July 11, 2024


Spirit Day sparkles across branches, corporate headquarters

Employees celebrated Spirit Day with an impressive display of red, white, and blue apparel and decorations right before the July 4th holiday! Way to sparkle, North Shore Bank!

The Contact Center team is ready for the Fourth!

Morgan Stark, HR specialist, adds some extra Red, White & Blue spirit!

Click here to see more fun photos from Spirit Day!


Bank team celebrates World Giraffe Day at the Racine Zoo

The booth is all set up and ready for guests at World Giraffe Day. Kathleen White, Cudahy branch manager, and Kathy Couture, Westgate lead teller, are ready!

A team of bank employees celebrated World Giraffe Day at the Racine Zoo on June 22. North Shore Bank sponsors the Giraffe Encounter at the zoo, so it was extra fun for the bank team to be part of this special event.

Attendance was steady, and many guests were excited to feed the giraffes. Unfortunately, it started to rain during the second half of the event, but guests came under the bank tent to chat and participate in some crafts.

“It was a fun event,” Lisa Young, Racine branch manager, said. “We had a few clients come by and visit and say they love that their bank is out and about in the community.”

Zoo staff educated visitors on zoo conservation while bank employees gave out zoo feeding tickets, did a fun craft with kids, and handed out goodies to the adults and kids. Northside Lead Teller Kelly Elliott drew an awesome mural on the ground of a giraffe for the event, and guests loved learning about North Shore and our history with the zoo and the community.

Little ones decorated giraffe hats as part of the day’s fun events.

In addition to Lisa and Kelly, Cudahy Branch Manager Kathleen White and Westgate Lead Teller Kathy Couture took part in the event.

Kelly, Kathleen, Lisa, and Kathy at the event



Shorewood branch puts focus on kids’ fun at cycling classic

Erika, Ann Marie, David, and Shannon at the booth.

The Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic celebrated its 20th year in June, and, as in years past, North Shore Bank sponsored the kids’ race.

Shannon’s daughter, Izzy, at the finish line in her North Shore Bank shirt.

North Shore Bank set up a bike-decorating station, allowing kids to add a personal touch to their bikes. “The bike-decorating experience was so popular!” Shannon Weber, Shorewood branch manager, said. “I am so glad kiddos had fun with that.”

The bank also had exciting giveaways for the young racers, with Culver’s frozen custard waiting for the almost 300 finishers. 03057

“I love that we can participate and do this,” Shannon said. “It is an opportunity for us to talk and interact with the community.  Even though rain came and gave us a scare that the races could be cancelled, it did not stop the kiddos from coming out and enjoying the day, and their races.”

Shannon noted that this year’s was the biggest turnout she’s ever seen for the event!

Helping at this year’s event were Erika Garcia, video center teller; Ann Marie Krecak, AVP,  assistant controller; David Holada, Cudahy lead teller; Shannon; Shakara Bobo, commercial lending services analyst; and two Shorewood branch interns, Fabian Cornelio-Munoz and Vidal Ojeda.

Great job to all involved!



Employees hit the beach to spread kindness in Pewaukee

Rachel Rasmussen, marketing data analyst, took a Polaroid snapshot for party-goers.

Employees enjoyed some fun in the sun on June 21 and 22 at the Pewaukee Kiwanis Beach Party presented by North Shore Bank. All proceeds from the event are distributed back into the community through charities and grants.

Bank employees engaged party-goers with the bank’s Polaroid cameras, played games like Connect4 and Jenga, and offered kindness postcards. It was a fun way to connect with the community and enjoy summer at the same time!

Lily Schwigel, Pewaukee branch teller, and Rachel Rasmussen set up for fun day at the party.


Employees needed to help out at Brady Street Festival on July 20th

Join us for this year’s Brady Street Festival! Mark your calendars and get ready for a day filled with music, food, and fun! Brady Street Festival is known for its vibrant atmosphere, delicious eats, and incredible live performances.

North Shore Bank will have a designated tent where we will be providing family-friendly fun for attendees. You’ll interact with families as you help with games, craft tables, and a Shade Oasis, and take Polaroid pics.

We are looking for four more employees to hang out at the North Shore Bank tent and assist festival attendees with our fun-filled day. We need two volunteers for the 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. shift and two for the 5:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. shift. Remember, when employees work at bank-sponsored events like this one, it is a paid opportunity.

Date: July 20, 2024
Time: 11:45 a.m.-8:15 p.m. (volunteer slots are 11:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. or 5:45 to 8:15 p.m.)
Where: 1101 E. Brady St., Milwaukee, WI

Email Breanna Rooney (brooney@northshorebank.com) to reserve your volunteer slot!



Three lucky customers win $500 in Summer Sizzle Giveaway

Three customers will enjoy their summer in style thanks to the Summer Sizzle Customer $500 Card Giveaway.

The lucky winners are:

  • Veronica L. of Oak Creek, who happened to win on her birthday!
  • Richard S. of Racine
  • Kendall K. of Franklin (photo not available)

Congratulations to our winners!



Free financial tips for employees available through upgraded ELEVATE platform

Employees can access free financial tips at the newly upgraded ELEVATE WisconsinTM  online platform, which offers an enhanced interface and a wealth of new, dynamic content. This upgrade is designed to make your financial journey even more engaging and rewarding.

Not only will you enrich your financial know-how, but there’s a chance for you to win money!

The new platform offers the opportunity to earn “sprouts” as you reach new levels and complete tasks. Sprouts can be redeemed for entries into a $1,000 prize pool!

Get started with a simple sign-up:

Your password from the prior ELEVATE website does not carry over to the new site. All employees must complete the quick and easy sign-up process for the new site.

Check out the new ELEVATE today!



Congratulations to our June 2024 promotions!

Please join us in congratulating these employees on their recent promotions! We appreciate your dedication to your roles at North Shore Bank and enjoy watching you grow.

  • Rashel Torrez was promoted from Teller to Lead Teller at the Kenosha South Branch.
  • JP Kolb was promoted from Teller at the Wauwatosa Branch to Accounting Specialist in the Accounting Department.


Customer Loyalty Tip of the Week

Be an encouragement to your customers. Yours may be the only kind word they hear today.



Discover events and activities in and around your community

  • Music at the Pavilion in Germantown| Thursday, June 6 to Thursday, August 15| Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion, Firemen’s Park, Germantown, WI
  • Family Fun Carnival in Germantown | Thursday, July 25 (5 PM) | Firemen’s Park | W162 N11870 Park Avenue | Germantown, WI

Shorelines wants to share news about YOU!

Just a reminder that we’re always looking for fun and exciting things to share in Shorelines.  Whether it’s a special event at your branch or a shout-out to one of your coworkers, a great trip you went on with family or friends, information about a half-marathon you’re running, or even just a fantastic photo you took over the weekend, we’d love to share it! Please email shorelines@northshorebank.com to have your news included in a future issue.