“If doing your banking on a Saturday matters to you, it matters to us!”
These words capture the chief reason behind the CIBC FirstCaribbean Banking Fair held at the Grand Anse branch.
From 9.00 a.m. To 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, 21st September, the Bank encouraged the public to attend a function specifically hosted to accommodate customers who are unable to complete banking transactions during the work week.
Country Head, Nigel Ollivierre, commented, “We have listened to our customers and realised that a number of existing clients and potentially new clients, are unable to visit the Bank during the working week. This is our way of showing that we care about our customer’s needs.”
During the exercise, customers had the opportunity to open new accounts, find out about CIBC FirstCaribbean’s exciting loans promotions, rewards and cash back cards, as well as the Bank’s free and secure internet and mobile convenience banking options.
On the same day, Bank Staff also held a fundraiser as part of the CIBC FirstCaribbean Bank group Walk for the Cure.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will be donated to the Grenada Cancer Society to assist with the various needs of cancer patients in Grenada.
Being one of the major banking institutions in the Caribbean, CIBC FirstCaribbean Int’l Bank remains committed to putting customer’s needs first, offering a full range of market-leading financial services.
Meanwhile, the 2013 CIBC FirstCaribbean Walk/Run for the Cure is definitely on!
Again this year, employees, their friends and families will take part in the event, in a bid to raise awareness of and support for the fight against all types of cancer.
CIBC FirstCaribbean’s 17 businesses across the Caribbean will either host their own event, or will join one of the national cancer organisations, many of whom are hosting events between the end of September and the first week in October.
CIBC FirstCaribbean first organised the event last year, as part of its 10th anniversary activities. Its parent company in Canada, CIBC, is in its 17th year as the title sponsor for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure, after which this series of events is fashioned.
In 2012, 13,000 CIBC employees, their families and friends, took part in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure as part of Team CIBC.
Team CIBC contributed over $3 million through the collection of pledges, fundraising events and contributions from the CIBC Pink Collection™ to the national total of over $30 million raised in 2012.
Nearly 3,000 CIBC FirstCaribbean employees and their families joined together for the walk events and in the end the company was able to donate just under $30,000 US to cancer organisations around the region, in support of the work they are doing with cancer patients in the Caribbean.
This year, there is even more emphasis on fund-raising, as CIBC FirstCaribbean offices organise activities among their staff and in some cases their customers, to raise as much as they can towards the cause.
On Saturday, September 21st 2013, CIBC FirstCaribbean Grenada staff held a fundraiser at the Grand Anse branch to once again raise funds which will be donated to the Grenada Cancer Society.
Following this event, the CIBC FirstCaribbean team, families and friends will join the Pink Ribbon Society for the annual Cancer Awareness Walk of Hope.
According to CIBC’s Country Head in Grenada, Nigel Ollivierre, “This year, the Bank wants to involve the public in a meaningful way through a joint walk with the Cancer Walk and raising contributions by supporting the fundraiser”.
“This is a cause that our team feels very passionately about and we are all happy to play an active part and contribute wholeheartedly. We also encourage the public to come out and support this worthy cause by attending the walk and or making contributions”, he added.
The bank has established accounts at its branches across the Caribbean, into which the public may deposit their donations.
The account number for Grenada is 106987707.