Our communities are at the heart of everything we do. Like our customers, we live and work in the towns we serve. We have a vested interest in seeing our communities thrive!
At Emprise, we want to make a difference in people’s lives and give generously in the spirit of accomplishing great things that makes Kansas stronger. And we lead by example. Not only does the bank support a wide variety of qualified organizations, but our employees are dedicated to getting involved as well. Our Community Volunteer Program celebrates the contributions each one of us can make to give back.
Emprise Bank employees dedicated a Saturday to make Wichita neighborhoods better. In association with the Young Professionals of Wichita, the Enhance Project improves targeted neighborhoods, one home at a time.
Fifteen Emprise bankers battled the summer heat while tackling a variety of maintenance issues and improving the overall aesthetics of two homes. They labored to improve general landscaping, made repairs to the home’s exteriors, and performed general clean-up of the area.
Additionally, they engaged with the community by participating in family-friendly activities and a neighborhood lunch. Thanks to their efforts, not only did these homes get a much-needed makeover, it benefited the entire neighborhood.
A handful of Emprise Bank associates “stepped up” to the challenge in the American Lung Association “Fight For Air Climb.” Led by Shannon Welch, Emprise banker and Chairperson for the event, participants conquered the endless stair steps at Cessna Stadium.
The event generated over 200 participants. These volunteers raced up 2,200 steps to raise awareness, and money, for this worthy cause. 2,200 steps is the equivalent of running up AND down 110 floors – the same as the World Trade Center!
The funds raised from this event are used for research, education, and patient programs. These programs are designed to fight for the millions of Americans impacted by asthma, COPD, lung cancer, air pollution, and other lung diseases.
Emprise bankers truly fought an uphill battle in the movement for healthy lungs and clean air.
Two teams of Emprise employees from the Wichita area volunteered their time to United Way funded organizations.
The first team of Emprise bankers spent their day at Rainbows United. They helped sanitize toys in several classrooms, clean costumes, and spruce up some landscape beds.
The second team worked at the ARC of Sedgwick County. They focused their efforts on refining landscape beds, trimming bushes, picking vegetables out of the community garden, and helping get ready for the Lights on St. Paul.
Not only did the Emprise employees enjoy the time they spent helping our community, but it was a good opportunity to learn how each organization uses their funds from United Way to help Sedgwick and Butler County.
Every now and then, everyone can use a little help. Sometimes, that includes the big guy in the bright red suit.
The Emprise bankers in Chanute were quick to lend a hand this past holiday season. The Emprise branch participated in the community Adopt-A-Child program. They collected and organized an assortment of gifts and donations. Many of the gifts were wrapped by the Emprise elves, while others took the cash donations to purchase gifts for kids who weren’t directly adopted in the program.
As a result, 149 kids in the Chanute area were able to celebrate a joyous holiday season. So the next time you visit Emprise Bank, you might look in the back lot for reindeer!
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