At Keystone, we have a "Jeans Day" every other Friday. On these days, employees are awarded a casual day for the fee of $5, which is donated to various charities throughout the year. Each branch and department gets the opportunity to choose an organization, family, or cause to sponsor at least one Friday of the year.
This is a great way to encourage our employees to donate, and also be involved in where their contributions end up.
Over the past year, Keystone employees (along with a handful of customers) have donated a total of $3,662 to 19 different charities! These charities include:
- Eleanor's Food Pantry
- Special Olympics of Kalamazoo
- Portage Community Center
- Kalamazoo Animal Rescue
- Drug Treatment Court
- Great Lakes PeaceJam
- American Red Cross–Earthquake and Tsunami Victims in Japan
- American Cancer Center–Relay for Life
- Memorial Fund for Officer Eric Zapata
- Kzoo Leaders
- Senior Services of Van Buren County–Wii Tournaments
- Hospice Care of SW MI
- Animal Rescue Project
- Portage Community Center–Back to School Supply Drive
- SPCA of Southwest Michigan
- American Cancer Society–Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
- Douglass Community Center
- Family of Officer Trevor Slot
- Borgess Tree of Love
Thank you to everyone who participates in these fundraisers throughout the year!
The Keystone branches have tallied their donations from their recent food drive, which ran from November 7th-December 17th. The collected items totaled 794 lbs. of food and $1,529.30, with the numbers continuing to rise, due to the fact that some customers are still dropping off items.
All donations are given to the Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes as well as Eleanor's Food Pantry.
Thank you to everyone who donated to help those in our community!
Please join us,
Breakfast Speaker Series
Friday, December 2nd
Steve Hawkins, Head Coach, WMU Bronco Basketball
Hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business
2150 Schneider Hall
Western Michigan University
Complimentary breakfast begins at 7:30am
Parking available at the Fetzer Center (Lot #72F)
Please RSVP—269 387-5050
We’d like to congratulate Tom Danielson on his promotion to Portage Banking Manager. Tom will be overseeing both our Westnedge and Woodbridge Offices. He joined Keystone Community Bank in 2009 and has over 30 years of retail banking experience in our community.
Tom is a graduate of Portage Northern High School and attended Western Michigan University. He is involved in several local school and business organizations, including serving as a Trustee for Vicksburg Community Schools.
Stop by to see Tom at either Portage location, and congratulate him on his promotion!
Derek Naylor Promoted to Vice President at Keystone
Tom Schlueter, President and Chief Executive Officer at Keystone Community Bank, announced that Derek T. Naylor was promoted to Vice President at the Bank's August Board Meeting. "Derek joined Keystone in July 2004, and over the years has accepted many new responsibilities, including Portage Office Manager, oversight of our Bank's residential mortgage lending, and most recently, Lending Compliance for our Bank" said Schlueter.
Derek graduated from Western Michigan University in August 1999 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, after graduating from Portage Central High School in 1992.
Schlueter comments, "Derek wears a lot of hats at Keystone and his duties are very important to the success of our Bank."
Employees of Keystone Community Bank gathered at Binder Park Zoo for the summer picnic.
Part of the spread of delicious food, which was catered by Mangia Mangia.
Some of the Keystone staff enjoying their lunch.
If you’re feeling lucky, race a ducky!
Join us for the 21st Annual Greatest Kazoo Duck Race! This event raises money for Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan’s grief and loss program for children, called Journeys. Thousands of little plastic duckies will race down the Arcadia Creek during the Taste of Kalamazoo.
Saturday, July 23
Arcadia Creek near the Kalamazoo Museum
*You do not have to be present to win!
The first 25 ducks to cross the finish line will win fabulous prizes. We would like to thank all of our vendors for their generous donations!
Grand Prize: A two-night stay at the Kalamazoo Bed & Breakfast
2nd Place: Kalamazoo Family Fun Package
3rd Place: Sony Play Station 3
Along with 22 other various prizes!
Tickets are only $5 each with all proceeds going towards Journeys, and are available at all seven Keystone Community Bank locations.
Employees from the Portage Branch dressed to support the Duck Race
Gull Road held their Shred Day on Saturday, June 18th.
Thanks to everyone who came out to make it a successful day!
The Shred Day truck in front of the Gull Road Office
Some of our friendly staff working at the Shred Day
Our annual Shred Days, which provide free document shredding, have become so popular that we have scheduled even more dates for 2011.