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mBank Underwrites 3 Feeding America Mobile Food Truck Visits

Each Mobile Pantry provides several days’ worth of groceries to 400 households and is open to anyone who finds themselves in need in the community.

St. Germain Branch Sponsors Bingo Night

The St. Germain team had a blast volunteering at bingo night for the local Chamber of Commerce.

Newberry Branch Helps Fund Local Playground

The Newberry branch presenting a check for a local playground fund.

mBank Donates to Negaunee Public Schools Miner Packs Program

Marquette County mBank employees presenting a check to Negaunee Public Schools for their Miner Packs program, which sends food home with students in need.

mBank Supports Aurora Centennial Celebrations

mBank employees presenting a check for the Aurora Centennial Celebrations

mBank Donates to Trillium House

Marquette county branches donated to the Trillium House, an organization with a mission to build and support a residence for individuals to live in during their final weeks and months, while under the care of Hospice. Pictured from L to R: Bethany Cody, Pat Bray (Trillium House), Teresa Same, Boris Martysz, Ross Anthony

mBank Donates to YMCA

The Escanaba branch presenting a check to the local YMCA.

mBank Supports UP Sled Dog Association

Ross Anthony presenting a check to Darlene Walch from the UP Sled Dog Association in Marquette.

mBank Pledges to Eagle River Library

Bethany Cody, Chelsea Steinke, and John Hletko presenting a check for mBank’s pledge commitment to the local library in Eagle River.

mBank Sponsors Noquemanon

For several years mBank has been, and will continue to be, a title sponsor of the Noquemanon, one of the largest Ski Marathons in the Country. The Noque takes place every year in January.

mBank Donates to Niagara Senior Center

Pictured are mBank employees and members of the Senior Center being presented the check in the mBank Niagara Branch.

mBank Participates in Ishpeming 4th of July Parade as Title Sponsor

mBank employees and family members joined in the Ishpeming 4th of July parade. A truck was decorated and mBank logo items and candy were tossed to the crowd.

mBank Donates to Eagle River Revitalization Program

The Eagle River Revitalization Program’s mission is to build upon Eagle River’s tradition as a vital and attractive destination, improve the business environment and enhance the quality of life.

mBank Donates to Three Eagle Trail Foundation

The Three Eagle Trail is a non-motorized biking and walking path connecting the communities of Three Lakes and Eagle River. In the winter ski season part of the trail is groomed for cross country skiing.

mBank Traverse City Participates in “Help a Horse Day”

mBank provided a popcorn stand and donated the sales to Horse North, Inc., an organization dedicated to helping horses and horse owners in need. Pictured is mBank Mortgage Loan Officer John Klingelsmith.

mBank U19 Marquette Girls Hockey Team Wins State Title

Congratulations to the Marquette mBank U19 girls hockey team on winning the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association State Championship!

mBank and its Employees Contribute to CBC

The mBank Manistique branch participated in the annual CBC fundraising campaign. CBC stands for the American Cancer Society, Bay Cliff Health Camp, and Community Charity. For the past five years, mBank and its employees have donated over $58,000 to the CBC.

mBank Employees Donate to U.P. Honor Flight

President Scott Knauf of U.P. Honor Flight was very pleased to accept this donation and stated, “Thank you to mBank for supporting us, these proceeds will help fund mission 10.”  U.P. Honor Flight transports local veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the various war memorials constructed in their honor. It is a free trip for the selected veterans.

Pictured from left to right are April Stropich, Scott Knauf of U.P. Honor Flight, Scott Ravet, Debbie Peterson, and Clay Peterson.

mBank Fields Team For Donkey Basketball Fundraiser

Eight mBank employees participated in a game of Donkey Basketball to raise money for the Manistique High School Class of 2018. The event was held in the packed gym and was very entertaining, as well as a successful fundraiser!

mBank Manistique Hosts “Customer Appreciation Day”

On October 2nd Manistique held a “Kick Off to Fall Customer Appreciation Day”. Customers had an opportunity to mingle, eat and register for some great prizes. Pictured above is the Manistique staff.

mBank Represented at National Manufacturing Day In Traverse City

Michael Caruso (VP Commercial Banking Officer) and Jessica Beals (Branch Manager) participated in a National Manufacturing Day event held in Traverse City on October 2nd. MFG Day helps connect manufacturing companies with future generations by empowering students to learn of the great career opportunities by touring facilities.

Gaylord Branch Gives Out Backpacks Stuffed with School Supplies

The mBank Gaylord Branch donated 24 backpacks stuffed with school supplies to local children and the Gaylord Community Schools in connection with their branch ‘Family Fun Day’ held in August.

mBank Employees Participate in “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” held in Marquette and Traverse City

Employees raised money all of September through various means including holding bake sales, luncheons, and a cooler giveaway. Pictured above are Dan Galbraith and his sons, Bonnie Wendel, Shelley Ehrenberger and Beverly Weber, who participated in the Alzheimer’s Walk in Traverse City on September 19th.

