certified by the U.S. Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), a designation earned by approximately 100 banks nationwide. Sunrise Banks is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values, a public benefit corporation and a certified B Corp for its demonstrated commitment to transparent corporate governance and positive community impact. Learn more at SunriseBanks.com, on Twitter @SunriseBanks, or on Facebook. Member FDIC.


GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good, and a community for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD's mission is to provide content, experiences, and utilities to serve this community.

GOOD currently produces a website, videos, live events, and a print magazine. Launched in September 2006, the company has garnered praise for its unique editorial perspective and fresh visual aesthetic and is quickly positioning itself as a significant new voice in our culture.



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