Senior Vice President, Operations Division, Bremer Bank
I think the business community can be a really important part of the learning experience, if we choose to.
One of our values at Bremer Bank is giving back to the community, so we encourage our employees to volunteer with all sorts of different charities. These experiences are not only very rewarding for our team, but are also great personal and professional growth opportunities.
We participate in the BizTown program because it’s a great way to connect directly with students and teach them about our work. Our volunteers partner with the students and can teach them things like how to handle their finances, how to save, and how to invest. Our employee volunteers also work very closely with teachers to develop curriculum about banking and savings and those kinds of things.
The vast majority of our folks are wowed by their experiences working with students. Watching the kids as they go through the process and when the light bulb goes on is a pretty special experience.