On Saturday, September 26th, the employees pictured above, Bethany Cody and son, Tia Rodda, Jamie Van Buren, Lucy Dewitt, and Jill Dompierre, participated in the Marquette Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

mBank Donates Funds to Menominee County 4-H Program

mBank funded the construction of the mounting ramp for “Dare to Dream Therapeutic Riders”. This 4-H Club provides horse-riding as a form of therapy for children with various disabilities. The ramps make it easier for mounting and dismounting of the horses.

mBank Makes Generous Donation to Schoolcraft County Sheriff’s Department

Sherriff Norton said the donation was greatly needed and will allow for the purchase of four new vests for his deputies. Above from left to right: Schoolcraft County Undersheriff Darrell Dixson, Marketing Officer Bethany Cody, Branch Manager Kristine Nadeau, Assistant VP - Mortgage Lending Officer Magan MacArthur, and VP - Commercial Banking Officer Rick Demers, and Schoolcraft County Sheriff W. John Norrington.

mBank Presents Donation to Delta County Animal Shelter

Susan Gartland and Ernie of the Delta County Animal Shelter accept an mBank donation from Clay Peterson, April Stropich, Scott Ravet and Debbie Peterson of the Escanaba branch.

Celebrating the 4th of July in Manistique

mBank employees and family members participated in the annual Manistique Independence Day Parade.

mBank's Commitment to Lakestate Industries

The mBank Marquette, Ishpeming and Escanaba branches teamed up to support Lakestate Industries, a division dedicated to helping prospective employees recognize and maximize their abilities, overcome barriers and support them in reaching their highest potential. 

Kaleva Open House

Kaleva and mBank celebrate at at their annual Open House for a day filled with games, prizes and plenty of food.

Elementary Classes Tour Ishpeming Branch

Over 100 elementary students visited the mBank Ishpeming branch for tours lead by Branch Manager, Anita Sandberg. Above is Head Teller Kristen Nelson with 2nd graders from Aspen Ridge Elementary.

Manistique Lakeshore Branch Honors Military for Memorial Day

The mBank Manistique Lakeshore branch honored past and present Military personnel by decorating their office with servicemen pictures. Above is Yvonne Becker and Juliann Carney, tellers at the Manistique Lakeshore branch.

mBank Raising Funds for the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter

On May 22nd, the mBank Manistique branch held a luncheon and raffle to benefit the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter where over $1,500 was donated. Above is Krista Frankovich, Sally Stram, Deb Rumrill, Lisa Boudreau, Branch Manager Kendra Lander, Judi Behrens, Sue Krummich, Lindsey Laux, Amy Lee, Magan MacArthur and President of the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter, Victoria George. 

Stephenson Branch Toys-for-Tots Tree

The mBank Stephenson branch supported the annual Toys-for-Tots tree with donations provided by the local community. All donated items are distributed to families in need to help make their holidays a little brighter. 

mBank Supports Local School Districts After Acquisition of Peninsula Bank

Over $13,000 in donations have been made by mBank to these organizations following the acquisition of Peninsula Bank:
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties
  • Gwinn Area Community Schools
  • Ishpeming Carnegie Library Window Fund
  • Ishpeming Public School District
  • Marquette Area Public Schools
  • Negaunee Public Schools
  • NICE Community Schools
  • Republic-Michigamme Schools
  • The Salvation Army

mBank Marquette Supports STUFF the BUS Event

On August 25th, the mBank Marquette branch showed it’s support for STUFF the BUS hosted at the Holiday Inn of Marquette by the YMCA of Marquette County. STUFF the BUS collects school supplies for in need children by stuffing a bus with as many school supplies as possible. Above is Boris Martysz, Joe Havican and Teresa Same dropping off donations.

mBank Birmingham Teams Up with Easter Seals for Dream Cruise Event

On August 16th, the mBank Birmingham office teamed up with Easter Seals Michigan to host the Dream Cruise and watch the Woodward Dream Cruise celebrate its 20th year. More than 1 million car enthusiasts attended the world’s largest one-day car culture celebration.

mBank of Traverse City Supports Local Charitable Causes

As a responsive corporate citizen, mBank has committed to financially supporting local Traverse City causes by donating $12,000 to help meet community needs in 2013 and 2014:
  • A 2-year pledge totaling $10,000 to Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation in support of the Cowell Family Cancer Center (pictured above).
  • A $1,000 donation to Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation in support of the Historic Barns Park and Botanic Garden Campaign Fund.
  • A $1,000 donation to SCORE Traverse City, the local chapter of the nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide.

Birmingham Branch Participates in Community Shred Day

On July 25th, the mBank Birmingham branch partnered with the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber and E-Shred to offer the community a free opportunity to shred their unwanted documents. The event shredded over 3,800 pounds of paper for almost 100 people.

Marquette Branch Holds Blood Drive

To benefit the Upper Peninsula Regional Blood Center, the mBank Marquette branch hosted a Bloodmobile blood drive in the branch parking lot, creating an easy opportunity for clients to participate.

Snowshoers & Skiers Raise Funds for CF Research

Over 50 people turned out in biting winds at Noquemanon Trail to support the ski and snowshoe loppet for Cystic Fibrosis. The event was organized by high school senior Erin Mahaney who suffers from CF; an inherited, progressive genetic disease that affects the lungs and pancreas.

Sault Branch Raises Money for the American Cancer Society

The mBank Sault branch helped raised over $1,400 for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life by hosting a community scavenger hunt and selling walking tacos throughout the day.

mBank Helps Purchase New Snow Plow

With mBank help, the City of Stephenson was able to purchase a brand new snow plow featuring a 12 foot blade that will be sure to get a workout every winter season.