April 27, 2010 10:45
Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to announce its partnership with the Main Street Area Association as the Entertainment Sponsor for Taste of Ann Arbor. Popular local bands will perform during Taste of Ann Arbor from the Sonic Lunch stage. The full line up will be announced shortly. "We're excited to bring the sounds of Sonic Lunch performers to the crowds at one of Ann Arbor's most enjoyable family-friendly events," said Rhonda Foxworth, Marketing Manager, Bank of Ann Arbor. "Both Taste of Ann Arbor and Sonic Lunch bring people outside to enjoy the best of downtown Ann Arbor, so it was a natural partnership." Taste of Ann Arbor is Sunday, June 6 from 11am to 5pm on Main Street in downtown Ann Arbor.
April 22, 2010 12:28
The Office of Financial and Insurance regulation (OFIR) and Allstate Insurance Company are working together to warn consumers of an international mail fraud scheme.
An OFIR employee received a counterfeit check that appeared to originate from Allstate. The fraudulent check was issued for $4,970.20 and came with a letter informing the recipient that they won a $250,000 "Consumer's Promotion Draw" for consumers who shop at a number of the nation's major stores. The letter also explains the $4,970.20 check was issued to cover the "Non-Canadian Residential Tax" The consumer will have to pay to a tax agent. The consumer is also expected to pay $200 in insurance and delivery charges. The individuals sending these letters and counterfeit checks have no affiliation with Allstate and are illegally using the company's name.
Michigan consumers who receive or have received what appears to be a $4,900 check from Allstate should immediately contact OFIR toll-free at 877-999-6442 and the agency can direct their call to the proper authorities.
April 5, 2010 3:37
Bank of Ann Arbor is pleased to help the Ypsilanti District Library bring author Sarah Vowell to EMU's Pease Auditorium this Thursday, April 8. Vowell is a best-selling author and is also known for her work as a contributor to the National Public Radio program "This American Life." We have free tickets available to those who become a fan of our Facebook page, and either comment on this post with your contact information or leave us a message on our Facebook wall. The event starts at 7pm. Read the AnnArbor.com write-up on the event.