SPIRE Credit Union Launches Food Truck Enterprise
Sunday, August 28, 2016
SPIRE Credit Union - FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (August 28, 2016) - In a bold and ambitious undertaking, SPIRE Credit Union recently launched its very own food truck! Intended to be the next stop along their journey of giving back, the new food truck will be visiting a host of community events within the branch communities served by SPIRE. In just 5 short weeks of operation, the food truck has been at events in Ogilvie, Falcon Heights and St. Paul.
Earlier this year, SPIRE EVP, Stan Edwards, had an idea that has now turned into reality. “I envision this project taking on a new life and creating new beginnings for SPIRE and our members,” says Edwards, “Initially we are going to use it as a ‘reverse’ food truck, giving away SPIRE gifts and snacks at community events and collecting canned goods for local food shelves.”
The SPIRE food truck was recently on site at CHS Field in St. Paul, greeting fans as they arrived for Anchors Aweigh Night at the St. Paul Saints. Throughout the upcoming Minnesota State Fair, a ten day event, the truck will be on site at SPIRE’s administrative offices in Falcon Heights, welcoming the endless crowds of fair-goers.
“You never know what SPIRE will do next,” says SPIRE President/CEO, Dan Stoltz, “Our staff is having so much fun with the new food truck. They love getting out and talking with people in our communities and SPIRE’S core values are deeply tied to giving back to our members and the communities they live in.”
SPIRE Credit Union has a long-standing commitment to giving back. Recently SPIRE was honored with the Dora Maxwell Award for social responsibility for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes credit unions for activities that benefit their communities. SPIRE received the 2016 honor for the work of its Give Back Team, which supports a variety of charities and service organizations in local branch communities. In one year, SPIRE employees participated in over 120 events and activities, gave 2,850 employee hours, and $26,000 was given back to various communities throughout Minnesota.
About SPIRE Credit Union: SPIRE Credit Union has been proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934, and is a full-service financial institution committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 16 branches across the metro and throughout northern Minnesota.