Crossbridge reopens THS branch, makes pair of donations
New sign created by Hatchet Innovations Lab students
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOMAHAWK – Crossbridge Community Bank this week announced that it had reopened its branch at Tomahawk High School (THS) and revealed a new co-branded sign created by students in the Hatchet Innovations Lab.
A Thursday, Jan. 18 release from Crossbridge said its school location is considered a learning branch and will incorporate educational opportunities for the Crossbridge Youth Apprentice program, as well as educational elements for students.
“Financial literacy is a cornerstone of what community banks provide, and Crossbridge is excited to expand on this partnership with the Tomahawk School District,” Crossbridge stated.
In addition to the new sign created by the students, representatives from Crossbridge also presented a pair of donations, totaling $1,200.00, to the district – one for improvements to the Hatchet Innovations Lab, and another to the district’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) organization.
“In a longstanding relationship with the FBLA group, Crossbridge is committed to donating any proceeds collected from check purchases or use of the Crossbridge ATM located within the school to this group,” Crossbridge said.
The school branch is currently open two mornings before school begins. Crossbridge said students and staff can utilize the branch for most transactions and learn about banking products, like checking and savings accounts, debit cards, car loans and more.
“The goal is to offer both convenience and peer-to-peer financial educational services and interactions,” Crossbridge noted.
“Teaching young people the basics of opening accounts and preparing for their future has always been important to us,” said Melissa Kahle, Vice President Retail Operations of Crossbridge Community Bank. “We are committed to expanding opportunities for students in Tomahawk. It’s just what we do and will continue to do. Having the technology onsite to create our new signage is just a bonus, and we were excited to have the students involved.”