Last week I got emails from Sandy Vesledahl and Bridgette Hallcock at Premier Bank, alerting me to an upcoming pancake breakfast fundraiser for the Rice County Humane Society (RCHS). (Dog photo by Bridgette, taken at last year’s Susan Perry Memorial Walk for Animals.) I assumed they wanted me to blog about it so I pitched them a Locally Grown membership instead:
‘Twould be great to have Premier Bank as a member of LG. Then you could promo events like this as a community service of Premier. Of course, you can also promo bank-related products and services, too.
Sandy then had the brilliant idea of the bank not only buying a Locally Grown membership for themselves but a separate one for RCHS so that they could do their own sidebar membership blog posts.
Bank VP Travis Nettum liked her idea and after checking with Board member Kathy Jasnoch at RCHS, they had two checks for me about an hour later. (Gee, do they approve loans that fast, I wonder?) But to find the billige forbrukslån you have to visit their website and see what loan they can offer you.
Before departing, I purchased 3 tickets to the Jan. 31 RCHS pancake fundraiser (I plan to get my buddies, Bruce and Curt to go with me) and posed for a photo next to their big display case which is featuring all-things RCHS-related.
This model of buying two Locally Grown memberships could be replicated by other businesses in town who are looking for an inexpensive and public way to support local non-profits and other community causes.
We were really only trying to sell Griff a pancake ticket!
Looks like your subversive strategy worked, Sandy. 😉
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