North Shore Bank has announced the kick-off of its centennial anniversary celebrating customers, employees, and the community. All year long, the community bank will be showcasing appreciation to the people and organizations that have supported North Shore Bank in its growth and successes, while welcoming the next century of progress that’s ahead for the bank.
North Shore Bank was founded in 1923 by a group of teachers in the back of a hardware store in Shorewood, Wis. Since then, its growth has been exponential, opening branches across southeastern Wisconsin, as well as entering the greater Green Bay market through an acquisition in the late 1980s. Today, the bank, headquartered in Brookfield, Wis., has 43 branches across eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
“Reaching 100 years of service is significant and certainly something to celebrate. We’ve grown and prospered in good economic times and even through challenging economies over the last century. It’s that strength, stability, and trust along with our dedicated employees, loyal customers, and community partners that has us ready to seize every opportunity during the next 100 years” said Jay McKenna, president of North Shore Bank. “This year is focused on saying thank you to our customers, employees, and communities; paying tribute to our achievements, and enthusiastically looking to the future. Cheers to 100 years!”
To commemorate North Shore Bank’s milestone, its signature Bank on Kindness® program will be center stage with many surprise and delight events to showcase the value of kindness and lend support to community members and partner organizations.
Throughout the year, North Shore Bank customers will be randomly surprised with $100 cash prizes, giveaways, and even “celebrity” video tellers. Employees are receiving specialty perks, including additional paid time off to volunteer in their communities, appreciation activities, and surprises.