Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fishline Celebrates December's Community Partner: Union Bank

Every Thursday, part of the Fishline team includes a member of the Union Bank staff. Wearing their signature red Union Bank shirt, 1 of 8 staff members takes turns coming to Fishline. They work hard and love it, and they have become a very valuable part of our Thursday morning team.

NK Fishline Executive Director Mary Nader & Union Bank Manager Kathy Denton
While they are volunteering, they are also on the payroll for Union Bank. In an innovative move, Manager Kathy Denton decided to offer her employees a chance to give back to the community without losing paid hours. So she came up with this idea, believing that employees are happier when they know they are contributing, and "happy employees lead to happy customers".

This is just one of the ways our local Union Bank branch is helping Fishline. Walk in the door, and right away you'll see a display inviting food donations, with a different spotlight each month, based on the Fishline need at this time. First, it was peanut butter. Then Spaghetti pasta and sauce. Now, it is "chilly chili" month. Each month, hundreds of pounds of the needed item flow into Fishline, thanks to the employees and customers who bring them in.

This is the kind of partnership for which Fishline is very grateful. So for December, we named Union
Bank as our Community Partner of the Month. Thank you, Kathy and the Union Bank Team!

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