February was a big month for us, with the official launch of the Martha's Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation with an initial donation of $1 million dollars in recognition of the Bank's 110th anniversary. The Foundation will focus on supporting high-impact non-profit organizations and community service initiatives to enhance local societal and economic development. We at Martha's Vineyard Bank are very proud of this endeavor.
In March we participated in the Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce's "Perfect Pitch" event, a Shark Tank-style event where Island entrepreneurs competed for over $10,000 to support their small businesses. We also enjoyed a "Holton Rower-style" art display by some talented West Tisbury School 6th graders at the month-long art show at our Chilmark Branch.
Martha's Vineyard Savings Bank Charitable Fund also awarded three grants in its first quarter cycle totaling $7,135 to Island nonprofits: Friends of Edgartown Public Library's "Summer Music on the Lawn" series, Martha's Vineyard Cancer Support Group Inc., for its "Evening Under the Stars" benefit, and Island Community Chorus for its "Cantata for Mezzo Soprano & Chorus," based on the life and writings of Nancy Luce of West Tisbury.
If February and March weren't awesome enough, two of our business experts got articles published in Cape & Plymouth Business Magazine, WooHoo!
Processing Credit Cards For Small Businesses - Taking The Pain Out Of Payments
Business Challenge: Meeting the Personal Financial Needs of The Business Owner
In April we are gearing up for our annual beach clean up day in honor of Earth Day on April 20th. We are also celebrating National Small Business week, and getting excited for our Business Solutions Spring Event on May 2nd at our Palmer Avenue branch - tell your friends!
Next month our Island and Falmouth Schools' 5th-8th graders will compete for monetary gift cards in our "Teach Children to Save Essay Contest," followed by our Senior Solutions events - May 31st in Falmouth and June 3rd on Martha's Vineyard.
Senior Solutions Events:
Get out your calendars and pencil us in!
In conjunction with the Vineyard Gazette, we have also compiled a timeline showing the Bank's history on the Island. Please click below on the link for "110 Years of Island Banking" for an interesting Bank history timeline. Coming up, look for a special passbook account promotion with fantastic rates, and more fun-filled Anniversary-related events and giveaways. We are so excited to celebrate YOU, our customer.