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mBank Commits to Supporting Local Charitable Causes

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mBank Commits to Supporting Local Charitable Causes and School Districts as a Part of the Pending Acquisition of Peninsula Bank

Donations totaling $13,000 will help meet community needs

MANISTIQUE, Mich., September 17, 2014 – Consistent with its corporate mission, mBank has made charitable donations to the following organizations as it expands its market trade area through the announced pending transaction with Peninsula Bank:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger Counties, Inc.
  • Gwinn Area Community Schools
  • Ishpeming Carnegie Library Window Fund
  • Ishpeming Public School District #1
  • Marquette Area Public Schools
  • Negaunee Public Schools
  • NICE Community Schools
  • Republic-Michigamme Schools
  • The Salvation Army

“We are very excited to fully enter new markets as a result of our pending acquisition of Peninsula Bank and we are looking forward to supporting these communities’ civic organizations and schools” said Kelly W. George, mBank President and CEO. “There are numerous highly valuable organizations throughout our markets that have a positive impact on the local residents. If our involvement can magnify that impact, we believe it is our responsibility to help in those efforts and we are happy to do so along with the many volunteer hours from our dedicated local staff.”

mBank makes investments of time and money in areas that meet community needs, including but not limited to: education, literacy, human services, animal welfare and health care organizations. Over the past 3 years, mBank has supported various community causes by investing more than $300,000.

“We are extremely pleased to be the recipient of an mBank donation,” said Dan Skewis, superintendent, Negaunee Public Schools. “It will certainly be put to good use as we kick-off an exciting new year and look to provide our students the best educational experience possible.” 

“The generosity of mBank will help support the purchase of supplies and help fund programs that will enrich the classroom experience for our students,” said John Summerhill, superintendent, Ishpeming Public Schools. “We are grateful to be on the receiving end of a local business paying it forward.”

In addition to schools and other civic organizations, mBank also recognizes the importance of continued education and is proud to be able to support a unique project in the replacement of the windows at the Ishpeming Carnegie Library, an important local institution that was opened in 1904 and became a Michigan State Historic Site in 1980.

“We appreciate the support to help us restore the beauty and efficiency of our Library,” said Ray Leverton, chief fundraiser, Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library. “The mBank donation will allow us to purchase new windows that match the original appearance of our historical library and allow us to continue to provide an important service to our community members.”

For more information about joining mBank in supporting these important causes please contact mBank Marketing Officer, Bethany Cody at 906-225-8729.  

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