Bank of Ann Arbor Honors Area Vets – Announces Three Initiatives

Oct 27, 2017

Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 27, 2017 – Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to announce three initiatives aimed at honoring and thanking our troops.

Janice Ortbring, Vice President and Marketing Director for Bank of Ann Arbor, will be traveling throughout Europe to visit with local troops. The goal is to not only say ‘Thank You’ to the troops, but to bring a little bit of home to each of them. The trip, sponsored by BOAA and hosted by Bubba from W4 Country, will be broadcast live on the W4 (102.9) morning show, as well as having a significant social media presence so that our communities can follow and share with their friends. “I’m deeply honored, humbled, excited to be traveling with “Bubba” and W4 Country on the 2017 Military Trip,” said Janice Ortbring. “We will be visiting troops and airing interviews live from 6am until 9am, November 6th through the 10th.”

Monday, November 6 – Live from Catania, Sicily

Tuesday, November 7 – Live from Vicenza, Italy

Wednesday, November 8 – Live from Zagan, Poland

Thursday, November 9 – Live from Berlin, Germany

Friday, November 10 – Live from Cambridge, England

“I am following in the footsteps of my colleagues, Walt Byers and Tim Gretkierewicz, and can’t wait to share stories, experiences, and messages to listeners of W4 Country and folks on social media” says Ortbring. You can search for the #MImilitary on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Bank of Ann Arbor will also support Veterans by participating in the National Campaign: “Greenlight A Vet.” The color green is significant because it represents hope and renewal. Additionally, the term greenlight is often used to show forward movement. The goal of the campaign is to show our Veterans that the community supports them. Our Stadium, Saline and Birmingham branches will be illuminated in green lights from November 10th through the early morning of November 12th as a symbol of appreciation and support.

Lastly, Bank of Ann Arbor employees have chosen to share their own military service stories either from personal experience or from a family member.  Employees have provided names, photos, and memories, which we will share, via our social media networks, on November 11th.  Each hour, BOAA will showcase a message related to an employee with sincere thanks from the bank.

About Bank of Ann Arbor
Bank of Ann Arbor is a locally owned and operated bank with total assets and assets under management of nearly $2.8 billion, serving people and businesses in Southeast Michigan with offices at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Washington Street in downtown Ann Arbor, in the Traver Village Shopping Center, at the corner of Stadium and Liberty streets, on West Ellsworth Road in Pittsfield Township, on West Michigan Avenue in downtown Ypsilanti, in Plymouth on Ann Arbor Road and on East Michigan Avenue in downtown Saline. Our newest office is on Woodward Avenue in Birmingham Michigan as the merger with the former Bank of Birmingham was completed in January 2017. UniFi Equipment Finance, headquartered in Ann Arbor, is a well-established company with a national presence in the small ticket vendor space. UniFi has funded more than 85,000 transactions, totaling over $1 billion. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.