What is it about a certain place that makes everyone want to be a part of it? Is it the feeling you get with the anticipation of heading to that special place? The feeling of contentment, that you’d rather be nowhere else? Or is it the feeling after you left, that you can’t wait to go back?
This was certainly the feeling at Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square on September 28, when Susquehanna Bank opened its newest branch across from the picturesque park. With a plethora of arts and cultural organizations, shopping, and some of the city’s favorite dining and nightlife all in a close area, who wouldn’t want to be in Rittenhouse Square?
For the office-opening event, Susquehanna invited its new neighbors – including local musicians, a Philadelphia restaurateur’s catering service and many residents and local businesses – to help celebrate. The bank was honored by the attendance of Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter, who offered his best wishes for Susquehanna’s success in Philadelphia. He noted that businesses like Susquehanna are embracing the community, coming to Philadelphia not only to do business, but also to do good works by supporting local organizations.
The Rittenhouse neighborhood is located between University City and Old City and is both literally and figuratively a good location for another Susquehanna office.
“Susquehanna Bank can assist the college student or young professional with their first checking account all the way through to a life stage where an older customer needs to focus on wealth management,” says Kareem Thomas, a Susquehanna Business Banker located in Philadelphia. “It’s an honor to do business in Philadelphia. And as a part of that honor, we’re committed to building relationships with our customers and helping them select products that are truly best for the individual’s financial needs.”
Susquehanna strives not only to support the residents of the community, but also to invest back into that same community. Melissa Tagye, Rittenhouse Square Branch Manager, is committed to doing what counts in and out of the office. She will represent Susquehanna as a member of the Urban Affairs Coalition board, an organization that works to improve life for young people. The organization truly works to pass the torch of success to the next generation. For example, Kareem got his first job in banking through the Urban Affairs Coalition youth internship program when he was 16 years old. At the new branch ribbon cutting, he presented Susquehanna Bank’s $15,000 contribution to the Urban Affairs Coalition.
The event confirmed that Philadelphia is really that place where people want to be. It’s why businesses work so hard to stay in the city and it’s why agencies like the Urban Affairs Coalition are dedicated in helping its citizens.
Learn what people love about Philadelphia and Rittenhouse Square: