June 6, 2024


Greenlight debit card for kids is perfect for summer

Greenlight is a debit card for kids, managed by parents — but it’s also a powerful mobile app that lets parents easily manage and see where, when, and how much kids spend while helping them learn to manage their money. Best of all, it’s free for North Shore Bank employees, allowing you to integrate financial education into your family life without any additional costs.

It’s three accounts in one — Spend, Save, and Give. A digital chore board. A saving motivation machine. A set of flexible parental controls you won’t get from most banks. And a simple, clear view of your child’s financial world, complete with real-time transaction alerts. 03336 All in one app.

With Greenlight, parents can:

  • Transfer money instantly to kids
  • Turn the card off via the app, if needed
  • Receive alerts whenever the card is used
  • Set store-level spend controls to help kids learn to budget
  • Automate allowance payments
  • Manage chores (and instantly reward a job well done)

Greenlight provides cashless convenience to parents with debit cards for up to five kids. It also features Mastercard’s Zero Liability Protection and FDIC-insured funds up to $250,000.

It’s a great way to teach kids smart money habits that they can rely on for life. Kids can set up spending and saving goals, play Greenlight’s financial literacy games to learn more, and easily receive payments.

Visit a personal banker or check out the website to learn more about this exciting employee perk!



Free coin-counting drive will benefit Veterans Memorial in Wauwatosa

Through June 14, Flag Day, the public can stop by any North Shore Bank branch to count coins for free and donate all or a portion of the coins to a fundraising effort to support the construction of a Veterans Memorial in Wauwatosa. North Shore Bank is starting the fundraiser by matching donations up to $1,000.

Representatives from multiple VFW posts have formed a committee to create a local memorial honoring all the men and women who have served in the armed forces. Though the memorial will be located in Wauwatosa, all those who have served in the US Armed Forces will be honored, no matter where they’re from.

The committee worked with the city of Wauwatosa to select a beautiful site in Hart Park. The memorial will feature a stone monument highlighting each of the six branches of the United States military. In addition, a flag court will showcase the various branches plus the American flag.

Wauwatosa Veterans Memorial representatives announced North Shore Bank’s contributions at the May 27 Memorial Day Observance gathering, which took place in Wauwatosa at Hart Park at the designated  location of the future Veterans Memorial site.

“As a community bank, our partners and neighbors have been at the forefront of our business for over 100 years and as an active supporter in the Wauwatosa community for nearly 50 years, we wanted to do what we can to back the build of the Wauwatosa Veterans Memorial,” said Sue Doyle, SVP, head of retail banking. “We encourage everyone to stop by any of our branches to count coins for free and donate.”



Service anniversaries for June 2024

The following employees celebrate a milestone anniversary with North Shore Bank this month. Congratulations to all!

25 years
Nancy Adamski, Senior ACH Specialist
Heather Stevlingson, VP, Controller

15 years
Kelly Thiemer, Senior Loan Funding Representative
Barbara Wisneski, VP, Loan Processing/Closing Manager



Volunteers still needed for Art64 in the Wauwatosa Village this weekend!

Art64, the Midwest’s largest bracket-style painting tournament, presented by North Shore Bank, is happening this weekend in Wauwatosa. In the tournament, 64 artists paint live over the course of two days with each given 60 minutes to paint a predetermined theme on canvas.

Spectators can watch the artists painting, and all paintings will be for sale at the end of the event. The winner of the competition will receive a $20,000 prize!

Let Mike Williams know if you’re able to help in the bank’s Kid’s Activities Area on Saturday. If you can help, you’ll receive a $25 gift card to use for food and drink at the event. Plus, for hourly employees, the time can be included on your time card as paid time worked.



Elevate course spells out investing basics to get you started

If you’ve been thinking about investing but weren’t sure where to start, Elevate has you covered! The Introduction to Investment Choices course walks you through all the options in an easy-to-understand manner so that you can make the best decisions for your personal situation. Elevate courses on all topics are free for North Shore Bank employees.

The cornerstone of successful investing involves crafting an investment plan that aligns with your short-, intermediate-, and long-term goals and then selecting the right investment options to achieve those goals.

Some investments are better than others for generating income. Others are better for long-range growth. Some provide tax advantages. You might be interested in the short-term excitement of speculative investments. Or you may just feel comfortable with safe, secure investments to minimize your risk.

The more you learn about the different types of investments, the better off you will be when it comes time to make investment choices for your portfolio.


Customer Loyalty Tip of the Week

Frequently compliment your coworkers for a job well done — in front of other people.


Discover events and activities in and around your community

  • Music at the Pavilion in Germantown| Thursday, June 6 to Thursday, August 15| Gehl’s Performing Arts Pavilion, Firemen’s Park, Germantown, WI
  • Free Coin Counting Fundraiser to Help Build Veterans Memorial | Through Friday, June 14 | Any North Shore Bank Branch
  • Pewaukee Kiwanis 2024 Beach Party Presented by North Shore Bank | Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 | Pewaukee Lakefront Park
  • Family Fun Carnival in Germantown | Thursday, July 25 (5 PM) | Firemen’s Park | W162 N11870 Park Avenue | Germantown, WI