For Immediate Release June 1, 2010
Contact: Lisa Beattie
Crestmark Executives Teach Children to Save
Crestmark executives and employees went to the classroom to teach as a part of the 14th Annual Teach Children to Save program. Eighteen Crestmark employees presented lessons to over 800 students in classrooms across Oakland County, Michigan.
“We’ve been a part of this for four years, and it was nice to have such a variety of people want to be involved… from client analysts to underwriters to executives… even Crestmark’s chairman, Dave Tull, taught a group of third graders,” said Sharmen Hall, Vice President.
“It’s great to be around that youthful enthusiasm,” said W. David Tull, Chairman and CEO. “And helping kids learn smart money behavior at a young age is a plus.”
The bankers joined thousands of financial professionals from across the country as part of the national campaign each year. The campaign’s goal is to educate young people about the importance of developing lifelong savings habits through activities, interactive scenarios and discussing real-life experiences. Students who missed the program in their classroom can access savings educational resources at the Teach Children to Save website: www.teachchildrentosave.com.
“Meeting and interacting with bankers really helps my students relate their school lessons to real-life situations, and can only help in understanding the importance of saving,” said one teacher.
Crestmark Bank is a nationally recognized provider of working capital solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. Financing solutions include asset-based lending, accounts receivable financing and factoring. Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, with regional offices in Florida, Louisiana and Tennessee; sales offices located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York, Ohio, North Carolina and Texas. www.crestmark.com