Lessons From The INDY 500

Posted by on January 20, 2017

Chairmans Corner – mbaBanking Magazine | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 Tim Marshall, MBA Chairman and President and CEO Bank of Ann Arbor When I was told the theme for this issue was The Road Ahead, my mind went to one of my favorite sporting activities—open wheel automobile racing. Being born a Hoosier, I grew up with the annual running of... Read more


 

Because I’m Happy!

Posted by on June 22, 2016

Be honest, when you read that, did you sing it? Pharrell Williams created more than a song. He captured a moment in time when people are known to get up and clap, dance, sing, and… be happy. But, what does being happy have to do with banking? Work? Isn’t productivity, achieving goals, working hard–working even... Read more


 

Community

Posted by on May 23, 2016

Community.  It’s one of those words that, if you’re not careful, can be overused to the point of being desensitized to it. At Bank of Ann Arbor, we don’t say it, we practice it. Our culture is one of caring and creativity for employee communities as well as customer and friend communities. We foster these... Read more


 

Financial Literacy – For All

Posted by on February 15, 2016

There was a time when financial literacy meant elementary aged children learned about checking and savings accounts. When balancing and saving were the topics of the day. Now, with advancements in technology, fraud, and debt, financial literary is bigger than ever and Bank of Ann Arbor recognizes that it’s about life-long learning. According to the... Read more


 

Tradition, Appreciation for Millennials or otherwise.

Posted by on December 9, 2015

Doesn’t it seem that we are being flooded with ‘everything you ever wanted to know about millennials but were afraid to ask?’ Just how ‘should’ we send them our holiday greeting? What makes the perfect gift? Oh and what about all the ‘other people’ out there? Fruit cake and note cards? Yes. If it feels... Read more


 

Social Media Use Needs to be Supported from the Top

Posted by on October 8, 2015

Social Media, it’s a broad term used to describe communication, with groups or crowds on electronic platforms. So who wouldn’t want to communicate? Turns out, many. Why? Is it fear of the unknown? Is it a concern about compliance issues? Is it a preconceived notion about what type of information people share? Waste of time?... Read more