News & Resources 2013
For Education newsletter
archives from 2006 - 2011 please see links below
Kay Carlson reads to a captivated audience in Karla Rastall's kindergarten at Merryman Elementary in Marinette.
Farmers & Merchants
Bank & Trust Participates in the National Teach Children To
Article by Tricia Hurley, Sales & Marketing Director
May 2, 2013 - Employees of Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust volunteered their time to visit classrooms in our area as part of the National Teach Children To Save program, sponsored by the Wisconsin Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. April 23 was National Teach Children To Save Day.
"We participate in this program because we hope to make a difference in the lives of children," said Kay Carlson, coordinator of Bankers Promoting Financial Literacy at FMBT. "Hopefully, we are planting a seed that kids will continue to sow throughout the years. We hope they take a portion of what they learn from our program and apply it to different aspects of their daily lives."
This year, FMBT expanded their reach to schools in the Crivitz and Peshtigo area. The Teach Children To Save campaign kicked off on Monday, April 15 when Carlson, Tammy Billock, Deb Atwood and Kate Saylor gave presentations to kindergarten and first grade students at Crivitz Elementary School and Central Elementary School in Menominee.
They and fellow bank employees Jenny England, Yvonne Erickson, Laura Figas, Tricia Hurley, Nicole Johnson, Mary Kornusky, Laura McMahon, Kathy Phillips, Mike Piasecki, Lorraine Porte, Julie VandeWalle and Mary Wilde gave 72 presentations to over 1,380 area children during the past two weeks...more than any other local financial institution!
In addition to Crivitz Elementary and Central Elementary, they also visited Garfield, Merryman and Park elementary schools in Marinette, Blesch Intermediate School, Menominee High School and Menominee Catholic Central in Menominee and the Peshtigo Elementary Learning Center in Peshtigo.
The bankers use their experience to inspire students to become life-long savers. They teach children how to spend money wisely and discuss the differences between needs and wants.
Since its inception 17 years ago, the Teach Children to Save program has reached more than 5 million students nationwide with the help of over 123,000 bankers.
Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust and AT&T Co-Sponsor Career Opportunity
Article by Donn Williams, Marketing
January 9, 2013 - About 300 local high school sophomores from Marinette, Menominee, Wausaukee and St. Thomas Aquinas Academy learned about careers that are available in our region such as agriculture, communications, business and finance, education, government, health, law enforcement and public safety from local business leaders Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 at the Career Opportunity Expo held at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Marinette.
The annual event was conducted by the M&M Area Chamber of Commerce's Education and Business Partnership Committee. The Expo's goal is to educate students about the types of jobs available in local businesses and industries and the workforce needs of employers. The expo was sponsored by Farmers & Merchants Bank & Trust and AT&T.
"We're happy to sponsor this event because it informs students about job opportunities right here in this area," said bank President Tom Maxwell. "We want our youngsters to stay here because it's a great place to live to raise families and to have satisfying careers."
Education - Other Related Programs
Education - Home
We Are A Proud Sponsor/Supporter