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BMO Harris Bank Receives Twin Cities RISE! Community Partner Award


MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Twin Cities RISE! awarded BMO Harris Bank with their Community Partner Award.  Recipients of the award have helped Twin Cities RISE! meet their mission to provide employers with skilled workers – primarily men from communities of color in the Twin Cities area – by training under- and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage of at least $20,000 annually.


"BMO Harris has been particularly supportive of Twin Cities RISE! and we think it's important to acknowledge their partnership in supporting our mission," said Shelley Jacobson, Twin Cities RISE! Chief Operating Officer.

BMO Harris has a long history of supporting the organization through financial literacy training, mock interviews and other volunteer assistance.  In addition, BMO Harris Bank awarded Twin Cities RISE! a grant in 2012 to fund technology upgrades in their computer lab where participants creating resumes and cover letters, and apply for jobs online.

"Twin Cities RISE! enriches our community with their tireless work to break the cycle of generational poverty for those facing the most significant barriers to self-sufficiency," said Andrea Novak, Vice President Community Affairs, BMO Harris Bank. "We are pleased to support with them in this important work."

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About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris BankSM is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.

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