Connecting with Community: Our Mission
The Bank of Tioga is moving in ways, which by industry standards, are contrary to what many believe a community bank can be. It all comes down to one mission, to Ignite Prosperity®.
We help our clients transform their lives.
We increase financial knowledge in our community.
We develop and invest in our employees.
We live generously both with our time and resources.
This is how we Ignite Prosperity®.
We invite you to become part of our mission.
The Bank of Tioga is all about community. Our goal is to ignite long-term community prosperity and we do this through a number of outreach efforts.
We care about each community member’s individual situations and our coaching team wants to hear your story. Is managing money a struggle, need help with saving habits or information on how credit works? Our team has the resources for you. Talk to one of our financial coaches one-one-one about personal finance, money management, budgeting, setting goals, debt and more. If you or someone you know is needing help or experiencing hardship this season, please take a moment to reach out to us
. Also, we have the ability to meet virtually!
In the United States today, families are faced with critical financial decisions now more than ever. We are a resource to help individuals and families handle decisions concerning the economy, education and most importantly, personal finance with expertise. Our teams speak to different audiences in the community and try to meet them where they are. We've partnered with several local organizations to provide community engagement.
We believe financial knowledge begins at a young age. We created an entire division committed to creating a stronger, more financially savvy future generation through student (K-12) financial literacy education. We believe in a long-term approach to hopefully help create a more financially savvy future generation. Our team trains teachers on how to deliver financial curriculum at all age levels in addition to offering classroom programming.
Elementary School Branches
We currently have two elementary student-led banks in North Dakota. Our goal is to introduce the economic concept of saving money at an early age and reinforce this idea through programming. We want to demonstrate that saving money should be part of a student’s personal financial plan for their future, increase parental involvement in children’s lives through banking activity and provide unique learning experiences for all participants.
We like to get creative and find new ways to engage with our community through unique events. For example, for the last several years we have been hosting an event called TBOT Promise, where we bring in a national motivational speaker and go on the road local schools. We try to find a need in the community and be the catalyst for change, growth and sharing of new ideas.
There are many facets to our outreach efforts but chief among them is empowering our employees to make a lasting impact on their community. Each year employees are given 50 hours of volunteer time off. Employees have used this time to build homes and playgrounds, to organize events for nonprofits and serve on nonprofit boards, among the many ways employees give back. The giving of time, talents and treasure is of great importance at The Bank of Tioga – and a great honor.
We invite you to reach out if you have any questions about any of our outreach activities.