Honor Bank Celebrates 100 Years of Community Banking By Looking Forward, Giving Back 100 Pints to Michigan Blood

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May 19, 2017
HONOR, Mich. Honor Bank continues to celebrate its 100-year anniversary during 2017 by supporting a different local, non-profit agency each month with both volunteer hours and donations collected from Honor Bank employees and customers.
“As the local community bank, we are celebrating 100 Years of Looking Forward while Giving Back to Our Communities,said Michael Worden, President and CEO of Honor Bank. “Honor Bank employees have selected non-profit agencies located in one of our communities, and each month we are spotlighting an agency by donating our time and gathering resources to help the agency.”
Honor Bank’s June non-profits of the month are Michigan Blood and the Benzie County Baby Pantry located at St. Philips church in Beulah. Honor Bank’s Event Champions from the Traverse City Branch office and Loan Center in Beulah are Rachel Morris, Kayla Pullis, Susan Wilkins and Rebecca Hall. Their goals are to team up with MI Blood and get 100 attempted blood donations between both locations, which will equal 100 pints of blood. The blood donated goes to local hospitals in Michigan. For those who are unable to give blood can donate items to the County Baby Pantry located at St. Philips church in Beulah. Items may be dropped off at any Honor Bank branch.
“We will have a drive at both the Loan Center in Beulah and the Traverse City Marketplace Branch” said Kayla Pullis. “Because many people are unable to donate blood, we are also encouraging people to donate 100 items for the Benzie County Baby Pantry. We will have hotdogs, snacks and raffles for those who donate. MI Blood also puts those who donate blood into a statewide raffle.”
100 Pints for 100 Years Blood Drive and Baby Pantry Drive
June 12 – Blood Drive at Marketplace Office in Traverse City
June 14 – Blood Drive at Loan Center in Beulah (World Blood day)
Mid-June will be focused on donations for the Baby Pantry at both offices
 “We have such a great group of employees and customers who sincerely care about our communities,” said Worden.  “We are all honored to celebrate our anniversary throughout the year by Giving Bank to Our Communities.”
You can find the complete schedule Honor Bank’s employees created for their Giving Bank to Our Communities at www.myhonorbank.com.
For more information about Michigan Blood please see http://www.miblood.org and for more information on the Benzie County Baby Pantry please see http://www.edwm.org/parish_ministries_st_philips_beaulah.
About Honor Bank
Honor Bank has been servicing the commercial banking and personal banking needs of northwest Michigan since 1917. Honor Bank has eight branches servicing Benzie, Grand Traverse, Manistee, and Wexford Counties, as well as a loan center located in Beulah. Honor Bank also offers InstaLink digital banking services, allowing customer to bank anytime, anywhere. Michael Worden is president and chief executive officer. More information on Honor Bank can be found at myhonorbank.com.
Norm Plumstead, Head of Retail Banking
normanp@myhonorbank.com, (231) 346-1814