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"Why I Volunteer," Featuring Jack Reed and Mike Mankerian

"Why I Volunteer," Featuring Jack Reed and Mike Mankerian

The Marshall Banking Center has a bright reputation for being heavily involved in their community. Whether as a team or individually, they set time aside each week to help local organizations. From serving on area boards of directors for not-for-profits to organizing donated items at Charitable Union and everything in between, they are a team dedicated to helping Calhoun County grow.   

Jack Reed, Vice President of Business Development for Calhoun County, leads our Marshall Banking Center and has a strong passion for the area he calls home. “It makes me feel great to do nice things for people,” said Jack. “I try to lead by example, showing others the importance of lending a hand in the community we serve and the true difference it makes in the lives of individuals and organizations alike.”   

Prior to joining the Sturgis Bank family, Jack served as the Mayor of the City of Marshall from 2014 to 2018, focusing daily on the well-being of the community. Both then and now, his volunteer efforts for the City of Marshall and Calhoun County are extensive. He dedicates his time, sometimes with fellow employees or family members, to helping a diverse range of organizations, including:

American Red Cross   
Battle Creek Area Association of Realtors  
Battle Creek Chamber of Commerce 
Charitable Union  
Marshall Chamber of Commerce 
Marshall Community Foundation   
Marshall United Methodist Church   
Marshall United Way  
South Michigan Food Bank   

Alongside Jack, Mike Mankerian, Vice President, Mortgage Lender at our Battle Creek location, loves serving locally through Sturgis Bank and outside work. “I enjoy volunteering my time and utilizing my knowledge and gifts to give back to the community that has given so much to me,” shared Mike. “It has opened my eyes to a different part of our area that needs our support.”    

While volunteering efforts have a clear impact on many facets of a community, the time spent serving others also positively affects the individual volunteering. “When I can contribute to an organization or deliver goods to a local family in need and see the joy and relief it brings, it makes my day too!” Here are some of the organizations Mike teams up with in the area:   

Battle Creek Association of Realtors Donation Drive  
Charitable Union  
Marshall Area Community Services 
Tri-County Food Bank  

At Sturgis Bank, we are deeply invested in our hometowns and pride ourselves on our work to help strengthen and grow the many communities we serve. Employees like Jack and Mike, who also share that passion, play a massive role in the impact we are able to make as an organization. We thank them for the time they give and the example they lead.   

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