Wayne Bank has been a great supporter of Arts on the Square since Day One! Always at the forefront of supporting local community events, this year Wayne Bank has another great activity planned for festival-goers. Everyone loves a photo booth and Wayne Bank is taking it to the next level for Arts on the Square on July 29th! Stop by and participate in this fun Scranton-themed activity!
What are you planning for this year’s Arts on the Square?
We’re so excited to participate in Arts on the Square again this year! We’ll be featuring a make-your-own art experience at our booth where participants will be able to create their own unique and personalized works of art. Basically, we’re taking the photo booth concept to the next level and giving attendees the opportunity to “step into the picture” with a ton of fun props and the fantastic backdrop of Scranton. It’s fun for all ages, interactive, and promotes positivity, which is what we’re all about. Anyone with a camera will be able to capture their masterpiece through photos and create lasting memories.
We absolutely loved the poster that you did to promote AOTS this year. Do your employees enjoy working on community events?
Thank you, we’re so happy that you like it! Our Social Media Technology Specialist and Graphic Designer, Justin Roach, created that poster and it really represents the positivity and excitement that we feel events like Arts on the Square bring to the Scranton community.
Wayne Bank’s motto is “Helping the Community Grow” and community involvement through events, sponsorships, and more has been our hallmark throughout our history. Every year, Wayne Bank sponsors hundreds of local organizations and our employees participate in so many different community events. We have 26 offices in six counties in PA and NY that are at the center of their communities. Other banks call their offices branches, but we call ours Community Offices because our employees live in, work in, and are dedicated to their local communities.
In Lackawanna County, you’ll find Wayne Bank employees handing out bananas at the Scranton Half Marathon, running in the NEPA 5K for ALS, playing mini golf and promoting local artists on First Friday, teaming up to walk in the Lackawanna County Relay for Life and the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure, and of course, being a part of ScrantonMade’s Holiday Market and Arts on the Square. Community events are a great way for our employees to support their local communities, meet new people, and have fun by spending the day out of the office doing something different.
Why do you feel it’s important to participate in events like AOTS and in general to be involved in the community here in Lackawanna County?
We’re always striving to promote the importance of supporting everything local. Whether it’s food, art, music, handmade items, etc., by supporting local businesses and organizations, we’re supporting our local economy and helping the community to grow. That’s true in Lackawanna County and in every community. Arts on the Square brings so much positive attention to the amazing local artists, musicians, and businesses in Scranton and we’re thrilled to be a part of that.
What other community projects are you involved in? How do you choose what to be involved in?
We’ve been having a blast participating in Scranton’s First Friday event every month in our Community Office on Adams Ave. across from the Courthouse. Last year, we had a paper airplane activity where people could make, decorate, and fly paper airplanes through cutouts in the teller windows right in our lobby. This year, we have two miniature golf courses set up. One has a Scranton skyline obstacle and the other has a cutout of our Central Scranton Community Office Manager, Matt Swartz’s, head, which is so much fun. Recently, we’ve been using the event to raise money for charity by selling $5 computer equipment. We have a lot of equipment that we can no longer use, and we thought it would be a great way to recycle it into new homes and be able to donate all of the proceeds to a good cause at the same time. We also always feature photography exhibits from local artists and would love to expand that with different artists and/or some local musicians.
We’re pretty open to being involved with anything that supports the local community. As much as we’d like to, we can’t do everything, so we try to stick with events that are community wide, reach the most people, and have the greatest positive effect.
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