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Desert Schools subsidizes financial literacy website

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Financial literacy and education is a critical life lesson, one that can have a big impact throughout life. Recent studies show that Americans have a “low level” of financial literacy – struggling to understand basic principals. Desert Schools Federal Credit Union wants to change this by preparing students early in their life. By partnering with… Read More →

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union selects digital platform

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Desert Schools Federal Credit Union, Arizona’s largest credit union with $4 billion in assets, has partnered with Alkami Technology to provide its ORB digital banking platform to its more than 220,000 online banking users. Alkami’s platform will integrate with Desert Schools’ Corelation core platform. With Alkami’s ORB, Desert Schools’ members will have access to a modern, unified… Read More →

Bank of America awards $205,000 to 10 local nonprofits

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With a goal of helping to build thriving communities, Bank of America this week distributed $205,000 in grants to 10 Phoenix-area nonprofits working to increase housing and educational opportunities for families. In addition to the dollars donated, Bank of America encourages its employees to volunteer their time with many of the recipient agencies also benefiting… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: Bankers Trust

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Bankers Trust Most Admired Company: 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: Patricia F. Rourke, Arizona market president What it does: Full-service bank. Admirable quality: In 2015, Bankers Trust employees gave more than 14,000 volunteer hours in support of their communities. Every year, Bankers Trust allocates more than $1.3 million in sponsorships and charitable contributions. In the… Read More →

2016 Most Admired Company: American Express

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American Express Most Admired Company: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Top Arizona executive: John Standring, senior vice president What it does: American Express is the largest credit card issuer by purchase volume. Admirable quality: American Express employees donate thousands of hours of service to nonprofit organizations all over Arizona. The company uses an… Read More →

Wells Fargo donates $500K for Phoenix revitalization efforts

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) dulled out a total of $500,000 in donations for seven local nonprofits that will help revitalize Maricopa County neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT program. The local grant recipients were identified in collaboration with the City of Phoenix and Mayor Greg Stanton. The Wells Fargo Foundation is providing grants to the following… Read More →

Az Business honors Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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A crowd of nearly 500 packed Desert Botanical Garden Thursday to honor Az Business magazine’s Most Influential Women in Arizona Business for 2016. “All the women we are honoring tonight have procured influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of profitability, leadership and innovation,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “These women are… Read More →

Trish Stark: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Trish Stark, Scottsdale president, First Western Trust Stark is president of First Western Trust, Scottsdale. Previously, she was  a  national sales executive at Bank of America. Stark serves as a Trustee of ASU and the Catholic Community Foundation. She is a Phoenix Children’s Hospital Emeritus Board member, having served as chairman of the board. Advice: “Never, ever… Read More →

Mary Orlando: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Mary Orlando, assistant vice president of banking and insurance solutions, USAA Orlando led USAA through a complex culture change to improve the member experience for loans. As an expert in process improvement and design, her team shortened the cycle time for third party calls and improved its ability to resolve member problems. Advice: “Be true… Read More →

Kate Maynard Hickman: Most Influential Women in Arizona

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Kate Maynard Hickman, senior vice president, Alliance Bank of Arizona One of Alliance’s most seasoned bankers, Hickman currently leads treasury management sales, focusing on the nonprofit and political sectors, while serving on the boards of Ryan House and the Arizona Technology Council. Advice: “Don’t be afraid to start ground level and move around within the organization until… Read More →

Wells Fargo honors Arizona Teacher of the Year

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Wells Fargo is honoring Arizona’s Teacher of the Year on its ATMs across the state. For the month of August, most of Wells Fargo’s 557 ATMs in Arizona will feature a screen congratulating 2016 Teacher of the Year Christine Porter Marsh. Wells Fargo’s ATM customers will see a picture of Marsh and some details about… Read More →

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces Enterprise University lineup

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Enterprise Bank & Trust announced its fall 2016 Enterprise University course schedule, which includes talks on social media and SEO, Millennials’ place in the workplace and how to plan for retirement. Since 2013, Enterprise University has inspired more than 15,000 business leaders through its free educational seminars. These courses challenge business owners to think strategically and… Read More →

The virtual reality of modern banking

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When most people think about traditional banking, they envision long lines leading up to the bank teller from their local brick-and-mortar bank. Well, that style of banking maybe coming to a close. Modern banking can take place at home or on the go. Banking has become as simple as a tap or click of a… Read More →

Wells Fargo awards Environmental Solutions grants

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Wells Fargo recently awarded Audubon Arizona and Grand Canyon Association grants for $35,000 and $30,000, respectively through its Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities. Both organizations were selected from among 61 environmental nonprofits to receive grant dollars totaling $2.5 million from the 2015 Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant program, which supports projects focused on land and water… Read More →