Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post.
It’s hard to believe that I opened my very first bank account back in 1998! Since then, I’ve switched banks multiple times as my needs and family grew and expanded. Here in Boston, there are a ton of options for your various banking needs, and when I was searching for a new bank a couple of years ago, I spent a ton of time researching and comparing benefits – however one bank stood out to me: Capital One. I’ve been a satisfied customer for two years now, and continue to encourage friends and family to switch their banking to Capital One because of my experience with the company. In addition to the array of services online and a great mobile app, I have also been incredibly impressed with Capital One’s philosophy on philanthropy, community focus, employee empowerment and giving back.
As someone who is drawn to community service and believes we are all responsible for the success and failure of our communities, I appreciate companies that prioritize corporate social responsibility (CSR) and weave it into their business practices. In celebration of Giving Tuesday, Capital One hosted a panel discussion at their Back Bay Café focused on “Investing and Impacting the Community for Good.” Panelists included leaders at the Capital One Foundation, the Red Sox Foundation and Harpoon Brewery, and the conversation was moderated by TODAY Show correspondent Mario Armstrong. There are several ways companies can invest in CSR, and panelists shared the unique ways that their companies invest in the communities that their employees live and work in, underscoring how it not only boosts employee morale, but has alos been an important learning opportunity about employee empowerment. Be sure to view a full recording of the talk here.
Impact can take on many meanings, but one thing is for sure. It takes action. And it can often start with one person.
Don’t know much about Capital One? Good thing I’m here! Rhe company brought their Café concept to the area a couple of years ago and have since opened five locations and will soon be expanding their local presence. My local Café is in Harvard Square and it’s such a fun untraditional bank-like atmosphere. Complete with brand ambassadors ready and willing to answer all your questions, an ATM, and local Peets coffee, it’s a great place to hang out and bank. It’s all part of how Capital One is redesigning the banking experience to empower their customers to feel confident about their relationship with money. No standing in a long silent line and no huge barriers between you and a teller. It’s kind of like hanging out with an old friend. Another benefit? Money workshops within the Cafés that offer 1:1 coaching sessions for f-r-e-e, which is an industry first.
As a Capital One customer I can go on and on about the services and benefits there are, but I truly believe you’ve got to fully experience the range of services to be a true believer.
So, what are you waiting for?