July 25, 2012 7:50
If you haven’t heard of Mayer Hawthorne yet, you might want to get familiar. This Huron High School and University of Michigan graduate (whom former classmates may know better as Andrew Cohen) has reached #8 in the billboard charts, made the rounds on the late-night talk show circuit, received rave reviews from just about every music magazine you could get your hands on, and has been playing sold-out shows around the world during his meteoric rise to fame over the last few years.
Yet to listen to the music of this 29 year-old superstar, you would swear you were hearing a motown hit straight out of the 1970′s. In fact, when his record label first heard Hawthorne, they thought they were listening to re-edits of obscure late-’60s/early-’70s soul singles, not the work of a multi-instrumentalist ingenue. Perhaps this explains why fans of all ages are attracted to his music, and why he’s often credited with inspiring a Motown Revival, exposing a new generation of fans to music from Detroit’s bygone era.
Join us on Thursday, July 26 for an all-out dance party on Liberty as Bank of Ann Arbor’s Sonic Lunch serves up what will surely be one of the most unforgettable concerts Ann Arbor has ever seen. The music begins at 11:30 with local indie-pop darlings Lightning Love, with Mayer Hawthorne & The County expected to take the stage around noon.
Help us welcome this Ann Arborite back to his hometown and be a part of Sonic Lunch history. We’ll see you there.
July 25, 2012 7:43
It its July 2012 issue, the Ann Arbor Observer profiled Bank of Ann Arbor's playful ad campaign targeting non-local banks along with the success the bank has been experiencing in Banking Local by Eve Silberman.
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July 17, 2012 8:34
Coming down to the Ann Arbor Art Fairs in the evenings? Bank of Ann Arbor has donated the parking spaces at our downtown Ann Arbor office at 125 S. Fifth Ave to the Shelter Association. They'll have volunteers collecting your donation as you slip your Motor City beauty into our easy-in/easy-out lot. Convenient parking only 1 block from the Art Fairs that raises money to help the homeless in our community, it's a win-win deal.
During the day (7a to 5p), our lot is reserved for conducting business at Bank of Ann Arbor and is closed to Art Fair parking.
July 10, 2012 1:29
Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to bring Scars on 45 back to Sonic Lunch on Thursday, July 12. Scars on 45 has been very busy since we saw them last year. They've released their second album, performed on Jay Leno and had their hit single, Heart on Fire selected for Grey's Anatomy. Scars on 45 will take the stage at Noon in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza. For more information, visit SonicLunch.com.
July 3, 2012 2:58
All Bank of Ann Arbor offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. All will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, July 5. Bank of Ann Arbor ATMs are available 24/7.
July 2, 2012 8:52
8:00am, 7/5: Sonic Lunch is still planned for outdoors in Liberty Plaza. Stay tuned for updates.
Yes, there is a Sonic Lunch on Thursday, July 5. We're serving up a full menu of indie folk music for the holiday week with a double bill of Frontier Ruckus and Chris Bathgate.
Chris Bathgate is a prominent American Indie folk singer/songwriter in the Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor area. His signature country-tinged gothic folk has been perfectly honed in his latest critically acclaimed album Salt Year.
Frontier Ruckus is a literate dynamic folk-derived band from Detroit with many layers of complexity within their music. Below the obvious layer, many fans sensed an intangible element ingrained within the notes and lyrics that Frontier Ruckus, through some kind of rare ability, turned memories into melodies and transformed a from-the-inside-out examination of their native Michigan into a creaky back-porch storytelling session relevant well beyond the Great Lakes.
Join us on Thursday, July 5 from 11:45a to 1:30p in downtown Ann Arbor's Liberty Plaza.
For more information, visit soniclunch.com.
July 1, 2012 8:41
New email claims to be from FDIC, threatens users confidential and personal data. A fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) offering cash in return for survey information could obtain access to personal and confidential information. The FDIC issued a warning to computer users that it has received numerous reports of fraudulent e-mails that have the appearance of having been sent by the FDIC. The e-mail contains a subject line “Survey Code: STJSPNUPUT.” It reads “you have been chosen by the FDIC to take part in our quick and easy 5 question survey. In response, will credit $100 dollars to your account just for your time.” The FDIC is warning consumers not to click on the link provided in the e-mail, as it is intended to obtain personal information or load malicious software onto users’ computers.
July 1, 2012 8:27
Bank of Ann Arbor's "Non-local banks think" advertising campaign and Facebook activities are featured in Facebook, Cause Marketing Help Boost Small Bank on Forbes.com.
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