Bank Closed on Veterans Day; Presenting Tribute
November 8, 2011 --
Baylake Bank Financial
Centers will be closed on Friday, November 11th – Veterans Day – but employees
won’t have the day off. Instead, they will be participating in an all-employee
educational meeting. At the event, they will recognize the culmination of a six
month project to raise funds for the Disabled American Veterans Department of
Wisconsin and Camp American Legion.
Since June of this year, Baylake Bank employees have conducted several fund
raising initiatives including bake sales, bratwurst cook-outs, and a “Casual Day
for a Cause,” where employees can wear jeans to work in exchange for a donation
to the designated organizations. On Veterans Day, Baylake Bank employees and
directors will be at a bank-wide “Operation: Good Life” event where they will
find out the grand total of funds collected. DAV-Wisconsin State Commander Kevin
C. “K.C.” Johnson, as well as other representatives from the two organizations,
will be present to accept the donations.
“Community involvement really is all in a day’s work for us at Baylake Bank.
This particular initiative came about because of the timing of our ‘Operation:
Good Life’ event on Veteran’s Day, and because of our connectedness with those
who have served our country. Many Baylake employees have friends and loved ones
who have served in the military, or who are on active duty right now,” said
Samantha Rodriguez, Baylake Bank “Operation: Good Life” representative. She
added, “Local banking and volunteering have been part of our core purpose for
more than 135 years. We’re very proud to continue this tradition.”
Baylake Bank locations that are normally open on Saturdays will be open on
Saturday, November 12th, and all locations will resume regular hours on Monday.
Bank, Member FDIC/Equal Housing Lender, serves its Wisconsin communities from
financial centers in Brown, Door, Green Lake, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Outagamie,
Waupaca, and Waushara counties and from its website at www.baylake.com. For more
information call (920) 743-5551 or 1-800-267-3610.